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    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 ...

    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!  
  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!  —