Fishing Reports - Guides Report 15th of April

Newcomers catch the bug!


I had three anglers that were new to the world of GT fishing
today.  So naturally the day started with a few simple lessons. They soon
got the hang of everything, so then it was fishing time! It was not long before
we started coming across fish, but the hooks were just not sticking. I pushed
the boys pretty hard in the morning so they were happy to chill for a while. So
out came the lighter tackle and we hit the shallows up. We found a few
reef fish like Trout and Spangled Emperor, which kept the guys
entertained.  After a rest they got the GT bug again, once again we were
seeing plenty of fish but these all ended with missed hook ups. Well that’s
fishing as they say, and now the boys are even keener to stick the hooks in a
GT tomorrow!


I had some GT virgins today and they were very keen to get
stuck into some fish. During the casting lesson at the start of the day one
fish came up for a look and the guys were jumping with enthusiasm. We found a
nice string of bommies and nearly every one had a fish on it. We lost a few
fish before the first one was brought into the boat, needless to say quite a
few happy snaps and high 5s followed. We saw heaps of fish and managed to boat
our fair share which was good. The GT bug had well and truly bitten these guys
and it was good to see each one of them crack the first GT. Now it’s onto
bigger fish and bigger smiles. Bring tomorrow on for another pearler day on the


We departed the mothership today around 10am with 2 hours of
the run out tide left. We decided to get some practice in for GTs for an hour
before the run in tide began. Much to the guys amusement we managed to hook a
fish first cast. We then ventured on into the shallows and had some good action
for about 2 hours. We found ourselves in amongst a huge variety of fish from
Trout, Red Throat, Spangled Emperor, Cod, Trevally, Spanish Flag and Maori
Wrasse.  After lunch we decided to give the GTs another chance and found
them holding on every bommie that had the main ocean current pouring onto it,
but unfortunately we couldn’t stay connected to any of them! Can’t wait to see
what tomorrow brings our way!


The guys were raring to go this morning after a sleepless
night. Once we approached the anchorage the seas flattened and it was game on!
That’s one of the many privileges that we have working on this amazing barrier
reef, even if the wind is up we are still able to fish very comfortably out at
the remote reef systems on all of our tenders. Buzzing around to our first
ledge this morning there was definitely no shortage of fish in this area. Stop
after stop there were fish present and willing to have a go, which made things
interesting with triple and double hook ups not uncommon. After their arms were
about to fall off just before the close of play we stuck some minnows out for a
troll and managed to get two fat Shark Mackeral and a nice Spaniard for dinner
tomorrow, looking forward to that!

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