There are few things more relaxing in life than casting a line into the serene blue waters of the Fijian coast, lying back and waiting for a fish to take the bait. After all, your holiday is all about recharging your batteries, and fishing in Fiji is one of the finest ways to escape from the hectic realities of modern life.
At Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji, you can charter a boat and head out into the sumptuous seas of Savusavu, where you’ll have the opportunity to catch your own dinner. The waters of Savusavu are among the best in all of Fiji for fishing, so you’re practically guaranteed a bite – here’s what you need to know.
The waters of Savusavu are among the best in all of Fiji for fishing, so you’re practically guaranteed a bite!
Fishing for a winner
Savusavu is located on the northern Fijian island of Vanua Levu, and it’s here that you’ll find the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji itself. The resort represents the perfect place to bait up your rod, framed by swaying palms on the sun-kissed shores of the island. You can bring along your own equipment if you like, but don’t worry if you’ve left it at home – we have plenty here that you can borrow. Usually, we’ll troll for fish (dragging baited hooks behind the boat), but you can cast if you have brought along your own rod.
Typically, we run two fishing trips per day. One will leave at first light when the fish are looking to feed, and the other in mid-afternoon, as our finned friends sun themselves near the surface. Additionally, we run two different types of fishing trip – a gentle cruise around the bays, or a deep-sea fishing venture where you’ll really get the chance to hook a whopper. Because the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji has long been dedicated to conserving the environment, our fishing trips are designed to see you catch open water species rather than the reef fish that live near the shore.
Fiji’s finest fish
On your fishing trip, you’ll be aiming to snare such fish as walu, yellowfin tuna and the hard-fighting mahi-mahi – a great prize for any sea angler. Arranging your fishing trip on the calming South Pacific is simplicity itself. All you have to do is give the Dive Centre or Activities staff 24 hours notice before you intend to head out, and we’ll do the rest.
Be sure to get in touch with us to arrange your trip to paradise – we look forward to welcoming you.