17 Mar 2011

A quick Mozambique, Inhaca

This time in  South Africa, we have planned to visit Mozambique.
After a  weekend with the family, we pack our bags, take the rods and start driving.
On the way we get the malaria tablets, repellent and a bottle of "Havana CluB"
Long waiting at the borders, but everything goes pretty smooth.
We finally get to Maputo, but the only flight for today is gone.
We decide to drive through Maputo and find a Hotel for a night.
We decide to stop at Blue Anchor Inn just 20km north to Maputo.
Very friendly people, with good food and service.
We get a very good night rest and at 11:45 we catch the plain to Inhaca isaland.
On the first afternoon we decide to take a kayak for a ride.The place is amazinly beautifull, with lots of coconut trees and mangroves.
It has some lovely shallow beaches and lagoons.
There are no asfalt roads on the island, all roads are sandy, and so it will be unpossible to walk around.
In front of the lodge plenty small jacks at high tide, those can be easily caught on clousers or small lures from the jetty.
On the next day we visited Portugese island, wich is about 5 mins by boat from the hotel.
On the westers side the drop is just by the beach and some great fishing opportunities.
We were catching small queenfish on nearly every cast.
Lots of small jacks, though I have seen bigger group passing by.
Plenty garfish, I got one giant on Acme KM, and it was very nice jumping all around.
The other two days we spent on Santa Maria beach just by the Hells Gate.
I will tell you, that it is the most beautifull beach I have ever been at.
There is sandy shallows and deep channer running by the shore.
Long wall of corall reef.
There is excellent fishing spots, though we we not so successfull with giants but we have got various speecies from the spot.
We have noticed tat fish activity drops very significantly before the storm, very productive spots just suddenly stop working.
We had an excellent lunch with fresh Mozambican King Prawns at Lucas restaurant at the local village.
And we are on our way home to Pretoria.

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