Vanuatu GT Popping & Dogtooth Tuna Fishing Adventure March 4th-9th 2013 (Sold Out)

Join this adventure and focus on casting lures, jigging and sport fishing for trophy fish in a superb location. It’s all about dogtooth tuna fishing, GT popping plus yellowfin, wahoo, coral trout & more. Based at  Tree’s & Fishes Anglers Lodge, you are located closest to Efate’s best fishing grounds.

The Fishing Trip

During this adventure you’ll fish a variety of reef systems, underwater sea mounts and remote volcanic islands with steep cliff faces not only offering superb fishing but spectacular scenery. Sports anglers target a variety of species including Vanuatu’s famous big GT’s & quantities of dogtooth tuna. On top of jigging, our team targets big doggies on popping gear, a technique that gets explosive action & is thrilling to witness. Add yellowfin tuna, wahoo, coral trout, jobfish & red bass onto this list. There are light tackle options for if anglers wish to add this into the mix. The big EdgeWater centre console is perfect for 4 anglers GT popping and dogtooth tuna fishing.

The Experience

Fishing the deep waters with Vanuatu’s volcanic islands and seamounts as a backdrop always has a very Jurassic feel to it. Time can be spent jigging drop offs, FAD’s and deep reefs, popper casting for big GT’s, dogtooth tuna and red bass, plus working island fringes & sending big baits out for wahoo & doggies. We’re located on the secluded north west coast of Efate, our lodge in Vanuatu is unique in that anglers can cover such a variety of fishing techniques in such close proximity from base. Traditionally a big game fish destination this is now a serious GT popping adventure, we know there is so much more on offer to sports anglers, and plenty of surprises in store…

This trip is perfect for…
  • 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 some of the most explosive dogtooth tuna, GT, sport fishing available.
Your Lodging

Trees and FishesWith excellent proximity to remote fishing grounds, Trees & Fishes anglers retreat is a private and secluded waterfront retreat nestled on the shores of picturesque Port Havannah. Anglers stay in well appointed cabins each with own private outdoor en suite. The social hub and laid back dining area is situated right on the waters edge, and the fishing boat is stationed only a few steps away at the end of your private jetty. Excellent meals are served to anglers, using the freshest seafood and local ingredients. After each days fishing, wind down with a few well earned drinks with friends while you watch the sun setting over the tranquil waters of Port Havannah.

Your Vessel & Guide

Azzurra32ft EdgeWater, Fishing Vanuatu on board one of our 32ft EdgeWater centre consoles, fully equipped boats ideally suited for sportfishing. Popping and jigging gear is available on a replace if damaged basis. Tackle is provided including a full range of Shimano gear for gamefishing, medium and light tackle. Our experienced guides offers genuine hospitality onboard.  Offshore we specialise in dogtooth tuna, pelagics and jigging seamounts and reefs, plus casting around bommies and steep islands for GT’s, trout etc. We also get many light tackle species in these same areas.


Itinerary: 4th – 9th March 2013

4th March 2013

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 across 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.

5th – 8th March 2013

After breakfast and initial briefing from the skipper & crew, board the 32ft EdgeWater & commence your charter. During this adventure you’ll fish pristine reef systems, underwater sea mounts and remote volcanic islands with steep cliff faces offering superb fishing & spectacular scenery. Target Vanuatu’s premier sportfishing species including GT’s, red bass, coral trout, jobfish, wahoo and ofcourse dogtooth tuna fishing – a species our team successfully targets on poppers aswell as vertical jigging.

Some trolling for pelagics will be on offer, once fish are located you can jig and cast to good effect. Trophy species including yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi while billfish are always around.
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.

9th March 2013

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

Trip Inclusions
  • Stay 5 nights at Trees & Fishes Anglers Lodge
  • Breakfast & dinners at Anglers’ Lodge
  • 4 days fishing onboard 32ft EdgeWater centre console.
  • Lunches, snacks whilst on board
  • All ground transfers
  • Tackle available**
  • Experienced skipper & crew
Price: AUD$3210.00 per angler

*Prices are a guide only and may be subject to change. All prices in Australian Dollars AUD.
**Rods & reels available. Lures on a replace if lost basis.


Don’t take our word for it

Fantastic trip with 5 star, fishing, crew, accommodation and meals. An excellent way to kick off one of the “bucket list” items. Sensational way to spend a week. We will definitely return.


Chris & Darren Ryan Australia

Amazing fishing, food and staff. Jeanine is amazing. We will be back.


Kim & Richard Frizell Broom – Australia
January 29, 2013