It was with great pleasure that Matava Resort welcomed back a group of keen anglers from Canberra Game Fishing Club, Australia who decided to return to Kadavu island for some more serious fishing action. Seven anglers arrived in early June to give Bite Me and our inshore fishing vessel Offensive Tackle a fisho's workout. Bite Me targeted the offshore waters whilst Offensive Tackle concentrated on casting poppers for the big GTs that lurk all along the Great Astrolabe barrier reef.
The wahoo and sailfish action was a little quiet being very early in the season but the GTs were on fine form and a number of excellent fish were caught and released. The Canberra boys were keen to try out some new ideas and spots so Bite Me on a heavy tackle trip to the Kadavu seamount tried some rather deep bottom bashing down at 150 meters. The bite was immediate and some nice bream raised but the sharks soon turned up crashing everything on the way up. One huge shark even checked out the drifting boat before cruising down and nailing a hooked up fish that was being battled up from the depths. Fish caught during the week included wahoo, sailfish, Spanish mackerel, Giant Trevallys, Bluefin Trevally, rainbow runners, red bass, coral trout, bream, amberjack, sharks and emperors.
All the staff were delighted to welcome our CGFC frinds back and would like to thank them for another memorable and thoroughly enjoyable week of gamefishing and beer drinking...
See you next year !