Tanzania and Latham Island

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- Dogtooth Tuna 100.5 kg
- Place: Dar es Salaam December 2007
- Angler: Bernard Twalibu
- Skipper: Maddalena Martinengo
- Mate: Jason Alexiou, Ali, Habbasi                                                       100 kg Dogtooth
- Place: Latham Island
- Boat: Kelly II
- Skipper: Maddalena Martinengo
- Mate: Jason Alexiou, Bernard            Club Record
- Giant Grouper, 130.8 kg
- Place: Latham Island 2005
- Boat: Hannah
- Skipper: Maddalena Martinengo
- Mate: Khallaf, Mhubin, Iddi, Jason Alexiou, Bernard        
- Junior, Lorenzo Folli and one his YF Tuna (27 kg)
- Place: Zanzibar Channel 2004
- Angler: Lorenzo Folli
- Boat: Kelly II
- Skipper: Maddalena Martinengo
- Mate: Jason Alexiou, Bernard            WORLD RECORD WOMEN

- Dogtooth Tuna 91.79 kg - 130 lb
- Angler: Maddalena Martinengo
- Place: Latham Island (14 Feb 2004)
- Boat: Kelly II
- Skipper: Jason Alexiou, Bernard
- Mate: Jason Alexiou/M. Martinengo         
- Lorenzo Folli fighting Yellowfin Tuna
- Place: Zanzibar Channel 2004
- Boat: Kelly II
- Skipper: Maddalena Martinengo
- Mate: Jason Alexiou, Bernard       

Please note: Fish on gauntry are either Tanzanian Records, All Africa Records, World Records or part of a competition catch.






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We fish with "SALTYWATER TACKLE"
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About us

Jason Alexiou is an excellent fisherman who, during his young age, had transformed his passion into his living, working for several charter operators along the coast.

He now fishes for pleasure together with his wife and often assists and gives consultancy to hotels or other ventures along the coast in any fishing related issue. He has also started a new line of lures and as the I.G.F.A. Representative for Tanzania tries to promote Sport Fishing in Tanzania throughout magazines, videos and Fishing Clubs and has often assisted the Local Authorities in the fight against illegal fishing. He has also been several times the Fishing Secretary for the Dar es Salaam Yacht Club (Rear Commodore Power standing position).


World Record Dogtooth Tuna.
The Biggest Dogtooth Tuna ever caught on jig.
OBX-500 Saltywater Tackle Jigging Rod



World Record Dogtooth Tuna.
The Biggest Dogtooth Tuna ever caught on jig.



Very Big Dogtooth Tunas, Gts, Sharks and broadbills.



Very Big Dogtooth caught by Marc
Uncut Video of the big dogtooth caught by Marc. Unfortunately I did not manage to record the initial run which almost spooled us. Marc was left with only two turns on the reel, before getting spooled. Luckily with the speed of the boat we managed to run after the fish and recover the line. The recording started only after, when everything was already under control.


During his fishing experiences, he has fished extensively, all along the Tanzanian coast, getting to know all the best fishing areas, from North to South, from the Pemba Channel down through to Kilwa, where he went and did a survey to see if the area was suitable for fishing Tourism and later, for a "fishability study" for the owner of the future Kilwa Ruins Lodge.
Apart from his general fishing skills, Jason has proven to be good at locating large Dogtooth Tuna, finding out during the course of his experiences several spots which have provided the best and the largest Dogtooth Tuna in Tanzania, with several 100 kg plus Dogtooth Tuna being caught on his boats.
The largest Dogtooth Tuna caught on our boats (and the largest ever caught in Tanzania) was a 103 kg one and was caught in 2003, the largest Dogtooth Tuna caught in 2007 was a 100.5 kg one, The largest Dogtooth Tuna caught on our boats in 2008, was a 95.00 kg one.

WORLD RECORD ALL TACKLE - White Tip Shark 2012
All Tackle World Record White Tip Shark caught by Andrea Pellegrini while fishing with Jason and Mady. The big shark was caught while jigging at Latham Island.


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Thanks to his skills and the profuse knowledge of the area, he made achieve 5 Dogtooth Tuna World Records to the boats he was fishing from (the latest one a 100.5 kg Dogtooth Tuna World Record caught on our boats, on 80 lbs line). Two of these Dogtooth Tuna Wolrd Record are held by himself.
1 All tackle World Record Giant Grouper (179.5 kg caught by Nelson Shayne), 1 All Tackle World Record White Tip Shark caught by Andrea Pellegrini on jig, was recently approved in 2012 together with a 56.6 kg Giant Trevally on 50 lbs line caught by Matt Larsson in November 2011, and 1 Giant Trevally Line Class Lady World Record, were caught on our boats as well . (without counting the All Africa Records and the Tanzanian Records).
Mady, is the skipper of the boat and she loves fishing as well whenever she has the chance to leave the steering. (2 Line Class Dogtooth World Record Lady - 1 Line Class Giant Trevally World Record Lady)

Although Jason found these Dogtooth areas more than 20 years ago, being well aware of the vulnerability of these critters and of the large commercial interest they create, he limited himself to fish for Dogtooth Tuna only a few months a year and he showed these areas (which up to date were still unknown to mosts) only to a few close friends, managing this way to preserve these areas from being overfished.



