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13 Mar Discover Trevally fishing in Saint Brandon

When deciding to go on a fishing expedition at Saint Brandon, you can be sure to witness the most spectacular wade Bonefishing you will ever encounter. On most tides anglers can expect to see large numbers of these shallow water speedsters, including some enormous singles and doubles. 

In today's post, we'll be looking at the various Trevally's that you can hope to catch during your stay on Saint Brandon. The GT fishing can be quite varied. Some days you can see a fair number and at other times none at all. Saint Brandon isn't a place where you are going to get shots at GTs every day but it is certainly the place to break the 100 cm mark.
The fish are all large and you catch more over a meter than under. We have in fact seen and hooked fish well over the 150 cm. Large bluefin and trevally are also around and we have caught some truly world class specimens.
including Golden, Yellow Dot and Green Spot Trevally.

Giant Trevally:
The giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis (also known as the lowly trevally, barrier trevally, giant kingfish, or ulua), is a species of large marine fish classified in the jack family, Carangidae. The giant trevally is distinguished by its steep head profile, strong tail scutes, and a variety of other more detailed anatomical features. It is normally a silvery colour with occasional dark spots, but males may be black once they mature. It is the largest fish in the genus Caranx, growing to a maximum known size of 170 cm (67 in) and a weight of 80 kg (176 lbs). The giant trevally is an apex predator in most of its habitats, and is known to hunt individually and in schools.

Golden Trevally:
The golden trevally (Gnathanodon specious), also known as the golden kingfish, banded trevally and king trevally), is a species of large marine fish classified in the jack and horse mackerel family Carangidae, and the only member of the genus Gnathanodon. The golden trevally is easily distinguished from its relatives by its fleshy, rubbery lips and unique colouration, which ranges from bright yellow with black bars as a juvenile to a golden-silvery colour as an adult. It is known to grow to 120 cm in length and 15 kg in weight. The golden trevally schools as a juvenile, often closely following larger objects including sharks and jellyfish.

Bluefin Trevally
The bluefin trevally, Caranx melampygus (also known as the bluefin jack, bluefin kingfish, blue-finned crevalle, blue ulua, omilu and spotted trevally), is a species of large, widely distributed marine fish classified in the jack family, Carangidae.
The species grows to a maximum known length of 117 cm and a weight of 43.5 kg, however is rarely above 80 cm. Bluefin trevally are easily recognised by their electric blue fins, tapered snout and numerous blue and black spots on their sides. Juveniles lack these obvious colours and must be identified by more detailed anatomical features such as fin ray and scute counts.

Yellowspotted Trevally:
The yellow-spotted trevally, yellow-spotted kingfish, gold-spotted trevally, or tarrum, Carangoides fulvoguttatus, is a widespread species of large inshore marine fish in the jack family Carangidae. The species is known to grow to a maximum length of at least 1.2 m and is distinguished by gill raker and fin morphology, as well as the distinctive golden spots which give the fish its name. The yellow-spotted trevally generally prefers inshore rocky and coral reefs but is occasionally found over deep offshore sandbanks to a depth of 100 m.

Fishing in Saint Brandon is on the bucket list of fishermen far and wide. Check out our fishing expedition package and we hope that we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you on your dream fishing holiday!

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