Acension Island Trip on June 14 - 20 2017

ksong

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I am looking for 4th angler to join the Ascension Islane trip on June 14 - 20 2017.
The cost is about $2000 to fish 4 days on a boat with 4 anglers except tip and airfare.
The airfare is about $2000 from the US.
This is a life time experience for tuna lovers.
 

hosmo

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Yes that is trip of a lifetime, who are fishing with? Olaf Grimkowski? 2000$ is a great price my brother and I looked into fishing there few years ago and had some email exchanges with Bryan toney, he was saying 15k for 5 or 6 days of fishing
 

ksong

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It is a short notice as Capt just informed that the second boat is available.
It is 27' - 28' boat and it cost around $850 euro per day.
I don't think fishing in the Island is more expensive than fishing here excpet airfare.I don't know why your friend said it cost 15K.
The airfare from London to Ascension Island is $952 round trip.
We might stay at London on the way to Ascension and on the way to the US.
 

ksong

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There are only two flight to the Island a week. So the trip is 6 days or 9 days and I choose 6 days as 5 days action packed fishing is good enough.
 

ifish42na

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Kil I would stay at Brize Norton area on the way to Ascension instead of London; your layover is less than 24 hours A good place to stay is The Vines at Brize Norton, just minutes from the RAF base and good rooms, 2 or 3 pubs within walking distance.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/T...d1c85931d05e624!8m2!3d51.7363119!4d-1.5857487

On the way back from Ascension to Newark, USA, I have made it in 20 hours door to door with only 90 minutes layover at Heathrow. Twice this has worked out well for me.
 

ksong

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Basil, thanks for the info.
I thought I don't go to Ascention Island this year until Matthias contacted me recently. We reserved four passengers on the plane to Ascension Island and I am looking for the 4th anglers. We go even with three anglers if I don't get 4th anglers.
I wil decide within two days whether we go with 3 anglers or 4 anglers. I can't wait for long.
 

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Kil I would stay at Brize Norton area on the way to Ascension instead of London; your layover is less than 24 hours A good place to stay is The Vines at Brize Norton, just minutes from the RAF base and good rooms, 2 or 3 pubs within walking distance.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/T...d1c85931d05e624!8m2!3d51.7363119!4d-1.5857487

On the way back from Ascension to Newark, USA, I have made it in 20 hours door to door with only 90 minutes layover at Heathrow. Twice this has worked out well for me.
Yeah but how was the fishing?
 

hucklongfin

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I'm tempted but I'm on another trip at that time.
 

ksong

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I have to decide to go with three anglers or four in a few days as we have to give anglers' info to confirm our reservation of flight to Ascention Island. There were only 4 seats available now.
 

ksong

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We are going to use jigs, popers and bait whatever anglers like.
 

karlk1125

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Kil,
If you do that trip next year I will be VERY interested.
 

hucklongfin

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Gee boss, Ya know, I'd love to be back at work but I can't get there from here!
 

caveman

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Basil, how much drag were you using on that 280 pounder?
 

ifish42na

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Was not me in the video but if I had to guess I'd say at least 30lb of drag. It's not just about numbers on these fish especially when you are moving on a boat with no rail. I hooked one of these freight train Ascension monster tuna on a 50T long range special and have a bent hook to show for it.
 

caveman

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Thanks Basil. With that low rail height and smaller boat I wondered how much the drag would effect ones balance and safety. It sure looks like a fun though.
 

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NOTICE
We will keep all up to date as and when we receive further info

As you may be aware, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) are temporarily re-routing the South Atlantic Airbridge via an alternative location and have decided to suspend operations to Ascension Island for the landing of the Airbus A330 (AirTanker Voyager) until further notice.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and MOD are working closely to put in place measures to support the people who work on Ascension Island. Arrangements are currently being made to repatriate individuals currently on Ascension Island who are unable to travel back to the UK on the Airbridge due to the re-routing.

Unfortunately, Ascension Island Travel Agency (AITA) is unable to process any further flight bookings (new bookings or amendments) until we have clarity about an alternative service to and from Ascension Island. AITA will contact all passengers booked to travel to Ascension Island in the coming weeks to provide further information about their booking. However, please be advised that at this stage, all non-essential passengers are unlikely to be able to travel to Ascension Island in the next two weeks.

A further update will be provided in due course once we know more about any interim arrangement that may be put into place by the MOD.