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. Newsletter Spring 2015

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    Newsletter Spring 2015     During the winter months the weather has been on average windy and rough but we have managed to come in with some nice catches  of Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi. The Black Marlin have stayed for longer than usual this year and we are still encountering some nice Striped Marlin. The Sailfish have also been in numbers as well. There has also been some large Blue Marlin around as well. Captain Charles Wheeler on board Nevagivup ended up with a Grand Slam on one action packed morning with a Striped Marlin, Sailfish and Blue Marlin!     The dates for the Vanuatu Marlin Classic 2016 are from the 27th – 31st of May. Please let us know if you are interested in fishing this great tournament.     Accommodation at Waterfront Quays has been restored and is now available for bookings. Great place to stay as it is in town and close to the boats.     The dates for this years Port Vila Game Fishing Club Anchor Inn Game Fishing Classic is on the 21st and 22nd of November. Drop us an email if you would like to fish this tournament.     We would like to thank everyone that has fished with us over the last couple of months and we look forward seeing you again soon.        
  2. Captain Charles Wheeler – Double Headers

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    Captain Charles Wheeler has been having a blast out on the water this week on board Nevagivup, going 2 Sailfish (double hook up) one day, then the next day 2 Black Marlin (double hook up) and then yesterday raising 3 Blue Marlin (double hook up again), busting one off on 50 pound tackle, jumped one off over 700 pound and then landing one around the 300 pound mark! Congratulations to Lindsay after an hour and 45 minute fight, tail wrapped fish and on 50 pound tackle! Charles is out again today with the 130′s out!  —