14 Jul 2014

July Kadavu Update - Variety !

We are now well out of the normal summer GT Popping season and the Trades have started to push in but so far the weather has been reasonably cooperative - So much so that we are still throwing Poppers and seeing some nice GTs.

 Matt from Australia with a very nice looking GT

 Father Warren no slouch with a Popper rod either !

 Fair few Mahi Mahi around

 The big story for the next few months of course will be the winter Wahoo run. With the water temp now hitting 26C the Wahoo are starting to gather along the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef. We expect a good season this year with Wahoo being caught as early as May and the first few Pacific Sailfish also showing. The Wahoo packs should grow to average 25-30 fish with an average size of around 60lbs.


23 Jun 2014

Kadavu Fishing Update




Skipper Joe has been having some fun casting lures to surface feeding Yellowfin Tuna. Great fun for anglers and of course delicious shashimi for all the Resort guests !

Jarrod with a yellowfin caught casting poppers aboard Bite Me Too

 The winter Wahoo are moving in with some decent solitary fish and a few starting to school up.

 
 Angler Steve with a very nice 30kg Narrow Barred Mackerel

Just in case you were thinking of using a mono leader here in winter time.....Think again !

27 May 2014

Matava and Fiji Airways Join Forces to Promote the New Fiji Link

To celebrate the re-branding of Pacific Sun to Fiji Link, Fiji Airways is giving everyone the chance to win a fantastic prize:
Win a return trip for two to Kadavu Island staying at Matava, Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort.

Prize includes domestic flights, 2 nights Resort accommodation in an Oceanview Bure, all meals and return Kadavu Island Airport – Resort boat transfers. Fishing an optional extra !

To Enter, simply visit the Fiji Airways  Promotion Page

 

27 Apr 2014

IGFA Anglers Digest Filming aboard 'Bite Me Too'

We have been delighted to once again welcome the IGFA Anglers Digest TV film crew to Matava Resort and Bite Me Gamefishing Charters. Show Host Bill Boyce was here a few years ago in the winter time for some insane wahoo & Sailfish action fishing with BlueWater Magazine Editor Tim Simpson. Bill set the new M-04 Fiji National Record for Pacific Sailfish and both Bill and Tim landed IGFA World Record Wahoo with Tim's fish just edging out Bills for the current M-04 World Record.

Tim Simpson's M-04 IGFA World Record
 This time around Bill and the team visited during the summer for some GT Popping, deep-water jigging and some summer species trolling and fished aboard our brand new 30ft custom fast offshore centre console Bite Me Too

Glorious weather and a trip out to the Kadavu Seamount found some nice Dogtooth Tuna on jigs, plenty of small Yellowfin and even a couple of marlin bites.

A nice Doggie caught jigging for guest angler Mike
 
Why they call them Dogtooth Tuna !
 

We even had a few nice early season Wahoo !
You can see the new show coming soon on the World Fishing Network or see some great sample video clips (some filmed aboard Bite Me) here : http://www.anglersdigest.tv/videos.html


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
Rocket Launcher
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 !