Thinking about Bumpies

On my last trip to Farquhar, I didn’t spend too much time focussed on the Bumphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) – I had other species, namely GTs, on which I spent the majority of my time. A bit reason for the skip was the amount of casts I had taken at tailing Bumpheads on a section […]

Feed a GT

Or a Dogtooth Tuna… Nick is at it again. When he gets bored of catching big fish, he swims down and serves them a meal. Photos courtesy of Nick and James Loudon.

Dad’s First Bonefish

Bonefish found in the inner islands of the Seychelles rarely swim in shoals and do not swim in shoals of hundreds (and definitely not in shoals of thousands). They are educated – they do not simply eat anything and have been known to refuse a perfectly good Charlie that worked just yesterday. And catching Bonefish […]

Hunting Gods: GTs on the flats

“Ka ulua kapapa o ke kai loa” The ulua fish is a strong warrior.                  -Hawaiian proverb “Kayden, once you get da taste fo’ ulua fishing’, you no can tink of anyting else!”                                             […]

Paying the Taxman

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I doubt Ben Franklin would have ever thought his depressingly true quote could ever be applied to fishing. But like that yearly income statement there are few things that hurt like a good fish getting eaten while on the line. Bluefin […]