Saturday, April 30, 2016

Daily Reel...'Chanos Chanos'

Cpt Jack Films and Off the Grid Studio's presents.. An incredible 292 miles southeast of Mahe, lies the St St Fran├žois Lagoon and adjacent Alphonse Island, part of the Amirantes group of Islands. This is remote, even for the Indian Ocean.

Alphonse, one of the famed saltwater destinations on the planet, is by most accounts, home to the most prolific Bonefish fishery in the world.

In addition to the abundant bonefish (ranging in size from 3 – 8 lbs) there are three species of Triggerfish, five species of Trevally and a plethora of other flats and offshore species. Perhaps the most challenging fish to catch is the fabled Milkfish; a turbo charged algae eater growing to 40lbs.

It is therefore, no surprise that the Alphonse Guide Team, have not only caught these amazing and very unknown fish... they pioneered the techniques which have allowed these vegetarian and notoriously difficult fish to be caught.

It’s hard to accurately describe the sheer speed, breathtaking acrobatics and technical prowess needed to convert a fly cast to a connection with this greatly unknown species. So, our team traveled to this remote location and filmed it. This short film will play in the 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour, and will be the 1st time this amazing species is featured in this capacity on the big screen.



  1. That was outstanding, in videos i don't think I've ever seen a fish so large move so fast and leap so far. Algae eaters must get some strength straight from the near beginning of the food chain. Wouldn't be caught dead dressed like the usual dude these days, but that's me.