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Here at The Angling Report, while we keep you up to date on places close to home, we plan to devote space now and then to angling developments in Africa. Here is an intriguing new development regarding the advanced scouting that is underway to find bonefish on the flats off Mozambique. We’ve mentioned before that the islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago, just off the coast of central Mozambique, are known to harbor the biggest bonefish in the world. Trouble is, no one has been able to find a suitably sporting way to catch them.

Now, it’s getting clearer that there are some vast flats in this region – miles after mile of them, according to eyewitness reports. But there is a new rub. The tides here are gigantic. They sweep in over the flats and leave them beneath as much as 10 and 12 feet of water.

Undaunted, a gentleman by the name of Bruce Theunissen (*) is flying these flats, looking for a fishable pattern. Theunissen says he is flying them with a state-of-the-art Global Positioning Device, marking the fish he sees and correlating sightings with time and tide charts.

Will a fishable bonefish safari come from all this? Maybe. And then again maybe not. What’s hanging in the balance here is the possibility of sight-fishing for bonefish in the 20plus-pound range. Put that notion in your dream pipe and smoke it. Wow! Don Causey.

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