Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Supermoon in Savusavu




 


Managed to get a good look of the Supermoon last night once the cloud moved away, didn't need any lights on outside with the amount of moonlight. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Beautiful Savusavu Morning






Gosh it has been a long time since my last entry, time has really flown pass this year more so because of Cyclone Winston.

Not sure what is happening to the fishing over the last few months, there isn't the fish we had last year around, maybe it is just late arriving?

Have had a few charters, lost a few good lures to sharks & a couple to unknown fish.

This morning 21 years ago we were on the water heading for Savusavu so had to go out today just to remind us of it, & we couldn't have picked a better day.





Last Wahoo we caught a couple of weeks ago, it made a few good meals for out customers.





This was taken as a visiting cruise liner was entering Savusavu Harbour while our local ferry was departing, also local fishermen loading up with ice for a day out on the water.
Have a great day.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fishing in Savusavu

 






















What a great few week we have had, not only has the fishing been good but Fiji 7's rugby team have won a Gold in the Olympics. 

On one of the charters we caught a lot of small Yellow fin Tuna it kept the boys working hauling in the fish as we had gotten into a school, it was a lot of fun but unfortunately when we got to the dock, beers were bought & so with the excitement, forgot to take photos before we started to give the fish away to friends.

On the charter with Lee, we landed a very nice Yellow fin Tuna after some hard work, but lost a big Marlin, it peeled out line & as Lee started to work it in it snapped the line taking our new lure with it, oh well at least we were able to see the fish as it did some lovely jumps.  Later on Lee also hooked up a big Bronze Whaler shark, which he managed to play to the boat then also snapping the line & again taking another lure.
He had a amazing day as his wife also managed to land fish another 5 small yellow fin, so that was also a great day out on the water. 

On one of our charters, line managed to get round the props so Searov had to be hauled out again on Monday as one of the Hydraulic  Rams started leaking fluid, so no fishing for us for about a week till everything is fixed.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Mahimahi






                                                 
                                                                  Alan



                                                                      Trevor





                                                                 Maria


We have managed to take a few charters the last few weeks as the weather has been good. fish hasn't been plentiful, but a few of the fish have been of a decent size.  the biggest Mahimahi caught by Alan weighed in over 20kg.

On the Friday charter there were so many dolphins out there. rounding up the bait fish, some jumping out of the water & then coming down with a splash to stun the little fish.
We did manage to catch some a couple of yellowfin tuna that was amongst them, & also realized a few really small ones, hopefully the bigger ones will arrive in soon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wahoo Time



This was taken a few weeks ago
Thanks Dave for the photo. we are still eating the steaks from this.

Sunset cruise turned into another fishing expedition... well done team savusavu fishing on the 16kg wahoo!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Savusavu Sunset



It was the last night in Savusavu so we took Trif & Dave out for a Sunset cruise.

As it worked out it turned out to be a very beautiful sunset & we caught dinner on the way home. so what more could you ask for?













Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dave's Mahimahi



video

Terry & I finally got out on the water on Sunday. after Cyclone Winston then repairs & painting of Searov, it must be close to 4 months since we last went out.

It was a great day out on the water & we caught fish, so lunch & dinner was covered, after catching fish we went to Split Rock for a bit of snorkeling for our guests, then home. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Weather


We are getting our fair share of rain this year, since Cyclone Winston then Zena, the whole country is getting flood warnings every week.

We have another depression north of us we hope won't develop into another cyclone, but so far is bringing really heavy rain 

With this weather continuing it looks like we will still be on the hard for the rest of the month, Terry is just unable to get any painting done!

The garden is starting to show sighs of growth, with this amount of rain it should be, the coconut tree leaves are lifting & new ones showing, it was a mess for weeks as the dead ones kept dropping, plus the small formed coconut also falling.

Haven't had any reports of fish being caught might have to go to the market to see what is in the freezers as a sigh of what has been caught.

It has been so long since we have been out on the water might have to find my sea legs again!

A few more yachts that were blown ashore during the cyclone have been re floated over the last week with the spring tides, so that is great news for the owners. 

Hopefully will have some fishing news in my next blog

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cyclone Winston's Damage


These are some of the boats beached during the cyclone, I think there were 17 in total & that wasn't counting the little local boats.

A few are still waiting for the high tides next month to try & get off as the storm surge during the cyclone took some of the boat way above the high water mark.

Do hope we don't get another cyclone before the season ends as the growth is starting to come alive again.

Friday, March 18, 2016

After Winston

Well how time has flown, it is 4 weeks tomorrow since Winston hit, & still there is so much to be done.

A few of the yachts have been floated but some are still stuck high up on land because of the tidal surge that happened with the cyclone. these are waiting for the higher tides that are expected next month,

It is amazing to hear the stories about the experiences of the many that were effected during the cyclone. what is also amazing is there weren't any deaths here in Savusavu, so we were really luck in that respect.

 Terry is still busy working on the boat, but in this heat he can only do so many hours plus the property still has a lot of clearing to be done. It takes a lot to cut one of those old coconut trees up!

Because the boat is still on the trailer on shore we are getting a lot of good reports of fish being caught. that is always the way. once back in the water the fish would have gone!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cyclone Winston

It is a week since Winston surprised us with a category 5.
We were fortunately one of the lucky ones, we were safe & so was the house and boat, but the property is a mess.
We lost 10 coconut trees & most of the banana trees, our breadfruit & avocado trees have a good trim.
But these things will grow back like the flowers. It is the people that have lost everything that will take time to recover & rebuild their lives.
There were about 18 boats that were damaged some beyond repair, it is a sad sight to drive around  & see the yachts in the mangroves & along the coast line some were home to their owners.
We had given our cyclone mooring to a boat as we were on land, unfortunately for him 2 yachts broke their mooring interlocked & moved down the anchorage area hitting the boat on our mooring overturing it, & carried on hitting boats along the way until they washed up on the shoreline.
Some of the town area have phone & electricity but some like us will have a long wait, power poles & lines are still down along the roadside.
Looking out from our porch towards the airport everything looks so bleak all the lush greenery is replaced by trees without any leaves .some look  like they should be in a desert.
Hopefully the people that have nothing left of their homes will get assistants soon.

Cyclone Winston

One of the yachts that broke it's mooring

Cyclone Winston

Yet another yacht agrown

Cyclone Winston

No lush greenery as I look out to the airport

Cyclone Winston

Some of the coconut trees that came down

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Savusavu Sunrise



Over the last few days we were preparing for a threat of a cyclone forming close to us, but today that threat has being put on hold thank goodness.

We are have such wonderful days flat calm seas but when that lovely sea breeze isn't blowing it is so hot.

Took Searov out for a short run yesterday as it has been a while since we have been out, when the weather if fine there isn't anyone wanting to go fishing, when it is rough we seem to get a lot of request for fishing!

Terry has got himself a trailer built so now we can put Searov up to anti foul her & do engine & sterndrive checks, there is a new law, so we can't put Searov on the beach anymore to do our scrubbing & painting. We are busy getting ready to pull her up so are thankful the cyclone isn't going to come our way.




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Trip to Koro Island



We haven't done any fishing, but we did manage to take a charter to the Island of Koro.

Koro Island is part of the Lomaiviti  Group of Islands & use to be one of the big Copra producing Islands.

Dere Bay is where one of the Plantations was, now there is a resort, & there are plots of land for sale

We started visiting Dere Bay 20 odd years ago when the first plots of land were selling, now there are many lovely homes on the Island & it is always a very pleasant  visit to enjoy the peace & tranquility of the place.