The Area

 

Lakshadweep, formerly known as the Laccadives, is a group of islands situated some 400 km off India’s west coast in the Arabian sea. They are India’s only coral atolls and geologically a part of the same chain as the Maldives. The Archipelago consists out of twelve atolls, three reefs and five submerged banks, with a total of about thirty-nine islands and islets. The reefs are in fact also atolls, although mostly submerged, with only small unvegetated sand cays above the high-water mark.

 

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Lakshadweep Map

Reef, Sand-Dunes & Flats

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The Reef

The Reefs in Lakshwadweep are inhabited by some rare sea weeds and plants. Pristine reefside with a blooming flora and fauna. As beautiful as this idyllic sight might seem, it’s also the home to some of the most sought after and hardest fighting fish on the planet. GT, Napoleon Wrasse and others will put you and your gear through the paces! Popping and Stickbaiting is the name of the game. Jigging is done at the deeper drop-offs. Fly anglers will try their luck with small poppers on the edges or on baitballs. If that’s down your alley, you better bring spare lines…

The Flats

If a big black shadow over white coral sand flats doesn’t get your heart racing, you might check your pulse if you are still alive. When we talk flats, we mean shallow water less then 3 Meters deep on high tide. Everything that is wadeable is exclusive fly-only area. Throughout our scoutings we have pin-pointed a couple of pristine flats and shallow areas that are perfectly wadable and frequented by GTs, Bones etc. Got backing? You’ll need it… We are serious! You will need it!