Sailfish released - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean
Gabon France Team – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – 10 to 14-02-2014
15 February 2014
51kg doggy for Gianni on livebaiting - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean
Gianni and Valentina (Italy) – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – 23 to 26-02-2014
27 February 2014
50kg Dusky grouper on livebaiting for Jean Guy - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

50kg Dusky grouper on livebaiting for Jean Guy - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Bruno (Gabon) Jean-Guy & Michel (France)

Encouraged by this 1st trip on Hawkins, our 3 mates go back more motivated than ever. Bruno still had the dream to catch “HIS” Black. As a matter of fact, his friends usually caught them right in front of him! Activity is very good with yellowfin tunas on the first morning (with an average of 25kg to 30kg) heavy spinning and a 45kg doggy jigging by Bruno. The afternoon and night were very quiet then.

45kg doggy on jigging for Bruno - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

45kg doggy on jigging for Bruno – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

The following day, activity is not as good as the other days. Except a wreck were dorados and wahoos are concentrated around. In the beginning of the afternoon, while catching 2 small yellowfin tunas within a chase, a marlin came around and left with one of both tunas on catalina. At last Bruno could catch his black marlin about 160kg. Hey Bruno, mission is completed! At sunset, Jean Guy could get by, catching a 50kg dusky grouper baiting on his Stella 30000, new club record!

Black marlin on livebaiting - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Black marlin on livebaiting – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Very small fish...... - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Very small fish…… – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

The third day sets off quickly with a sailfish released by Jean Guy, a 40kg yellowfin tuna and a 2nd black about 110kg (but Michel’s very first one). A nice range of fish was caught jigging: red coral trouts, red snappers, blue trevallies, jobfish come and complete this day.

On the way back, at sunrise, Jean Guy releases a blue marlin estimated 80kg. With 3 camcorders aboard, Michel has enough to make a great souvenir movie with numerous underwater and “air” shots. Let us meet in the end of February 2015 then. It will be your birthday Michel!

Big red coral trout on jigging - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Big red coral trout on jigging – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

 

Jobfish on night jigging - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Jobfish on night jigging – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Red coral trout on jigging - Rod Fishing Club - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Red coral trout on jigging – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

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