Game fishing in Fiji is quite the experience. When a 300 lb. marlin goes for your lure, and you feel the raw power behind its tug, you’ll wonder why you spent so much time chasing small game in fresh waters.
If you’ve never chartered a boat and ventured into the salt waters surrounding Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Namotu, and other Fiji islands, you’re in for a treat. Here’s what you can expect during your first adventure.
Private Boat Charters Versus Share Boat Charters
When you arrive in Fiji, you’ll have a choice between renting a private boat or sharing a boat with other people. With a private boat you can control who goes out onto the water with you. Of course, that privilege comes at a premium.
A shared boat charter allows you to meet new people, and it’s also cheaper than a private fishing Fiji charter. The downside? You may get stuck with folks with whom you have nothing in common. However, once you feel a tug on your line, none of that will matter.
Types Of Fish You Will See
The South Pacific, and particularly the waters around Fiji, are filled with numerous species of fish. Wahoo, Waloo, Mahi Mahi, Yelowfin which go right to your dinner plate or Sailfish and Marlin which we release after a photo of course
Hours Of Waiting, Then A Bite!
Sometimes you’ll get a bite within the first hour or two of boarding. Other times, several hours will pass before the first tug.
The good news is that you’ll enjoy excellent weather and great company during the trip. In addition, fishing guides are usually on the boat to share their insights. Be aware that when the fish finally do come around, they sometimes come in packs. So enjoy the peace and quiet while you can.
Cooking And Eating The Day’s Catch
After a long day spent pitting your strength and resolve against those of the marlin, wahoo, and mahi mahi, you can dine on the day’s catch.
From the ocean to your plate: that’s as fresh as fish can get!
Game fishing is but one of several water-based activities you can enjoy at the Namotu Island Resort. Find out more on our website.