Monday, July 21, 2014

A Good Days Fishing

Since Josh caught the Black Marlin we have had a few fishing charters, to keep us busy.

We had a family from Melbourne, try their hand at fishing in Savusavu, that day we caught some Mahimahi & a sailfish.

The sailfish took line out after doing some good jumps showing us its sail, the family had released a few fish already & had decided to also release the sail.
It must have heard  because as Terry got ready to try & take the lure out, it shook it's head & was gone.

Another charter was with a couple on honeymoon from the US, it was the wife's  first time fishing, so hubby wanted her to catch the fish.

That day we caught some good Mahimahi (lost a few) Walu & a nice Trevally, so that was a good day out on the water.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Josh & His First Black Marlin

We have managed to get in 3 charters this week, thanks to the weather changing from strong winds on Tuesday, to calmer seas on the Wednesday.

On Wednesday we took out a family from New Zealand holidaying at Savasi Island Resort.

Once on the sea mount we could see small patches of birds but they weren't really doing much, after a while we managed to hook up & bring in a couple of yellow fin.

About 2hrs into the charter one of the big rods went off, then nothing, again a minute or two later it went again nothing.   The third time it took the 15kg line & this time it went out with a blast.

All of a sudden the boat was in utter chaos, there was a mad rush to bring in the other rods, then it was decided that Josh would be the one to sit in the game chair & fight the fish.

The Marlin did a few jumps then started to take line out, this went on for a long time Josh bringing in line when Terry backed up on it, then loosing it again as the Marlin took off.

With instructions from Dad & Grandad Josh finally got the Marlin close to the boat & Terry & Dad were able to gaff it & bring it on board, this took him one hour & a half.

This was such a great effort for Josh who is only 10yrs old, he worked it like a processional especially as it was on a 15kg line.

Well done Josh from us all. you were right it didn't get away!

When his Dad asked " Josh can you handle it?"  "yes I have been waiting for this all my life, it won't get away" remarked the 10yr old!


Monday, July 7, 2014


We had really good weather last week, & as usual no one wanted to go fishing so Terry managed to do some paint jobs on the boat.

This week we have charters booked & already the wind has started to pick up, just can't win in this business!

There is a beautiful cabin cruiser that came into the marina on Saturday from New Zealand, would need a lot of money in the bank to fuel her up!