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Story: Fishing
Episode: 7
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 27th December 2020

With clear turquoise waters and a diverse range of fish, the Cocos Keeling Islands are the ideal fishing destination.

  • Start by seeking advice from the Visitors Centre. Visit their website to find a tour operator that will ensure you end up having exhilarating fishing experience.
  • Fly fishing is where you float a lure over the water with a feather-light line and land it in front of the fish.
  • There are many beautiful and unique species of fish found in the Cocos Islands, like triggerfish, skipjack trevally and bonefish.
  • At first, it’s about getting your technique right. After a while, it’s more about targeting the spot you want to drop the fly.
  • Fly fishing is a tranquil, peaceful activity until you hook a fish. They are powerhouses of energy and you have to hold on tight as you slowly work them back into shore.

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