50kg head of doggy eaten by sharks for Pascal - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean
BGFCF Team – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – 18 to 21-03-2014
22 March 2014
Pascal and a doggy - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean
B and B, Maurice and Pascal – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – 26 to 28-03-2014
29 March 2014
250kg black marlin in the sky - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

250kg black marlin in the sky - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Dream 48h aboard Mantra.

3 weeks ago, Thomas, the “Mantra”’s South African skipper called us. This private boat is exceptional (88 feet long, 5200 CV, with all the most recent technologies). He wanted to fish around Rodrigues and its banks. After a very nice telephone contact with Yann, both boats were supposed to meet on the Hawkins Bank, fish and come back together… at Port Mathurin on March 22nd. In front of the very good atmosphere and the quick complicity that settled, Thomas invited us (Yann and Alain) for a 48 hours trip on the Eastern Bank, with our 2 customers IGFA representatives (Barbara and Michel) and Bernard, Barbara’s friend.

We would like to thank the Mantra’s owner as well as his incredible crew, wonderful with their professionalism and kindness: Captain Thomas, the crew “Magic” Robin, “Crazy” Sparky, “Wonder” Graeme and Rein; they enabled us to live a dream for 48 hours, emotionally charged with friendship and sharing on this outstanding yacht. The Mantra only looks for billfish and only practices catch & release. After a grand slam on Hawkins, 2 marlins are released on the Eastern Bank: a black marlin about 250kg rewards us with tremendous acrobatic tricks and jumps and a blue marlin about 200kg. On the following day, Clarine, Alain and Michel come back aboard for a day trip around the island (no billfish) while the Black Marlin leaves for a 54h trip around Rodrigues.

Have a break... - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Have a break… – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Michel with a nice black marlin - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Michel with a nice black marlin – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

250kg black marlin jumping - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

250kg black marlin jumping – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Barbara on the share with a 200kg blue marlin - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Barbara on the share with a 200kg blue marlin – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Results - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Results – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

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