Kadavu Island, Fiji
Bite Me is based at Matava Resort, a AAA rated 3&1/2 star eco-lodge on the South East side of Kadavu Island. Traditional thatched Fijian bures perch on the island's rainforrest covered slopes with private decks offering magnificent views out over the sheltered coral lagoons and Great Astrolabe Barrier reef.
Anglers can choose to work the mangroves, sheltered lagoons or reef edges for Giant Trevally, bluefin trevally, Narrow Barred (Spanish) mackerel, coral trout and a host of toothy reef predators or work the outer reef slopes for wahoo, yellowfin and Pacific Sailfish. Within a few miles of the barrier reef are deep ocean canyons where we find blue marlin, huge yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi and shortbill spearfish.
A seamount lies just 7 miles offshore with nutrient rich upwellings holding large concentrations baitfish and oceanic predators. An hour from the lodge, a remote coral atoll breaks the surface with sheer sides plummeting to depths of 6,000 feet.
Bite Me offers anglers the opportunity to explore miles of pristene unfished tropical waters in the comfort of a modern Australian custom built gamefishing vessel with a full range of high quality tackle from custom made all-roller ultra-light record hunting outfits to Penn International 80STW's on Penn International and Melton bent butt chair rods.
From our base here you can throw poppers for GTs at dawn, tag a blue marlin by mid-morning, put some 50lb wahoo on the deck by lunch, fight a double header of sails on 12lb string by mid afternoon and stop off on the way back for a bit of deepwater jigging for dogtooth, amberjack, jobfish and Opakapaka.
Whatever your prefered method of fishing or species you wish to target, the opportunities here are endless.
- Street: PO Box 63
- City: Vunisea
- State: Kadavu
- Country: Fiji
- Telephone: +679 368 0080
- Fax: +679 333-6098