Come fish the Great Astrolabe Reef with us for a fishing experience you will remember forever. The ocean waters around Oneta hold a huge variety of sport fish, including monster Giant Trevally and Bluefin Trevally, fierce Dogtooth Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna, beautiful Red Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi etc. We encounter huge GTs -up to 50kg – and these Trevally are pound-for-pound the heavyweights of the reef. These brutes push anglers’ skills to the limit and require a great crew onboard to land them. Whenever possible and especially for trophy sized fish we have a catch and release policy (after we take your pictures of course).
Although there are never any guarantees when it comes to fish, we have not yet met a fisherman who was disappointed after fishing with us. The main reason is that we have the best fishing guide in the area. Simili knows the waters along the Astrolabe Reef like nobody else. He’s an avid fisherman himself, keeps up with the latest in gear, and is happy to advise anyone in regards to equipment, lures, line strength, etc.
Most importantly he never gives up – often seeking out scores of fishing locations in the hunt for bigger and better fish. You’ll have to keep up with
his stamina and his laughter. Professional fishermen who have fished all over the world are now coming to Oneta Resort for a chance to fish with Simeli. Some have called him not only the best fishing guide in Fiji, but
the best in the South Pacific. – MORE PHOTOS OF FISHING >
The Best Fishing Gear
Our main fishing boat is the Loloa, a 28 foot fully outfitted center console sports fisher with a forward casting platform. It is suitable for 4 to 5 anglers. We also accommodate all levels of fishing experience. We know that most serious tropical sports fishers will want to bring their own personal specialized gear. But just in case you need it we have high-end gear for popping, jigging or trolling. We use only Shimano reels for popping and jigging and we have Stella reels 10,000s and 18,000s available.
Our advice is don’t come too light as these fish will take a heavy toll on any gear that is not up to scratch. From experience we would suggest the following – 75lb best quality braid and 100 – 150lb leader. All hooks and terminal tackle should be xxx strong. We also recommend poppers and jigs in the range of 200-250g and bright colors work well.
“The difference from Oneta to other operators in the area is simple but most important: They have the best guide ever. Sim is such a good spotter and as a local and passionate Angler himself he knows his waters as nobody else. He will bring you to the fish and is always hard working on it, pushing you to not stop casting and trying loads of different spots. If it means they have to drive far to get fish Oneta will do without saving fuel costs.
As an Angler I have to say I am happy like hell with catching more than 10 different species, getting Spanish mackerel up to 20kg, beautiful snapper and red bass up to 7kg, yellow fin tuna and blue fin trevally in just 4 fishing days… But a serious Big Fish Hunter I was targeting the GT over there and the place has some of the biggest GT in the world. I ended up with 5 GT over 20kg with the biggest about 40kg…. A serious Monster…”
Like Nowhere Else I’ve Ever Been
“Recently had 4 days fishing at Oneta Resort Ono Island Fiji. What a great experience. Stayed at the resort and made use of the 28ft offshore fishing boat. We fished using poppers and stickbaits mainly for GTs. The boat was ideal for this, with a casting deck and provided good space for the group of 4 fishos.
The boat crew were very experienced and knew the local waters very, very well. 7 years extensive travel and fishing the south pacific and it’s still the best place ever. Like nowhere else I’ve been. Just do it . . .”