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Giant Trevally

Giant Trevally, affectionately nicknamed GT's, are rightly regarded as one of the world's top sport fish. Hard fighting with lightning speed these fish live in the Indo Pacific Region and can be found anywhere between South Africa in the East to Hawaii in the West. They can grow to up 170 lbs and put both rods and anglers to the hardest of tests. You may have even seen them eating birds on Blue Planet, yes that's right, birds. The Giant Trevally is a true ocean predator as you'll see in this collection of films and shows featuring this magnificent fish.

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For humankind, water is a source of eternal wonder, so too the creatures that dwell within this mysterious realm. The lure of the unknown is what drives fly fishers to explore and to seek out the largest fish of a species, not for the trophy but for the challenge. LEVIATHAN documents epic fly fishing battles with these modern-day aquatic monsters in a global tour-de-force. New Zealand is recognized as a mecca for trout anglers, but few realise that the largest of these live in tiny spring creeks hidden deep in the dense forests of the Bay of Plenty. LEVIATHAN descends into the forest to shine some light on these enigmatic beasts. Next are the giant rainbow trout of Patagonia’s fabled Jurassic Lake. This desolate and wind swept lake is undoubtedly home to the largest trout on the planet. Surprisingly, these brutes readily devour huge dry flies, leading to many heart-in-mouth moments for fly fishers. In the South Pacific, there is one denizen of the deep that demands instant respect - the Giant Trevally. Amongst fishermen the lore of their strength and aggression is second to none. LEVIATHAN follows fly fishers as they lock horns with these mighty fish in the coral reefs of French Polynesia and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
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The 5th film in Confluence Film's incredible collection is Providence, a saltwater fly fishing adventure to the famed Providence Atoll, in the Seychelles. These waters were closed for several years due to the threat of Somalian pirates so when the team arrived in October 2015, they were basically fishing virgin flats. Not surprisingly, they encountered a myriad of hard fighting flats species such as Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Bonefish, Trigger Fish, Milkfish, Bumphead Parrotfish and plenty more. This is a fantastic film and story filmed at one of the best destinations you could find.... not to be missed by anyone interested in saltwater fly fishing To watch, just login or register
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Alphonse
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The Indian Ocean - a vast expanse of blue, studded with tiny island chains. One of the best known is the Seychelles, a paradise for holiday-makers and anglers alike. Alphonse follows one group of anglers on a six day excursion to throw flies to bonefish, sailfish, and a host of other flats species...
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Following DRIFT, RISE and CONNECT comes WAYPOINTS, another must watch epic fly fishing adventure. Journey around the world through both fresh and saltwater to some amazing locations including St. Brandon’s Atoll in the Indian Ocean for Giant Trevally and Bonesfish, trout fishing in the wilds of Patagonian Chile, coastal Southeast Alaska for Steelhead, the Himalayan rivers of India for Golden Mahseer, and the jungles of Venezuela for saber-toothed payara. With stunning cinematography, this film showcases some truly special fly fishing destinations whilst sharing some interesting stories through the eyes of fly anglers Oliver White, Jeff Currier, Greg Bricker, Gerhard Laubscher and Rooster Leavens.
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The beautiful island nation of New Caledonia lies just a few hours flying time east of the tropical Australian coastline. It offers mind-boggling sport fishing opportunities for those anglers addicted to pursuing giant trevally or GTs on poppers and other surface lures. But these fish are also available for the shore based angler, like on the rocky beaches of Western Australia. It is just a bit trickier to land them.  
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Join Aussie fishing guide Redbeard, filmmaker Webby, and their pet backpacker, French-Candian Alexis, as they head north from Sydney towards the tropical waters of North Queensland. With a few stops along the way, they arrive at their destination, some 2.5 thousand kilometers from their starting point. In this exotic location they set about showing why saltwater fly fishing is among the most spectacular ways to enjoy the sport, with huge GTs and tuna falling to their rods. Australians rarely do anything by halves and this is no exception: the anglers in this film are rowdy, raucus, and wild and really enjoy their fishing...    
