FISHING

Wayward Wind

Wayward Wind is fully licensed for sport fishing.

WAYWARD WIND is a classic Bertram 31 with flybridge, famous for providing stability and a smooth ride far exceeding a normal 31ft sport fishing boat.

We fish six rods on the fishing deck plus two more rods from the flybridge, these last two known as  shotgun because they ride behind the other six lures and are farthest from the boat.

The boat is equipped with top-quality fishing tackle – 30lb, 50lb, 80lb and 130lb class rods and reels, outriggers, a large fighting chair, teasers and downrigger.

Electronics include GPS/Chart Plotter, Echo Sounder VHF Radio.  SEE THE BOAT IN ACTION, catching a BLUE MARLIN whilst filming with Bill Boyce of IGFA Widwater Adventures!

CLIENT SAFETY is paramount. An annual survey is carried out to conform with the Grenada Ports Authority licence for safety requirements which includes lifejackets, flares, first aid kit and back-up electronic equipment.

BLUE MARLIN - estimated 300 lbs - caught here in Grenada

BLUE MARLIN – estimated 300 lbs – caught here in Grenada

We fish the Caribbean Sea off the west coast of Grenada where the drop-off is dramatic. The 3000 feet contour is only five miles out in places so we can start fishing less than half an hour  after leaving the dock.

Fishing in Grenada centres around BLUE MARLIN which swim in these waters year round but numbers are greatest during the main season from October to May.

Wayward Wind caught the biggest BLUE MARLIN in the 2008 Spice Island Billfish Tournament – a nice one over 400 lbs.

Releasing the fish alive is the norm here and virtually all billfish go back to fight another day. Most of the really big fish are caught around the 6000 feet contour and again this is soon reached, normally within an hour of the start of fishing.

A lovely SAILFISH in excellent condition tagged and ready for release.

A lovely SAILFISH in excellent condition tagged and ready for release.

A wide range of species also keeps the action going in Grenada –WHITE MARLIN, SAILFISH, WAHOO and DORADO mainly – the latter two making excellent eating are generally brought in.

YELLOWFIN TUNA grow to over 200 lbs in these rich blue waters and a big one is a real test of fisherman and tackle. Anyone has a chance to fight this true gladiator of the ocean.

Captain Stewart, originally from the UK, has over 15 years experience of big-game fishing in the Caribbean Sea and Indian Ocean ranging from Kenya, Mauritius and the Caribbean islands.

His greatest experience to date is personally fighting a black marlin for over five hours off the coast of Kenya only to see the great fish throw the hook within thirty yards of the boat. Estimated weight of the marlin: 1500 lbs.

Capt.Stewart with "Mr.Purple" his favourite lure for BLUE MARLIN

Capt.Stewart with “Mr.Purple” his favourite lure for BLUE MARLIN

One which did not get away – a broadbill swordfish, weight 150 lbs, caught in darkness after one-and-a-half hours. “Swords” can be caught at night here off Grenada  fishing lures with light-sticks.

Capt. Stewart started chartering boats in the BASS grounds of the the North Sea,UK. Drift fishing with live launce up to 50 bass could be caught and released in a day thanks to the prolific year class of 1992, sadly now passed on, and double figure bass, every anglers dream, were taken almost every day.

Many of Capt. Stewart’s UK clients have now visited Grenada to search for Grenada’s much bigger billfish.

Ellen, "The Little Boss" and top crewman, John Dabreo

Ellen, “The Little Boss” 

All one big family at your service aboard WAYWARD WIND – Ellen, “The Little Boss” and top crewman,  George The Crew, hoist a nice SAILFISH before releasing the great fish.

 

SPORT FISHING SPECIAL FOR SGU MEMBERS
SGU members are very welcome on Wayward Wind and will find our sport fishing specials and regular fishing updates on the SGU POST “Bulletin Board”.

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