26 Feb 2014

Albacore Record Smashed !

Skipper Joe took angler Boyang Zhang out for some deep-water jigging last week aboard the new boat Bite Me Too. Great weather meant ideal jigging conditions and Boyang made the most of it hooking up and landing a 19.6kg Albacore setting a new M-36 Fiji National Record.

 That's a monster Albacore !

The very distinctive Pectoral fins on an Albacore

A very good Fiji Record catch for Boyang and of course - very good eating for all the other guests at Matava Resort !

14 Feb 2014

IGFA World Record Released

Last week skipper Joeli took angler Kenneth from Singapore out for some GT Popping on the brand new GT boat Bite Me Too.
Using a Dogfight 6500 on a Carpenter Blue Lagoon and GT Mania lure, Kenneth fought a huge GT for over 25 minutes until Joe could finally grab the leader.



The fish measured 57 Inches (short length) smashing the current IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record however, because of the long fight, Kenneth elected to snap one quick photo and get the GT back in the water as soon as possible. Joe swam the fish for 5 minutes before a healthy release....
Nice one guys, commendable !


8 Jan 2014

First Blood

The new boat Bite Me Too went into action with Joe skippering taking out Peter & Sophie from Australia for a bit of trolling, GT Popping and Jigging on a couple of half days.

 

Peter came with the right GT Tackle

 First GT !

 A nice Bluefin Trevally for Sophie

A bigger GT for Peter

 A little doggie caught trolling

 Peter jigged up a bigger Dogtooth Tuna


Just to keep the other Resort guests happy.....Dinner !

The Yellowfin Tuna are now starting to move in with several big schools close in to the outer Barrier Reef. Still around the 20-40lb size but the big cow Yellowfin won't be far behind.
We still have openings for bookings in March / April and Matava Resort has some crazy Accommodation Specials available so drop us a line here !


31 Dec 2013

The New Fishing Boat "Bite Me Too"

28 Dec 2013

Bite Me Too Delivered !



Our brand new fishing boat Bite Me Too is now at the Resort and we are running in the engines and seeing just how fast she can go. The answer....Very !






Skipper Joe winds up the brand new Mercury 4-stroke 150s and she takes off...
Cruising at 30kts, we can now park on the Kadavu Seamount in under an hour....
Furuno Chartplotter, Sounder, VHF Radio, Lifejackets for 8, comfortable seating for six, plenty of rod storage, tackle boxes, ice boxes and even a head !



She is now ready for our summer GT Popping and Jigging season.
Drop us a line here if you want to be one of the fist to  blast around Kadavu Island !


15 Oct 2013

New Offshore Fishing Boat Almost Complete

Work is well under way on our brand new offshore sportfishing boat Bite Me II being built by BlueWater craft in Navua, Viti Levu. She will be a 28ft go-fast go-anywhere fishing machine designed to perfectly service the growing GT Popping and deep water jigging specialists as well as offer anglers the opportunity to go after pelagic gamefish such as marlin, Pacific Sailfish, yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo on stand-up tackle. Powered by the very latest Twin 150 Mercury 4-strokes she will cruise at 25 kts and be capable of reaching 35+ knots at WOT.


Sister Ship
Sister Ship
Our vessel will be based on the above design however we have added a number of modifications to suit our fishing around Kadavu Island.
Floor
The main hull is complete with the large centre console going on now.
With a 400L in-floor fuel tank she will be very stable for casting and jigging and have extensive range.
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We have specified grab rails at the perfect height for safety and ease of casting poppers
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There will be plenty of rod storage
Transom Room
and of course easy access transom door for hauling in a big Yellowfin or sliding in the big GTs for release !
I will be personally supervising the finishing touches and loading all the required brand new safety equipment in a few weeks and we hope to have her in Marine Survey and in service by the beginning of December. We are now taking bookings for the summer season starting 1st January 2014.
I can’t wait to barrel out to the Kadavu Seamount and drop some jigs !

2 Sep 2013

Pacific Harbour International Game Fishing Club 30th Annual Game Fishing Tournament

The Pacific Harbour International Game Fishing Club’s Annual Game Fishing Tournament is THIS WEEKEND 6th – 8th September.

Hosted by the Pearl South Pacific Resort, the event is sure to be fun for all!

Pool A entry is $3,000 per boat (no limit on number of anglers) with an estimated prize of $15,000.
Pool B entry is $600 per boat (no limit on number of anglers) with an estimated prize of $2,000.

Many other prizes up for grabs!

Please contact Mark on 9993675 OR msolutions.mark@gmail.com to enter!

Pacific Harbour International Game Fishing Club 30th Annual Game Fishing Tournament

28 Apr 2013

Hook Line and Sinker TV Filming aboard Bite Me


We were delighted to have the guys from Australian TV show "Hook Line & Sinker" filming aboard Bite Me for a couple of days. Presenters Matt and Nick with cameraman Mike had some fun fishing though the bite wasn't particularly great. There is a surface layer of zooplankton around colouring up the water and the big yellowfin were tough to find. Even so we managed a few GTs on poppers, groupers on jigs, yellowfin & mahi mahi on the troll and had some fun. I will post a short video clip when the show has been edited....


Hope the guys can come backs some time for the winter wahoo & Sails !

14 Mar 2013

Summer Kadavu Fishing Update

The GT fishing recently has been pretty modest by our standards. We have been having to work harder than normal with La Nina weather patterns still affecting the ocean current directions along the outer barrier reef.  First off, some pics from Mark from the US who was kind enough to let me post a few pics from his trip.

 Dogtooth Tuna on a Jig
 
Coral Trout on a Stickbait




 Always fun the Red Bass





Mangrove Jack !


Not really any Kadavu Monsters in the mix but a very nice variety of species on both Poppers and Jigs. Offshore South of Kadavu there a lots of schooling skipjack tuna and along the reef, yellowfin to 100lbs but the really big cow yellowfin should move into Kadavu waters in the next few weeks.
They are coming in from the North so currently they are being seen between Kadavu and Beqa Lagoon. This 73kg fish below was caught yesterday aboard NoahRay (Freedive Fiji Charters) fishing off Beqa.

Nice Yellowfin guys !

Other recent news, Stephanie Choate, daughter of Tim Choate ( One of the founders of  The Billfish Foundation ) knocked off the Fiji Womens W-08 kg Narrowbarred Mackerel Record with this fish:

It made wonderful Kokoda for all the guests !

3 Dec 2012

Simply paradise! - Review of Matava, Fiji - TripAdvisor

I recently stayed at Matava with my boyfriend and it was heavenly!  
We disconnected from the world and enjoyed the game fishing (We caught 3 huge tuna thanks to Joe the amazing guide and captain), ocean kayaking, hiking, and stunning food (Sammy, the gardener, is a genius). 
Go to Matava to reconnect with yourself and your significant other!

Simply paradise! - Review of Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, Kadavu Island, Fiji - TripAdvisor: