Kadavu

Surrounded by 4,000m trenches and the world-famous Great Astrolabe Reef, Kadavu Island is an eco-paradise renowned for its fishing and diving. With very few roads (a sure winner for all anglers with this fact), Kadavu offers every type of angling experience winter or summer. But it is most famous for its huge GTs, Dogtooth Tuna and spectacular run of winter Wahoo.

Overview

Kadavu – a marine playground for giant GTs, dogtooth tuna, sailfish, wahoo, cow yellowfin and blue marlin! Here it pays to aim big. Kadavu GTs reach up to 50kg and Fiji’s All-Tackle Dogtooth Tuna National Record was caught on the Kadavu Sea-mount. Huge numbers of wahoo and sailfish form into packs along the island’s Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef and provide thrills for the angler’s light tackle fishing.

Top Fish Species

  • GT
  • Dogtooth tuna
  • Yellowfin tuna
  • Cow yellowfin
  • Blue marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Wahoo
  • Mahimahi

Best time to Fish

The generally calm summer months offer anglers the best opportunities to cast big Poppers to giant Kadavu Island GTs and drop jigs along outer reef walls and sea-mounts for Dogtooth Tuna. Kadavu GTs reach up to 50kg and Fiji’s All-Tackle Dogtooth Tuna National Record was caught on the Kadavu Sea-mount. We recommend anglers bring their own heavy tackle for this type of extreme fishing. Yellowfin Tuna are caught almost all year round however the best fishing for giant cow yellowfin and the larger Blue Marlin is generally late summer time. By winter, the breezy tradewinds sweep in cooler oceanic currents and with them, huge numbers of wahoo and Sailfish that form into packs along the island’s  Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef.

Other Activites

  • Diving/Snorkelling
  • Swim with manta rays
  • Wreck diving
  • Guided kayaking tours
  • Surfing

Getting there

Kadavu Island is located south of Fiji’s main island and has daily flights from Nadi and Suva.

Accommodation

Accommodation is plentiful. There are a range of eco-lodge styled accommodation which includes guest houses, budget backpackers and high-end resorts, with many of these places accessible only by boat. Liveaboard options are also available.