The Sharky Team at dinner - www.rodfishingclub.com - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

The Sharky Team at dinner - www.rodfishingclub.com - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Jean Michel & Jean Jacques: Tunisia, Denis: Reunion Island and Maurice: France

Wonderful weather for this 82-hour trip, on the Eastern Bank. A few yellowfin tunas and wahoos are caught trolling before 2 big doggies are eaten sharks on  baiting. At night bottom fishing, sharks are still present and do not even let heads being caught! Though, Papy Jean Michel will catch a white tip sharks between 80 and 100 kg, and then release it.  The following day is a copy/paste of the previous day: a few yellowfin tunas and wahoos trolling, but on live bait… we are being eaten up by sharks… too many sharks! On the morning of the 3rd day, we catch some nice yellowfin tunas, trolling, and Jean Jacques releases a small blue marlin, between 80 and 90kg.

Blue Marlin caught on trolling before releasing - www.rodfishingclub.com - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Blue Marlin caught on trolling before releasing – www.rodfishingclub.com – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Yellowfin tuna caught on trolling by Jean Michel - www.rodfishingclub.com - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Yellowfin tuna caught on trolling by Jean Michel – www.rodfishingclub.com – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

Bluefin trevally caught on baiting by Denis - www.rodfishingclub.com - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Bluefin trevally caught on baiting by Denis – www.rodfishingclub.com – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

A heavy rain and harsh wind make us leave the bank at noon. Disadvantages have their advantages… we meet a beautiful wreck, where we catch 19 wahoos and 3 dorados.

18.5kg wahoo caught on trolling by Jean Jacques - www.rodfishingclub.com - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

18.5kg wahoo caught on trolling by Jean Jacques – www.rodfishingclub.com – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

At night, we hide behind Coco Island, in order to be right on the fishing spot on the following day… Some doggies and nice yellowfin tunas between 15 and 20kg are caught trolling. Then Denis catches a black marlin about 150kg within 30 min. Our National Maurice ends up the day with 35 kg dogtooth tuna, on live bait.

Thon jaune en pêche a la traine sur un Rapala X Rap 40 - www.rodfishingclub.com - Ile Rodrigues - Maurice - Océan Indien

Thon jaune en pêche a la traine sur un Rapala X Rap 40 – www.rodfishingclub.com – Ile Rodrigues – Maurice – Océan Indien

350lbs Black Marlin jumping caught on trolling - www.rodfishingclub.com - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

350lbs Black Marlin jumping caught on trolling – www.rodfishingclub.com – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

35kg doggy caught on live baitling by Maurice - www.rodfishingclub.com - Rodrigues Island - Mauritius - Indian Ocean

35kg doggy caught on live baitling by Maurice – www.rodfishingclub.com – Rodrigues Island – Mauritius – Indian Ocean

All ingredients are reunited to make this 82h an excellent trip. This French/Tunisian/Reunion team has then taken appointment for next year!

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