We all know that Giant Trevally feed on fish and that crustaceans, cephalopods and molluscs make up a considerable part of their diets. But birds?! In 2017 the BBC released some stunning footage showing giant trevally hunting birds in Farquhar Atoll in the Seychelles. Check out the video from the BBC documentary Blue Planet II for yourself.
This powerful predatory fish is considered one of the top gamefish of the Indo-Pacific region, having outstanding strength, speed and endurance once hooked. Giant Trevally can be hooked with life bait, cut fish and all kinds of lures like poppers, plugs, soft plastic baits, saltwater flies & streamers, jigs.
Distribution of the Giant Trevally
The giant trevally is distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region and can be found from Japan, to Hawaii, South Africa, Australia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Reunion, India, the Maladives, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, Oman, Sudan…
The species is most common in shallow coastal waters in a number of environments, including coral and rocky reefs and shores, lagoons, embayments, tidal flats and channels. Read more on this here >
Catch & Release
Giant Trevally have become very popular among sport fishing lovers. Catching the fish, careful handling the fish while unhooking and photographing and then releasing it into the ocean has become a common habit among anglers aboard of fishing charters.
They use to use barbless single hooks and restrict the time the fish spends out the water to a minimum, oxygenating it with a hose before returning it where it belongs.