Sunday, September 27, 2009

Charters, Money and Fish

So here is the low down on what has happened with my charter business. Here in Fiji it is only proper to go and ask permission to fish in a villages waters. As you saw in earlier posts I did this with a couple of villages already and all was fine. In fact on even asked me if I would help look after their waters, I said yes of course. So after many attempts to meet with the chief of Na Waisomo, Raviravi and Lalati, one person by the title Tui Raviravi, he agrees and gives me about 2 hours to get out to Beqa island where he is. We arrive there and present our Yanqona. We explain our intentions about running a guiding opeation and how it will be catch and release and so forth. Tui Raviravi then sits back and says, lets get right down to business, we want $5,000.00 dollars upfront and for you to write a letter of intent. After I pull my jaw up off the floor I tell him that is a lot of money and I need to think about it. Truth being, there was nothing to think about. No way! $5,000.00 for what? Why? What are you going to do for me? Well the answer to those questions is a resounding, Nothing. So Tui Raviravi and his entourage says they will let me think about it for a week and then call me for another meeting. They never call and I decided I will hold off on the charters for awhile. Too bad, but I will focus on my tackle shop and fish for myself and friends.

Now onto a fishy subject. We got out on the water the other day and it was a beauty of a day. Rosie wanted to go and do some bait fishing with her aunt Adi and sister Lou. So off we go, out to the reefs to drop anchor and bait. Now for those that know me, they know I hate bait fishing, mainly because I suck at it and I seem to catch the fishes house a lot. This day proved to be no different. My first fish was a cracker of a fish.

Luckily the day was awesome and we were having fun.

We caught all sorts of fish. From small to really small.

We had a great time with lots of sun and laughs.
Tight lines


Ben said...

Haha, I love the look on your face in that first pic. Nothing wrong with small fish! I remember getting funny looks from people when I was excited about catching a logperch for the first time, about 3 inches long. Cheers!

mizlan said...

small but still fish!better luck next time...can't wait to see pic of your tackles shop...happy fishing!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you kept your cool and your money in your pocket. Sounds like you still have your sense of humor! Nothing wrong with small fish, I catch the small ones all the time.

jepp79 said...

size doesn'n long as you're enjoying your hobby

Shoreman said...

Hey. Aah the politics of the South Pacific. I'd keep doing what you're doing, because you seem to do it well.


Alan chan said...

Small or big is not the pro as long you enjoyed the trip with friends

Wolfy said...

Sounds like extortion to me.

As you know from reading my blog, too, the size of the fish is irrelevant. As long as we're fishing, all is good!


hector200 said...

nice fish mi amigo small but colorful.

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