Marlin and yellowfin putting in an appearance
Vanuatu is still closed to the rest of the world, and charter operators are just doing the odd trip with local clientele only.
Russ Housby from Nambas Charters has been doing a few day trips, as well as a one-night liveaboard trip. He reports the marlin have been consistent with them catching at least one a day. His best day was three from three – all blues in the 100 to 160kg range. There have been some wahoo and a few sailfish on the bite in closer as well.
Charles Wheeler from Crusoe Charters reports similar results. He has not been doing as many charters but is still getting amongst it when he can. He also mentioned that one of the private French boats went out for a day and struck gold on the yellowfin, catching six in the 50 to 65kg range.
Andrea Traverso from DropCast Fishing has been doing some trips a little further afield. One recent three-day trip to the Shepherd Islands turned in good results with marlin being caught each day. Once again, they were averaging around the 120Kg mark. They were also doing plenty of jigging to catch an array of bottom species. Andrea also mentioned the yellowfin are starting to turn up in good numbers
Until next month,