Destination Fishing With The Spey Ghillie
The magnificent sight of the Avalon Fleet 1 made the bus journey insignificant and actually took my breath away as she lay majestically in her berth. It was due to the size of our party that we were allocated the Mother Ship. It was very much a stylishly designed yacht, both intimate and very comfortable. It appeared that each space had been created to provide us with maximum comfort and safety. Although it can comfortably cater for up to 12 anglers, we felt that our team of 8 was just about right, allowing everyone the privacy of their own room. We also had 5 guides and 4 crew members on board, who had their own quarters and enjoyed their own privacy during the trip.
We had of course come for the fishing and were not in any way disappointed. On average, we caught something in the region of 10-15 bonefish a day per person along with a variety of other species. Had we concentrated on Tarpon, I’m sure we would have caught many more however bonefish had been our target species and we had decided to concentrate predominantly on them. The shallow water of zone B had been selected for that very reason. Later in the year, the larger Tarpon arrive in abundance but tend to prefer the slightly deeper water on zone A. The permit were pretty scarce but to be fair, the weather was not conducive to catching them. Following James Gardiners dream start of a Tarpon and Bonefish in his first hour in Jandenes De La Reina, his guide Keko took him in search of the Grand Slam and although he did eventually have a cast at a Permit, and a good one at that, it showed no interest in his Avalon Fly. In Keko’s words – Fish Not Hungry!
Our Cuba team for 2013 with host Sue-Li smiling as always. A happy Bunch!
I can give no greater accolade to the entire Avalon experience than the fact that we will be back and sooner rather than later. I can wholeheartedly recommend the trip to Jardenes De La Reina with complete confidence and fully intend returning on a regular basis. If you would like any further details on the trip then please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will have a trip of a lifetime!