21 Apr 2011

Exotic remote paradise - TripAdvisor

Bills GT

The best vacation adventure I have ever had! I day dream about Matava all the time.

Fishing on the Bite Me for blue marlin was quite a thrill!!! First time I fought a fish that I thought might just win!

The water was amazing every shade of turquois and blue you could imagine.

Wonderful people great food and the kava tasted pretty darn good to me.

Have never seen such beautiful fish and coral!

Can't wait to return to Kadavu!
fighting the blue marlin

Exotic remote paradise - Review of Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji - TripAdvisor

19 Apr 2011

March 2011 GT Popping - More Pics

Some more pictures from Mario, Allan and Marinco's GT Popping trip to Matava Eco-Adventure Resort on Kadavu Island. Fishing aboard Bite Me Gamefishing Charter's inshore popping boat Tease Me. Pics courtesy of Mario. All fish released of course after a quick photo.

Best fish of the trip for Allan

Marinco, Joe and Mario

The weather was sometimes a bit choppy but that didn't bother the boys

18 Apr 2011

New Great Barracuda Record

Tim Simpson, Editor of Australia's prestigious BlueWater magazine recently visited Matava Eco-Adventure Resort to co-host a couple of episodes of Bill Boyce's new show IGFA Saltwater Adventures. This show is soon to be aired on the WFN in the USA.
In between a bit of general gamefishing, Tim found time to run a couple of his ultra-light outfits and tested a couple of the new Fin Nor reels spooled with Platypus Pre-Test 3kg line

Tim is more concerned about his potential M-03 Fiji Record as Bill checks out the footage

Safe aboard !

This new pending Fiji National Record Great Barracuda was tempted by a Halco Laser-Pro, our favored lure choice when hunting for IGFA World Records.
On Tim's last visit he landed the new and still current IGFA Wahoo World Record on 4kg line with a Halco Laser Pro 190.

The new pending Fiji National Record Great Barracuda with Tim and outfit used

13 Apr 2011

Late March GT Popping Update

Returning regular popper casting angler Le returns for another crack at the Kadavu GTs. This time with fellow fisho Matt from Australia.

Matt with a nice Kadavu GT

The weather was a bit average, some swell, a day or two of thundery rain showers...

Made an interesting back-drop view from the outer barrier reef slopes

The bite in general was a bit slow on some days with some unusual current directions and coloured water closing down some of our favourite stretches of reef but an improvement in the weather meant access to some rarely fished areas. (Joe's secret spots) At the right tide time the bite was good.

Matt leads in a GT aboard Tease Me

Le with a darker colouration GT

Just some of the boy's weaponry

Best fish of the week was this nice GT over 30kg for Matt

1 Apr 2011

Rare White Marlin Caught in Fiji Islands

A very rare White Marlin alongside Bite Me. Joe prepares to swim the little marlin after removing the hook. It was caught trolling one of the new 8" skirted lures from Australia's Gotcha Going lures.

Tom was very happy with his rare White Marlin catch