Category Archives: saltwater fishing

Catching Bonefish and Big Tarpon – Los Roques

Los Roques

Our Los Roques trip was a long time in the planning, getting close to a year. One way and another, around 12 people were invited – pretty much all committing at some stage or another but then dropping out for various reasons. We can probably blame Brexit – everyone else does. Anyway, finally, an intrepid group of four of us paid our money and got set to go. Two of us with a fair bit … Read More Catching Bonefish and Big Tarpon – Los Roques

Fly Fishing for European Sea Bass in Northern Brittany

Fly fishing for Sea Bass

Estuaries, where briny and fresh waters meet, are among the richest ecosystems found along the coastline this side of the English Channel. In northern Brittany, many estuaries, rias and tideways cut inland where sea bass roam in numbers from spring well into autumn. From the end of the ebb and into the rising tide, those fish are on the prowl, hunting down bait and offer great sport to the discerning fly angler. From my flat … Read More Fly Fishing for European Sea Bass in Northern Brittany

The New Zelda Salmon Flies

Zelda Salmon Flies

Kjartan Antonsson – or ‘KJ’ as he likes to be called – is the designer of our new Zelda Salmon flies that we’ve recently introduced into the range. Here’s been working alongside Peter Rippin for quite some time on the Icelandic rivers, both great anglers and clever salmon fly designers. Peter, one of the original founders of Fly Fishers Group, can fully vouch for the Zelda being an extremely productive salmon fly. Peter said to … Read More The New Zelda Salmon Flies

Seychelles; Why I would go to Alphonse

Alphonse

When I first became a fishing agent back in 2000 it coincided with the opening of what has become over the last two decades perhaps the most famous saltwater operation in the world, Alphonse Islands. It was the very first saltwater destination that combined luxury accommodation with some of the most incredible flats fishing on the planet. It provided a base that non fishing companions would also fall in love with. I remember the tales … Read More Seychelles; Why I would go to Alphonse

Fishing for Trachinotus Africanus Permit with Clare Carter

Trachinotus Africanus Permit

What a week we have had! The conditions here in southern Oman have been spectacular, with clearing waters and temperatures rising from last week. We are lucky to have two species of Permit here in Oman, the Trachinotus Blochii, and the Trachinotus Africanus Permit. The former also known as the Indo-pacific permit (or Omani Gold as we like to call them!) and a species we readily target from the shore. The latter has been somewhat of a … Read More Fishing for Trachinotus Africanus Permit with Clare Carter

A Day on Providence Atoll, Seychelles

Providence Atoll, Seychelles

There is one atoll in the Indian Ocean that little is known about; only a few have visited the atoll and even fewer have fished it – Providence. One of the largest in the Seychelles, Providence is over 140 km² and is accessed following a five-hour sail from Farquhar. Since its closure in late 2009 only a few vessels have visited it to fish, so it still remains largely unexplored. I have been trying to … Read More A Day on Providence Atoll, Seychelles