Fiji - Kadavu Island

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  • Fish for: Blue Marlin, Dogtooth Tuna, Dorado, Giant Trevally, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna
  • Available seasons: All Year
  • Location: Kadavu
  • Recommended stay: 3 - 6 days
  • Accomodation: Farmhouse, Ocean Front Eco-Lodge, Sheraton Resort Denarau Island
  • Other activities: Diving, Golf, Kayaking, Scuba diving, Snorkelling, Sunbathing, Swimming
  • Pricing: From $2600 per person for 6 days / 5 nights ex. Nadi (3 days fishing), From $4650 per person for 8 days / 7 nights ex. Nadi (5 days fishing)

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The pristine Fiji Islands are home to the South Pacific's finest sport and game fish, including massive GT's, monster dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish, wahoo, spanish mackerel, black marlin, blue marlin and plenty of reef fish.

Many of these species are endemic to the Great Astrolabe Reef (one of the largest barrier reefs in the world), which is the reef that encompasses Kadavu Island, Fiji.

Fishabout now offer 6 and 8 day fishing packages to explore this marine wonder of the world, which include 3 and 5 days fishing respectively.

Sample itinery (6 Days)

Day 1 - Depart Sydney early morning. Land Nadi around lunch time, transfer to the Sheraton where you're staying. You may choose to relax with 18 holes at the Golf and Racquet Club or just wind down by the pool in the afternoon sun.

Day 2 - Depart Nadi around midday on the short flight to Kadavu Island, the closest vantage point to the Great Astrolabe Reef. Transfer across the lagoon by boat to the unique eco lodge Matava Resort

Settle in and go for an afternoon snorkel/swim before retiring to the bar/restaurant.

Day 3 / 4 / 5 - Mixed game reef and sport fishing for the next 3 days. You'll be targeting Big GT, Bluefin Trevally, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Dogtooth Tuna, Blue Marlin, Sailfish and more, from the specially designed sportfishing boat 'Bite Me Too'

The Great Astrolabe Reef draws both fisherman and divers from around the world and is a pretty special "reef and piscatorial playground".

Day 6 - Have a last morning swim/snorkel/kayak before about a 1pm flight to Nadi where you connect with your flight home.

This package includes:

Transfers Airport/Sheraton return.
Airfares Nadi/Kadavu Island return.
Boat transfers to and from Resort.
4 nights twin share ocean view room at Resort, Kadavu Island.
1 night twin share at Sheraton, Denarau Island.
Breakfast at Sheraton Denarau.
All meals at Kadavu Island.
3 days Game and Sports fishing.

Not included:
Lunch and dinner at Sheraton or elsewhere around Denarau on day 1.

The Fishing in Fiji:
The tropical Fijian waters fish well all year round, and with different target species in every month of the year. Depending on your favorites however, there are better months to catch more of or larger fish. The choice is yours!
Giant Trevally can be popper fished for in Fiji, and are prolific all year round. 
Sailfish can be caught in Fijian waters all year round. During the cooler months May to October they gather along the edges of the reefs and are often encountered in packs. 
Yellowfin Tuna are also found in schools year round, though a spawning aggregation occurs anytime from December to February which is when most of the bigger yellowfin are caught. 
Blue marlin are another year round proposition with the bigger fish caught during the tuna aggregation from December to February. Black marlin can show up at any time when fishing for other species and come in all sizes. 
Wahoo are great fun on light tackle and catches of more than 20 per day are not unusual. Dogtooth tuna are one of our favorite fish to catch as they don’t come easy and they love to go hard. 

Diving Kadavu
Kadavu has some unbeleivable diving, with its barrier reef, the great astrolabe reef, being the fourth largest barrier reef in the world! Fishabout can package up diving and fishing adventures to Kadavu.