In February 2018 Paul Worsteling and the IFish crew joined us for a week of fishing aboard the Mitaia. It went off. We chased fish within sight of Namotu Island and targeted a wide range of species to showcase just how diverse the fishing is here. They weren't disappointed.
We wanted to showcase how close the fishing is to the Island, something that is so unlike other destinations where everything is at least 30 minutes away. Here you can head out for a few hours fishing then come back for lunch or when the wind or surf picks up. Paul and the IFish crew stayed with us a week on Namotu and we spent nearly the whole time fishing within a few minutes of the island. We had a list of species we wanted to catch and methods we wanted to use over the week that we quickly ticked off. And although we had some crazy moments, in particular one day when we lost about 15 fish in a row because we were so lit up by them, we still scored some great footage and shared some amazing moments.
The week was full of organised chaos, loose nights and long days chasing fish and at the end there was enough content for several episodes, the first of which aired in April 2018.