Bucket list fishing with Namotu’s best guides
An exclusive week of top water, heavy tackle, live baiting and jigging with the Namotu star fishing guides. Limited numbers available (9max).
2-9 February 2020
With 3 specially designed fishing boats crewed by 3 of our best guides and top local skippers, this week is the ultimate fishing adventure. All tackle, bait and equipment is supplied and you’ll rotate between fishing styles so you don’t miss a thing. Spend two days on each of our fully equipped fishing boats targeting a range of species then return home to Namotu Island each night for incredible food, luxurious accommodation and resort facilities.
The boats are skippered by highly skilled local captains who truly know their way around the reef and have a lifetime of experience hosting fishing charters and catching for the restaurant. There’s tournament winner, Captain Joe and local legend, “Small” Maika; both renowned fishermen with many years of commercial fishing experience in nearshore waters and reefs.Reservations
The Cobalt will run trips focussed on heavy tackle. This 32ft centre console catamaran is built to be smooth, stable and comfortable. Fish the Pacific in style with everything from cushioned seating to an onboard head. The Cobalt is equipped with live bait tanks, twin Yamaha 300hp outboards, top-of-the-range electronics and outriggers.
THE MITAIA RUA
The Mitaia Rua is our 28ft centre console South Pacific long boat. It’s equipped with live bait tanks, casting platform, twin Yamaha 75HP outboards and the latest SIMRAD Yachting electronics.
THE IKA VUKA
Aptly named “flying fish” in Fijian, the Ika Vuka flies between reefs and will get you on the spot for topwater fishing. The Ika Vuka is built for casting. There is so much topwater fishing right off the Island and this boat is perfect casting for GT, Spanish mackerel, bluefin trevally and even some yellowfin tuna.
9 guests, 3 star fishing guides, 3 awesome fishing boats and 1 incredible week. Explore the beautiful Mamanuca and get hooked on the world class fishing this part of Fiji has to offer.
With limited numbers there is plenty of space on each boat and time to do what you want. Your guide will take you to the spots, show you their preferred tricks and techniques and handle the running of the boat so you can just focus on fishing.
The fishing in this region of Fiji is great all year long with different species appearing depending on water temperatures and bait.
Interpreting nature and targeting the right species at the right time with the right technique sets our expert guides above the rest and puts you on the bite. Our guides are expert at catching all fish with all these techniques.
Fish Week guests will in the Villa up the far end of the Island with its own pool, living room and indoor bar, balconies and views. 3 persons per luxurious room.
Food and Dining
Enjoy 3 meals daily prepared by the Namotu kitchen and enjoy your catch served fresh. We specialise in sashimi and each night the snacks are a true highlight so you’ll want to make it back by sunset. If you’re fishing out wide a packed lunch will be served onboard your boat.
- 7 nights accommodation on Namotu Island Resort including transfer via bus and boat, daily yoga, unlimited use of surf boats with unlimited access to Namotu Lefts, Restaurants, Swimming Pools & Wilkes, first boat to Cloudbreak daily+, surf guide in the water with you at all times to ensure you are safe, use of soft top surfboards, snorkelling gear & SUPs
- 3 meals daily including packed lunches plus the famous Namotu snacks each night at 6pm
- 2 days each of fishing onboard the Cobalt, Mitaia Rua and Ika Vuka
- All tackle, bait & ice supplied
- Airfares to/from Nadi
- Bar tab (alcoholic beverages, soft drinks)
- Wifi Internet
*Although all Shimano fishing gear is supplied however you may wish to bring your own gear too if you have that lucky jigging or popping rod. Recommended equipment available upon request.
ADD-ONS & EXTRA
- Heli transfer for 1-3 people. $1000USD aprox.
- Additional charters after the week or Saturday. Enquire about chartering the Mitaia Rua or Cobalt for your check out day and get an extra day on the water.
Yes, it is compulsory. You will need a plan that covers medical emergencies and transport, trip cancellation, travel changes, loss of property and luggage. We recommend a comprehensive cover to ensure you’re protected.
Yes, wireless internet is available.
No, but it’s always nice to fish with your own gear.
Yes, we have introduced a weekly hire. You can rent kitesurfing equipment and foils but we recommend bringing your own SUP gear and short boards.
Depending on swell size there is any type of that you want, long and hollow, or short and fun.
Yes, we can cater to a range of dietary restrictions, just let us know prior to travel.
It’s a good idea but not critical.
There is a small store on the island but realistically imagine you are in the middle of nowhere, plan for your personal needs, sunscreens, any medications, rash vest etc before you get here. We’ll send you a list of things to pack as a guide.
The best way to arrive is by plane to Nadi International Airport (NAN). You’ll be picked up by one of Namotu’s private shuttles and from there by boat to tropical paradise – your home for the week. Helicopter and boat charters are available at an additional cost.
Spend the Saturday afternoon settling into your bure and exploring the Island before the welcome drinks with your hosts at 6pm. While the weather is normally reliable, it does influence the day’s activities. There’s always something to do but the timetable is flexible to allow maximum enjoyment of the conditions.
Checkout is 10am on Saturday. Hop on the final boat ride home where you’ll be bused back to Nadi Airport or a destination of your choosing.
We have an amazing team of hosts who are there to teach, support and generally make your stay incredible. HOWEVER, if in the case of emergency, illness or similar, it is a possibility that one or more of the advertised hosts may be unable to attend. In this unlikely event we cannot offer a refund but we will guarantee to replace that staff member with someone equally capable to ensure your week is not affected.