Monday, November 2, 2020

25 Years Today, Fishing Out Of Savusavu

 It is 25 years today since we arrived into Savusavu to commence business in this little town, I say little town because it was, in 1995. 

When we arrived we were the only game fishing boat here, a few days after arriving Joan Moody from Namena Island Resort approached us & asked if we could do the transfers of her guests to and from the Island.

As we hadn't established ourselves yet' this was a great way to earn some Income to tie us over.

This partnership lasted over 10 years, we also took people over to Koro Island for David Miller who was selling freehold plots of land to overseas buyers.

On days we weren't doing Island transfers we did game fishing for resorts like Cousteau , Namale. Koro Sun & Lolomalangi. This was a fun time for us as there were a abundance of fish, & we could guarantee we would catch fish.  When the long liners started to come in this quickly changed.

During our 25 years we have met a lot of interesting people, Had a lot of fun & caught a lot of fish. With Covid we aren't sure of the future, Searov is up on the hard & Terry is doing maintenance on her so it will be a waiting gamefor us like a lot of people around the world.


                                        Our youngest angler 10 years old

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Farewell Old Friend Robin Irwin.


This was taken a few weeks ago on the last visit to Matuku Bay with Robin Irwin.

It is a sad day for us having to say farewell to Robin who passed away yesterday morning in Labasa hospital.

Robin was a great friend to both of us, he was one of the people that helped us get approval for setting up our business  in Savusavu,  in 1995. He went out of his way to help it happen. 

 Once again, thanks for all the help & friendship you gave us over all these years, RIP Robin, you can rest now.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Beautiful Day Out On The Water

It's been a while since we have been out as Terry has been busy painting the boat & we have had 2 cyclones pass by already this season.
The seas were nice & calm as we headed out, but there was nothing to be seen as we made our way to one of the sea mounts, after a couple of hours we decided to try the other sea mount as this one was dead.

As we got closer to the other mount we could finally see birds & signs of fish!
Soon there were big Yellow Fin heading our way jumping out of the water.

Bang the first line goes off, Terry grabs it & tries to take it out of the holder as another line goes off, I come down to try & help but the other 2 lines go off so had to climb back up to keep the boat straight.

Soon one line snaps taking line & lure with it, not long after the other 2 lines go slack.
Terry finally manages to bring the remaining fish on board so we at least have lunch. We saw the school now working away from us, but as soon as we reached the spot, they are gone.

We slowly made our way home & picked up a nice barracuda on the way home, this is great as barracuda are nice eating in Fiji.  Saw nothing else so were really lucky to get at least the one Yellow fin.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Relaxing Day

We lost a few charters when Cyclone Tino came to visit us last week. fortunately it didn't do too much damage as she sailed pass us!

This morning we were able to take a couple across the bay to one of our favourite spots. It was a nice relaxing day for all of us.

As we motored back up Nakama creek the dredge was busy dredging all the area between Nawi Island & the navigation channel for the company that own Nawai Island.