Thursday, September 12, 2019

Beautiful Savusavu Day

Gosh didn't realise it has been months since my last entry.

Haven't done much fishing as we had the haul out in June, that took a couple of months, then we had cleaning up.

After so long being up it took its toll  on all the paint, so now more work to make her look loved again!

Decided to take her out yesterday just to give the engines a good run after being on the hard for so long, it was a beautiful morning as we left the Copra Shed Marina, we headed out to the seamount to see if anything was working?

About 10 mins after the lines were in the water we had our first double strike, got the first yellow fin tuna in then to the other line, all of a sudden it went screaming out then snap. A shark had taken the tuna, lure & line.

All lines out again & so headed to where the birds were working, wasn't long before the line went screaming out again, I had to rush down to help Terry to bring in the other lines so as not to cause a tangle.

Terry played it for about 10mins then knew it was a shark, after another 5mins he had it to the boat but all of a sudden the shark found new energy & took off again braking the line with the lure still in its mouth.

That was enough having lost 2 good lures we decided to go back home, we had lunch & the engines had a good run so it was a good day.

On the way home we ran into a large pod of pilot whales, such a wonderful sight to see these huge creatures swim so gracefully through the ocean, some getting so close to the boat I could almost touch them, unfortunately  I missed those shots.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Another great day on the water

Needed to take Searov out to charge batteries & as it looked like it was going to be a fine day decided to carry on a little further.

There were a few birds flying around inside the harbour but after chasing them for a while decided to try the seamount.

There were lots of patches of birds working but nothing seemed to be coming up, then the outer line went off took it out for a short while then nothing, whatever it was did not hook on!

There were lots of dolphins around so decided to try somewhere else.

Soon there was something on the line & it went roaring off, then I saw a Marlin jump to the right had side of the boat.
As it was just Terry & I on board all hell broke out. Terry had 5 lines out so these had to be bought in first.

Finally just over a hour & and a half it was close enough to gaff, it was nearly dead so couldn't release it.  Once the gaff was in, it was now time to pull it onto the duckboard, this was a major feat and had to be done very quickly as sharks were beginning to appear under the fish.

Finally it was on & we slowly headed home while Terry secured fish.  It was a black about 95kg.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Great day on the water.

Took Searov out for a run to charge the batteries, it was such a calm day. with a light breeze.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Beautiful Sunday Morning

Such a beautiful day in Savusavu this morning, just the day to be out and about on the water.

Been a while since we have been out so will share these photos instead.

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Wet weather

It has not been a good few months, we have had a awful lot of rain over the Fiji Islands causing some of the worse flooding on Viti Levu around the Nadi, Lautoka, Ba & Rakiraki areas.

Households loosing everything as the floods raged through the towns, fortunately only 5 lives were lost, but people are now left with nothing, & no fresh water to drink.

Yesterday on Vanua Levu, Labasa &  some villages along some of the coastal roads in Savusavu that are near rivers, were flooded, farmers loosing all their crops.

Haven't had much work this year one of the worse for us, hopefully it will pick up soon as we are over the cyclone season, the report coming in is fish is very hard to find?

Went to buy fish & chips from our local & ended up with chicken & chips as there wasn't any fish!

The sun is trying hard to come out from behind the clouds so hopefully we will be able to dry out the soggy ground, & get the grass again.

Some photos taken on a fine day when we took Searov out to charge batteries.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Calm seas in Savusavu

As we left the dock on Sunday we weren't very hopeful as the last couple of charters fish has been hard to find & we only ended up with 4 Skippie's, not a bad size but not Yellow fin!

It was a beautiful calm day out on the ocean but like the last charters, bird life & fish weren't around, headed to the Koro sea mount, nothing around so we headed towards the reef.

We were getting really desperate to find some life, so decided as a last bit to try a place where we have caught fish when none of the other places have produced.

Thankfully, as we drew closer Sam asked what that white thing in the water was? It was a bird & as I looked ahead with the binoculars  I saw a mass of life, both birds & fish.

It was great to see all the Yellowfin jumping out of the water, we finally got 6 in the boat but lost 3 fish & lures. Time to go shopping for new lures.

Now it was time to head home, as all of a sudden it all went dead.

Monday, January 29, 2018

A Day Out With Guisselle & Garrett

Hello Trevina,

Sorry for the delay in my response. Here are some photos and what I would like to add to the blog.

Thank you again for the experience!

"My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of spending the day at sea with Trevina and Terry on Jan 6, 2018. Although, I got a little ill from being out on a boat for the first time, these two made sure the experience was wonderful. We met with them in the early morning and watched the beautiful Fijian sunrise. After some time, we caught a yellowfin tuna! I am thankful to have met such kind people, and I am happy that we got to enjoy Fiji from a different persepctive.
Vinaka vaka levu,
Guisselle & Garrett"

Thank you both for the very kind words.
All the best in your journey together.
Terry & Trevina.