We have however caught lots of other fish such as cudas, jacks and snappers – with a mutton snapper of edible size that we ate that evening with some cous cous. We’ve also caught some quality bonefish, some whilst I was sunbathing and taking a leisurely walk along a nice beach (which was also a flat) – with a fly rod obviously. I saw a single bone feeding in the shallows behind a small shark. I cast once, carefully behind the shark as I didn’t want to spook it as it might spook the bone, waited for the bone to swim along and retrieved. The bone confidently went for the fly, I struck and it ran and ran, taking me down to the backing three times – a beautiful 5lber. Currently it’s my best fish of the trip. James also caught a good sized bone, of around 8lb, from a different flat that he ended up playing for a good 20 minutes. As he was releasing the bone, a large shark came to investigate and he had to scare it away – annoyingly we’d put the shark rods on the beach so we could take photos of the big bone otherwise I would have just cast at the shark and left James dealing with his bone!
The weather has been making things difficult as we’ve had two heavy rain storms that cool down the flats making the fish go elsewhere and then create clouds later in the day, making visibility poor. We’ve also had some strong winds creating lots of waves, also making visibility poor… hopefully we’ll have some better weather for the rest of the trip… and catch lots more fish, especially some big sharks.