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Richards Bay on the East coast of South Africa offers a vast variety of fishing. Over a couple of days host Mark De La Hey enjoys some fantastic deep sea boat fishing action with giant Kingfish, Amberjacks, Blacktip Trevally and the rare appearance of a Shad
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A Year in The Life follows 6 anglers as they visit some of the world's premier fly fishing destinations. We begin with renowned UK river angler and journalist, Paul Proctor as he introduces us to his favourite Icelandic River, the Minnivallalaekur. The Brown Trout here can grow to prodigous sizes with fish to 20lb caught every season, often on small dry flies, and this fact makes it the world's best trout river in many fly anglers eyes. This spring fed river boasts an incredible midge population and this is what these huge trout predominantly feed on. After landing a couple of stunning fish, Paul moves to the Laxa River, which depsite being more famous for Atlantic Salmon, can offer some incredible dry fly fishing for Brown Trout too. Next up, we join fly fishing instructor and guide, Mark Windsor on the stunning Christmas Island for some high quality saltwater fly fishing. As Mark explains, Christmas Island is a large island and has a huge amount of fishable coastline which pretty much guarantees that anglers are fishing virgin water. Trophy sized Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Trigger Fish, this island has it all inshore, as well as a huge variety of offshore species like Tuna, Wahoo and Sailfish. Mark lands a nice GT before showing us how to catch Trigger fish which is one of his favourite species on the fly. We then visit New Zealand's South Island where Paul Proctor gives us a great overview of the range of fly fishing there, before latching into a nice 7lb Brown on a small backcountry creek. Paul explains his approach to fly fishing here and what it takes to be successful and we see him put this into practice several times. Music mogul, Duff Batty is in Ascension Bay in Mexico and explains what makes this place so special for fly anglers. Local guide, Manuel Chac catches a stunning Bonefish in the Mangroves before discussing his true love, the Permit which also reside in the area. In fact Acension Bay, makes a claim to be the Permit capital of the world and offers agood opportunity to catch these illusive fish. Back in England, we meet Charles Jardine discusses his love affair with Chalk Streams. Fly Fishing Instructor, Gilly Bate explains how the water clarity makes fishing these streams such a unique experience and what draws anglers from allover the world to fish rivers like the Test and the Itchen. Charles is on the River Frome in Dorset, a beautiful and wild chalk stream, famed for its sizable Grayling and Charles doesn't let us down, catching a stunning 2lb plus fish. A Year in the Life is a visual treat which shows off some of the world's top fly fishing destinations, through the eyes of renowned anglers and is highly recommended.
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Brad and Jeremy are being hosted by the Alphonse Fishing Company in the Seychelles, one of the world's finest saltwater fisheries especially for fly fishing. Conditions aren't great, its windy and there's plenty of rain around which makes spotting fish nigh on impossible but the guys are itching to get out there regardless. They start on Bijoutier, one of the smallest islands in the area, walking the shore and looking for signs of fish. There's a pushing tide and a lot of bait fish around so they're hoping the Giant Trevally will show up for lunch..and it isn't long before they do! There's a reason why these fish are so sought after by fly anglers and its easy to see why in this stunning episode. After Brad has some back breaking  fun with a large 1m long Giant Trevally, they focus on the numerous Bonefish and Trigger Fish on the flats using crab patterns. The Bonefish are quite obliging but the Triggers or 'handbags' as the guys call them are a bit tougher, rejecting many flies and when hooked are very powerful for their size. The fly fishing here on Alphonse is simply incredible and even in adverse weather conditions, plenty of sport can be guaranteed. To watch, just login or register
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Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp are back in the Kimberley Region for this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they chase Mackerel, Giant Trevally and Queenfish around Adele Island. Located over 180 kilometres off the coast of Derby in North West Australia, this remote region is synonymous for high quantities of big, powerful sport fish. The pair find success trawling, lure fishing and fly fishing, creating explosive top water action with Broad Barred Mackerel, Giant Trevally and Queenfish. Perhaps a bigger challenge than catching these trophy sized fish is keeping them out the jaws of the hungry sharks, creating one of the funniest moments of the series. This episode perfectly showcases the excitement and chaos of saltwater sportfishing that Western Australia is known for.
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Richards Bay on the East coast of South Africa offers a vast variety of fishing. Over a couple of days host Mark De La Hey enjoys some fantastic deep sea boat fishing action with giant Kingfish, Amberjacks, Blacktip Trevally and the rare appearance of a Shad
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Watch Boat Fishing off Fiji - Paul, Christy and Jet are back on Namotu Island, off the east coast of Fiji. They're out for the day on Ben Wilson's boat, trolling some freshly caught bait on down riggers. First to take is a lovely Spanish Mackerel that will be taken home for supper. Next up, attracted to a popper Paul has cast out is a Red Bass, a fish very similar in appearance to the Mangrove Jack. Jet hooks a Bluefin Trevally with his sinking Rapala lure, before they go deep, 295 metres deep to be exact using their electric reels, to a place where you're not quite sure what you're going to find. Sometimes a beautiful fish, sometimes something from another planet. To watch Boat Fishing off Fiji now, just login or register
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Paul kicks of the series in style with a feature length episode from Fiji on the beautiful private island of Namuto where the fishing is fantastic all year round. To start off, Paul heads offshore with wife, Christy and son Jet trolling live baits including Shad, Rainbow Runner and Flying fish and it isn't long before they hook into some big Spanish Mackerel followed by a hard fighting Oceanic White Tip Shark for Paul. Day 2 and Paul and Jet head out again for a short lure fishing session while they are waiting for the tide to turn and Jet lands a huge Needlefish or Longtom as they are often known as. They then set about doing some deep dropping, fishing at 350M with baits and Paul is soon rewarded with a stunning Snake Mackerel, an incredible and truly prehistoric looking fish. Always keen to try new things, Paul also has an exciting  session on jet ski, where his guide Taylor stealthily navigates to the edge of a reef where there's plenty of bait fish activity before Paul starts throwing poppers and it isn't long before he gets a powerful Giant Trevally on which is shortly followed by a big Red Bass, another of the reef's main predators. In the last session of this episode, they head out offshore again looking for some bigger species and soon get a lovely Mahi Mahi before finding a big shoal of Yellowfin Tuna. This all action show just shows how incredible the fishing on the Fiji paradise that is Namuto Island truly is. To watch just login or register
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Nick Hocking and Lisa Sharp head for the Mackerel Islands in this episode of Fishing Western Australia, as they use a variety of tactics to catch Trevally, Queenfish and a multitude of open water species. The Mackerel Islands represent some of the best sport fishing in the world. With crystal-clear, shallow waters and an abundance of big fish, the duo’s in for non-stop action. Nick and Lisa begin with some exciting surface popper fishing, catching huge specimens straight off the surface amid the schools of bait fish. After a change of methods, Nick attempts to catch a very special trophy, his first ever Rainbow Runner on the fly! This episode represents the absolute pinnacle of saltwater fishing that makes Western Australia and the Mackerel Islands the ultimate destination for sports fisherman worldwide.
