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We catch alot of giant travelly fishing in the waters before Pangani, Zanzibar. Especially when we head out to Magic Corner close to a full-moon night. Giant Trevally feed on fish and crustaceans, cephalopods and molluscs make up a considerable part of their diets. But birds?! We have never seen anything like what the stunning footage rleased by BCC in 2017, showing giant trevally hunting birds at Farquhar Atoll in the Seychelles.

Giant Travelly hunting down birds

This powerful predatory fish is considered one of the top gamefish of the Indo-Pacific region, having outstanding strength, speed and endurance once hooked. Giant Trevally can be hooked with life bait, cut fish and all kinds of lures like poppers, plugs, soft plastic baits, saltwater flies & streamers, jigs.

Distribution of the Giant Trevally

The giant trevally is distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region and can be found from Japan, to Hawaii, South Africa, Australia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Reunion, India, the Maladives, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, Oman, Sudan…

The species is most common in shallow coastal waters in a number of environments, including coral and rocky reefs and shores, lagoons, embayments, tidal flats and channels. Read more on Wikipedia ->

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