|Pacific Sailfish||M-10||60.30 kg||Remco Hanibal|
|Pacific Sailfish||M-08||46.60 kg||Shane Cole|
|Pacific Sailfish||M-04||31.40 kg||Bill Boyce|
|Pacific Sailfish||W-10||47.80 kg||Lyn Salvidge|
|Wahoo||M-15||44.00 kg||Edmund Sturdy|
|Wahoo||M-06||26.00 kg||Adrian Watt|
|Wahoo||M-04||31.60 kg||Tim Simpson (World Record)|
|Wahoo||M-03||19.40 kg||Tim Simpson|
|Wahoo||W-03||21.00 kg||Fiona Stallard (World Record)|
|Wahoo||W-06||4.80 kg||Diane Woods|
|Dolphinfish||M-04||7.20 kg||Tim Simpson|
|Dolphinfish||W-08||7.00 kg||Renae Perryman|
|Dolphinfish||W-06||7.80 kg||Toni Carlsson|
|Giant Trevally||M-04||10.20kg||Adrian Watt|
|Giant Trevally||W-04||7.00 kg||Diane Woods|
|Giant Trevally||W-08||9.40kg||Magdeline Ko|
|Bluefin Trevally||M-15||5.80 kg||Richard Akhtar|
|Bluefin Trevally||M-06||7.20 kg||Glen Gardener (All Tackle)|
|Bluefin Trevally||W-15||4.80 kg|
|Bluefin Trevally||W-10||3.00 kg||Teresa Clemmer|
|Yellowfin Tuna||M-04||14.60kg||Tim Simpson|
|Yellowfin Tuna||W-15||25.50 kg||Anne Oberg|
|Yellowfin Tuna||W-10||20.50 kg||Teresa Clemmer|
|Yellowfin Tuna||W-08||6.20 kg||Cherie Gardner|
|Yellowfin Tuna||W-06||5.80 kg||Cherie Gardner|
|Yellowfin Tuna||W-04||9.40 kg||Diane Woods|
|Mackerel||M-04||5.00 kg||Shane Warmington|
|Mackerel||W-06||3.20 kg||Susan Raebitt|
|Marlin, Black||M-60||103.40 kg||Peter Mumford|
|Great Barracuda||M-10||19.20 kg||Owen Spalding (Pending)|
|Great Barracuda||M-04||6.20 kg||Tim Simpson|
|Rainbow Runner||M-15||9.00 kg||Michael LeHanie (All Tackle)|
|Rainbow Runner||M-04||3.00 kg||Tim Simpson|
|Kawakawa||M-06||5.00 kg||Remco Hanibal|
|Kawakawa||M-04||3.40 kg||Adrian Watt|
|Kawakawa||W-04||4.60 kg||Diane Woods|
|Skipjack Tuna||M-04||4.00 kg||Tim Simpson|
|Skipjack Tuna||W-06||7.60 kg||Toni Carlsson|
|Dogtooth Tuna||M-36||90.60 kg||Bill Busch (All Tackle)|
|Dogtooth Tuna||M-06||1.80 kg||Shane Warmington|
|Dogtooth Tuna||W-15||5.60 kg||Mary Alice Migge|
26 Oct 2010
24 Oct 2010
With the water temperature now rocketing up the winter wahoo have moved on to pastures new. For the next month or two, Bite Me will be fishing for a mixed bag of species as we wait for the start of the summer run of yellowfin tuna. Popping and jigging when the weather allows but mostly trolling for stray wahoo, early yellowfin, dolphinfish and blue marlin.
Anglers Jarrod, Julian & Damian from Angling Adventures copped some mediocre weather but still managed some nice fish.
13 Oct 2010
Even though we are well out of the normal summer season for GT Popping and deepwater jigging, some hardy folks still brave the winter weather and get stuck in....
The weather gods were not very kind to Wayne, Kerry, Steve, Peter and their expert guide Paul Lennon from Australian tackle store - Got One
Never-the-less the guys (and gal) worked hard and found some nice GTs as well as several species on jigs.
(Photo by Paul Lennon - www.gotone.com.au )
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5 Oct 2010
John and Angela from Manchester England recently stayed with us at Matava Eco- Adventure Resort. The reason for their stay ? To get married on holiday. The REAL reason for their stay - to fish !
Even though we are out of the normal GT Popping season, we managed to find some nice GTs. They were both very experienced fly fishers with many tarpon, bonefish and Pompano under their belts but this was their first proper go at GT popping.
The weather was a bit ordinary and the wahoo were thinning out so we spent most of our time popping. Big waves outside the barrier reef made the best GT spots a little tricky but the seas were beautiful inside the reef.
(oh, and the wedding thing as well.....)
4 Oct 2010
We had an awsome August with numerous wahoo packs, glorious weather, Fiji Records and even a new pending womens Wahoo IGFA World Record aboard Bite Me but I suppose it couldn't continue for ever....
September has opened up with windy weather and a rapidly increasing water temp, neither of which is positive news for the wahoo.
Despite this, we still continued to catch wahoo whenever we were able to access the hotspots.
The weather and the water temperatures will now dictate the fishing for the next 2 months. The wahoo will soon start to thin out and we enter that 'grey' area between the winter and summer seasons. Normally we would expect the first run of summer yellowfin tuna around December but with this early winter season ending and the water temperatures rocketing we hope and expect expect the summer yellowfin to show early.
And the prize for 'Most Bizzare Catch of the Month' goes to Bob for this Starry Triggerfish (abalistes stellatus )