Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spearfishing Bassas da India

Here follow a couple of pics of fish Mark and a group of divers took in Basas recently. The big knigfish Mark got was 52.5 kgs - a good size. THey saw some even bigger fish but were not able to get them.

Here is black kingfish:


Mark's 52.5 ignobilis kingie - what a beast!








Here Charl Blignout shows a big 24 kg coral trout.



Basas is a good spot to find big kingis. The trip involved much travel by sea in tough conbditions with little dive time in proportion to travel. They saw few big gamefish besides the kingis.

7 comments:

Jan Greeff said...

Hopefully Mark ate every morsel of that majestic ignobilis. If not, why on earth did he kill it? It can only be to satisfy an overgrown ego. What a dastardly deed!

Jan Greeff said...

Hopefully Mark ate every morsel of that majestic ignobilis. If not, why on earth did he kill it? It can only be to satisfy an overgrown ego. What a dastardly deed!

Jeff said...

Awesome blog, great pics.

Fishin Fool said...

I absolutely love your blog. Spear fishing looks like so much fun!

Gletwyn Rubidge said...

Just saw you comment Jan.
As far as I know the Iggi was eaten. You seem to be keen to chat to Mark - contact me on freedive@freedive.co.za - I will give you Mark's cell # so you can ask him directly.

bous said...

I hope that Jan knows how much skill, talent and knowledge goes into shooting such a lovely fish. Come dive with us one day and see if you can handle the pressure!! Well done Mark.

Anonymous said...

I have been to Bassas and am a spearo...

The iggies are big and curious. It takes zero spearo skill to bag a 50kg specimen - zero. Killing a fish like that is shameful, truely shameful. It is probably 15 year old and fathered / mothered many other iggs.

Spearo's should never target these fish. If going to bassas, focus on the yellow fin tunny and not the resident fish.

Shame on you Mark.