Monday, January 5, 2009

Savusavu From the Sea

These pictures were taken on one of our Bay Cruises, it gives one a different view of the town.

Some Ladies fishing in waist high water up Nakama creek.

I am away from Savusavu at the moment so these phopos are from my file

From reports I had from Savusavu, I think we were lucky to escape the flooding that the western side experienced.

There are so many people without any basic items for daily living, it is so sad.

Calm Savusavu Morning

10th January
Terry & I went out for a quick fish on Monday, to see what was out there & give the boat a run.
As we got to the fishing spot, a big workup was happening, as we got closer the fish began to go down, we had one strike as we went through, but it didn't hook up.
A little later another hit, this time it stayed on, it put up a good fight, & soon it was in the boat, 12kg Mahimahi.
Again a work up appeared ahead, as we got closer, big yellowfin tuna were spotted jumping right out of the water.
This is such a beautiful sight to see, these big fish throwing themselves right out of the water, some so close to the boat, you could just about touch them.
The big fish just wouldn't take anything Terry put out, & he tried so many different lures, it wasn't funny.
We eventually caught a yellowfin tuna, but it was one of the smaller ones that were around. When Terry guttered it, it was full of tiny bait fish, so no wonder the big ones wouldn't take anything we put out.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year 2009

Like the rest of the Fiji group Savusavu is experiencing really beautiful weather at the moment, it could be a little hot for some people, but the seas are so calm, & clear.
We had a trip to Namena Island on Tuesday, to drop off some Luggage to the live aboard Fiji Aggressor, anchored off the Island, doing dives.
The plane bringing in the bags, was delayed for 2 1/2 hrs so we didn't get away until 10.30, the trip was a good one, so on the way home, we decided to put out a couple of lines.
We trawled for a couple of hours, but there wasn't any sigh of bird life, or of fish working, so pulled in the gear & headed for home.
A few fishing boat are saying the same thing, there just isn't any fish around.
It could be the hot calm weather we are having, that is having a effect on the way fish are feeding.
A couple of photos taken from the Copra Shed Marine.
We wish you all the best for 2009.