My recent recce trip with my friend Dr Harmohan Khanna.
We fished with Qutub who runs Captain Hook Andaman Sport Fishing out of Havelock in the Andaman Islands.
Qutub has three excellent boats that comfortably fish 2 to 3 anglers fishing for a wide variety of species. This is a good value set up for serious anglers in search of big GT’s and a variety of species. We stayed at the 3 star Dolphin Resort just 2 miles from the marina. Excellent facilities, bar and restaurant serving good value food. Air conditioned rooms, small gym and nice rooms. They have bicycle hire for just £1 per day and the island is great for sightseeing when not out fishing.. Havelock Island is very scenic and nice white sandy beaches. Radhanager Beach is one of the nicest on the island but Govind Nagar and Kala Pathar are really nice too. Good choice of restaurants on this friendly and attractive island.
My choice of restaurants would be:
Coco Restaurant, Fat Martin’s, Red Snapper at Wild Orchid and Dolphin Resort restaurant were amongst my favourites. I really like Indian food and what is great about these well run restaurants is the fact they will tailor make your menu to your own tastes – designer curries – great.!
We caught Bluefin trevally’s, GT’s, Spanish Mackerel, coral trout, barracuda, red snapper and small grouper. We surface popped, casting sub surface action lures into bait balls, jigging, trolling and some bottom fishing. This was only my second time fishing in the Andaman’s and so I am still on a learning curve. A couple of experienced Swedish anglers had some big GT action on poppers with Qutub. Nothing big for us but they are certainly there to be caught and released…….John Founds.