Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mahimahi Fishing

Again the weather was good at the beginning of the week then turned nasty at the week end when we had charters lined up.

A lovely young couple from my favourite city in Australia, Perth, had called early in the week to say they were on their way to Savusavu & wanted to try fishing with us.

We arranged to meet them at the boat about 10am the day after they arrived in Savusavu to see what they wanted to do?

Thankfully once they got to the boat, they decided to go out & give it a try!  As the winds were to start picking up strength from later that afternoon, we headed off straight away.

Already once outside the lighthouse the winds were getting stronger, but as the couple had experience out on the water it didn't matter to them.

We had a lovely day out, in the end we came home with 4 Mahimahi & 1 barracuda. we lost 2 at the boat, threw 1 back, & lost a few, that didn't hook up properly.

One of the Mahimahi was a big bull weighing in at about 15kg, that caused a lot of excitement on the deck before finally getting it into the boat

They will be sending me some photos once back in Perth so will post them later, I only managed to get 1 photo of the charter

Saturday we had to go to Namena Island to bring back a couple, as the wind was blowing strong all night we knew it would be a rough trip.  Needless to say the waves were over 2 meters once pass the lighthouse so we took our time heading out to the Island.

We got back safely & the couple said it was a better trip then the one going out to the Island so that was good to hear.

The fishing charter for Sunday had to be canceled, as the winds were still blowing 20knts & it isn't fun trying to fish in those conditions, maybe next week end, we will be able to get out!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Namena Island

Terry got back from a well earned break in New Zealand & the first charter was to take a couple to Namana Island Resort.

The days before the transfer we had lovely calm days, but come Sunday morning it was blowing a gale.

The plane arrived on time so the guests were down at the boat just before 9 so once the luggage was loaded we were away.

As we got closer to the lighthouse we could see the the huge waves breaking on the reef, this was not going to be a good trip.

A couple of times Terry had to slow right down as the waves were coming head on, some over 2 meters high.

On the way over we saw dolphins jumping out of the water. & a big lot of birds working.

We decided to come home at a slower speed so it wouldn't be too hard on the boat, & crew so half way across thought we would put a couple of lines out.

Not long after the lines were out we had a double strike, it took Terry a while to bring the fish in as it was so rough & he didn't want to go overboard, once in the fish box he turned to the second fish. he had it right up to the boat when the hook pulled through, never mind we had one on board.

A little while later we had another Mahimahi on but this also got off, so decided to pull the lines in as it was too rough to fight fish.

It was lovely to have fresh fish again & Mahimahi is our favourite fish.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Yachts Arrive Into Savusavu

Well it is that time of year again. cyclone season has ended & time for the Tradewinds to start. bringing Yachts into our beautiful harbour

Terry is away on a well earned break in New Zealand catching up with family & doing shopping for the boat, lures & a new light reel & rod to replace one we lost!

Last week we had a lot of rain in the town with strong winds so there wasn't  any boats going out fishing. this week has been a lot better, rain has cleared & light Trades blowing so keeping the place a lot cooler then it has been.

Haven't head if fish has been caught, will have to go to the local market & have a look in the fish freezers,

Hopefully we will be able to get out next week when Terry gets back.