Giant Trevally fishing

Distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, the Giant Trevally - also known as GT - (Caranx ignobilis) is the most wanted species for popping lovers. They can be 1,70 cm long and reach up to 80 kg (175 lb)!

Giant Trevally live in shallow bays and lagoons, although the adults also love deeper reefs, offshore atolls and large embayments. They're caught trolling, live bait fishing, jigging, fly fishing, but the most exciting way to catch them is popping.

Giant Trevally fishing

Top Giant Trevally Fishing destinations

Distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, the Giant Trevally live in shallow waters, although the adults also love deeper reefs, offshore atolls and large embayments. The best Giant Trevally fishing destinations are Sudan in the Red Sea, Oman, the Maldives, Seychelles (Farquhar Atoll), Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka and New South Wales in Australia.

How to fish for Giant Trevally

Probably the most exciting techique to catch Giant Trevally is popping and spinning other top water lures close to the shore.

Casting large poppers and stick-baits in shallow areas, close to reefs, the best way to entice a GT to strike is the pop and pause technique. Pull the rod and then pause as you wind up a slack, popping 3-4 times and then pause works too. The important thing to try the get the attention of the GT's is to work the lures with a lot of action and to mix it up (slow, fast, pauses...)

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Best Giant Trevally Fishing Charters

Walkabout Luxury Catamaran

8 50,00 ft

Nungwi Port, Zanzibar (TZ)

From $ 1000
Deposit non-refundable

Aquila

20 53,00 ft

Cap Malheureux, Mauritius (MAU)

From $ 608
Deposit non-refundable

Nosy Lien

4 32,81 ft

Nosy Be, Madagascar (MG)

From $ 508
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Magic Hooker

12 47,00 ft

Black River, Mauritius (MAU)

From $ 596
Deposit non-refundable

LIFE IS GOOD II

10 19,00 ft

Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar (TZ)

From $ 420
Deposit non-refundable

Manou1

5 36,09 ft

Madirokely, Madagascar (MG)

From $ 737
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Eco Mundi

2 14,76 ft

Cairns Port, Queensland (AUS)

From $ 314
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Gaelle

3 26,25 ft

Grande Terre, Madagascar (MG)

From $ 547
Deposit non-refundable

Suli Suli

4 27,89 ft

Kendwa, Zanzibar (TZ)

From $ 450
Deposit non-refundable