Aug 19, 2014

Winter GTs

Winter is normally the time of year we concentrate on the Wahoo and Sailfish packs but the winter weather has allowed us to keep doing a bit of GT Popping...








The GTs are here all year round of course but the winter can often be windy limiting our access to the best outer barrier reef breakers. Not so much this year ! Anglers here to target the Wahoo & Sails are also finding they can toss some poppers and land some nice GTs !





Feb 25, 2014

Albacore Record aboard Bite Me Too

Skipper Joe took angler Boyang Zhang out for some deep-water jigging last week aboard the new boat Bite Me Too. Great weather meant ideal jigging conditions and Boyang made the most of it hooking up and landing a 19.6kg Albacore setting a new M-36 Fiji National Record.

 That's a monster Albacore !

The very distinctive Pectoral fins on an Albacore

A very good Fiji Record catch for Boyang and of course - very good eating for all the other guests at Matava Resort !

Feb 13, 2014

GT World Record Released

Last week skipper Joeli took angler Kenneth from Singapore out for some GT Popping on the brand new GT boat Bite Me Too.
Using a Dogfight 6500 on a Carpenter Blue Lagoon and GT Mania lure, Kenneth fought a huge GT for over 25 minutes until Joe could finally grab the leader.



The fish measured 57 Inches (short length) smashing the current IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record however, because of the long fight, Kenneth elected to snap one quick photo and get the GT back in the water as soon as possible. Joe swam the fish for 5 minutes before a healthy release....
Nice one guys, commendable !

Dec 30, 2013

The New GT Popping & Jigging Boat

Dec 27, 2013

Bite Me Too Delivered !



Our brand new fishing boat Bite Me Too is now at the Resort and we are running in the engines and seeing just how fast she can go. The answer....Very !


Skipper Joe winds up the brand new Mercury 4-stroke 150s and she takes off...
Cruising at 30kts, we can now park on the Kadavu Seamount in under an hour....
Furuno Chartplotter, Sounder, VHF Radio, Lifejackets for 8, comfortable seating for six, plenty of rod storage, tackle boxes, ice boxes and even a head !


She is now ready for our summer GT Popping and Jigging season.
Drop us a line here if you want to be one of the fist to  blast around Kadavu Island !


Oct 14, 2013

New GT Popping & Jigging Boat Almost Complete

Work is almost complete on our brand new offshore sportfishing boat Bite Me II being built by BlueWater craft in Navua, Viti Levu. She will be a 28ft go-fast go-anywhere fishing machine designed to perfectly service the growing GT Popping and deep water jigging specialists as well as offer anglers the opportunity to go after pelagic gamefish such as marlin, Pacific Sailfish, yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo on stand-up tackle. Powered by the very latest Twin 150 Mercury 4-strokes she will cruise at 25 kts and be capable of reaching 35+ knots at WOT.


Sister Ship
Sister Ship
Our vessel will be based on the above design however we have added a number of modifications to suit our fishing around Kadavu Island.
Floor
The main hull is complete with the large centre console going on now.
With a 400L in-floor fuel tank she will be very stable for casting and jigging and have extensive range.
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We have specified grab rails at the perfect height for safety and ease of casting poppers
Rocket Launcher
There will be plenty of rod storage
Transom Room
and of course easy access transom door for hauling in a big Dogtooth Tuna or sliding in the big GTs for release !
I will be personally supervising the finishing touches and loading all the required brand new safety equipment in a few weeks and we hope to have her in Marine Survey and in service by the beginning of December. We are now taking GT Popping & Jigging bookings for the summer season starting 1st January 2014.
I can’t wait to barrel out to the Kadavu Seamount and drop some jigs !

Mar 13, 2013

Kadavu Fishing Update

The GT fishing recently has been pretty modest by our standards. We have been having to work harder than normal with La Nina weather patterns still affecting the ocean current directions along the outer barrier reef.  Mark & Yaniv from the US fished recently and Mark was kind enough to let me post a few pics from their trip.


 Dogtooth Tuna on a Jig
 
Coral Trout on a Stickbait




 Always fun the Red Bass





Mangrove Jack !



Not really any Kadavu Monsters in the mix but a very nice variety of species on both Poppers and Jigs. Hope you had fun guys...

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