Fly Fishing Season Begins
With the change of winds from the Southwest to the Northeast, the saltwater flyfishing season within the Maldives is about to start in earnest. Historically, the months between January to Might have been the perfect for wading the flats in seek for bonefish, trevallies and an entire host of different tropical species. So when you’ve got booked a visit to the Maldives and aren’t unsure what to anticipate, you have come to the correct place. In these upcoming posts, I’ll attempt to present, hopefully, an in-depth information to Fly Fishing the Maldives.
Fairly not like the luxurious and well-oiled guiding providers within the Americas and the Caribbean, the Maldivians aren’t as well-equipped or as adept at guiding the flats however present wonderful guiding providers for the fisherman serious about popping the reefs. What you do get is an honest Safari Dhoni that serves as Motherboat throughout your journey. When you decide to pay somewhat extra, it may well even be an air-conditioned Dhoni. The crew will see to your each want. three common meals plus snacks of biscuits and occasional or tea in-between will be certain that you preserve your power for the lengthy treks alongside the white sands. Using a fibreglass dinghy with a small outboard, the crew will ferry you and your mates to and from shore. Nevertheless, as soon as you’re on land, you are by yourself.
So how have you learnt the place to go to search out the fish? For us, we have now been going to the Maldives for the previous decade. Combining information gathered from studying periodicals and publications on flats fishing and sheer arduous work, we have amassed a wealth of data. Thus we have now turn out to be our personal guides.
Location! Location! Location!
Not all islands are created equal. Simply as not all atolls are created equal. Maldives is blessed with many small islands grouped into atolls. Male, the capital of Maldives, is positioned in North Male Atoll. Nearly all of resorts are located on numerous islands in North Male Atoll, making it a brief journey by quick ferry. Seaplanes present a quicker, albeit, a costlier mode of switch to the resorts. It is usually the one mode of transport possible to achieve among the different resorts located a lot additional away in different atolls.
Our previous experiences have been concentrated primarily on two atolls, Lhaviyani and Noonu. Shopping for a map of Maldives (check with me earlier posts) will present you which of them islands are appropriate for fly fishing. A yellow island with a sizeable band of inexperienced will level to a big space of sand flats that needs to be accessible for many components of the tide; besides, maybe the best. Sadly, that is the place the data path ends. In fact, by speaking to the captain and the crew of the constitution, you need to be capable to acquire some native information of the place and methods to discover the elusive Bonefish or regionally often called Meemas.
Nevertheless, I ought to add that fly fishing within the Maldives just isn’t all that tough. It’s best to be capable to discover fish on the flats somewhat simply. I dare assure that any first timer to the Maldives who can throw forty to fifty toes of line in average winds, will be capable to take pleasure in a great time with bluefin trevallies and darts. As for the bonefish, they don’t seem to be known as ‘Ghosts of the Flats’ for nothing.
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