Captain
Gregory Hopping

Member since June 2014 Apia, Samoa
Background
Captain Gregory Hopping has been fishing all over the world, but he fell in love with it while he was growing up in Sydney. When he discovered Samoa, after running charters in various countries, he decided to open a fishing business there, and he hasn't looked back since. He's a certified IGFA captain, a passionate conservationist, and a big proponent of Billfish catch-and-release.
Techniques
I really do not have a preferred style or target species..We run everything from Tiagra 30W to 130W's when trolling for blue marlin and YFT to Stella 20000's for popping Giant Trevally and jigging doggies. Whatever my anglers wish to target is fine by me.

Hey, I'm Captain Gregory Hopping

Apia, Samoa
Background
Captain Gregory Hopping has been fishing all over the world, but he fell in love with it while he was growing up in Sydney. When he discovered Samoa, after running charters in various countries, he decided to open a fishing business there, and he hasn't looked back since. He's a certified IGFA captain, a passionate conservationist, and a big proponent of Billfish catch-and-release.
Techniques
I really do not have a preferred style or target species..We run everything from Tiagra 30W to 130W's when trolling for blue marlin and YFT to Stella 20000's for popping Giant Trevally and jigging doggies. Whatever my anglers wish to target is fine by me.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Apia
trips from $1,400

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (29)
caught in a downpour but still got the fish
First catch of the day. Awesome fun
Half day trip with Troppo crew
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Justin M.
Serbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Charter on May 24, 2016
Booking trip at short notice was great. Talking with skipper prior we made plan to go later in day as skipper indicated yellowfin...
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Trevor W.
Invercargill, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Troppo crew

VERIFIED   Full Day Charter on November 1, 2019
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Brett H.
Traralgon, Victoria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Pure Indulgence Samoa

Full Day Charter on May 4, 2015
Greg, Loota and Sam were fantastic hosts and very experienced fishermen. There was none of this just chucking out a few Skirted...
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Brad P.
Carnegie, Victoria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Tournament

Full Day Charter on May 1, 2015
Amazing location, Amazing crew and the best fishing trip money can buy. I’ve fished three years in a row with Troppo and...
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Sean H.
Morwell, Victoria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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GO TROPPO IN SAMOA

Full Day Charter on April 28, 2014
Fished with Greg and Loota 3 times, had a ball every time, plenty of fish, laughs, beer and tequila. Cant wait to get over...
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