We had the charming Terry out with us fishing in Oman this week and although the weather was some what challenging he had some awesome fishing experiences.
The first three days were spent walking the beaches in search of permit. As luck would have it the first day brought bright skies and clear water with no less than 14 feeding permit sighted and cast to. I love for new guests to see how shallow these fish come in to feed, there aren’t many places around the world you will find a permit in so shallow that it’s whole back sticks out of the water.
The next two days the boys worked hard and walked even harder, covering many kilometres of beach. The clouds had set in and wind had picked up slightly which was unfortunate but had not affected Brandon’s permit spotting abilities with 7 fish the second day and 5 fish the third day sighted and cast to in the shallows. Alas as we all know permit are permit and it was not Terry’s time to catch one of these pieces of Omani gold……he will just have to come back and visit us again!
The following day we headed south stopping along the way for lunch at a little secluded wadi. I love the winding costal roads and the trip flew by as Terry regaled us with all the exciting places he has fished across the world and species he has been lucky to catch.
The next three days the boys were boat fishing, chasing everything from inshore species to pelagic’s. The mornings were calm and conditions perfect but the winds started whipping in from around 1pm making fly fishing impossible so the guys made the most of early starts.
The first day started with a bonito bonanza, large schools of bonito were smashing bait on the surface so Terry got stuck in with his 9 weight and spent most of the day casting like a dervish with a few fish hooked and some lost in the excitement and chaos.
Day two bought more of the same, with bubbling pools of frantically feeding bonito and long tail tuna feeding on the surface. Drifting from school to school Terry started to clean up, landing one after another bonito and even the odd long tail tuna. An awesome day on the water.
The final day had sadly come round all too soon and the boys headed out in search of bait balls again, venturing further along the coast to one of Brandon’s favourite areas. And what a sight lay in wait for them, bait balls like oil slicks were scattered all around the boat. With Queenfish, Dorado, Trevally and Tuna frantically gorging on the silver bait fish, tails slashing the surface of the water and silver, blue, green bodies flashing below the surface. Terry was up for the challenge and started casting towards each shoal and stripping his line back. After a few hours as the carnage started to die down the boys sat back on the deck to recover and relive the spectacle they had just witnessed…….a perfect way for Terry to end his fishing holiday and memories we hope he has with him forever!
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