The flat out bullies of the coral reef systems, here GTs range in size from 5kgs to well over 50kgs. Specialist anglers target them casting poppers and stickbaits into the barrier reef breakers.
Tim Simpson smashes the IGFA Wahoo World Record aboard Bite Me landing a 36kg Wahoo on 4kg line.
Kadavu island sees black, blue and striped marlin however the most commonly caught species and seen all year round is the Pacific blue marlin.
Large Dogooth Tuna are found all around Kadavu Island’s outer barrier reef drop-offs and ofshore structures like the Kadavu Seamount. We hold the Fiji All-Tackle Record with a fish of over 90kg.
Our custom built fully gamefish rigged DeepVee 310 ‘Bite Me ‘ is available for day charters around Kadavu Island for up to 4 anglers. We target whatever you wish to catch from Marlin on heavy chair tackle to Ultra-lite World Record hunting.
If its Marlin you want, Kadavu island sees black, blue and stripes however the predominent species caught all year round is the blue marlin.
Large Black Marlin migrate through Fiji waters and are found close in to the Great Astrolabe barrier reef . They range is size from 50 to 500kg.
Every year from May through to September, large packs of sailfish gather along the island’s outer slopes and barrier reef. We specialise in targeting sails on light tackle.
With 75 miles of outer barrier reef slopes, drop-offs and seamounts, Kadavu Island offers a host of deepwater jigging opportunities.
The Best in Gamefishing
Fish the warm tropical waters around the remote South Pacific island of Kadavu. Jungle covered volcanic hills swoop down to mangrove bays and coral lagoons. 75 miles of Great Astrolabe barrier reef with outer slopes plunging to canyons of over 12,000 feet.
Blue marlin cruise within sight of the reef, yellowfin tuna smash bait balls as far as the eye can see. Packs of marauding wahoo cover the reef points and big Pacific Sailfish free-jump along the reef edges.
Sound like an anglers paradise ? It is.
MV “Bite Me”
Our DeepVee 310 ‘Bite Me ‘ has a crew of two and is available for day charter for up to 4 anglers.
Matava Lodge’s DeepVee 310 big game fishing boat built by DeepVee Marine Australia.
Powered by twin Iveco Turbocharged 280s, she is outfitted with toilet, shower, galley, fridge and saloon for guest’s comfort whilst out big game fishing.
Bite Me is in full Fiji Survey and carries a plethora of electronics and safety equipment.
Kadavu Island’s only offshore big game fishing vessel.