Captain
Capt. Bob

Member since June 2014

Nadi, Fiji

Background
My grandfather had a boat, my father had a boat and i was born in the boat. Fishing is my hobby since childhood and my grandfathers house was near the sea.
Techniques
GT Fishing and Shark Fishing

Hey, I'm Captain Capt. Bob

Nadi, Fiji
Background
My grandfather had a boat, my father had a boat and i was born in the boat. Fishing is my hobby since childhood and my grandfathers house was near the sea.
Techniques
GT Fishing and Shark Fishing

My Charter Listings

Nadi
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US$ 552
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US$ 1016
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US$ 1007
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US$ 700
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US$ 1103

Fishing Reports

Its cold in Fiji now

July 09, 2015

Night fishing !!! She gets down to 14 degrees ... It's cold for us here now . Potatoe cods and Spangled emperor have been on bite during these cooler nights . Elders said these fish love these cooler seasons… Read Full Report →


The one that that didn't get away

February 23, 2015

Captain Azam from Malolo fisher here . I had Ben and Natasha for some serious fishing on the Valentine's Day . To make it special , I thought of using the digital electric reel with the giant yellow fin… Read Full Report →


"LETS GO FISHING IN FIJI"

February 01, 2015

260 kg blue marlin on a 24 kg , 2 guys on board ... 15 ton , Zikr rocked a bit ... But it was all worth it by the end of the day ... Took us 6 hours… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.70 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, April 17, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 28, 2017

Thank you !! for fishing with us and taking the time to do a review. We hope to see again on your next visit…..!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I beleive that the price of the charter was a rip off. I should have been a bit smarter and should have looked around. Yea the so called captian Bob was a nice guy, but with a underlining agenda being how to rip off unexpecting people from another country. Other than that, we caught no fish, great !!!

Shane Kiernan does not recommend The Fishing Machine - Captain Bob

Fished April 2017

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thanks very much for your comments which I found exaggerated and untrue. Please note that my prices were displayed on the site. So were others. I’m sure that the hundreds of good comments received by our company is still evidence that we are the best in GAMEFISHING and we do strive to please all our customers. Unfortunately for us we bent over backwards to please you. For instance upgrading you to a bigger boat due to the choppy weather, your excessive drinking the night before and excessive smoking whilst on the boat was a constant source of worry to us.if we had known that you had three heart bypass and you are totally unfit to walk or fish we would not have taken your booking. Fortunately for you we are accommodating and understanding but we feel that your comments are unfounded and mischievous .We look forward to seeing you in fiji again. Please feel free to read about excellent service that we are known for in fiji.
Vinaka

Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

Main asset was a very knowledgeable and experienced Capt Bob, who has a bright and cheerful disposition with bucketloads of infectious enthusiasm. If you value fishing with someone who enjoys fishing, this is your man. My family of 6 ranging in age from 15 to 78 had a great time and he interacted very well across the generations. Don’t get me wrong, this is as serious as a fishing charter gets, with adequate equipment for big fish. The boat while fast, stable and suitable is not in as good a condition as you might expect in more developed localities. I would recommend Capt Bob if you want a good fishing experience. Tight lines!

Fished March 2017

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

Thank you very much for your engaging review. It was a pleasure having you aboard and having you fish with us. I wish you wonderful holidays and hope to see you again in the future.

Regards
Bob

Went fishing on Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bob and deck hand were awesome!  Very accomadating. They cooked fresh fish on the boat which was amazing. Thank you so much!

Fished March 2017

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Bula Bula Brandon ,

We are delighted to see another good review on us.
It was great having you guys fish with us. Thank you for choosing to fish with us.
We hope you enjoyed your Fiji holidays and we look forward to seeing you guys again in the near future.
Thank you very much ...
Vinaka

Regards
Bob


Went fishing on Thursday, March 2, 2017

This experience bypassed my expectations!! Captain Bob and Assistant John were amazing!! If we weren’t leaving we’d book another trip!

Fished March 2017

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hi Staci ,

We are very pleased with this beautiful review. It was great to have you fish with us.
Looking forward to seeing you guys again in the near future
Vinaka ,

Thank you ...


Went fishing on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 5, 2016

Thank you Darren for your top ratings. We hope to see you again soon….

Went fishing on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

After we had been on a full day charter earlier in the week with limited success we were advised to try fishing later in the day so we contacted Captain Bob and he was happy to take us out at midday for our 8 hour trip instead of the standard 8am start.  This later start resulted in much better results and between the 4 of us we landed 3 mahi mahi, hocked up but lost a yellow fin and landed a small mackerel.  We trolled the entire 8 hours and the crew were tireless in trying to get us fish. We had a great day.

Fished November 2016

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 5, 2016

Thank you Gavin for sharing your experience with the boys !! That’s the consistent aim of the boys to get you fish. We hope to see you again soon and hook that elusive yellow fin…..

