Bruce and Shelley spent 8 days at the Resort at the tail end of August 2009. Bruce read about the Giant Trevallys near Ono Island in a fisherman’s magazine before inquiring with Mai Dive. It took a little sweet talking to his wife and promises to take her snorkeling to make the trip happen. Luckily, they both left Fiji happy to snorkel at the Bulia Marine Reserve, Ono Lase, and at Split Rock while others were below scuba diving and also getting in some quality fishing time.
The first day, Kuki, myself and Bruce went trolling outside the Alacrity Rocks region. During that trip, I caught the Spanish Mackrel in the picture below–my first big catch while living in Fiji.
It wasn’t until the very last day of their stay that Bruce went out with Kuki in the small fiberglass 60HP boat when Bruce caught the fish below. They spent the morning popper fishing in the D’Urville Chanel in the North Astrolabe and came up with one Trevally. After a quick lunch, they headed south to popper fish just outside of Naiqoro Passage. Bruce said he caught these fish by casting into the surf just before the waves broke over the reef and had Kuki reverse quickly to drag them away from the sharp coral.
The largest fish caught that day was a 15 kilogram Giant Trevally.
Bruce didn’t want to waste anything so he left behind the fish for everyone at the Resort to eat Trevally for the next month. HA!
Thanks for all of the good eats!