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  Popper Casting for Giant Trevally Fishing Package  
     
 

'The Bulldog of the Ocean! One of the strongest pound for pound sea fish. Surface popper casting for Giant Trevally or GTs as they are also commonly called is one of the most exciting forms of fishing. Popper casting for  GTs is predominantly 'Sight Fishing'. It is incredibly exciting to watch as the huge head and shoulders of a massive GT breaks the surface as it devours a well placed cast popper. Watching a 30kg GT chasing your popper 5 meter from the boat is a sight you will never forget. The Andamans holds huge stocks of medium to Xl size Giant Trevally, the Islands south of Port Blair produced vary fast popper casting action and the local record stands at 72 GTs in day! We have caught and released GTs here over 50kg and lost a fish after 1.5 hour fought on a 80 lbs. trolling outfit after the angler gave up due to fatigue, we estimated the fish to be over 75kg! We use 7 to 8ft long 20-50lbs popper rods with Shimano Stella or Daiwa Saltiga Dogfight reels spooled with 80-100 lbs braid line. We have a stock of Thai Handmade poppers free to use for the anglers onboard. Many of the biggest GTs we have caught early morning hours from our inflatable RIB dinghy very close to the rocks. The GTs feed on crabs and shellfish early in the morning and in the late evening near the rocks, and by using the small dinghy we don not spook them. 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

"The Creme de la Creme of Big-Game Fishing!"
The Andaman Islands lies 405 miles North West of Phuket, an archipelago of 329 islands belonging to India. After 50 years of virtual isolation from the outside world, the Indian government lifted its restricted access to the islands, and allowed limited environmentally friendly tourism development. It is only since 1993 that the Indian authorities have allowed scuba diving and sport?fishing. Commercial fishing is very light in most areas, which is one of the main reasons the waters of the Andaman Islands are "Teeming with fish." It is a vast area of almost 8,500 square kilometers, dotted with tropical islands and a submarine mountainous seascape providing an almost unlimited playground for game fish species and big-game fisherman. We pioneered the first fishing trips to this magical area 8 years ago, which gives us the upper hand when it comes to terms of experience and knowledge of the species, and also the best fishing grounds. Along the East and West coasts of Narcondam and Barren Islands there are drop-offs of 1000-2000 meters depth which attract huge Black and Blue Marlin, Broadbill Swordfish, Sailfish and a multitude of other highly sought after big-game species.

Pretty much all the main techniques can be employed here; trolling with or without down?riggers, bottom fishing with baits and jigs, popper-casting and fly?fishing either from the deck of the boat, the dingy or even from the rocks or beaches! Due to the extreme range of the Andaman Islands, it is imperative that the boat is properly equipped and in tip top condition, which "Reely Nauti" and Fish Eagle certainly are! A freshwater maker is essential, along with powerful reliable twin engines, the usual safety essentials; radio, satellite telephone, GPS (along with hand held back-up), life raft and jackets etc. To match the size of the fish, we have the heaviest best quality equipment available on board, including 2 sets of 80lbs and 2 sets of 130lbs rods matched with Shimano Tiagra reels, 2 sets of 50lbs, and 4 sets of 30lbs, again all matched with Shimano reels. Onboard we have jigging and popper casting equipment and a vast range of proven jigs, poppers, lures and jet?heads. If you intend to fly-fish, please bring along your own equipment and flies. One of our favorite species at the Andaman?s is the Dogtooth Tuna, a massively strong fish known to grow to almost 3 meters in length which is always prepared to play ball. Trolling, jigging, popper?casting bait fishing, you name it these toothy predators with their ravenous appetite will hit anything! Likewise the Giant Trevally which grows to frightening sizes will hit your poppers and jigs with such force, the shock will almost knock you off your feet!

Around the reefs and rocky areas other species susceptible to popper?casting are Coral Trout and Mangrove Jacks, the size of which sushi lovers would give their right arm for. Jigging and bottom fishing is unbelievable often producing a fish every time. Massive Groupers, Job Fish, Giant and Blue?fin Trevally, Barracuda, Barracouta, Dogtooth and also very large Yellowfin Tuna, not to mention the Sharks are all competing for the bait. Main Targets for trolling in the area are Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin and Dogtooth Tuna, Barracuda and Wahoo. On a trip to the Andamans, you can be picked up at Port Blair, or make the crossing with us. The crossing takes around 2 days/ 2 nights and can provide spectacular action with huge Black and Blue Marlin along with the other usual suspects that trolling attracts.

 
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Andaman Islands

 
     
  GT popper casting Package Includes:  
     
 

- 5 days/4 nights fishing aboard Fish Eagle, one of Phukets top charter boats during the last season.
- 2 night 3 star hotel accommodation with airport transfers in Port Blair.
- All meals on-board, soft drinks, mineral water, fruits
- All fishing tackle, Lures and bait.
- Pro Fishing guide assistance.
- Passenger Insurance.

 
     
  Package Price:  
     
 

1 angler to 4 anglers (same price as it is a private charter) 260.000 THB

We can do shorter or longer package, Please inquire about price.

 
     
  Not Included:  
     
 

Crew gratitude
Passenger tax 100 US$ per angler
International air tickets.

 
     
  Peak Season: mid February to end of April  
     
  What to bring:  
     
 

Sunglasses, sun block, fishing hat, light weight waterproof clothing.
Fishing shirts and shorts, towel, camera and a big smile!

 
     
  Note! A tourist visa for India is needed to visit Andaman Islands.  
     
 

 

 
     
     
   
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