Claudius could move his flight ticket so that the initial program from the 12th to the 14th April could happen: deep-bottom fishing and swordfish fishing. These specific types of fishing require a lot of time (as much for research as for technics) and especially good weather conditions (not much wind, currant and swell), which is not the case all the time in Rodrigues!
- Very Deep Fishing: Claudius is highly motivated. 4 strikes out of 5 lines down: a doggy of 40kg by 235m depth, a seriola of 10kg by 195m, a bonito by 140 and a nice one unhooked.
40kg doggy on very deep jigging – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean
- Swordfish fishing: During the 1st day, 1 drift by 550m depth day light, and 3 drifts by night between 80m and 150m… there was swell, rain and wind. Current was ok though but except a non-identified strike, there was nothing! The second day took place on the Eastern Bank during which Claudius caught a nice dogtooth tuna of 65kg, the 193th over 50kg aboard Black Marlin. Jacques is not outdone with wahoos and yellowfin tunas. On the last night, a last attempt happened with better weather conditions than the previous day but no more results… only an “black snoek” or escolier gracile about 1.20m One must persist! We particularly value Claudius and Jacques who ran through these 3 trips with no problem at all: 204h within 14 days.
Black snoek on deep baiting – Rod Fishing Club – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean