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Kokomo Island Fiji
Fishing at Kokomo Private Island Fiji

Fishing

A world class experience

A short distance from Kokomo Private Island are some of the most fertile and untouched waters Fiji has to offer. Located on the north east end of the Kadavu Group of islands, Kokomo is ideally positioned within close proximity to the unspoilt and thriving, world-class fishing grounds of the Great Astrolabe Reef, offering varied and unrivaled fishing opportunities in the inner and outer reefs.

Even the waters around Kokomo offer a rich variety of both pelagic and demersal species; from Mackerel to Marlin, Wahoo and Sailfish – all of which can be encountered throughout the year, only a 10-minute boat ride from our island. To experience the thrills of big game or sport fishing, you only need venture a little further to the outer reefs, where large schools of Tuna cloud the top of untouched seamounts and Blue Marlin cruise the deep water off the edges, just waiting to be lured by your freshly rigged bait!

Surrounded by an abundance of exclusive fishing locations unfrequented by other resorts, we offer local reef fishing, outer reef fishing, game and sport fishing excursions, liveaboard charters and spearfishing experiences. All of which can be tailored to suit the experience levels of each angler, diver or ocean enthusiast.

The on-site fishing expert spearfishing at Kokomo Private Island Fiji

Jaga Crossingham

Fishing Expert

A qualified Master Mariner Class 5 Captain, Jaga is globally recognised for his expertise in the field. Having spent over 15 years fishing, diving and exploring the Fijian islands, Jaga’s wealth of knowledge and passion for his sport has earned him the reputation as one of the best in the business. Along with his many national records and tournament wins, his global recognition in the field has enabled him to write for multiple publications such as Bluewater Boats and Sport Fishing magazine, International Spearfishing and Freediving News, along with scheduled blogging reports and interviews for the Fijian islands. He is also sponsored by numerous brands including Hatch custom spear guns and B.C. Lures Australia and is a brand ambassador for HECS wetsuits and apparel company.

Our Fleet

  • The Kokomo Private Island Fiji fishing vessel ‘Reel Time’

    Reel Time

    Kokomo’s reef fishing experience involves a short boat ride on board Reel Time to one of the surrounding coral reefs. Guests can try their hand at local reef fishing while using the latest gear and tackle or get involved in the local tradition of hand line fishing. Coral Trout, Snapper, Cod, Seabream and many more tasty reef species are found in the local reefs.

  • The Kokomo Private Island Fiji fishing vessel ‘Kahala’

    Kahala

    The pride of our fishing fleet. Kahala is a well-equipped Riviera 4000 express ideally set up for our weather and fishing conditions. With a custom built tower, comfortable teak decking and all the comforts of a luxury gamefishing fishing boat. She has a start of the art galley,including a small cook top stove, microwave, coffee maker, 2 refrigeration units, ice maker, freezer and overnight accommodation for up to 4 guests with a very spacious private bathroom and shower.

    The cockpit is fitted out with a 80lb Reelax game chair to maximize fishing space, paired with Reelax outriggers, shotgun pole along with fresh and salt water washdowns.

    With the newest in Farmington electronics, chartplotters and sonar, along with a 2kw transducer and fusion stereo. She is a well-equipped vessel that can accommodate up to 6 people.

  • The Kokomo Private Island Fiji fishing vessel ‘Mako’

    Mako

    The name speaks for itself, this 2801cc Mako was built tough. Imported from the US, this model boasts twin 200hp 4 stroke Yamaha engines, matched with the flared bow and deep V for a dry and comfortable ride at high speed. Mako can accommodate up to 7 people with forward and after seating, t-top sun shade, taco outriggers, fresh and saltwater washdowns, stereo and Garmin electronics.

Fishing at Kokomo Private Island Fiji

Fishing Menu

See below for our fishing adventures

Fishing Seasons

  • May – September

    Water temperature range from 23 - 26 Celsius / 73 - 79 Fahrenheit

    During the winter months’ anglers can expect to experience line burning action from schooling Wahoo and Sailfish that patrol the edges of the reef along the Astrolabe and Solo reefs, mid-sized Yellowfin Tuna occupy the local reefs while large Walu / Spanish Mackerel inhabit the waters around the islands.

  • October – April

    Water temperature range from 26 - 30 Celsius / 79 - 86 Fahrenheit

    During the warmer months’ anglers can expect to experience the strength and power of large Yellowfin Tuna as they congregate around the seamounts, schools of Mahi-Mahi feeding on Flying Fish and large Blue and Black Marlin in the deep waters around the Kadavu islands.

Sport fishing species such as Dogtooth Tuna and Giant Trevally can be targeted and found throughout the year; these fish are territorial and we recommend “catch and release” where possible.

Fishing rods and reels at Kokomo Private Island Fiji

Our Equipment

Anglers can rest assured that they have the best chance of securing a once in a lifetime catch while using only top of the line tackle and equipment. All boats are loaded with high quality Shimano rods and reels, sold and serviced by Black Pete Marine Australia. We specialise in light to medium tackle (10- 24kg), with a focus on our anglers taking home a record or two along with an experience they will never forget.

Boats are loaded with:

  • Shimano, Tiagra 30’s
  • Shimano, Tiagra 30W’s
  • Shimano, Tiagra 50W’s
  • Shimano, Tiagra 80W’s
  • Shimano, Saragosa 18,000’s
  • Shimano, Saragosa 25,000’s
  • Shimano, Twin Power 5000’s
  • Shimano, 9000 Beast Master Electrics

All fishing tackle are sourced and supplied from Black Pete Marine Australia.

A meal prepared using freshly caught fish at Kokomo Private Island Fiji

Catch to Plate

Sustainable Fishing

Catch to Plate

Elevate your dining experience at Kokomo Private Island, guests are invited to partake in a day of adventure out on the water to sustainably source seafood from our surrounding thriving reefs, which will be transformed into a decadent meal by our chefs.

The ethical sourcing of seafood is reflected in how the produce is prepared, allowing the catch of the day be the hero. Watch your freshly line-caught dogtooth tuna transform into mouth-watering sashimi, garnished with micro herbs and citrus from our on-island farm, providing an unparalleled sustainable dining experience.

Watch your freshly caught dogtooth tuna transform into a mouth-watering sashimi