Tonga and Vava'u

Situated over 750miles ESE of Fiji, Tonga consists of almost 170 tropical islands of which only 40 are inhabited. The fishing is outstanding fron just south of the main island, Tongatapu to the northern area of Vava'u.

Most species (blue marlin, sailfish, mahimahi, smaller yellowfin. wahoo, & barracuda) fish well all year round, however the time for the runs of large yellowfin is usually from late November through to February where 70-80kg is not uncommon. Blue marlin cover a wide size range and while there are plenty of smaller fish in the 70-150kg range, encounters with blues over 200kg are not uncommon so you’re in with a chance of a big one!

Giant trevally are prevalent and to good sizes - 40+kg not being uncommon around some of the offshore reefs around the Ha'apai islands and north through to Vava'u

Fishing Vava'u part 2
March 2016

Yes, WOW Vava’u! As a Pacific region that’s largely slipped under th... Read More >

Fishing Vava'u part 1
March 2016

It sure felt good to be back in Vava’u, one of 170 islands that make up th... Read More >

Gamefishing in Vava'u
August 2015

As a travelling fisherman, Vava’u, Tonga, had been high on Tony Orton&rsqu... Read More >

Travel Information
September 2013

Geography Vava'u is a group of about 50 islands in Tonga with the largest being the main island of utu Vava’u which rises to over 200m at it&rs... Read More >

About Vavau
September 2012

Why you'd go to Vava'u?   To fish for blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna, giant trevally, wahoo and mahimahi. To dive and snor... Read More >

Fishing and Diving Vavau
September 2012

Fishing & Diving - Vava'u Only a 55 minute flight from Nuka’olofa, the island of Vava’u is a paradise for anyone who has even a mod... Read More >

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