Types of Fishes

Giant Trevally (GT) 
Local Name: KOKARI
(Caranx Ignobilis)

The Giant Trevally is a species of fish found in the waters off the Andaman Islands and are the largest of the jack family. These here can grow over 200 lb and swim the surface waters of reefs around the islands. The size commonly landed on Poppers by fishermen average 50 to 70 LBs. Occasional 100 pounder is not uncommon!!
One of most sort after Gamefish, the Giant Trevally is always an thrill to hook, No matter its size, the fight is always a treat for the fishermen.
The GTs use the tiger sharks to hide behind and then ambush prey. Striking the bait-balls and taking their pick. The GT’s of the Andamans are known as tournament size GT.

Blue Fin Trevally
Local Name: NEEL KOKARI

The Blue Fin Trevally is a good table fish up to 10 LDs in size but can grow up to 40 LBs. These are generally found in schools and hunt along side the GTs. The are very aggressive hunters and will strike a surface lure. A
Their name comes from their blue ting on their fins and on their sides. A beautiful looking fish with an attitude of a killing machine!

Coral Trout
Local Name: CT
(Plectropomus Leopardus)

The Coral Trout are from the Grouper family & are the Leopards of the reef! Very well camouflaged among the coral reefs, they strike their unsuspecting pray from the unseen crevices of the rocks in the Reefs. Their color can vary with the time of day based on the light, the surrounding habitat and the type of activity the fish is pursuing making them very successful hunters of the reef.
Striking the Bait, both deep in the reef and on the surface of shallow reefs, the coral trout are very good fighters for every pound of their weight. Taking both wobblers and small poppers, they head straight for the reef and a tight drag is a must when in their territory.

Green Jobfish
Local name: RUEI
(Aprion Virescens)

Beautiful looking and a predator of the reef with the speed of a torpedo, the Green Job fish is like the Cheetah of the reef. Built for speed and can be compared to the Bone fish on a fly tackle, is a great fighter once on your line. I know to take poppers, stick bits and even wobblers, the Green Job fish is a true fighter till the end.
These can grow up to 30 LBs and are a good eat too! A local favorite, they are a prices catch even for the local fishermen.

Yellowfin, Dog Tooth, Bonito & Skipjack Tuna
Local name: TONA
(Thunnus Albacares)

The Tuna, Abundant in the  Andaman Islands waters. Compared to other less active fish, tunas have hearts that are ten times larger for their body weight and pump three times more blood. This gives the tuna an unmatched power to swim long and hard and put up an incredible fight.
The Main body of the Yellow-fin is dark metallic blue & changing to silver on the belly, the second dorsal fin and the anal fin are both bright yellow,. Divers off the Andaman Islands have reported sightings of 3 m record size Tuna.

Barracuda
Local name: DANDUS
(Sphyraena Barracuda)

The Barracuda fish can weigh over 100 lb (45 kg) and reach a length of 10 ft (3 m). The larger species are solitary and not found in schools. The great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda), are hard fighters.
Most waters in the world have such high pollution levels that the reef poising in the fish makes this fish a bad eat over 2 kgs in size but the biggest of these in these pristine and unpolluted waters of the Andamans are a great eat.

Black Marlin
(Makaira Indica)
&
Blue Marlin
(Makaira Mazara)

The Marlins is found in tropical and subtropical waters not far from the surface. Known for its aerial displays, this large commercial game fish is one of the most exciting fighters you will come across.
Marlins primarily feed on cephalopods and fish, especially tuna, which they stun and kill with side to side slashing movements of their bill. Marlins can reach up to 16 ft (5 m) in length and weigh more than 1,984 lb (900 kg)

Dorado
Local Name: HAATHI KOKARI
(Coryphaena Hippurus)

The Dorado, also known as Dolphin fish or Mahi Mahi or, is one of the most exciting offshore gamefish. The males are easily distinguished by their high flat forehead and are usually larger than the females. They can grow up to 80 lbs and live for around 5 years. When hooked, this beautifully colored fish lights up with an almost neon like glow and puts on an exciting, high jumping fight. Coloring ranges from a dark blue along its back and changes laterally through a green – gold – yellow color spectrum.

King Mackerel
Local Name: SURMAI

Stealth and speed are the weapons with which the King Mackerel rule the Andamans waters. Growing up to 70 LBs and close to 2 meters in size, this is the a fish that can empty your spool in its first run. Looking very much like a Wahoo, it has all the features of a great predator and a lighting fast strike, King Mackerels are a super favorite of all fishermen to hookup. Mostly taking spinners and wobblers, they have been known even to strike even the occasional Popper.

Sailfish
Local Name: HAWAI SURMAI
(Istiophorus Platypterus)

The sail of this beautiful Bill Fish is normally kept folded down and to the side when swimming, but it may be raised when the sailfish feels threatened or excited, making it appear much larger than it actually is. Sailfish reach a maximum size of approximately 11 ft (3.5 m) total length and 220 lb (100 kg). Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of a swordfish..

Wahoo
Local Name: KAW-WA SURMAI

Having the stealth of the King Mackerel and the power of the Barracuda, the Wahoo are one of the fastest swimming fish in the sea!! Mostly found in the Blue Waters, they some times venture into the not so deep waters around the Islands in search of their pray. A great fighter and the power to make your reel drag a joke, the Wahoo can grow up to 70 LBs and are a priced catch for any fisherman.