Jan 18, 2010

New Fishing Boat for Bite Me Charters @ Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Dive Resort

"TEASE ME" delivered to Matava's the newest custom designed Popper Casting boat in the Fiji Islands!

Tease Me is an Islander 23 fiberglass Skiff custom designed for the Fiji Islands to best suit the shallow coral reef lagoons whilst still being more than capable of handling outer reef chop and ocean swells.

Built by the Fiberglass Shop in Fiji, this highly successful hull design is used extensively by many resorts and private owners all over the Fiji Islands. The vessel has proved itself as a versatile all-round skiff and Matava Resort even operates a custom adapted version as a 6 person dive boat.

With a self draining floor, low freeboard for handling fish boatside, walk-around centre console, raised side-rails for anglers fighting fish, ice chests, extensive safety equipment, T-Top shade and bow casting platform for inshore work such as fly fishing.

Tease Me is the perfect platform for popper casting for GTs and jigging for dogtooth tuna around Kadavu island's coral reef systems and barrier reef slopes.

With a top speed of about 25kts, she will have you fishing within minutes of departure from the resort.

A normal day aboard Tease Me consists of an early breakfast and a morning fishing session. She then usually returns to the resort for lunch, followed by an afternoon of further fishing, returning to the resort aroud 5.00pm.

She has a crew of one and can take up to three guest anglers.

On board are fish finder, GPS, VHF radio, EPIRB and full safety gear.

Tease Me offers guests a complete range of fishing including trolling lures along the miles of reef systems and outer barrier reef slopes, casting in the mangroves, deep water jigging, casting poppers for GTs and trolling the blue water for sailfish, tuna, mahi mahi and monster wahoo.

The Gear

Shimano Penn Pakula Wellsys Halco Rapala

Tease Me carries 30lb Class Shimano TLD25s on Excaliber custom built rods and Penn Powersticks.

These lever drag reels are easy enough to use for the first time angler but capable of handling the hard fighting reef predators and sport fish found all around the island.

In addition we can carry casting rods for the popper crunching GTs as well as deep water jig outfits to find those deeper reef dwellers such as dog tooth tuna, coral trout and GTs .

The Praise

"it has been well documented in fishing magazines that these islands not only produce an amazing variety of tropical gamefish, but also that the fish seem to come in exceptionally large sizes"

"...it seems the wahoo only come in two sizes - big and bigger !"

"Our overnight stay at the pretty Matava Resort was a wonderful experience and here traditional thatched Fijian bures set among the lush hilly rainforest offer magnificent views of the lagoon and fringing reef": BlueWater Magazine


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