Two New Fad’s

With the deployment of 2 new fad’s and fantastic weather the fishing has been very good most days here in Vanuatu. The fad’s been made possible by the Vanuatu Fisheries Department with the help of some aid money and donations from some local operators. They are nice and handy to Port Vila so we are able to fish them even on a 4 hour charter. The marlin activity has been fast and furious with most operators seeing up to 3 marlin a day with most catching at least one. Large mahi-mahi up to18.5kg have been turning up at the fad’s and open water. Some very good sized wahoo have been captured with a few just over the 20kg mark.
A few of the operators have been heading down to the Erromango Seamounts which have be delivering disappointing results as far as the yellow fin and wahoo have been concerned however the marlin action has been good there. A few of us have been heading north to Epi and Kakoola and getting very good results. The marlin haven’t been overly busy in these areas however the rest of the pelagic species have been plentiful. Dogtooth have been thick and fast around the seamounts and reef structure especially in and around the Maskelyne Islands and the seamount east of Mataso Island.
The weather is amazing at the moment and the fishing hot so come on up.
Cpt Peter Phillipps
Wild Blue Fishing Charters.