Grant Dixon

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New Caledonia’s Trophy GTs (Part 1)
Article by Grant Dixon, published in New Zealand Fishing News

Prior to my first New Caledonia experience targeting their trophy giant trevally with poppers, I never realised just how technical this form of fishing could be. In the past I had been content to rip out the cast and then bring the lure back to the boat with a series of jerks, interspersed with some furious winding. The process would be repeated until either a fish was raised or it all became far too taxing on ageing muscles. However, after fishing with Etienne Picquel, operator of Blue Caledonie Fishing Trips, I now know very differently. In addition to having a comprehensive knowledge of the grounds and the target species, Etienne is also a patient teacher who’s prepared to pass on what he knows to those prepared to listen. And it pays to listen closely. More here

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