Sunday, October 26, 2008

Great Day Fishing

This is a continuation of the last blog.

Ahead of me in the distance, I could see what looked like a frenzy of fish.
It surely was, there were birds & fish everywhere.

We had some really good strikes, but lost about 5 lures in the process, caught a few more large skipjack tuna, but nothing big was staying on.

It went dead after a while so went looking again.
Shortly, there was another group of birds working, so made our way towards them.
Wasn't long before one of the lines went screaming out.

All the other lines were brought in & Paul took the chair.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another Fishing Day

19th October

When our clients booked to go out today, we thought it might be canceled in the morning, as the weather forecast was predicting strong winds.

This didn't happen thank goodness, so we left the dock a little after 6.30.

About 5 minutes out from the lighthouse, some birds were spotted, & a few fish were seen jumping, so lines were put out to see if we could attract something.

Nothing did, so we pulled lines in & headed off to the usual spot.

To start off, nothing much was working, we had a few strikes of skip jack tuna, & landed a couple.

After a while of working the area we moved away for a while to see if something was working elsewhere, it was.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Savusavu Fishing

15th October.

The day started fine, but by the time we had the boat ready, & were waiting for the Guest to arrive, the heavens opened, & the rain just poured down.

We really didn't expect them to arrive, as a lot of the people that book charters, aren't really fishing people, most just like to do something different while on holiday.

Anyway this couple liked to fish, so the rain didn't deter them one little bit.
Once out of the harbour the rain disappeared, but there was still a swell running, this also didn't worry them, so we were heading off to find some fish.

The day ended up with them catching 6 yellowfin tuna & 4 skippjack tuna, plus a barracuda.
They left for the resort with half of the fish, before I could take a picture of the whole catch.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Savusavu Cruise

1st October.

Business has been fairly slow the last few weeks, what with the Airport closure & weather, we haven't manage to get out fishing.

We did have a harbour cruise, but this was early in the morning so the pictures are a bit dark.
We didn't put out a line as it was inside the bay.

With the Airport still closed, we have had 4 trips to Labasa airport, picking & dropping of friends.

This is a long trip for someone that has come in from the US, & if the plane is delayed, like it was on Friday, it makes the day even longer.

Everyone is hoping that our airport will open on time next month.
If this happens, we may have more tourist visiting our hidden paradise.