Catch Report: The Maldives Pilgrimage 2016 (Part 2)
Each year, a group of hardcore Gomoku jiggers would descend upon The Maldives for a week-long metal-bouncing pilgrimage. This year, Fred Goh and friends are back once again on Mas Hibaru in search of jig-munching species. Here’s Part 2 of their photo catch report.
Paradise on earth
Ready for the battles ahead
Getting the rhythm going with the Storm Gomoku Adajo slow jigging rod
Not exactly huge but definitely hard fighting and super fun!
Splendid Coral Trout by Thomas
Drop-offs always produced surprises!
A keeper for the table!
Many Yellowfin Grouper were caught on this trip
A new species for Andy!
This GT still has a bit of growing up to do
The team were pampered with excellent food on Mas Hibaru throughout the trip
Does this get your mouth watering?
The team also hit a Coral Trout patch
Solid Coral Trout by Noel
Bananas – instant energy booster!
Although there were lesser numbers of Emperors this year compared to last year, they certainly made up in size.
Fred’s smile is contagious!
One of the bigger Yellowfin Groupers caught by Siang. On Koika Orange Zebra
Another cracker Job by Thomas
Solid GT jigged up by Noel
Fred playing the Pied Piper of Maldives!
Gomoku Koika Green Sardine working very well for Andy
Somehow the Amberjacks had a penchant for the speedier jigs.
Barry’s thumper Amberjack from the deeper parts
Green Jobfish were really aggresive and hard fighting
Storm Koika is a consistent producer in the Maldives
Superb Yellowfin by Thomas
A little Red Bass from the reefs
Rusty Jobfish offered plenty of fun!
Many good-sized Jobfish were landed on this trip
Little rats were still good fun!
The Super Gomoku SGS 100g UVSI wielding it’s charm
“Hip, hip hoooray!!”
This Amberjack gave Daniel Soh a good run for the money!
Tense moments as a biggie takes off!
The deckies patiently waiting as Fred battles an unknown fighter from the deep.
It’s a Dogtooth!
The Super Gomoku (SGS) 100g jig in UVSI never disappoints!
Another Rosy Job fooled by the Super Gomoku jig (SGS)
The deeper waters yielded treasures!
Barry and Thomas having a blast!
How’s that for ‘Double Jigging’?
Speed jigging with the Super Gomoku yields results
Scenes like these were common
Dogfight winner – the Super Gomoku (SGS) jig in UVSI!
The biggest Amberjack from the trip by Andy, caught on Super Gomoku (SGS)!
All good things must come to an end…
The 2016 Maldives ‘Pilgrims’