World’s best grander spots

Excellent article up at marlinmag.com covering the world’s best locations for grander marlin.  The rankings they offer up:

1.  Cairns

2.  Kona

3.  Madeira

4.  Tahiti

5.  Bermuda

6.  Brazil

Honorable mention: Rodrigues Island, Mauritius, Azores, Cape Verde, Vanuatu, Ivory Coast, Ascension Island.

http://www.marlinmag.com/travel/international/the-worlds-best-grander-spots-1000084949-page-1.html

We might reorder some of the honorable mentions, and might ask for more evidence on Tahiti (beyond the legend of the 2000+-pound fish), but would largely call this a good list and well-ordered.  Year-to-date counts on granders as follows…

Cape Verde – 3 granders

Bermuda – 3 granders

Mexico – 1 grander

Ivory Coast – 1 grander

Portugal – 1 grander

Kona – 1 grander

Ocean City – 1 grander

Panama – 1 grander

This should, of course, change quickly with the season on the reef about to kick off.  Granderwatch.com will follow it all.

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  1. Duarte Rato says:

    Great article, but where´s Bazaruto Archipelago – Mozambique??? Probably less boats fish there than any other mentioned place…only place in mainland Africa to have produced Black´s over 1000 pounds. 23 granders to date – biggest 1298 lbs Black – Africa all tackle record

  2. Very fair – a good add to the honorable mention list I’d say. That’s the problem with fisheries that don’t have enough boats but have a great bite.

    Congrats on that 1170 last year, by the way. Bet your captaining was pretty fantastic – first-time angler in the chair, if I recall?

  3. Duarte – Are you back in Mozambique?

    • Duarte Rato says:

      Thanks for the kind words John – yeah first Marlin for that angler.

      Yes Hook, back in Mozambique. Going up to Bazaruto in a week´s time. Lots of work on boat / gear & re-fitting brand new engines. First charter on the first of October. Good size fish already showing in considerable numbers.

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