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.
Chasing Salty Dreams
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...
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.
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...