Mark Conner and his Mates back for their Third Trip To Vanuatu

Mark and his mates Mike, Warren and John made their annual pilgrimage to Vanuatu for another weeks fishing. This was the boys third trip to these islands. This year they brought the girls with them so they opted for the fish out of Port Vila package this trip so they could go home to their lovely wives each night. We had mixed success with 5 marlin strikes for the week and only tagging one. We had 2 bitten off by wahoo and 2 just didn’t hook up well. The rest of the fishing was reasonably good with John nailing a nice 18kg mahi-mahi first day out and everyone else achieved personal bests on various species. Just after lunch on day on a nice blue marlin at around 140kg jumped on and was soon sorted by Warren to swim off with a tag in it. The boys experienced some great light tackle action around the Devils fad catching mahi-mahi on after the other.
One of the tough days was an early start to head 45nm south to the Erromango Seamounts to find not a lot of activity. Three wahoo strike for one captured and three marlin bite for 0 with 2 being hooked up and then bitten of by wahoo and the 3 only being a half hearted bit and no hook up. All in all it was a reasonably good weeks fishing and the boys have even booked a spot for next year already.


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