JIGGING TRIAL BY JIGABITE.CO.UK - TERRY

May 29, 2018 by Graham Venters

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Pink)
Summary

First time jigging in Madeira
ANGLER – Terry Smith
CAPTAIN – GRAHAM VENTERS WITH ORLANDO AS 2ND CAPTAIN.
Yesterday the 30th May we had the great pleasure of having Terry Smith from Jigabite.co.uk, one of the highest regarded jigging specialists in England, on board “Gavito” to test out the prospects for jigging in Madeira. The conditions were all against us with wind against tide and gusting up to 17 knots with a 4 knot tide race, however, determined to give it a go Terry chose a 300 gram fast jigging lure and dropped down in about 60 metres. After a few attempts he decided to try using a slightly slower recovery and immediately got a take. The result was a Red Snapper of just over 20 lbs. His biggest Red Snapper ever. He was understandably delighted with this, as were we. All the terminal tackle was supplied by jigabite.co.uk and the quality in all items was excellent. We are due to go out again on Friday the 1st June and we can’t wait to see if we can get better fish. Hopefully the conditions will be more favourable. We were only out for 4 hours as we needed to fish the flood tide, but a great time was had by all and we celebrated the Snapper by having a Bar-B-Que at our house. The fish not only fought well but tasted great as well. Well done Terry.

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