A sensational August....

Posted by Dave on Wednesday, 29th August, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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After returning from a great Tarpon season with my good friends in Florida, I had unfinished business with a Permit and my great mate Roly Newton. We had been chasing Permit the day before I left for Florida and a big fish had broken Roly off, not this time!
A great start to what turned into an epic month...

The following day saw a small group head north on the next Milkfish run, the fish turned up in good numbers and the guys went to town on them landing approx. 50 Milkfish for the 5 days, averaging well over a metre and 20-35lbs easy.

Ray Horsey (above) and John Dreyer with  Milkfish

The Milkfish weren't the only target 2 Permit were landed one lost close to the boat. Batfish, Tarpon, Barramundi, Queenfish, Golden Trevally, Mangrove Jacks the list goes on.

Neil Shepherd with Western Cape Grand Slam, Milkfish, Permit and Barramundi.

Gordon Dunlop releases a hard fought Milky off the beach.
An epic trip had by all and within a day the guys had realised that this was a trip that needed repeating, so they are booked for next season as well.

I returned home to fish with a new client Nathan Dalton, 3 short days he managed 4 solid bites from big Permit and on his 1st trip, but unfortunately didn't quite manage a photo. We landed a heap of different species but none too big, also bitten off by a huge Queenfish. But plenty of fish and fun times.

Ian Smith was next on the bow and things really came togther for him, for Ian it's all about seeing the fish the rest is a bonus. Then Boom..inshore slams allround. Barramundi, Permit, Tarpon, Golden Trevally, Queenfish and GT's to name a few.

A 115cm of GT on a Scott S4S 9#....sightfished in 2 feet of water.
A few days off inbetween and Neil arrived for his 2nd trip to Hinchinbrook this year and his 4th week with me all up this year.
Again the fishing continued, some huge number days on Barramundi where the camera didn't get a run for the number of bites we were getting, video footage would have been fun. Then the flats fired up...another 2 inshore Slams. Permit, Golden Trevally and Barramundi, followed by Permit, Golden and Queenfish. All shallow water, all sightfished...great times and memories for all.
Slam One...

Slam Two...

I have some limited good dates left this year and now is a good time to get booked for next year as these guys all book the same dates every year and open spots get tight...