Reports

  • Week report 12 Las Buitreras 2017

    Norwegian Takeover or the Return of Gro Is it the ”Calm before the storm”, or the Calm after the storm”? Nomatter what the correct term is the latter is definitely true here at Estancia Las Buitreras! It’s the day after our Norwegian friends left us and we are still walking aorund the lodge wondering what happened! A 24/7 fishing/party/ frenzy takes its toll on both guests and staff but with so much laughter it’s not so tough to regroup and get back to normal! ...

  • Week report Lakshadweep – Premiere week 2017

    It was a group of very excited anglers that met up at the outdoor bar at Marriott Courtyard hotel in Kochi on Friday the 13th. The host of the first two weeks of the season, Volkmar Strikkers, accompanied by Solids location manager Patrik Lind had the groups full attention as they were showing pictures and telling stories from last seasons adventures. Eyes were glowing and hearts racing as the evening was coming to and end and the group was ready to get some rest before saturdays departure to Lakshadweep!...

  • Week report 5: Big GT’s during New Moon

    While last autumn’s scouting was haunted by heavy winds and rainy weather, this autumn has been nothing short of sunny days. Over the period of six weeks we have had only one day of rain. The hot and sunny weather stayed with us throughout the entire week making the GT hunt very challenging. With basically no wind, no cloud cover and a constantly frying sun the water temp on the flats reached 30 degrees C around noon most days. On the bright side, we are looking into a new moon week here. The search for colder water and stronger currents has begun. Our six anglers from Germany and Sweden followed us deep into zone three with access to open water since zone two didn’t produce the number of takes we initially hoped for....

  • Scouting Week Report 4: Fly Fishing Division versus too good weather

    The weather can’t be too good… well, in the world of fly anglers, especially GT anglers, it can. We want moving water, turbid whitewash and a bit of wind to cover up what we are secretly up to. This week, we had good weather, exceptional weather to be more precise… for beach holidays, postcard images and sunbathing. Our 7 fly anglers from Norway were grateful to escape the snowy fjords of their home country for a week, but the flats fishing has proven to be tough. The week started off well though, with 22 fish spotted on the dunes on one morning session and 3 GT landed on the fly, including a 105cm beauty that annihilated a brush-fly and a bunch of proper bonefish…and a small 65cm GT that was tailgated by a big black cow GT during the fight....

  • Lakshadweep Week Report 3: Full Moon and Spring Tides

    In the world of fishing, full moon weeks are the unwanted love child of moon and tides. With the exception for night time anglers, sportsman all over the globe are not really fond of the days around it. Before and after a full moon, the fishing is usually really good. There are only two things that you need to know about fishing Lakshadweep at this time of the lunar circle: The tides correlate with the moon resulting in heavy tide amplitudes and spring tides – that means, a lot of water is on the move. Fish can enter the shallowest of water because they will be submerged on high tide. The reefs on the other hand will be exposed to air upon low tide. The amplitude is massive (up to 190cm) and the hot zone and the right water level conditions are a lot shorter. 2nd, and maybe the more important aspect, full moon days mean high highs or low lows… it’s black or white, there’s nothing in between. ...

  • Week Report 1&2: The Maiden Voyage of the Sawfish

    The highly anticipated opening and pre-opening week of our Indian Ocean Fly Fishing and Destination Angling Operation based in the pristine Lakshadweep Archipelago just off the coast of India has been a success on literally all ends. Despite the impressive number of species and trophy gamefish that our popping and jigging division stacked up, the fly fishing efforts that we put into the scouting payed off with exceptional results......