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    The organisers of the Vanuatu Marlin Classic are proud to announce that the Grand Hotel and Casino has become the naming sponsor and major sponsor of this yearly event. This relationship has been years in the making and is an obvious fit for both the Grand Hotel and the Vanuatu Marlin Classic Tournament. The Grand Hotel boasts high quality facilities including various well appointed and award winning dining venues, a world class Casino, a host of luxury accommodation and access to a wide variety of activities; all supported by their professional and well trained staff. We believe that this arrangement will provide an even better experience for our competitors and their family members that travel to support them and to enjoy quality time in the heart of Port Vila, Vanuatu. The Grand Hotel is offering special accommodation packages for competitors starting at $175 AUD/night. From the morning shotgun start (7am) in front of the Grand Hotel and the day’s activities to the evening weigh-in, fine dining and nightlife the Grand Hotel is where you will want to be. The 2010 Marlin Classic will see a few changes in the overall format of the tournament. The first 6annual VMC competitions have all been based upon the best score over three days of fishing. Feedback from participants and local fishing enthusiasts has led us to modify our approach. Starting in 2010 there will be 4 major prizes rather than the three (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) we have always featured in the ...

    The Port Vila Game Fishing Club, Tusker Game Fish Classic was held on the 28th & 29th of November 2009 and was run out of the Anchor Inn with a total of 19 boats and 54 anglers. It was also great to see many international anglers coming from Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia to experience some great Blue Marlin fishing. Start fishing on Saturday was at 7am after a spectacular shot gun start in Port Vila Harbour. The seas were great for the weekend with 10-15 knots and seas to 1-1.5 metres. Nevagivups team this year consisted of Rodney & Gayle McPhee, Michelle and our Skipper Captain Charles Wheeler. Unfortunately this year saw Rodney spending the whole weekend in bed with a mysterious illness so this left the girls to do battle with the rest of the field. Saturday saw Nevagivup tagging and releasing two Blue Marlin on 15Kg line class after raising four Blues for the day. Michelle encountered a nice 140Kg Blue Marlin and after an hour the fish was released. In between the next Blue, Gayle landed a nice Mahi Mahi, then we were pulling our hair out with a small Blue that just wouldn’t hook up, he took the lure 5 times before he gave up. Then half an hour later, Michelle was onto another Blue, after a 10 minute fight a small Blue around the 60Kg mark was tagged and released. After being on the troll again, Gayle hooked up to a nice Blue around the 100kg mark, ...

     The Vanuatu Marlin Classic is being held from the 23rd—29th May 2010. With a bigger and better format, next years tournament is sure to be huge. There is plenty of cash and prizes up for grabs and if this years tournament was anything to go by, we are sure that there will be some great fishing to be had. If you are keen to come over and fish the tournament, you better book a boat as places are filling fast!  

     Father and son duo Steve and Joseph decided to escape the winter cold of Victoria and headed over to Vanuatu for some warmth. Joseph had decided that he wanted to catch a Blue Marlin as he had caught allot of other species. We ventured out on Reel Capture for a full day charter and worked the new FADS off Port Vila, with a nice Wahoo in the boat we decided to work North. After an hour or so, Joseph was hooked up to a nice Blue Marlin around the 130Kg mark, unfortunately his fish ended up tail wrapped and died, after a 2 1/2 hour battle the fish was in the boat. The guys decided that they wanted to head out again for another day on board Nevagivup. This time Joseph was on a mission and wanted to catch a bigger marlin, unfortunately this fished died and weighed a nice 165Kg. Steve also landed a nice Wahoo around the 25Kg mark. The guys had a great time and have vowed to return next year for a live aboard charter.  
  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!