With over 330 unspoiled islands
in the Tropical South Pacific Fiji provides an ideal destination for a large
variety of fishing. With its estuary, reef systems, deep water and the many sea
mounts, the type and style of fishing you tackle is up to your personal
preference. Your Air Pacific flight will have you in this friendly paradise in
just over four hours be it for a specialist fishing holiday or one for the
The types of accommodation and
fishing packages on offer in Fiji vary from a relaxed four hour trip, full day
fishing, resort boat fishing, to fishing lodges with unspoilt waters at your
front door. The species vary from Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna,
Dogtooth, Mahi Mahi, Giant Trevally, Coral Trout and Mangrove Jack to name a
few. The choice is yours and we at Corporate Fishing Charters are happy to
assist in any part of your fishing holiday.
We work proudly along side Air
Pacific and the Fiji Visitors Bureau who look at the recreational fishing
market as an important part of the Fijian economy. Many of the operators in support of this are now starting to
practise “tag and release” procedures however on many boats the captured fish
remain the property of the boat and are often used to feed the local village.
It can also be arranged for a fish to be prepared at the resort’s restaurant.
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Giant Trevally Fishing Lodge - Nadi Information Sheet
The Cook Islands
majestic South Pacific Islands provide a fisherman’s heaven with no lengthy
travelling to get to the hot spots. The islands are located 3½ flying hours
from Auckland and the main two islands Rarotonga and Aitutaki have a number of
operators keen to take you on a fishing trip to remember, not only for its
fishing but also the awesome scenery. Some of the outer islands also have
charters but these are on application only.
Both Rarotonga and Aitutaki
target the following fish species: Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Dogtooth, Big
Eye and Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Giant Trevally and many more.
It is in the lagoon at Aitutaki
that the fisherman meets a real challenge in the aggressive and fast running
“Bone Fish”. But be prepared to loose a lot of tackle as these fish do not like
to be caught.
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Islands Information Sheet
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Islands Information Sheet
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Tonga is about 775 kilometres
south-east of Fiji, 320 kilometres north-east of Sydney and 1990 kilometres
north-east of Auckland. It comprises some 170 islands (37 of which are
inhabited) and covers some 425 kilometres from North to South.
is the game fishing capital of Tonga and with its steep drop offs you don’t
need to go far before you get the lines in the water. Blue, Black and Striped
Marlin are at best between June and October. World record sailfish have been
captured especially between August and October. Add to these Yellowfin,
Dogtooth Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel and others and you are in a
The tiny Kingdom of Tonga is a
nation that has almost been forgotten by the modern world leaving Tonga as the
last great unspoilt holiday destination of the South Pacific. This place is not
a mass tourism destination, it is just Tonga – the only remaining Polynesian
Kingdom in the world, the only nation in the Pacific never to be colonised.
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New Zealand is known for its
Snapper fishing and many of us try desperately for that big red every year.
Well in the Bay fish up to 14.5kg are available for you to target. The best
time for these are from August to October before our season starts so an ideal
chance to get that Big One on board before your mates even wet their line.
Snapper in New Zealand are a bit like our Flathead, so you will nearly always
see that beautiful sight of a nice snapper on the end of your line.
For those who like a bit of
sportsfishing then the Kingfish can not be ignored to test your ability as an
angler. Fish up to 60kg have been captured in the area and the best months for
these are between May and September when the fish school up to breed. Although
in winter the weather at this time of the year can be a lot more consistent
with plenty of still days. You just need to rug up a bit but if you want to
catch these big ones then it is worth the effort.
With weather not that unlike
Sydney the Blue, Black and Striped Marlin and Broadbill are best in the months
of February to April with Yellowfin best between December and March, These are
the most popular fishing times for the locals and by the time the October
fishing show comes up many of these dates are fully booked.
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Vanuatu is a chain of 83 islands
lying 2500km northeast of Sydney. Lying on the southern end of the Melanesian
Archipelago, Vanuatu’s islands were formed millions of years ago through a
massive volcanic reaction under the sea which pushed up huge plates of rock.
One of the closest pacific
islands to Australia, Vanuatu provides a very accessible year round game fishing
destination. With all three Marlin species, Yellowfin, Sailfish, Dogtooth Tuna,
Wahoo and Mahi Mahi to tackle you are in for quite a fishing holiday! A
standard day is 10 hours and fishing the marlin highway will test those
muscles. Live on board trips to the remote islands are also very popular for 2
to 6 day durations and the 40’ Blackwatch will cater for up to 5 anglers. We
also have access to smaller centre console 31’ Gulfstream, ideal for light
sportsfishing for GT’s, Queenfish and small gamefish species for something
The islands range from towering
volcanic cones to others covered in dense rainforest, breathtaking jungle
waterfalls and hot springs, to yet others which are raised coral islands with
wide beaches and deep natural harbours. So you have magnificent coral reefs and
crystal clear waters teeming with exotic colourful tropical marine life.
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