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Giant Trevally

Fishing for Giant Trevally

Giant Trevallys are the kings of the jack family. Ferocious predators that were made famous for their bird hunting antics on the Blue Planet II, they grow to a maximum size of 170cm and can weigh in at up to 80kgs, but you won't be catching that size on a fly rod!. They are found in the Into-Pacific region.

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Giant Trevally Become a Reality

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you fish for Giant Trevally?

You can fly fish for Giant Trevally in the Seychelles, Maldives, Christmas Island, Oman.

Fishing Tackle for Giant Trevally

If there is one fish that's going to test your tackle to the limit it's the infamous GT. To effectively fish for a GT on the fly, you will need an 11 or 12 weight rod. The reel is your most important bit of kit when fighting them; it must have a bombproof drag or the GT will simply melt the drag system. Like all bullies, if you stand up to them they quickly back down. Fight hard and don't let them bully you. 

Fishing flies for Giant Trevally

GT's primary food source is fish, so the flies typically used are bait fish style flies, such as a brush fly. Poppers are also very popular and something like a N.Y.A.P can be very effective in fooling a GT. The hooks must be solid, a Gamagatsu SL12 or similar. Expect an excited GT to chase the fly all the way to the rod tip.

Ask The Expert


Department Manager

Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Seychelles and Mexico's Yucatan fishing programs.


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Bahamas and Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.


Sporting Travel Specialist


UK Managing Director


Sporting Travel Specialist

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