Vanuatu Fishing Holidays in Epi

Vanuatu Fishing Holidays

Glenn, Dom and Jason contacted me some time ago about a Vanuatu Fishing holidays. We decided to go the Epi Island option. The fishing for the first day and a half was slow however it got going once we got onto the fish at Epi on an underwater volcano. This is a sometimes active volcano with discoloring of the water happening sometime and sometime a sulfasmell in the area but the couple of days we fished it  it wasn’t active, just full up with fish. The boys had a great time getting amongst the yello9w fin, wahoo and a couple of good sized G.T’s.

Vanuatu Fishing Holidays

Vanuatu Fishing Holidays

We stayed in Lamen Bay at Cheif Tasso’s Paradise Sunset Bungalows. This is a beautiful spot and very handy to some great fishing. If you are looking at Vanuatu Fishing holidays get on touch with us and we can put something together for you.

Another Epic Adenture in Epi

Carl Muir for Epic Fishing Adventures in Tairura in N.Z can fishing in Vanuatu with another group of intrepid anglers to fill out the end of July. Carl brought his friend Tony Huang  the owner of Yee-Haa tackle in Auckland who was accompanied by his lovely wife Sabrina, Julian Oon  and Mick Wessels These guys are all self confessed jig and popper nuts.

Day one saw us head out of town towards Kakoola via the fads in search of action. Twenty min into it a blue marlin climbed on the shotgun which Sabrina battled for 20 min which suddenly ended with a pulled hook. Mosso fad turned up a mahi-mahi then it was on to Nguna for some jigging.

The action was steady there with the boys getting smoked on 3 good sized dogtooth. Doggies three- anglers zero.

After a great night at Kakoola it was on to a sea mound 25nm S.E of for more jigging. On arrival we had a triple hook-up of yellow fin that get everyone back into action.

The jigging proved to be a little slower than it usually is at this spot however the boy managed to get smoked no less than 4 more times. Big doggies can destroy tackle. The rest of the day was very slow as we fished our way to Epi.

Wednesday saw us head to Maskelyne Islands where we had a ripper. The doggies were a little reluctant to play however the G.T action was thick and fast. Three good sized fish were caught, photographed and released while casting poppers along the eastern side of the island and another 2 caught and released on the southern point of Maskelyne island. Finally Mike nailed a 20kg doggy to break our doggy voodoo

Thursday we headed to DeChauliac Bank for some Jigging where the action was good however we were smoked on a few doggies with only small ones coming on board. Next stop was the Maskelyne Islands again for some more G.T popping. Tony was of fire again with another 25kg G.T captured and released.

The trip home on the last day was rough and slow with only one Mahi-mahi being caught. The day was rounded of with a big night at the Friday night B.B.Q and everyone leaving for the airport at midnight for a trip home to New Zealand.

For Carl’s Full Report and Photo’s  click here: Game Fishing in Vanuatu

Graeme and the Boys are Back

We had just finished a 3 day charter with a group of Kiwis. One day being lost due to bad weather and its Sunday morning and time to take them to the airport and pick up the next group. Graeme Watson and his mates Dave, George and Blare were arriving for their third trip with me. As they hoped into the truck and we headed for town the sun popped out again, the wind went back around to the S.E and thing were looking good for our early start the next morning. After a 5am departure on Monday we were out heading north for Epi in flat magnificent conditions. A couple of mahi-mahi surrendered to the fish bin at Mosso F.A.D to start proceedings. A run past Cooks Reef turned up a couple of nice 20kg+ wahoo and on to Epi. Fifteen miles out from Lamen Bay we had a triple strike of blue marlin with 2 sticking , then another falling off leaving Blare to do battle with a nice 100kg fish which received a tag.
Day 2 had us heading for the Maskulin Island group for some G.T and doggy hunting.
A good sized doggy hit the shotgun and fell off promptly after it straightening the hook.
Grahame caught himself a nice dogtooth of about 30 kg which had a narrow escape when a shark took a bite out of its tail.
Day 3 we had a blinder with over 200kgs of wahoo, mahi-mahi and dogtooth being caught. The locals in Lamen Bay were very great full for the fish given in exchange for fresh fruit for the boat.
Day 4 was spent chasing sails and more doggies however not successfully with only one sail raised.
Day 5 we arriver home with 4 mahi-mahi and a rainbow runner in the bin.
It was a great trip and the boys have threatened to return again.

Epi: Fishing News Trip

Want to get away from it all? That is what a group of New Zealand Fishing News readers did recently, catching an Air Vanuatu fight to Port Vila, then boarding three game boats for a further day’s travel north to the island of Epi.
The occasion was the third readers trip, hosted by New Zealand Fishing News as part of the magazine’s ’30 Years of Publication’ celebrations, and largely organised by Leanne and Peter Phillipps of Wild Blue Fishing Charters in Vanuatu.
You don’t want to rush into things though, and a couple of days were first spent shopping, eating fabulous meals, drinking and lazing around the pool at the comfortable Moorings Hotel in cosmopolitan Port Vila. For the rest of the story: Click Here