Tonga has a reputation as a hot game fishing destination – a paradise all-year round.
Troll Vava’u’s crystal clear waters for Blue, Black or Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-mahi, Big Yellow Fin Tuna and Wahoo. Cast jigs or poppers for predators like Blue Fin and Giant Trevally. Virtually all species of tropical fish frequent Tongan waters, and with its vast areas of reef structure, drop offs, canyons and seamounts, as well as several offshore F.A.D’s, every angler can experience a smorgasbord of tropical fishing. Salt water fly-fishing is also becoming popular. Most Marlin, Mahi-mahi, Spearfish and Tuna are caught fishing the 100-fathom drop-offs, which are located between a quarter and three quarters of a mile off shore.
The best ways to extract the most fun from the fishing in Tonga is to charter sport fishing or a specialist game fishing boat. Fish the immediate area where there are many smaller sport fishing species like Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna and of course, closer to the white water, the awesome Giant Trevally. These Trevally frequently beat even the most experienced of fishermen; an adversary well worth the challenge of any keen angler, along with the big Blue Marlin.