FISHING – THE FIRST GIANT TREVALLY

The first fishing trip in the Indian Ocean is for catching a Giant Trevally, the second one is for catching many of them and on the tenth one you just want a few but really big. Things usually do not always go this way and sometimes the order can flip over rewarding you with an astonishing GT on the…

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FISHING – SAILFISH, BLUE ARROW

The sailfish is a billfish provided with a characteristic dorsal fin, twice as high as the overall width of the fish, which covers almost the entire dorsal surface of the fish: cobalt blue, dotted with small black spots, is the ‘sail’ that gives its name to the fish. The sail is one of the smaller members of the billfish,…

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FISHING – PURPOISES AND YELLOFIN TUNA

WORLD FISHING – Many years ago, making bottom fishing with an old angler out off Capo Falcone in Sardinia, something happened that remained etched in my memory: suddenly, in a sea as flat as a table, emerge a large flock of dolphins. Despite my youthful enthusiasm in front of that spectacle of nature, my old mate did not seem…

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FISHING – GUATEMALA: THE SAILFISH HOTSPOT OF THE WORLD

I’ve always wondered why the Pacific coast of Guatemala is universally considered the hotspot for Sailfish. After I visit this paradise last year, it was all very clear for me. The top season lasts six months, from November to mid-May, coinciding with the “temporada seca” in this period every sport fishing boat release between 1200 and 2000 sailfishes. This…

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FISHING: THE ROOSTERFISH

The Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) is a powerful and fascinating fish, only representative of the family Nemastitidae, whose most salient feature is the remarkable development of the dorsal fin that forms a real crest, which is the reason why it is known in Central America as Pez Gallo, which means Roosterfish. Powerful fish can reach a considerable size (170 cm…

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FISHING – BARRACUDA TIME

  The Barracuda is a fish on which you can write a lot of things, due to the fact that human imagination aided by lieterature and some film second only to “the great white”, have created over time a series of urban legends mainly related to the tropical barracuda not present in Med waters and which can exceed 50kg…

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OFFSHORE TROLLING – WHY NOT?

Ascension Island, Atlantic Ocean, offshore trolling. Ingrid waits her turn. She is not a tourist and she did not come for a sunbathe, she want to fish its blue marlin. She has a little bit of fear, as any “macho”, but she is strong and determined, and after a few hours will succeed in her challenge. It’s a pity that in…

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