Big game fishing from a sailing Catamaran? Of course. Why not surround
yourself with luxury while waiting for the long whine of a game fish
on one of the five fishing lines.
Our catamaran is a near perfect platform for fishing. We sit flat
in all conditions never rolling. We have a large aft deck from which
we set up to five fish poles from. When a strike occurs the angler can
stand up fight the fish, or move to one of the two aft decks and and
sit down for longer fights.
The deckhand positions himself on the lowest step below the angler
to gaff the fish, or to release the larger billfish. Meanwhile the captain
sits above the angler at the helm controls for fast backing and twisting.
Because of our wide aft deck our props are placed nearly 25 feet
apart allowing the captain to quickly turn, twist and control Mariah
to keep you facing the fish.
Tonga is known for near perfect fishing conditions. The flat water
provided by the island archipelago means easy relaxed days, while the
five mile deep Tongan trench just a few miles offshore provide swift
underwater currents that lure in the largest of game fish.
The press raves about Tongan fishing
...Vava'u is regarded as one of the best game-fishing destinations
in the Pacific and a prime site for catching marlin ... Lonelyplanet, Tonga
Tonga and the surrounding waters are known for world class fishing.
Just one recent tournament reported-
"The tournament billfish figures were incredible .... 115
confirmed billfish strikes, 82 hook ups and 33 tagged billfish –
2 Sailfish, 1 Striped Marlin, 1 Black Marlin and 29 Blue Marlin ....
now that is world class fishing."
Read the complete link here.
Tonga game fish
Tongan near coastal waters abound with fish including:
and many other ocean predators. Billfish are commonly caught with
a thousand pound Marlin being caught as late as October 2009.
Many international fishing competitions come to Tonga every year including
the Tonga Int. Billfish Tournament where boats averaged
four strikes per day with a report
Fishing on our Catana 582 in Polynesia
Our Catana 582 is a superb fishing platform with two large aft decks
to fight the fish. The two widely spaced 110 hp diesel engines allow
us to quickly back down in any direction. Being a catamaran we don’t
roll when broadside to the swells fighting a fish. We can easily sail
or motor between 4 and 10 knots to excite lours of every kind.
Remember sailboats are silent under the water. The fish are never spooked
by the noise produced by our two thin hulls. We even use special feathering
props so our boat can run silent, or start the engines to make all the
noise of a conventional powerboat.
Relax in comfort while waiting for the zing of the fishing line sailing
the offshore FAD’s. Still, sometimes guest prefer to hire a local
vessel. Such a fishing trip can be arranged with a personal pick up
from your floating abode.
Giant Travellie fishing in Vava'u Tonga
GT's abound in Tonga. We offer two packages for fishing the large hook
and release Giant Travellie.
Option one- Let us take you to the spots in our 14
foot rigid double floor inflatable. It's easy and comfortable for two
to fish while our pilot tends the helm.
Option two- Tongacharter.com has teamed up with a
local fishing charter guide that provides a larger more stable high
speed 22 foot, 140 hp dedicated fishing tender. The cost is slightly
higher, but the fish strikes are better and we are able to service some
of the farther and less known reefs in full knowledge that the mother
ship is close at hand.
204 Kg (448lb) Blue Marlin caught in Vava'u Tonga by Target One on
10 November 2009. See photo on right----->
World record Giant Travellie caught in Tonga shatters the world record!
See full story here.
986lb Marlin caught in Tonga! See full story here.