Bluewater Sportfishing Adventure December 2016

Indulge yourself both on and off the water with a personalised fishing getaway that combines first-class  blue water sportsfishing; all within easy reach of our unique and secluded Trees and Fishes Anglers Retreat.

The Fishing Trip

During this adventure you will be literally on the doorstep of Vanuatu’s famous Marlin Highway, Moso, Hat island and Nguna Volcano offering sport & game anglers access to a range of fisheries including canyons,FAD’s and seamounts. Based at Port Havannah, you will be fishing productive waters within minutes of boarding your vessel. For anglers chasing billfish and tuna, this trip is perfect. The waters adjacent to our Port Havannah base offer some of the best blue marlin fishing found anywhere in the world. Other species you can encounter include sailfish, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and big dogtooth tuna. You also get to fish on the islands lee side making the fishing as comfortable as it is exciting.

The Experience

From the moment you arrive, you will be met at the airport and transferred in our private bus to Trees and Fishes Angler’s Retreat. Located on the secluded north west coast of Efate, our location is unique in that anglers can cover such a variety of fishing grounds within close proximity from our base. On a typical day we will have you out fishing at dawn and back to the lodge late afternoon for that well earned ale waiting for you. Then sit down to a superb meal while enjoying a few more beers or a bottle of wine while discussing strategy in anticipation for your next day.

This trip is perfect for…

  • Bluewater and Sportfishing enthusiasts wanting to fish Vanuatu with like minded anglers.
  • Anglers unable to charter the whole boat who wish to experience the simplicity of a scheduled charter.
  • Anglers wanting to experience an all round adventure including bluewater, reef, dogtooth tuna, GT’s & more.

Trees and Fishes Private Retreat

With excellent proximity to remote fishing grounds, our Trees & Fishes Anglers Retreat is a private and secluded waterfront retreat nestled on the shores of picturesque Port Havannah. Accommodation is beautifully appointed, air-conditioned, each with own private ensuite. The social hub and laid back dining area is situated right on the waters edge, with your boat stationed only a few steps away at the end of your private jetty. After each days fishing, wind down with a relaxing massage or enjoy a few well earned drinks with friends while you watch the sun setting over the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea. Dining is a highlight of your stay, with hearty cooked breakfasts each morning and 3 course dinners every evening.

Our Edgewater 32 Sportfishers

Bluewater and sports fishing on board our beautiful 32ft EdgeWater centre consoles provide a fully equipped sportfishing vessel ideally suited for up to 4 anglers. Tackle is provided including a full range of Shimano gear for gamefishing, medium and light tackle. Top of the range popping and jigging gear is provided (Replace if lost or Broken basis). Andrea Traverso & his team of guides offer genuine hospitality onboard, and we’ll customise the trip to suit the groups requests.

Getting There

You’ll fly into Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila. Our team meets you on arrival and it’s a short 35 minute drive in air conditioned comfort to Trees & Fishes, located on the pristine waters of Port Havannah on the north west coast of Efate. Direct flights from Australia are with Air Vanuatu (codeshare Qantas) aswell as Virgin, also relevant when flying from Asia. New Zealand guests fly with Air New Zealand or Virgin. US travellers look at Fiji Airways (via Fiji). European travellers connections via Australia or New Caledonia.

Itinerary: December 12th – 17th, 2016

12th December 2016

Upon arrival into Port Vila you will be transferred to ‘Trees and Fishes’ Anglers Retreat, after a warm welcome anglers have time to familiarise themselves with the lodge, prepare fishing gear & relax with a cold drink. Angler’s are comfortably accommodated in twin share cabins each with own ensuite. Excellent meals are prepared using the freshest island grown ingredients which keep anglers taste buds and energy levels up for the week.

13th – 16th December 2016

After breakfast and initial briefing from the skipper & crew, board the 32ft EdgeWater & commence your charter. During this adventure you’ll fish offshore FAD’s, pristine reef systems, underwater sea mounts and remote volcanic islands with steep cliff faces not only offering superb fishing but spectacular scenery. Target Vanuatu’s premier bluewater species including yellowfin tuna, red bass, coral trout, jobfish, wahoo and of course Vanuatu’s blue marlin.

We have many offshore FAD’s and waters for great yellowfin tuna action, which we specialise in casting poppers aswell as jigging. Other bluewater pelagics include wahoo, mahi mahi while billfish are always around. You’ll have a range of options, including catching a wide variety of tropical, pelagic & reef species, including yellowfin tuna. We can mix it up from light to heavy tackle & can tailor the fishing to suit all experience levels.

After each enjoyable days fishing you will return to Trees & Fishes where you can enjoy the evening at your own leisure, have a swim or enjoy a few cold beers before a great dinner.

17th December 2016

After breakfast & morning at leisure, a representative of Trees & Fishes will transfer you to Port Vila Airport in time for your return international flight.


  • Stay 5 nights twin share at Trees & Fishes Anglers Lodge
  • Continental & cooked breakfast
  • Dinners at Anglers’ Lodge
  • 4 days fishing onboard 32ft EdgeWater centre console.
  • Lunches, snacks whilst on board
  • All ground transfers
  • Tackle available**
  • Renowned guides & crew

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