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13 Jun Lakshadweep Archipelago with Volkmar Strikkers (Netherlands) 14-21 & 21 -28 January 2017

HOSTED TRIPS

WITH VOLKMAR STRIKKERS (NETHERLANDS)
LOCATION: LAKSHADWEEP ARCHIPELAGO – INDIA

Dates: 14-21 & 21 -28 January 2017

Group guidance towards the trip and on site

English, German & Dutch speaking hosts

 Popping and Jigging for GT, Dogtooth Tuna and many other brutes from the reefs

It is hard to believe that the Lakshadweep Islands, formerly known as the Laccadives, have remained widely untouched from tourism. The islands are the northernmost of the Lakshadweep-Maldives-Chagos group of islands, which are the tops of a vast undersea mountain range, the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge. A mere 1 1/2 hour flight from mainland India is all that it takes to set foot into the softest coral sand you will ever experience. Stepping of the plane and you find yourself in the famous ”Giant Trevally triangle” of the indian Ocean, the arabian Sea. The Lakshadweep islands are the eastern border of this body of water that is known for its massive GT’s. Just on the other side of the Arabian sea, you will find Southern Oman as well as Socotra, both known for their unimaginable fish size on heavy popping equipment.

The Giant Trevally, often abbreviated as GT, is one of the most desired fish species on this planet. And not without reason, since these rulers of the reef guarantee merciless topwater strikes, followed by pain-in-the-back fights. Equipment, fisherman and fish will have to do their very best not to be the weakest link.

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But there is more, much more! The houseboat will bring you from location to location. This means a maximum amount of fishing time and new fishing grounds, exploring the area with small skiffs. Fresh hunting grounds every day, where different techniques can be used to catch different fish species. Casting poppers for GT, Groupers or other riff inhabitants, but also speed jigging for Dogtooth Tuna and countless other species can be done. Or maybe do some trolling along the reefs and steep drop-offs. Even Sailfish and Black Marlin are in close proximity, ready to be caught on spinning tackle. Endless possibilities and only six days to discover them…

To top this all off, there’s also good opportunities for fly-casting for GT, Triggerfish and others, while wading shallow sand flats. Imagine stalking a twenty kilo shade haunting the flat, get your fly in front of it and then hold on to your rod and reel as an angry GT tries to destroy it all.

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Travel information summarized:

Travel data (2 possible weeks)

Week 1
Arrival Laccadives (Agatti) 14-01-2017
Departure Laccadives (Agatti) 21-01-2017

Week 2
Arrival Laccadives (Agatti) 21-01-2017
Departure Laccadives (Agatti) 28-01-2017

Journey description
7 Nights, 6 days Days on board mother ship
Host: Volkmar Strikkers (www.dutchanglers.nl)
Maximum 6 anglers (excl host) per week
3 Skiffs, circulating 3,2,2 anglers per boat system
High quality rental tackle available on board (200 USD pre booking in advance of trip required)
Pre trip: Host will help with information on fishing, visa, tackle list, flight info etc.

2 weeks – if you like to stay 2 weeks – the second week we will give 15% discount!

HOST

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I started fishing at the age of four. Armed with a bamboo rod and a clothespeg filled with bread, hooks were too dangerous at that age, I set on a pier for hours, without much result obviously. Via roach, rudd and bream I quickly changed to the predator fishing game. In the Dutch polders I cycled and fished many kilometers hunting for pike and perch. At the age of 14, I bought my first boat and from that moment on I was all in. Specimen hunting for Pike, Perch, Zander and later also Asp. While I fish different type of waters, my heart lays with river fishing. It doesn’t get much better than a wild , ferocious and muscular river pike, strengthened after a life in the current.

Since I’m always looking for challenges, fishing abroad was the next step for me. Bonefish, tarpon, jacks and sails, but then came the GT. Nothing beats GT annihilating your topwater, before giving you a big workout. In 2016 I hosted my first trip for Solid Adventures, to Location GTX Indonesia, which was an adventure never to forget. I hope to take many more people on exitic trips in the future, doing my best to make dreams come true.

If the above sounds like the ultimate fishing experience to you, please contact me via volkmar@dutchanglers.nl for an extended brochure and additional info when required.

Will you make your dreams come true?

Volkmar Strikkers
Dutch agent Solid Adventures

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Lakshadweep Intro

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