From Norway to Africa

Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Giant Trevally,Wahoo, Roosterfish,King Mackerel, Amberjack,  Almaco Jack,Netfin Grouper, Ruby Snapper, Mako,Dusky Shark, Angel Shark, Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Cero Mackerel, Permit, Threadfin, Palometa, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Needlefish,Garfish, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Black Grouper, Puffer fish, Vermillion Snapper,Triggerfish,Pigfish,Cobia,Hardhead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Atlantic Halibut,Torsk,Redfish,Wolfish, Mangrove Jack, Mutton Snapper, Lane Snapper, Bonefish, Southern Stingray, Black Drum, Yellow Tail Mojarra, Saddled Seabream, Annular Seabream,Black Scorpionfish, Brown Meagre, Common two banded Seabream, Wels Catfish,Twaite Shad

I'll try and add a few pictures as I come across them

Twaite Shad- River Barrow Rep of Ireland
Wels Catfish-Ebro- Spain
AJ- Kenya, speed jigging in deep water
A whale of Big Eye Tuna from Cape Verde, had some nice Blue Marlin in the same week
A nice little GT which I tagged while sporting a freshly shaved dome 
My PB Cod Norway
A cracking Mexican lure caught Jack C- the rain in my face was sore, it was blowing an absolute hooli !
A sailfish lit up in all its glory
What a week , this was the 50th Halibut of our trip

Jason's lump
A decent one
My Portuguese  Mako caught on a Shimano Exage 20/30 travel rod,  a proper handful
A busy drift with the lads
A Mojarra on a crab lure -Aruba

Lure caught Bonefish-Aruba
Still sweat thinking about this fish-Southern Stingray on a light lure rod
Ladyfish- great scrap on the right gear



Ben Walton said...


We are heading out to Aruba in September and would love some tips on fishing there as it looks like you had some success. Was going to just pack a travel spinning rod and a small selection of lures and basic tackle but any pointers appreciated.

Martin said...

Hi Ben,

If you check June 2013 on here there will be a few posts of the trip.

I did well on a copper Hansen Fight 18g metal lure, change out the rings and put on the strongest Owner pattern you can. I had big Ladyfish straighten the hooks as well as Tarpon. Sounds obvious but I was on my honeymoon and didn't bother with the prep, paid the price. The Ladyfish were at distance at dawn, take an outfit that will get you about 70 yards, There are Tarpon on one of the piers at night, you can see them when you're eating at the restaurant , two piers like this cant remember which one. I bunged the guard 10 bucks at 5am to get on it. Bait at night will get you Stingrays, maybe Snook if you're lucky. Take sabikis catch livebait in the dark, under a light, put them in your room bucket on the beach, might work well. There are a few small stone jettys, try these, hooked a huge cuda, hook wore a hole and dropped out, about an hour fight. Wave Crab lures on 10g head might get you a few species. Good luck, enjoy, stick your hat to your head, it's a windy old place!