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Bite Me Gamefishing Charters

Kadavu Island, Fiji
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About Bite Me Gamefishing Charters
Bite Me Gamefishing Charters is based out of Matava Resort on Kadavu Island. We operate a 30ft fast offshore custom built centre console sportfishing boat offering light and heavy tackle trolling for marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and mahimahi as well as GT Popping, deepwater jigging and fly fishing for pelagics.
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Chris Fowler wrote a review May 2019
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We went there with low expectation on what we would get as it was a short notice trip. When we arrived at the resort we were greeted by very friendly staff who made us feel very special for our entire stay there. every one from the owners to the manager, cooks, boat captain and crew. And general staff were something else. If you want a good get away fish trip along with catching some PB fish then this place is well worth putting on your bucket list.I saw a bad review about the place just before we left and nearly pulled the plug on going, even the owner offered me my money back as he said he would rather us not go if we thought it wasn't going to be what we wanted. I'm so glad we took the punt on going there. We caught so many species and most were a good size. My advice if your keen angler then take your own gear. Make sure they have the sounder working as it would make a huge difference. The Boat captain is a great guy who knows the area really well and will put you on the fish. We did five days fishing and caught fish every session. The guy that gave it a bad review was not a fisherman and expected to get world class fish when he was only there for couple days. My advise is disregard his review, because the place is amazing, the food is amazing, and the people they treat you like family. See you very soon. Redeye Chris Fowler
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Fishinwithwag wrote a review Mar 2019
Chugiak, Alaska65 contributions21 helpful votes
Booked with Matava Resort, BITE ME FISHING CHARTERS, to fish for GT and Dogtooth Tuna. Webpage reports excellent fishing and multiple IFGA world records held by this outfit. Also listed as IFGA certified weigh-in location. False, False, and False! The was the case of the previous owner who sold the whole show. The new owners failed to mention that this happened and their is no IFGA fishing happening today. Their tackle is gone, their captain is gone, the weigh station is gone, and forget about successful fishing. If you are your own captain and bring all you gear, they do have a suitable boat to fish from. They charge $2000 FJD for professional fishing, but this is an outfit that has no knowledge of fishing. Look for birds is the only method they know. I should have known something was wrong day one, no fillet knife on board, really, not even a butter knife. DO NOT GO!!! This is not the place for fishing. Save your money.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Olly1967 wrote a review Mar 2017
Sydney, Australia12 contributions5 helpful votes
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My 7 days fishing aboard Bite Me Too was phenomenal! The jigging was out of this world and the boat fantastically skippered by Sike. Coral Trout, Amberjack, Trevallies, were among the 27 species of fish we caught jigging. Of course the ultimate prize is the mighty Dogtooth and we were certainly not disappointed! Biggest Doggy of the trip went over 95kg (210lb) with several others in the 30-50kg range. Popped up some GTs, Bluefin Trevally and Red Bass from the reef and plenty of Yellowfin Tuna offshore. A couple of words of advice: top of the range tackle is the only way to go and listen to Sike's advice on jigging rhythm and speed and popping actions. He knows the best way to tempt the beasts into taking a jig or popper/stickbait! Thanks Sike and thanks to the decries - you all rock!
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Date of experience: March 2017
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Maidaborn wrote a review Jul 2016
Wellington, New Zealand81 contributions44 helpful votes
Marion loves fishing and I'm not so keen, but it was her 65th birthday. A half day didn't seem to much to add to her birthday experience. Jo from bite me fishing took us outside the reef and in the morning we caught 5 beautiful yellow fin tuna, it was fun, the coaching was superb, and the sashimi later that night divine.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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namn8r wrote a review Feb 2016
Adelaide, Australia22 contributions49 helpful votes
Please note the full review including Matava Resort review is captured in “Matava Eco resort Fishing adventure disappointing' This was split out to detail the charter operation specifically. We initially selected Bite me charters due to previous friends having success catching some good dogtooth tuna and Captain Adrian's previous experience landing him many IGFA records both international, national and local records. Correspondence was through email and Adrian was always quick to respond. Before arriving I had made it very clear that we were there to hunt trophy fish, already Adrian had advised that their boat Bite me two was out of action with engineers try to fix the outboards and that they would hire another similar centre console for us to fish from. I was very specific that we wanted to fish the seamount and wanted to ensure we were by not negatively impacted with lack of equipment to fish for big doggies. To begin with Fiji airways seem to just make up their own rules when it comes to additional charges- be prepared they will slug you not only excess but also oversized for rod tubes, then with other cases they may not charge at all... Fingers crossed for you they emptied our wallets. 45min flight then you land at the kadavu airport where you are picked up by 4wd and driven down to the boat pick up point where you jump onto the small boats and run just under an hr to the resort across picturesque azure blue waters of the lagoons and lush jungle backdrop on the islands. We came with an Arsenal of fishing gear ready to target topwater GT and YFT and heavy jigging for doggies. The charter reigns as we found out had been handed down from Adrian to Joe and now to Joes son captain Scaley. The charter operation is amateur at best- scaley lacked experience as well as enthusiasm the sounder on the loan boat barely worked at best of times and we relied primarily on guess work. GT fishing is based on casting the breakers in hope to find patrolling fish, captain didn't even work reef specific stretches to look for structure just cast he says, scaley lacked concentration and skills to maintain the boat parallel to breakers, also lacked communication to guide the fishermen or tell us when moving from freak waves... The yellowfin we caught sight casting to bustups out by the seamount, the sounder wasn't working and no charts, scaley had never even seen navionics let alone contour lines to work deepwater for fin. Jigging for doggies was simply blind jigging, scaley would drive to a spot determine a drop off and say jig, couldn't mark a fish or even set up a drift to jig a along a ledge instead of drifting straight off into deeper water an absolute waste of time. We hooked 3 small pups and most days never even got a bite jigging in no mans land. Apparently the sounder on bite me two was even worse than the loan boat so it goes to show the jigging is just simply primitive guess work. Scaley was on the phone getting guidance from Joe each day on locations to try for fish, the knowledge has been lost with the main captains now living abroad, lack of technology and long liners and locals spear fishing decimating fish populations also made it evident that the captain lacked enthusiasm to work hard to put us onto fish. It also became clear that they did not want to do anymore long runs to conserve fuel which was an absolute cop out given the package prices paid. Overall this is very disappointing and leads to exorbitant pricing for this kind of trip given the lack of technology and knowledge to put you onto consistent fish. Better left for punters...
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Date of experience: February 2016
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