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No, I doubt it. There is a gaol of sorts in Gizo, the capital of the Western Province, which is very nearby though. The main prisons would be on guadalcanal though, I am sure.
However, it is only a 1hr flight to get to Lola from guadalcanal for long weekends away! :-)
Otherwise, I try to avoid prisons where-ever possible. The fishing is seldom much good I am told..... :-)
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Hmmmm.... OK, let's see if I can figure out how to load movie clips onto this....


....OK, let's see if that works.... underwater shots of a small bommie at Hotspot...



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OK! So, that works. I will try to add more shots. trouble is, they are unedited, so you will get lots of deckshots etc most of the time!
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OK, let's try this one. For some reason it looks like it is not recorded as cleanly as the u/w one, let's see how it goes though....


....or maybe it was just the preview didn't look so good. The fish landed was this one....



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OK, now try this one.....


You don't often get sharks mess with your fish up here.... but this one tried!


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Takes AGES to load these darn videos to youtube! Anyhow, here is some more.... flicking little poppers on lighter gear (well 20lb but on a light spin rod) just behind the resort, inside the lagoon, as opposed to poppering the rim reefs as we normally do.
There are 3 clips in a row.....


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ok, next part, about 2 casts later....

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And another couple in the series.....


...and this about 15 mins later....


.... du-oh!
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This was at Rainbow reef over near Haepei/kurukuru island. Deep reef running between 2 islands holds some good fish, I got a 60lb GT here once, so always good for a flick.
This is a shot of a red bass with eyesight issues....

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Hideous conditions how ever do you manage to stand up when its like thatErmm
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:-) I know, dreadful ain't it. That is why I get so ratty here when I head out, it just ain't never like that here! (well, not out of whitianga anyhow)
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Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Capt Asparagus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2011 at 12:00pm
Great to see this new forum on site now for all your travel destinations. Should help people find out more about their options.

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Hey CA
Although Im actually heading to Fiji, im taking up a lighter spinning set. 
What size rod did you use for the 20lb braid?
Im heading up with stradic 4000 on a MWS 6-8 spin, and a whole lot of smaller poppers, but im not sure how heavy to go on the braid??

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I will have your completed DVD of this trip next time your at the beach thanks Stu .If you want me to send you a couple of blank DVD,s to copy on to let me know
I step out my door to paradise on earth
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