Visitor Facts for Nuku'alofa, Tonga'tapu, Tonga
Some of the world's best big game fishing is only a short boat trip away. Not only is there a high chance of catching the big one but at a very competitive rate. Spear fishing and salt water fly fishing are also gaining in popularity here.
Tonga is blessed with world class fishing " Blue Marlin (Pacific), Black Marlin and Striped Marlin, Sailfish (Pacific), Skipjack Tuna, Yellow Fin and pelagic species such as Mahimahi, Tuna, Wahoo (Valu Louniu) and a host of reef species including Dog Tooth Tuna (valu Tonga) and Giant Trevally (GT).
Other fish include; Kawa Kawa (Mackeral Tuna), Baracuda (Ono), Coral Trout, Dolphin Fish, Grouper, Job Fish (utu), Long Tom (haku), Spanish Mackeral, Ranbow Runner, Roundtail Seabream (mu), Hammerhead Shark, Mako Shark, Oceanic Whitetip, Shortbill Spearfish, Bluefin Trevally (lupo), Big Eye Tuna, Snapper Emporer, Emporer Spangled (koango), Queenfish.
Tonga holds the following of IGFA world records:
1, Men's 24kg line class for a 94kg Sailfish
2. Small Fry - Sailfish 55kg
3. Women's 15kg line class for a 38.4kg GT
Northern FAD 18 33 910 South, 174 03 900 West. Swing 500m
Middle FAD 18 36 700 South, 174 09 370 West. Swing of 400 Metres
Southern FAD 18 41 50 South 174 12 100 West. Swing 600m
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