Thursday, April 25, 2013
What lovely weather we have been having, finally a couple of weeks without rain, so at last the ground has had time to dry out.
Haven't been out fishing as Terry is away for a well earned break.
Not much to write about as I have been home nursing the flu, hoping I will be over it in a day or so!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
We had a couple of really good trips to Koro Island over the Easter break, calm seas & managed to catch some Skippy & a small Sailfish, which we released as soon as Terry got the lure out.
Fishing hasn't been too great over the last few weeks, no birds & no fish around, but that has now changed.
Reports have come in that the birds & Yellowfin are back.
One of the local fisherman came in mid week, with a big Yellowfin head, that was all the sharks left him.
He said he got it right to the boat, before 2 huge sharks attacked the Tuna!
That is the anglers nightmare, loosing good fish to sharks.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
We have managed to get out on a couple of fishing trips.
We had 3 men from Savasi Island Resort in Savusavu, who hailed all the way from Russia, on our first charter.
On our second charter, we had 5 lines out had 5 fish on, & managed to bring the whole 5 in. . We had a lot of fun, & caught some nice fish. that day.
Thanks for all the help Adam. We also hooked a baby sailfish which we released as soon as we had taken our photo.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
What a great morning it turned out to be, as we left the Copra Shed Dock about 6.30, it looked like we might get more rain, thankfully it stayed away today.
As we drew close to the usual fishing spot I saw a few birds working just left to where we were traveling, I pointed this out to Terry, who then quickly went down to start putting the gear out.
Within 5 mins of reaching the birds we had a triple strike, we got 2 into the boat then took off again.
This was how it went for at least a couple of hours, unfortunately a couple of the bigger fish got off, Andrew must have played his fish for close to 10 mins (while we had 2 other fish on), when suddenly it took line out then it was gone!
Terry was still putting a line out when another big fish took the line, causing a birds nest, once sorted he started to feed line out again when wham! this time the line snapped, & the lure, a new cedar plug was also lost.
About 9.30 the birds started to disappear, then it got harder to find anything working, we managed to bring in another Yellowfin Tuna, before the clients from Savesi Island Resort, said to start heading back to Savusavu.
We ended the day with 11 Yellowfin, & 4 Skipjack Tuna. needless to say it was Sushimi for everyone tonight.
Monday, February 18, 2013
We had a lovely trip to Koro Island on Thursday, we started off early so we could get across the Koro sea before the wind picked up.
About 30 mins out, we saw birds working so thought we would put the lines out & see what happens, we reached the birds but it was only small skippies & they were travelling so fast.
We didn't want to waste too much time as we had another 1 1/2 hours before we would reach Koro, so pulled lines in & carried on our way
Having done the business we went to Koro for, we headed home, first trolling along the reefs off the Island.
We weren't having any luck here so decided to pull the gear in & head for the seamount to see if there was anything working there.
There wasn't any sigh of birds or fish so after trolling around for a hour started to head home.
Up ahead I saw a few big splashes, Yellowfin I thought! as we got closer I saw that they were Dolphins jumping high out of the water, soon they were all round the boat, I tried to take photos of them, but somehow always missed them jumping.
They stayed with us for about 10 mins they headed off , so we did the same. wish we could have caught a fish for dinner though. with the weather being so hot think the fish had gone really deep.
Never mind there is always a next time to catch fish, seeing those Dolphins made the day for me.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Yesterday just after lunch we had a Tsunami warning for Fiji, this was after a Earthquake hit just off the Solomon Islands.
As news filtered in everyone started to take action, fortunately we are up high on a hill overlooking Savusavu airport so well out of danger of the tsunami.
Searov isn't so Terry went down to make sure she was sitting secure & all her ropes were alright.
The news coming out from the BBC said that information received said that there was a 3ft wave generated.
This made us feel better, but still damage could be done to the coastal villages.
Relief at 4.00pm when the Tsunami warning was now cancelled, the earthquake was a lot deeper than first thought, so this was one of the reasons the wave wasn't so big!
Last Saturday Sea Princess visited Savusavu with her full load of passengers, fortunately the weather stayed fine for the passengers, who managed to carry on with all the tours that had been planed.
The Copra Shed Marina had just put in another set of floating docks, so this was a excellent day to test it.
All reports about it seem to be positive ones so that is good.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Over the last few days we have had such lovely calm seas & sunny days, wish it had been like this for our trips to Koro Island, mind you the trip back on Friday wasn't too bad.
Terry is busy painting Searov while we have some lovely sunshine, just hope it keeps up so he can finish it.
Haven't been out fishing, though we did try for a bit on the way back from Koro last Sunday, but nothing was working, & there wasn't a bird to be seen working anywhere.
We had a slight earthquake this week so that might be what is upsetting the fish?
Meantime, here are some more photos and a video of Alex and his Yellowfin.