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Ascension Island – land of the giants

Unfortunately Ascension Island is no longer available as the runway is now closed until 2020, as soon as we have more information we will share this with you, however there are many locations that offer similarly exceptional fishing opportunities, just browse the site or get in touch.

Ascension Island is a world renowned destination for very big Blue Marlin and….. well big everything really!  This is the Jurassic park of the Atlantic Ocean and our big game boat has almost seen it all !!!  No commercial fishing pressure is what makes this place so unique and beside Blue Marlin you can catch huge numbers of tuna, wahoo, mahis and jacks. The average size of Blue Marlin is very high, 7 Granders have been already weighed on the island and plenty more have been released and lost. The island is 100% safe and you don’t find any tropical diseases!!  Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, around 1,600 kilometres (1,000 mi) from the coast of Africa and 2,250 kilometres (1,400 mi) from the coast of South America, which is roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa.

 



Boats/tackle:

36 Rampage

2 x 435 hp Cats

130lb Chair set up

50lb & 80lb stand-ups – although we would not be too eager to have you connect with a 1000lb fish on a 50lb stand-up rig!

Lee Outriggers

Shimano Tiagras 130 / 80 / 50 / 30

Custom Rods from the US.

We also have a range of the latest plugging, jigging and spinning gear on board just in case you want to get into something else during the day.

Our jigging and spinning reels are a combination of Stella’s and the new FOX Sportfishing Range.

Fishing day – 8 hours.   On Ascension, you do really get a full day’s fishing in, no running for hours on end – the Marlin grounds are only a 10 minute chug away!!

A fishing day gives the potential to target blue marlin in addition to other species including: Wahoo, Tuna (both Yellow Fin and Big Eye), Dorado, Horse Eye Jacks, Black Jacks, Amberjack, Almaco Jacks, Atlantic Sailfish, White Marlin, Spearfish, Oilfish, Tiger sharks, Gallapagos sharks, Thresher sharks, Six gill sharks, Hammerheads, Rainbow Runner, Dog Snapper, Blue sharks, Mako’s and the rarely fished for Broad Bill Swordfish.

Method:

Trolling, popping, jigging, bottom fishing and chunking for YFT tuna up to 400lbs.   We can accommodate almost any method of your choice.

 

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1:  Depart Brize Norton

Day 2:  Arrive Ascension Island, transfer to hotel, collect Hire Car, PM Guided beach fishing. Overnight B/B

Days 3 – 9: Full day Boat or Guided beach fishing, Overnight B/B

Day 10: Boat or Guided beach fishing, transfer to airport, return to UK

Day 11: Arrive UK

 Alderney Angling

UK based tackle suppliers are very few and far between for this kind of equipment however we recommend Mark at www.alderneyangling.com as your first port of call.

Ascension Island -- More pics in Gallery

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