Matava Resort’s DeepVee (Blackwatch) 310 custom built big game fishing boat BITE ME is the perfect platform for exploring Kadavu Island’s extensive barrier reef, sea-mounts and trenches.
Whether you are hunting ultra-light tackle World Records, giant Blue Marlin or just after some fresh yellowfin sashimi for dinner, she will ensure a day to remember….
Our custom built offshore gamefishing vessel ‘Bite Me ‘ has a crew of two and is available for day charter for up to 4 guests.Powered by twin Iveco turbocharged 280HP Marine Diesels, she is outfitted with toilet, shower, galley, fridge and saloon for guest’s comfort whilst out big game fishing or just cruising the area’s uninhabited islands and sheltered coral lagoons.
The DeepVee 310 has the legendary Raymond Hunt designed hull with its reputation for a smooth ride and superb sea keeping characteristics.
Bite Me is in full Fiji Survey and carries a plethora of electronics and safety equipment.
She holds over 50 National and IGFA World Records.
Black Marlin Blue Marlin Striped Marlin Sailfish Wahoo Yellowfin
Superb blue water game fishing awaits you around the Great Astrolabe barrier reef, oceanic pinnacles, 4,000m deep trenches and nearby sea mounts.Bite Me can be trolling in 1,000 meters of water within 10 minutes of the resort for big Pacific blue marlin or working light tackle along the outer fringes of the barrier reef for sailfish, and Kadavu’s famous monster Wahoo.
Our winter specialty is light tackle fishing for Kadavu Islands famous run of sailfish and monster pack Wahoo.
Penn International Shimano Avet Reelax Pakula Halco Marlin Magic Joe Yee Moldcraft
We carry Penn International 30lb, 50lb and 80lb big game trolling outfits for those seeking chair or stand up and fight billfish. We also have Shimano 8kg and 10kg gear for the light tackle enthusiasts. For those guests wishing to make IGFA World Record attempts we use Avet SXs on custom Eyre Rods. Bite Me currently holds two IGFA ultra-light Wahoo World Records.
In addition we carry light casting rods for the popper crunching GTs as well as deep water jig outfits to find those deeper reef dwellers such as dog tooth tuna, coral trout and black trevally.
Bite Me is outfitted with Reelax outriggers and 80lb game chair, Simrad sounder/plotter/radar with autopilot and a teak cockpit for your ultimate safety and comfort.
“it has been well documented in fishing magazines that these islands not only produce an amazing variety of tropical gamefish, but also that the fish seem to come in exceptionally large sizes”
“The huge black marlin and enormous wahoo we ran up against were enough to convince me that the potential for records there is virtually untapped!”
“…it seems the wahoo only come in two sizes – big and bigger !”
“Our overnight stay at the pretty Matava Resort was a wonderful experience and here traditional thatched Fijian bures set among the lush hilly rainforest offer magnificent views of the lagoon and fringing reef”
BlueWater Magazine – www.bluewatermag.com.au