Captain
Alain Marie-Jeanne

Member since July 2014

Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius

Techniques
We love (and utilize) all fishing styles and techniques. Although we naturally have a wealth of experience in big game fishing, we also do bottom fishing, jigging, drift fishing and surfcasting.

Hey, I'm Captain Alain Marie-Jeanne

Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius
Techniques
We love (and utilize) all fishing styles and techniques. Although we naturally have a wealth of experience in big game fishing, we also do bottom fishing, jigging, drift fishing and surfcasting.
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Trou Aux Biches
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US$ 275

Fishing Reports

Fishing trip with La Rochelle

April 29, 2015

Five yellow fin tuna in Mairitius with La Rochelle Fishing Charters at trou aux biches Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.08 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Who needs navigation systems when you have Alaine!?
We set off trolling in the pitch black before sun rise to get to the spot first and it certainly paid off! Before we had even finished 1 full lap of the FAD off went the rod with our diving lure on- a decent yellow fin around 15kg for our efforts.
Alaine had caught live bait the night before in preparation for our trip so we had the best chance of presenting a good bait to the tuna and dorado we were targetting. After an hour or so off went another rod we had the live bait on but unfortunately this time the line snapped and we were unlucky, Joe the gaff man thought it was a better size Tuna.
The next couple of hours we kept 3 rods on live bait and 1 on jigging a rubber lure, there were 4 more boats around but all was quite and we were the only boat to catch anything. Around 9am without warning off went the live bait rod again which had been weighted to the bottom, we were in to another tuna. There was a very decent fight on the light rod and reel and it took nearly 20 mins to pull in the yellow fin which actually turned out to be smaller than the first. A short while later the tuna came to the surface to feed and were even jumping chasing the bait fish, Joe spotted a large yellow fin but still no other boats were catching!
By 10am we decided to call it a day- happy with our catch we set the trolling rod and headed back to shore.
Overall a great trip on a good tratitional boat with a great crew. It was my dads first sea fishing trip and he loved it, we both can’t wait to go again.
Best of luck until next time.
Rob

 


Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

If you are looking for simple fishing this boat is a good choice.  (I mean price and quality) Capitan is very friendly and experienced. We have succeeded,  2 tunas were cough!!

Fished January 2017

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Alain Marie-Jeanne (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thanks Vladimir

Went fishing on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We caught 5 Tuna and one Bonnita. Great day out and our captain was superb with the kids.

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, August 3, 2015

The boat is not very fast or luxurieus. But has a skilled captain who knows his job. Without any help of GPS he could find the wright spots. Different fishing techniques for an optimal result during the day.
We fished in the wintertime (not the best time in the year) and managed to catch 10 small yellow fin tuna (10kg) and some bonito’s.

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 1, 2015

A very poor experience.

First, contrary to the express advice that I had been given when I had specifically raised with FishingBooker that I was left-handed and whether the boat had left handed reels, the captain expected me to reel in any hooked fish with my right hand.  This was incredibly limiting on the single occasion that we actually hooked a fish.  To have been given completely inaccurate information on the one specific issue that I raised when booking this vessel is appalling.

Second, there were no fish and, in my opinion, very little effort was made to find any.  We stayed at the first location for about one and a half hours and then the captain unilaterally made the decision to come back inshore (I was asleep at the time as there was little else to do).  He then took me to the second fishing location where we spent less than 5 minutes before he decided that there were no fish there.  He then started heading back and eventually told me (several hours before the end of the booked trip) that we should go back in as there were no fish.  I was not given any involvement in this decision.

Other than telling me that the fishing was much better in the Mauritian summer no attempt was made to apologise for this sorry experience.

If I ran my business in this manner I would rapidly go bankrupt.

patrick manus egan does not recommend La Rochelle Fishing Charters

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, March 23, 2015

We had a wonderful fishing excursion with Alain and his team in March 2015. We went on a half day trip, caught 3 tunas and 3 bonitos, and had a lot of fun doing so. This is not the high end of the market, but ideal for what we wanted. Alain picked us up promptly as arranged. I did not see a fishfinder or gps, but I soon realized that Alain knows the waters around the island like the back of his hand, so there was no need for them. Both Alain and his staff are very knowledgeable. We loved the fact that we could keep the fish we caught as we had self-catering accommodation. I would highly recommend using La Rochelle for your fishing experience on Mauritius.

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, February 6, 2015

Very nice, Everything was good. Slow Boat, Average confort. But ok for a fishing trip ;-) Catches few bonitos and yellow fin tuna… and a couple of dorados…
No GPS or Echo, but the Capt knows his work!
Tks AX

Fished February 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 29, 2014

We had a really great time with La Rochelle, the captain was really professional and made sure we have fun and learn new things, we got 2 really nice fish!

Fished November 2014

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