You catch. We prepare the perfect island fish feast.
Fishing excursions are available through our Oceanplay team. Our chefs eagerly await your return ready to create the perfect island feast with your catch.
The waters around VOMO offer a rich variety of both pelagic and demersal species, from giant trevally, spanish mackerel and coral trout, all of which can be encountered throughout the year. The art of fishing, reading the tides, feeding times and breeding patterns is ingrained within the Fijian culture and our passionate team at Ocean Play are well versed in all species around VOMO and further adrift.
Troll and casting around VOMO or learn the local tradition of hand line fishing. Hand line fishing is a great family experience and a great opportunity to introduce children to the joy of fishing. With our experienced crew, even the most novice fisherman can be confident of catching that once in a lifetime fish.
MAY TO SEPTEMBER – During these cooler months where the water temperatures drop to around 23 – 26oC, you can experience the best fishing VOMO has to offer. From large spanish mackerel around VOMO, to the great fighting fish, the giant trevally, or even the lesser known mackerel tuna, the cooler waters allow for greater fishing windows to catch that prized fish.
OCTOBER TO APRIL – During these warmer months, the water temperatures can reach as high as 30oC, the fish swim deep to cooler waters allowing the art and skill of fishing to shine through. Alongside the local residents of VOMO including giant trevally, spanish mackerel, coral trouts and snappers, an early morning or late evening fish can see you experience the speed of the Barracuda or schools of mahi mahi feeding on flying fish.
Along the barriers and drop-offs on the edge of the Mamanuca and Yasawa atolls, sports fishing for the big pelagic fish can be targeted throughout the year. Some of these species are territorial and will be released when appropriate.
VOMO has a strict ‘catch & release’ policy for all non-pelagic species. Our team will ensure you capture a photo with your bounty before its released back into the ocean.
Ensuring our fishing does not impact future generations, some pelagic species will be released back into the ocean during breeding seasons.