50.5kg doggy for Loic on baiting - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean
Gerard, Loic et Lydie – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – 05-05 to 04-06-2012
5 June 2012
Doggies from 69kg to 100.240kg - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean
DOGTOOTH TUNAS RECORD TEAM – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – 18 to 29-10-2012
30 October 2012
Grouper caught on jigging by Olivier - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Grouper caught on jigging by Olivier - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Benoit & François-Eric (France), Christophe & Olivier (Réunion Island)

This group is made up of isolated people, more professional of big game fishing than simple fishing lovers. They were out for a Mega Trip (89h on Hawkins + 82h on the Eastern Bank). The very first cyclone of the season, ANAIS, situated 1000km off the coast, changed a little the plan. Finally they left for 65h on Hawkins, 72h on the Eastern Bank and a one-day trip around Rodrigues.

Activity on the Hawkins Bank was very nice (yellow fin tunas and wahoos up to 30kg) and also jigging but that was quite small though! (lugubris and blue trevallies, seriolas, jobfish), few doggies (37kg for the biggest). It should be noted that current was more than 2 knots, very much stronger than usual.

Strangely, there was no activity trolling on the Eastern Bank. A group of pilot whales followed us all along our stay on the bank (they must have smelt Mario’s cooking). We then decided to head towards Rodrigues during the 2nd night, in order to fish on the main spots around the island. Very beautiful dorados and also some nice doggies made adrenaline rise up while jigging, among these “pros” of multifishing. A small marlin unhooked.

Benoit caught a beautiful giant trevally of 25kg jigging and a nice wahoo casting. Christophe caught the biggest wahoo, François-Eric the biggest tuna and Olivier the biggest grouper.

Finally, there were 270 pieces for a range of 18 different species. Small doggies were released. The numerous giggles up to tears sometimes, instituted a very friendly atmosphere all along the trip; even the capricious weather and the absence of big fish did not manage to spoil it!

Doggy on jigging for Tof - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Doggy on jigging for Tof – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Francois Eric and dorado on trolling - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Francois Eric and dorado on trolling – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

25kg GT released by Benoit on jigging - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

25kg GT released by Benoit on jigging – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Benoit and wahoo on trolling - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Benoit and wahoo on trolling – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

30kg wahoo for Tof - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

30kg wahoo for Tof – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Grouper on jigging - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Grouper on jigging – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Yellowfin tuna on trolling - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Yellowfin tuna on trolling – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

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