Andrew Papdi was back for another Scheduled Charter to Santo for a 6 day liveaboard, his 9th trip with Ocean Blue.
This trip’s hightlights included plenty of wahoo and other pelagic action, including mahi mahi, and good numbers of yellowfin busting the surface. Smaller doggies landed to around 25kg on lures, with unstoppables of approx 60kg hitting lures near the surface and hastily making it back to the deep seamount against the 80lb standup game gear.
Largest Yellowfin was a 40kg example, biggest GT went 34kg. 1 hour after a larger blue marlin strike failed to hookup, Kevin Armstrong got himself a 130kg Blue marlin which put on a great aerial display just off the transom. Plenty of sailfish activity also but they proved elusive to hook up. The skipper and his team on the boat put in big days often turning the engines over at sun up, and dropping anchor around sunset.
Meanwhile the south of Vanuatu have not missed out with some quality yellowfin, marlin, wahoo and mahi mahi being taken on recent trips out of Port Vila, giving all onboard plenty to do when the strikes come.
The boys returned from Port Havannah Anglers Retreat this week and they have had a ball. It is a great venue for a weeks remote fishing for a group of anglers. Paul Paramonov’s group caught a good variety including yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and blue marlin to 90kg.