TOP LEVEL POPPING & JIGGING!
The Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands are the official names of this group of islands. It is located in the Gulf of Bengal in the Indian Ocean between India and Thailand and it is in this fish Mecca where many a fish heart has been lost to the Giant Trevally and popper fishing. But jigging on dogtooth tuna also produces amazing results. And also many other species like marlin, barracuda, groupers, spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, amberjack and so on are also caught. Species enough so in the crystal clear waters with remote reefs and tropical islands. This location is closest to the illustrious fishing spots 'Barren Island' and 'Invisible Banks' where a few large fish are hooked on each trip but simply not caught because they are too big and strong. In addition, the best spots for jigging are also best reached from this location.
Read here the reports of our own trip on Totalfishing. part 1, part 2 and part 3.
For this fishing we work together with our local partner from the beautiful Havelock Island. This partner has been active here for more than 10 years. This partner has been active here for more than 10 years and knows the different spots like the back of his hand.
In addition, we offer several hotel categories here with which you as a customer also have something to choose. The budget option is a guesthouse on basic level, the First class option is a three star hotel and the Superior class option is a luxury 4 star resort. So there is something for everyone (budget). We can offer an attractive package at a ditto rate for the tropical fisherman.
See here the video report of our adventures.
The fishing here focuses mainly on popping and jigging around the different, reefs and other underwater structures. Extremely hard strikes, which will make your rod bent into its last string of carbon fibre and which demands the utmost of man and material. Are you ready?
GT's, dogtooth tuna, wahoo, barracuda, marlin, tuna, dorado, groupers.... They're all backbreakers up to 30, 40 and sometimes even 50 kilos. When you want some rest you can go trolling in between for yellowfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo etc on some lighter material. For this purpose, all rigging is standard on board. After a day of popping or jigging, a moment of rest for the back is also quite nice. Until you get another bite of course! Then you will have to go back to work. Fishing takes place up to about 25 miles from the departure location.
There are several boats available at this location.
The latest addition is the Calipso of 35 feet (11.5 meters) centre console with live bait tank, marine radio, GPS, fish finder and a 250 HP 4 stroke Yamaha engine. Furthermore there is the Mahi mahi. This boat is 32 feet long and has a 150 HP 4 stroke engine and is equipped with GPS, fish finder etc. This boat is perfect for 2 to 3 anglers and is attractively priced. It has a smaller range then the Calypso boat however. But these are perfect boats in different classes with lots of space to cast and catch. The rest is up to you! A little preparation in the gym is really no luxury.
On the spot you will need sturdy rods from 2 to 2.5 metres in length and a casting weight of up to 250 grams for popping. Furthermore short boat rods up to 2.2 meters and a casting weight up to 400 grams for jigging. Heavy spinning reels with extremely strong drag systems (20 kilo +), strong braided line of 35 kilos + breaking strength force and a good mono leader of around 1.5 meters of 150 to 200 lbs to absorb the strongest force of the drill. A buttpad comes in handy with these size fish. It is also possible to rent equipment being Shimano Stella 18000 and 20000 with a specialized popper and jigging rod. For the two rods with reel and line you pay 65 euros per day.