September 1, 2012

Australian badass Ross Boyce closed down the season today on the unstoppable Explorer and send the Super panga to the hill with a great send off. He replicated his awesome performance earlier in the week with another pair of Sailfish releases.

Ross boasts that he has fishing in small boats for big game all around the world, but his experience on the Explorer was truly one for the memories.

The Super panga ends the year with a staggering number of trips run (120) and bright future for the 2013 season. Stay tuned because if the weather breaks over the next two month we may just sneak the Explorer back in the water for some scattered day trips.

We were told that this hull could withstand a beating, but even in our wildest dreams we never imagined that this boat would stand so strong after so many trips. Big thanks to our main man Ernesto at NBC Boatworks…we´ll be calling him soon for a 15 foot panga for our new Garza transport vessel for sure!

August 30, 2012

Our new friend Ross Boyce is a world beating angler who comes to us from Brisbane, Australia. His email to us was so good that we’ve decided to reproduce it verbatim:

Great day yesterday, although nearly didn’t get to go. Overnight Wednesday we had the obligatory thunderstorm but with the loudest and most continuous thunder I have heard in my life and the most intense rain here for quite a number of years in such a short time; so much so the bridge on the road to Playa Garza had water over the top of the railings. (In actual fact it was to the top, approximately 4 feet over the road.)
Left at 7.30 but because of the rain, the foreshore water was brown and full of debris for about a mile out or more which precluded us from any bottom fishing. So headed for about the 12-14 mile mark out to sea where the swell was varying from 6 to 10 feet. Absolutely no action for trolling from 8.30 to 11.00; by this time we were about 18 –20 mile out then Wham!

Absolutely full of action for the next 2 .5 hours – a total of 6 sailfish caught and released including two double hook ups!!! Huge adrenaline rush.

Carlos (deck hand) and Captain David were brilliant and professional in the execution of boat work, gear rigging and handling of the fish during the capture and release. GREAT JOB….

During the past 2 years I have charter fished on the Great Barrier Reef, other parts of Australia, King fish at Tairua East Coast of New Zealand, Yellow Fin Tuna at Key West Florida, and on this vacation Salmon at Quadra Island, British Columbia before coming to Nosara and can I assure you the operation here is First Class!

Further heavy rain and thunder are expected in the next 24 will have to wait on the weather for the next charter.
The last picture indicates 5 fingers of the number of fish; but my camera battery ran out..bugger.

Ross Boyce
Manly, Brisbane Australia
currently in Nosara..August 31st