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Captain James McVeigh and the crew on the Big Cat Reality continue their huge 14 day adventure out into the Coral Sea chasing big fish. The guests head off for one more morning at Kenn Reef before they need to head west to Fredricks Reef. Dan and Richard, two paying guests aboard the Big Cat head out into and decide to jump onto one of the small local sand cays to try their hands at a bit of beach style flats fishing and to do a bit of exploring around the obvious ship wrecks and local wildlife. As the tide drops the boys decide to head out into the shallows to chase some Giant Trevally. What follows is an epic session of GT fishing as the boys land a number of quite large Giant Trevally. As the day progresses the crew get the Big Cat ready to head west to Fredricks Reef but not before they take a small surprise detour for the guests to a special place called Coulder Bank. Coulder Bank is a remote un-fished sea mount rumoured to hold a large number of Dog Tooth Tuna and Wahoo. The next day beings with the boat pushing up to Coulder Bank as some of the guests hook up to some passing Yellow Fin Tuna. That kick starts what is a full on morning chasing Yellowfin Kingfish and Wahoo. The boys can’t seem to find the illusive Dogtooth Tuna that are rumoured to lurk in these waters, but that doesn’t stop them from having a great day fishing before they push on further to Fredrick Reef. After another night steaming the guests arrive at Fredrick Reef for the last half of their expedition. Fredrick Reef has not been fished in quite along time that’s why the YTK Addicts choose Fredricks, its a beautiful, remote, un-fished group of coral cays that definitely seem to produce the goods. Dan, Greg and Scotty head out to the back of the reef to pop for GT and Coral Trout, the boys have a cracker morning reeling in some stunning fish and getting some great photos. While the crew are back on the mothership resetting for their time at Fredrick Reef another group of guests are out on the Northern side of the reef chasing a flock of birds in hopes there are some big fish to follow. As the boys trawl through the large bait ball they hook up, and Paulie gets onto his first ever Sailfish, and after an amazing fight the fish is safely landed and released but not with out a couple photos and a few yahoos. Meanwhile the crew have a little surprise in stall, Captain James has organised a bit of crew training, a man overboard drill to finish off the day. The drill, although seems hectic and has a lot of moving parts goes off with out a hitch and the crew and tick that manoeuvre off off their bucket list. The crew then head back to anchor and get ready for the guests to come back from their first day of fishing at Fredrick Reef with stories to tell and thirst to quench
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The Heavy Jaw in question belongs to the Heavyjawed Kingfish, or Longrakered Trevally, a species that Craig Thomassen hasn't caught before, so he's delighted to add it it to his list. He's on board the Maki-cat sailing off northern Madagascar, casting lures and poppers out on fairly lightweight tackle. He's fishing with marine biologist Dr Paul Cowley, who is studying the genetic links between schools of fish dispersed around the Indian Ocean. And this particular location is blessed with a wide variety of species including Barracuda, GTs, Garfish and Sailfish all of which provide some great sport. To watch Heavyjawed Kingfish now, just login or register
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Watch Island Inshore Fishing Mozambique where Craig Thomassen spends a few days visiting the idyllic Azura resort on Quilalea Island in the Indian Ocean. Cruising the relatively shallow waters around the island and alternating his tactics between poppers creating a noisy attraction on the surface and the stealthier action of a sinking stick bait, Craig is in for a treat, as there is an abundance of species to be had, Bluefin Trevally, Kingfish, Snapper and Grouper are all hooked and the taxman, a large Shark, shows up providing a mighty battle on lightweight tackle. To watch Island Inshore Fishing Mozambique now, just login or register

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