The Smallest Marlin I Have Ever Seen

Ross Capel, Steve Lawson, Gerhard Nagele and Maurie Morrison came back for another trip this week and opted for the Kakoola stay away option. The fishing was good with the fist day 6 yellowfin up to 37kg being caught and Maurie dong a stint on a 140-150kg blue marlin and getting a tag into it. Maurie is an Ex charter boat operator from NZ where he used to run a boat called Star trek.

Ross and his yellowfin

Ross and his yellowfin

Day 2 saw us out to a seamount east of Mataso Island where Maurie had the good fortune of tagging another blue, this one was the second smallest marlin I have ever seen at about 30kg. We raised another 2 however not caught. We also had a good day there on yellow fin both on lures and jigs. Ross nailed his first wahoo at a respectable 22kg.

Day 3 had us off to Mataso Island for some more action and run across some more yellow fin at Mataso Seamount.  It was then on the Monument Rock for a couple of wahoo and a double of yellow fin then back to Pela Island for some popping for G.T,s with no result.

Day 4 we started our way home from Kakoola Island toward Port Vila. We had a great time at Mosso Fad. on mahi-mahi on light tackle and put 5 in the boat along with a good wahoo. The rest of the day was a little quite with lots of birds and the odd yellow fin jumping however no more fish.

The guys are even threatening to come again next year.

A little marlin about to be released.

A little marlin about to be released.


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