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Fiji Islands Saltwater Fishing Report – April 2009
We have enjoyed an excellent summer season of mostly glassy seas and good offshore gamefishing.

The big blue marlin were thinner on the ground than usual but the smaller blues made up for it in big numbers.

Yellowfin have been plentyful with lots of fish up over the 100lb mark and some good mahi mahi mixed in for extra action whilst out marlin fishing.

GT popper casting has been fast and furious around the bigger tides with many fish to 70lbs and this year's record calculated by formula at a whopping 44kg (97lbs). The Kadavu seamount has fished well with plenty of blues, wahoo, yellowfin and mahi mahi to keep anglers busy. We have even dropped jiggs taking a number of dogtooth tuna to 100lbs.

The first signs of winter are starting to show with a few breezy days here and there but the upside is the water is now cooling and soon the wahoo and Pacific sailfish packs will start to form up along the Great Astrolabe barrier reef. We will soon be dusting off the light tackle gear and getting ready for some wahoo pack mass attacks and bait & switch fun on the sailfish.

Can't wait !

Adrian Watt,
IGFA Captain
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(This post was edited by BiteMeFiji on Apr 13, 2009, 10:48 PM)