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 Post subject: GT Maldives
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:20 pm 
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Gday Guys,

went for a fish before work this week and managed to land this GT. The fish went 31kg.

Mark

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:02 pm 
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Hi Mark,

Nice fish indeed! Which Atoll/ resort are you based in ? Popping?What set up?


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Hi Jeen,

I live in Male the capital but I went to Shaviyani Atoll for a week. Rod is a Lemax and reel is an Okuma V system with 50lb braid. I actually snapped the rod on the fishes last run which made it even more interesting.

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:22 pm 
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Great catch Skiddy.
Ravi


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 Post subject: Okuma VS
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:43 am 
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Hi Skiddy

super catch :D

I'd appreciate your view on The Okuma VS,I'm considering it for my next buy. I'm looking at the one that weighs 16.0 oz.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:14 am 
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Now that is a Monster GT..


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 Post subject: Re: Okuma VS
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pandim wrote:
Hi Skiddy

super catch :D

I'd appreciate your view on The Okuma VS,I'm considering it for my next buy. I'm looking at the one that weighs 16.0 oz.

Regards

David


David, I also have a Shimano spheros which I think is a slightly better reel and the same price. The reason I went for the Okuma V system 65 is the gear ratio of 6:2:1. When Im popping I like to wind as fast as I can go. The only other reel I know with that gear ratio was the Daiwa saltiga but it is four times the price. Still Im happy with the Okuma and it comes with a 5 year warranty.

Mark


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 Post subject: giant Catch
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:13 am 
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hi,

Excellent catch buddy.

Mani


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 Post subject: Re: GT Maldives
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:22 am 
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Skiddy wrote:
The fish went 31kg.


:shock: :shock:


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@%^#&!TR%!E!#*&!!%$!%#!!!

MUMMY!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:15 am 
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dats huge GT..... :shock: great going skiddy.... amazing...


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Now that is some fish. Great catch and congratulation on landing this monstor. How I wish i will land someting like that some day.

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Ali,

Durg at this time..you were there, you know...

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OMG! Mark, great fish! Congrats!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:32 pm 
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Congrads on that fish. It is huge ....
Was is caught from land or boat? Just asking.

Again, that is a monster GT.

Maruthu


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thanks for the comments guys, I only wish I could fish more often but I only get out 1 every 6 months.

Maruthu, it was caught from a boat but was only a few metres off an island. I have hooked many from the island but due to the sharp rocks havent been able to land any like this. From the island I catch bluefin around 5- 6 kg and some nice size groupers which are much nicer to eat.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:24 pm 
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Skiddy,

I just realised that it was posted in the Boat fishing forum and I asked a dumb question. But anyway, thanks for the response.
Just to let you know, I have never landed any fishing from the rocks, they had bust me of all the time :x

Maruthu


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nice catch
thanks for sharing Skiddy


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Amazing fish dude, bet that took a while to get in!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:18 am 
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Hi Skiddy,

Nice catch and a nice pic too. Thanks for sharing.


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Nice catch :wink:


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 Post subject: Maldives help
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Hi guys, this is my first post on here but I often visit the forum and find it really informative. I've been invited over to the Maldives in early January for a couple of weeks holiday by a friend who lives in Male. I'm a keen angler and would love to have a go at boat fishing using poppers and jigs. for the first time. However, as I'm travelling independently I wondered how easy it would be to arrange this sort of fishing from Male i.e. to charter a boat or join a trip for a day? And how much is this likely to cost?! I'm also planning on taking my own gear as I've heard that the gear out there can be a bit unreliable?

Hope you can help :D


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Wow! That is a monster Mark!
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Yaj.


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 Post subject: Re: Maldives help
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tricky wrote:
Hi guys, this is my first post on here but I often visit the forum and find it really informative. I've been invited over to the Maldives in early January for a couple of weeks holiday by a friend who lives in Male. I'm a keen angler and would love to have a go at boat fishing using poppers and jigs. for the first time. However, as I'm travelling independently I wondered how easy it would be to arrange this sort of fishing from Male i.e. to charter a boat or join a trip for a day? And how much is this likely to cost?! I'm also planning on taking my own gear as I've heard that the gear out there can be a bit unreliable?

Hope you can help :D


Hi Tricky why don't you try and PM Skiddy?

IA


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Tricky,

Fishing around Male is not regarded as great fishing but we do occasionally have some good sessions.

It may be hard to book a fishing charter for January as its tourist high season. There are resorts close to Male that offer fishing charters for about $600 USD half day and $1100 USD full day. This includes food and drinks. I have never been on them so cant comment on the service.

There are also boats called liveboards where you sleep, eat , fish and dive all from the boat. There is a memeber on this forum who fishes from these in Maldives. Again I would expect these to be booked out in January.

The way I usually fish around Male is to hire a local boat called a Dhoni. These are slow diesal powered boats but are only $150 - $200 USD for a half day. The downside is most captains dont speak english and its better to have a local go with you. You also cant pre book these, all you have to do is go to the harbour the night before and bargain for a trip. Again better to go with a local as the price will be better.

As yet Im not sure if I will be here in January but let me know the dates you will be here and maybe we can share a Dhoni for some fishing.

One last thing, Immigration is very strict here and regularly sends people back to where they came from. You may need to prove to them that you are genuine in visiting a friend and not entering illegally and that either your friends accomadation is sufficient for you or you have booked a hotel.Best to check with your authorities what is the best way. Other way to do this is to say your coming for business.


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Skiddy, thanks for your helpful reply. I think I might go for the Dhoni approach, it's a bit more within my budget and my friend is Maldivian so hopefully (!) he'll be able to negotiate a good price. I'm going to be there from the 7th Jan for 2 weeks, let me know if you're around - would be good to meet up.

ps: thanks for the tip about immigration!


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well thats a monster all right :shock: :shock: [smilie=coolup.gif] [smilie=coolup.gif]


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 Post subject: Great catch!!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:11 pm 
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Gosh duh thats a real big GT. The pic actually looks as if the fish has out weighed you :) Good catch mate and thanks for sharing.

DeZZ


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noorani wrote:
Excellent fish.. But still for the perfect fishing holiday take a liveaboard and go for a nice trip.. I would recommend 5 days minimum... There are very good liveaboards specializing in fishing.. with aircon rooms and rod holders and fish finders.. cheers


Actually Hussain, I have just finished 5 days on a liveaboard fishing in Maldives. I rang you quite a few times to see about hiring yours but you always said you would return my calls and never did.

I would advise anyone from india looking to go to Maldives on a liveaboard to be very careful. I have never encountered more dishonest boat owners than here.


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