Vanuatu Charter Game Fishing | Crusoe Fishing Adventures

  1. Vanuatu 720 Pound Blue Marlin

      Kiwi anglers David and Jim from Nelson, had a cracking day out with Captain Richard Moruk on the 3rd of September 2012. On a half day charter our of Port Vila Vanuatu, our crew managed to raise 3 Blue Marlin for the day with tagging one, jumping one off and landing a whopper 720 pounder! Both David and Jim both got to experience the fight and after an hour and a half fight, the decision was made to land the fish as it was as tired as the guys were! Not a bad trip for these very lucky fisherman as they had won their holiday and fishing trip in a draw! Congratulations guys on a nice fish!
  2. NEVAGIVUP HAS HAD A BIRTHDAY & TAGS A BLUE MARLIN ON 10Kg FLY TIPPET!

    Nevagivup has a new teak deck along with new under water gear as well. She is back in fine form once again and is ready to chase the next record! Angler LanceKenningham from Tasmania had two wishes when he chartered Nevagivup. The first one was to catch a Blue Marlin on conventional tackle, which he achieved on the first day along with some nice Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. On the second day of fishing, Lance was on a mission to tag a Blue Marlin on 10Kg Fly tippet. Captain Charles Wheeler called the fish and crewman Russ Housby teased the fish right up to the back of the boat for Lance to cast his fly to; the tease and bite was text book and after a 40 minute fight, the tag was in, estimated weight was 50Kg. There have only been two people to catch Blue Marlin on fly in Vanuatu, one being the legendary Tom Evans and now Lance. This would also make Lance around 20 people in the world to catch a Blue Marlin on fly. Congratulations Lance!
  3. MISSIONS ACCOMPLISHED BY REEL CAPTURE

    Russell from Townsville Queensland was visiting Vanuatu to catch up with some of his family. Whilst on holiday here, he decided that he wanted to take the family out fishing for the day and he had one wish, to catch a Blue Marlin. After a 20 minute fight, the fish ended up tail wrapped and it was decided to bring the fish in to weigh. Congratulations Russell and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Mark from Melbourne was also on a mission and to celebrate his 50th birthday, all he wanted to catch was a Marlin. The day was mill pond with no wind, plenty of haze and very calm seas, we decided to head out to the FAD and we caught a couple of Skip Jack and live baited for about an hour to no avail. We then put the trolling gear back out and headed down south to Pango Bird, once in the area we raised two Striped Marlin and after one had a go at three lures, we got lucky and hooked up. After a 30 minute fight, the fish was beside the boat, unfortunately it was hooked in the eye and Mark wanted to bring it in. The fish weighed in at 85Kg, well done Mark and Happy 50th Birthday!
  4. NEVAGIVUP TAKES OUT FIRST AND SECOND PLACE IN THE GRAND HOTEL & CASINO VANUATU MARLIN CLASSIC

    The Grand Hotel and Casino Vanuatu Marlin Classic was held from the 21st – 29th of May 2010. Our base this year was from The Grand Hotel which is located right in the heart of Port Vila. We had twelve teams enter the tournament with teams from Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia as well as the usual local contingents. Friday night was the Calcutta and Briefing and a great night was had by all, no fishing on the Saturday as we all needed a day of recovery before fishing started on the Sunday. Saturday night saw Port Vila cop over 250mm of rain! The rain did not let up on the Sunday and the first day of fishing was very wet to say the least. Apart from no visibility, Skippers had to dodge large logs and trees that had been washed down from the rivers. The water remained dirty for the whole week and added with water temperatures that fluctuated as much a 2 1/2 degrees centigrade it would prove to make fishing very difficult with numerous marlin being seen swimming on the surface, none of which could be enticed in to a bite. Shogun hooked a nice Blue on 15Kg only to have the marlin jump onto the line and break off! After cease fishing, we had the afternoon weigh ins and I must say that I have never seen wetter fishermen! The weather cleared on Monday morning for the 7am shotgun start which we had every morning. Southern Destiny had a double hook up on Sailfish ...
  1. Hot Hot Fishing Action!

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    Nevagivup and Reel Capture have been amongst the hot fishing action over the last week with plenty of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and quite a few Blue Marlin around. The weather has changed (for the warmer), the currents have changed direction and the water temp is on the increase. John Tetrin is out fishing on his birthday today and they have already tagged one Blue Marlin and were fighting another one! Happy Birthday John!