Long line fishing in Reunion

Having still nightmares about fishermen in Asia I decided to try get inside the local fishing trade and learn the way they operate so I get a true view of the risk we take when sailing at night, So when I ask my friendly professional fisherman Josian if he could take me with him, he obliged happily.

Departure was at 16.00hrs and after 2 hrs of motoring the started to set the long line all of 30K,s and 400 hooks. They were impressive!

At 02.00hrs the reverse process started and the long line was pulled in and I guessed these guys were praying for a good catch. In the very short time I was with them I learnt that I don’t have to worry about these lines as the only thing you will ever hit will be the float. It was a good night, the shark taken for the night was dead already and live sharks caught on the line are released.

The Boat


Preparing the gear


First catch


mako shark

The clean up

Captain Josian


About Paco

I am living my dream of sailing around the world, and to visit and meet as many places and people time will allow me.
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4 Responses to Long line fishing in Reunion

  1. jon Gregson says:

    Paco I have a 20 foot container of Pantagonian toothfish hooks if you need any more Hooks



  2. Hola Paco, enhorabuena por hacer los sueños realidad, pero como no hagas escala en Murcia y navegues con el catamarán por el Mar Menor, seguro que te faltará algo en este viaje…

    Ahora sabré por donde “navegas”, un abrazo a toda la familia y seguir disfruntando de todo lo que estáis conociendo.

    Jose Miguel Pacutos – Mar Menor

    • Paco says:

      Hola Jose Miguel,
      Recapacite el ir al Mediterraneo pero la no hay muchos amarres para acomodar a my Catamaran. Tambien cuando cobran por el amarre es como para solucionar la crisis financiera en Europa.

  3. Paco says:

    Hi Jon ,
    Good to heard from you. How does it look like?

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