For the past two years Australians have been limited to travel within their own country. This is not all bad news when you realise the diversity of fishing options in Australian waters. In early 2021, Josh Hutchins, of Aussie Fly Fisher, and film-maker, Kane Chenoweth, set off to one of Australia’s most remote regions in search of clean water, tropical vibes and big fish – the Cocos Keeling Islands.
With bountiful bonefish, intermittent shark-dodging, and relaxed Island vibes – Cocos was full of surprises.
Despite schools of bonefish and the odd-GT distraction, we had a primary goal for the trip: a Bumphead Parrotfish. We’d seen it done in the Seychelles, and we wanted to catch one in our home waters. Let the mission begin…