FISHING TRIPS – MALDIVES, ATOLL X
Welcome to fishing trip to Maldives – Fisherman’s paradise. Fishmaster will arrange a hosted fishing trip to Maldives on 5th-13th December 2020. Maldives is a world famous destination for fishing for giant trevally, bluefin trevally, bonito, snapper, grouper, tuna and many other fish. Jouni Rauha will travel with as a host and a fishing guide.
The Maldives is an island nation consisting of a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, located south of India and about seven hundred kilometers south-west of Sri Lanka. The Maldives’ twenty-six atolls featuring 1,192 islets, roughly two hundred of which are inhabited. The capital is Male with approx 80000 inhabitants.
Spin fishing rods should be long handled, 8-10 feet long, for 40-100g lures, medium-heavy action with plenty of power for hook setting/pressuring big fish. Bring at least two rods and reels, just in case of break. Reels should have a high-speed retrieve ratio and good quality brakes, for example Shimano 10000 series. Jerk baits will work very well like Rapala X Rap Subwalk 15 cm/55g, Rapala X Rap Long cast Shallow 14 cm, Buster Jerk. Spin fishing will be done mostly by casting from the 7,5 meter long speedboat.
The main target fish for this fishing trip is GT – Giant Trevally. In addition we can catch with fly rod Bluefin Trevally, Yellowspotted Trevally, Snapper, Grouper and some other fish. We will rent for the group one 5 meter long dinghy boat with 25 hp outboard motor and also one 7,5 meter long center console speedboat. In several places there is also possibility for wading and fly fishing from coral reefs, sandbanks and flats.
FLY RODS, REELS, LINES
We recommend 9 feet long 10-12 weight fly rods for giant trevally. Each angler should have at least 2 fly rods for GT fly fishing. For fly fishing for bluefin trevally you can use also 9 feet 9 weight fly rods. We recommend 4-piece travel fly rods to suit into your travel bag. High-performance reels with a good brake system are required, capable of holding 200-250 yards of 50-pound backing. We recommend weight forward tropical floating fly lines for fly fishing for Giant Trevally. For example Rio Tropical GT. As a fly leader we recommend rod length 0,80-0,90 mm/60-80-pound test level fluorocarbon leader.
Good flies for Giant Trevally are for example Deceivers with extra strong hooks 2/0-5/0 in colours olive/pearly white, pearly white, blue/silver, black/silver, black/purple.
We will do trolling when moving from Male to destination and back and every time moving between fishing spots. By trolling we can catch for example wahoo, bonito, tuna, snapper. For trolling recommends 7-8′ rod with Penn 320 Gti reel.
At all times you can be assured of your safety and comfort whilst aboard our mothership. It is fully equipped and comfortable with large deck area and six guest cabins with air-conditioning.
Accomodation for our group will be in a well equipped mothership, single bedroom/cabin with air-conditioning, en-suite toilet and shower. All meals, tea and coffee are included in price. Other drinks will be paid separately after the trip.
Anglers will take an international flight to Male, Maldives and continue with mothership from Male to destination.
- Dates: 5th-13th December 2020
- Trip length: 7 days/6 nights in Maldives
- Special Price: 2980 eur/person
- Special Price: 1980 eur/non fishing companion, sharing cabin with fishing person
- Group size: 1 guide/host + 5 fishermen
- Bookings: open rods
- Fishing trip includes: Fishing, Accomodation, Meals, Guiding, Boat trips
- Fishing trip does not include: Flights to/from Male, Drinks, Gratuities (200 USD/angler)
- Species: Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Yellowfin Trevally, Bonito, Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Barracuda,
- Season: September – End of April