       

Thanks to Jason and Mady extraordinary catches and Dogtooth Tuna records, the area of Latham, otherwise unknown to most, has become very demanded and reknown as being one of the best destination in the World for big GT and Dogtooth and lets hope that the large demand their successes have generated will not push fishemen and charter operators to overfish the area, ruining all the sacrifices made by Jason and Mady up to date to try to preserves these beautiful critters. latham fishing, latham, deep sea, big game, sportfishing, fishing, tanzania, zanzibar, pemba, latham island, fish, jigging, marlin, sailfish, yellowfin, tuna, broadbill, world record, record, IGFA, giant grouper, giant trevally, bigeye, trevally, dogtooth, jason alexiou, maddalena martinengo, nelson shayne, kilwa,

Our Fishing Ground

We are usually based in Dar es Salaam, from where we fish the surrounding waters which include the South Zanzibar Channel and Latham Island.
We have also been fishing several times along the coast, from south to north and we are quite familiar with Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Latham Island, Mafia Island, Songo Songo, Oukuza, Fanjove, Kilwa, Kenya. latham fishing, latham, deep sea, big game, sportfishing, fishing, tanzania, zanzibar, pemba, latham island, fish, jigging, marlin, sailfish, yellowfin, tuna, broadbill, world record, record, IGFA, giant grouper, giant trevally, bigeye, trevally, dogtooth, jason, alexiou, maddalena, martinengo,mady, nelson shayne, kilwa,

Our Fishing Methods

Our main method of fishing are based on:
  • Trolling using a combination of lures and natural dead baits (ballyhoo or strip baits) or we live bait, according to the type of fish we want to raise.
  • Broadbilling on overnight trips.
  • Jigging (we hold two World Record Dogtooth Tuna on 30 lbs (jigging) and 1 on 80 lbs (jigging))
  • Popping. Several 40 and 50 plus kg Giant Trevallies were caught on our boats while popping
  • Bottom fishing

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    Tackle

    We usually fish 16 through to 80 lbs tackle (Shimano and Penn).

    For jigging lures we advise you to contact Fishing Lunatics with their "Bite Me" jigs which we use very often.
    In their web site you can view several pictures of the fish we caught with their lures.
    They are manufactured in South Africa and they are very new in the market, but they have already proven to do the right job for us, catching several good size fish. info@fishinglunatics.com



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    Conservation

    We fish in accordance with the International Game Fish Association Rules
    We tag and release billfish and we also release Trevallies, Dogtooth Tuna and most species.


    Tagging Program

    Mady has been the Fishing Secretary of one of the biggest Yacht Club in Tanzania fro many year, In April 2012, she resigned from this position. During her appointment, with the help of her Sub-Committee, she has initiated a new Tagging Program. This program was directed to any Fish Species of any size caught along the coast of Tanzania.
    Anyone still willing to contribute in this program is invited to get the Tags and the Release Tag Cards. Tel: +255 784 645400
    E-mail : fishing_tz@outlook.com



    Weight Formula

    Releasing Giant Trevallies - It is several years that we are comparing measurements of Giant Trevallies, with their weight in order to find out a formula which could give the most realistic weight of the fish, just by measuring its fork length and girth, allowing us to release the fish and knowing the closest weight of the fish, if not the exact one.
    We have found that the following formulas are the most accurate giving a mistake of +/-1.5 kg:
    GT up to 30 kg and over: (girth x girth x fork length x 2.74) /100000
    GT up to 40 kg and over: (girth x girth x fork length x 2.70) / 100000
    GT up to 50 kg and over: (girth x girth x fork length x 2.60) / 100000
    All the scales used for this purpose have been yearly certified by the Tanzanian Bureau of Standard. deep sea, latham, big game, jigging, sportfishing, fishing, tanzania, zanzibar, pemba, latham island, fish, jigging, marlin, sailfish, yellowfin, tuna, broadbill, world record, record, IGFA, giant grouper, giant trevally, bigeye, trevally, dogtooth, jason alexiou, martinengo, nelson shayne, kilwa,

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    Please note that:
    a) We are not a travel agency;
    b) We don't take any booking;
    c) We do not hire our personal boats;
    d) We don't make bookings of hotels, flights, etc.;
    but Jason and Mady are always pleased to guide you at no costs during a fishing trip organized through existing Fishing Lodges.
    The intention of this web site is to talk about us, our achievements, to share our experiences, our catches and our pictures with our large "fishing fanatics" community and to promote Sport Fishing in Tanzania, which is one of Jason's main objectives being the IGFA Representative for Tanzania since several years.
    so if you are planning a fishing trip to Tanzania and you need any help, we will be pleased to assist you if possible and to give you our best suggestions.

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