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Thursday 12 January 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Business, National

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Fishing charter lands good catch – on land and at sea
Steve Dunscombe with Claive Davies and Daniel Ahpere with their catch at the Avatiu Harbour on Tuesday. Picture: LOSIRENE LACANIVALU/23011024

Despite heavy rain and strong winds forecast, three friends set out on an adventure with fishing charter company, Game Fishing Rarotonga on Tuesday.

And Steve Dunscombe (Australia), Claive Davies (Wales) and Daniel Ahpere (New Zealand) were all smiles at the Avatiu Harbour after they returned with three decent sized yellowfin tuna.

Game Fishing Rarotonga’s Kim Bertelsen said it had been a good start of the year for the team as they have been going out fishing on most days.

The charter company with their guests have managed some good catches of marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahi-mahi and wahoo.

Bertelsen said they have had more people using the charter during the current lower tourism season.

Game Fishing Rarotonga is looking to expand their services by setting up an office at the Rarotonga International Airport next month. They are also looking to purchase another smaller boat in addition to their current fleet – Lady D which accommodates 12 people and Ruby accommodating four people.

Bertelsen says they’re expanding in preparation for the additional flights from Hawaii starting in May and Australia in June this year.