blue water and light tackle action
Tokoriki’s position at the northern end of the Mamanuca Islands offers great access to vast areas of lightly fished ocean. With acrobatic pelagics and feisty reef fish, great boats and tackle, and experienced guides, we have the right recipe for fun fishing!
A 25–minute run from Tokoriki reaches the Malolo Barrier, beyond which lies the open Pacific. This huge reef system offers great sport fishing for Spanish mackerel, wahoo, mahi–mahi and yellow fin.
Successful techniques include trolling lures and dead baits with 10–24kg (20–50lb) tackle. Sport fishing trips run early mornings and late afternoons for three and a half hours, although longer trips can be arranged. Up to four anglers can share the charter rate.
Fish species targeted include: big spanish mackerel, yellow fin tuna, trevallys, mahi-mahi, wahoo, rainbow runner and dog tooth tuna.
LIGHT TACKLE FISHING
Within a 20–minute radius of Tokoriki are myriad reefs and pinnacles, all inhabited by a variety of exciting sport fish including Spanish mackerel, trevallys, coral trout and barracuda. What these fish may lack in weight, they more than make up for in speed and power.
The perfect trip is a combination of trolling with light, 6–15kg tackle around the drop–off, then popper fishing on the reef tops, but if you want to troll exclusively, no problem; your skipper will advise you on the best options.
Popper fishing is one of the South Pacific’s most exciting techniques—casting and retrieving poppers or ‘bloopers’ across the shallow reef. While it’s harder work than trolling, the rewards can be greater—slashing surface strikes and epic battles. The main targets are the tackle busting GTs and other trevallys but a surprising number of other species will hit surface lures.
Light Tackle trips last for three hours and are available early mornings and late afternoons. Charter rates are for the whole boat, and can be shared by up to two anglers.
CATCH & RELEASE
We actively promote ‘catch and release’. We request that all billfish, sharks and GTs are released. To facilitate this all of our poppers have debarbed hooks. Anglers are welcome to take other edible species to eat, or give to their fishing crew.
NEED TO KNOW
Every day except Sundays, depending on availability.
Dawn, or late afternoons up to dusk.
Download your weekly planner to help you get organized.
- You wear practical clothing given the time of year you are fishing.
- Bring a hat and sunscreen
- Iced water is provided, as well as an ice box incase you wish to bring your own drinks.
Sport Fishing (3.5 hours) F$690 for the boat (maximum 4 people)
Light Tackle Fishing (3 hours) F$490 for the boat (maximum 2 people)
Terms & Conditions:
- A 40% cancellation fee is applicable for morning fishing charters.
- Trips are weather permitting.