Nambas Fishing Charters

Havannah Harbour
Port Vila, Vanuatu

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Boat Specs

Black Watch (Flybridge) originally built in 2004 and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 510HP Caterpillar engines with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

40 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Coral Trout
Jack (Almaco)

Jobfish (Rusty)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Red Bass

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Nambas Fishing Charters (Keepfishing Vanuatu) offers half day, full day & livaboard charters onboard a luxury 40ft Blackwatch, which was custom built to the highest specifications for all levels of game fishing. Based in beautiful Havannah Harbour we have fantastic access to some of the best fishing in Vanuatu, only moments from the marina. The boat carries a full selection of the finest quality Shimano tackle, with down riggers, tuna tubes, and a vast array of lures. Carrying this tackle onboard at all times means we are always ready to target some of Vanuatu’s hardest fighting and most sought after fish species, using the technique of your choice. Whether its trolling for Marlin, Popping for Gt’s, Jigging for Dogtooth or Fly fishing our internationally experienced Captain Russ Housby will ensure you have the best possible chance at catching your target fish.
We specialise in 4 to 7 day live-aboards through the spectacular volcanic islands of Vanuatu. Nambas is the perfect vessel for this, offering a comfortable and stable fishing platform to explore some of the most untouched fishing areas this country has to offer. With ample accommodation, air-conditioning and wonderful food it will truly make this an unforgettable trip of a life time.
Whether you are new to fishing or a seasoned angler, a trip on board Nambas is sure to give you one of the best fishing experiences Vanuatu has to offer.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
But your more than welcome to take a fillet
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Check.

About the Captain

Russ Housby
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Member since August 2015
I was born and raised on fishing, as the son of a prominent angling journalist my future could only be in fishing. I grew up fishing for anything that swam, fly fishing for trout in the chalk streams of England, to fishing for Porbeagle sharks in the English Channel. From the age of 13, summer holidays were spent in Madeira starting my apprenticeship in Game Fishing. For 9 consecutive summers I lure fished for Blue Marlin with many fish over 800lbs caught and released. During the later part of these 9 years, I was spending the rest of my year fishing in destinations such as Cairns, Bom Bom Island, Ghana and Brazil. All of these places are renowned for Big Marlin. I refined my skills in ultra light, light and heavy tackle by fishing with some of the most well respected captains and crews in the world. For the past 12 years, he has lived in Port Vila, Vanuatu running successful charter operations, and achieving numerous world records in the process.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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Where to even start….
From the moment I arrived at the airport I was greeted by “Russ” the skipper !
We talked about a game plan in the car on the way back to our accomodation at the wahoo fishing lodge for the next day .
Day 1, jigging mania , tried a lot of new styles and areas to jig and in no time it was game on.
Countless fish , From Dogtooth tuna , Almaco jacks , coral trouts , GT’s , rusty jobfish the list really goes on. And make sure you HOLD ON !
From spot to spot we would put the trolling gear out and in again in no time , BIG WAHOO! and even got a really nice black Marlin that went nuts !
Got my very first yellowfin tuna weighing in at close to 50kg !
The variety of fish here is amazing endless species !
I have done this trip a few times now with Russ on nambas fishing charters and highly highly recommend it for anyone travelling to Vanuatu !

Chris Cassar • Fished Apr 26, 2016
Russ Housby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 21, 2016

Hi Chris, Thank you for the review I am so pleased you enjoyed your fishing on Nambas. We look forward to fishing with you again soon.

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  • Havannah Harbour, Port Vila
    , Vanuatu