40kg Giant trevally by Marc - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean
Franco-Spanish Team – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – 20 to 23-05-2014
24 May 2014
the famous black snoek - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean
Claudia Solo – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – 02-06-2014
3 June 2014
black marlin jumping - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

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

Philippe, Fabrice & Claudius (France)

This 2nd trip also planned on Hawkins finally takes place around Rodrigues with a 1st black marlin about 120kg released by Fabrice.

120kg blackmarlin released by Fabrice - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

120kg blackmarlin released by Fabrice – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Mornings are quite difficult. We therefore concentrate on jigging and baiting on theses first parts of the day. Not less than 22 different species will be caught including big red coral trouts, jobfish, doggies (30kg for the biggest), seriolas, trevallies, capitaines, dames berri, and other groupers. Afternoon will bring yellowfin tunas (20kg for the biggest), wahoos (30kg for the biggest) and dorados.

seriola on jigging by Philippe - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

seriola on jigging by Philippe – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

double big red coral trout - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

double big red coral trout – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Yellowfin tunas'colors - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Yellowfin tunas’colors – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

On the 2nd day, Philippe will fight for 55mn with a nice blue marlin of 315kg who arrived dead by the boat. On his jigging tackle, Claudius will release a sailfish about 30kg. He will also catch a black marlin of 230kg within 1 hour and a half.

No regret to have remained around Rodrigues, rather the opposite:

  • We have had one of the best sessions of the fishing season 2013-2014
  • Travel time is reduced of approximately 20h.
  • Fishing time is optimized.
  • Less tiredness!

The fact that we catch more and more often billfish while practicing “multifishing”, (jigging, baiting and trolling), states that there are marlins quite regularly around Rodrigues.

Concerning marlins, the real potential of Rodrigues deserves that specific fishing sessions should be dedicated to it, even if the numerous dogtooth tunas XXL and other Great Trevallies tend to steal the spotlight.

From the next season, we shall offer to those interested by this search for big pelagic fish, one-day trips, dedicated to this aim where all the techniques will be implemented in order to get best possible chance of success.

Philippe working a 315kg blue marlin - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Philippe working a 315kg blue marlin – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

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