Jérôme, Denis, Maurice, Hendrick.
2 x 58h trips are scheduled.
The first one, on the way to the Eastern Bank, wasn’t supposed to create too much of a problem to moored anglers… Windguru’s forecasts are relatively optimistic. But as we go up, conditions deteriorate (swell, wind and rain) and force us, 6h later to make a U-turn to spend the night at the harbor! Early the following day we go Western with a beautiful activity in yellowfin tunas, trolling and jigging at sunset. Hendrick catches a 27kg GT.
Shortly after, elements raged: lightning, thunder, heavy rains. Lightning flashes appear in the sky and are followed by dry slaps and dull rolls. A real pyrotechnic display! We are fascinated but do not feel really safe however!
For the second trip, weather is more beautiful. We head to the Eastern Bank by Marlin’s Bd where we catch a blue marlin. Around 01.00 AM, we are awakened by the song of the reel but in the end we will lose a beautiful shark which will have cut the line 6 m above the leader. At daybreak we unhook once again a blue marlin. It is necessary to wait until the beginning of the afternoon to find a very nice activity.
Trolling: yellowfin tunas and wahoos (22kg the largest)
Baiting and especially jigging: dogtooth tunas (24kg the biggest), pretty rainbow runners, different trevallies, jobfish, red coral trouts, etc… All the anglers found themselves in a fight with sharks…
The very good atmosphere of this shared group was very well watered during these two trips, until the very last hours with storms and rains. Quite spectacular trip!