Went fishing on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bula!!!
Captain Bob and his crew were fantastic, our group very much enjoyed our trip, the hospitality was first rate, and Captain Bob was very accommodating before and during our trip. Highly recommended.
Vinaka.

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, September 9, 2016

It was a windy day but the captain could tell we were 100% ready for whatever. Trolling was a bust due to the wind and the size of swells. Captain took us out past the reef to open water and we were dropping down 300 ft for some bottom fishing. With 6-8ft swells bashing against us we were reeling in 40 lb red snapper. It was AMAZING!!!!! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed every smashing wave that soaked us as we were powering up massive snappers!!!!! On a less windy/ wavy day I am positive we would have had an amazing experience as well.

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Crew were amazing, friendly and helpful. We were looked after very well and had a great time. Definitely recommend this Company.

Fished July 2016

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 22, 2016

Thank you again Leigh for giving us the opportunity to look after your lovely family . We look forward to serve yous again sometime for another adventure .

Went fishing on Saturday, April 23, 2016

It was a great experience!! We had many fish on the line. Capt Bob was great, he would not leave until we caught a bucket lod of fish!!

Fished April 2016

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Michael thank you for your comments. We hope to load another bucket of fish with you on your next trip to Fiji !!

Went fishing on Sunday, April 3, 2016

GREAT DAY CONSIDERING BAD WETHER

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 24, 2015

after taking the time to organize trip on line several weeks before arriving to go fishing i was hoping to have a great day with son and 2 nephews. My son and i had been fishing before in Fiji with a different game boat fishing adventure with limited success.With corresponding emails i stated on more than on occasion that we would rather do bottom line fishing so at least everyone got there hands on a fishing line. The taxi was organized by the fishing charter company and was on time and provided great service from resort and back. Was told breakfast was provided as it was an early start, this never happened. Arrived at boat just after 7 than waited another 15 minutes for captain and crew to arrive. Boat was nice and clean, safety briefing was there is the toilet and we carry life jackets.Was told it would be about 40 minutes to get to fishing grounds.James the crew member rigged 5 rods for during this time for trailing during the travel and when we arrived at fishing grounds explained to us what was happening and what to look for(birds on the water) and set the 5 lines for trailing up and we proceeded to trail for the next 3 hours and 45 minutes without as much as a nibble or a flock of birds to guide us where to go. After this time James wound lines in and we cruised 40 minutes back to port. There was no mention of bottom line fishing or any equipment on board to do so. The crew was quite pleasant and knowledgeable and very good at what they do and did try very hard to do the best in the situation to catch fish.After bobbing around in the ocean for the best part of 4 hours (the 2 youngest being sick) and not being able to put your hands on a line I was disappointed that the charter we where on didn`t do what i had asked for. As a part time fisherman back in Aus i do understand that with fishing you are always in the lap of the gods and i dont hold any grudges with anyone, but as i said i was disappointed with what had happened as it was the nephews 1st time fishing out of Aus and wanted a better experience for them. I have recommended this charter but more care in communication when booking is needed.

cheers

ANDY

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Awesome trip with my two young sons. Thanks!

Fished June 2015

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Capt. Bob (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hi Matt , thank you for your rating mate . Our management and team are very pleased thta we met your expectations . We look forward to being of service in a better way for you in future .
Regards
Bob


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

we asked for deep water fishing and that’s what we got. 300ft TO 400ft . We had the option of 2 speed reels or electric reels. Red snapper,perch,job fish. Spaniards on the troll.Captain Bob prepared red snapper sashimi and grilled with chilli. We had 8 persons on board which limited rod time, however everyone caught fish.  Over all a great day.

Fished June 2015

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 19, 2015

Thank you Mr. Bob . It was my pleasure to have you all on board . From my experience , fishing depends on whose on board .... Lol .... In your case , they just kept coming especially with the judge , every time he went to the washroom we had a FISH ON .... Lol ...  Lovely family , and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your catch at the resort . Thank you again for your time , the given opportunity and we look forward to being of service to you again . VINAKA ...

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Had a full day charter with the guys and I would definitely recommend them to anyone planning a charter in Fiji. Extra time was taken by them preparing for the day and they were always paying attention to put us right on the fish every time! We caught quite a few fish and often had multiple hook ups all in all it was a great day out.

Fished April 2015

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Replied to this review on Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thank you Jeremy for your kind words . It was nice to have you on board as a customer . Fish just kept coming mate . We’ll meet again as a friend next time and get the whole lot ... Vinaka ... Warm greetings from Fiji ...BULA BULA ....


Went fishing on Monday, January 19, 2015

This crew is committed to making sure you are comfortable and are having fun.  The crew is happy to share the Islands history, geographical facts and of course, their fishing expertise.  Captain Bob is a wonderful Captain, chef and showman and Saki compliments him well.

Fished January 2015

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Replied to this review on Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bulla bula from Fiji again Susan and Peter . Thank you very much for your review . It was a pleasure to have you guys on board as well and share ideas and your experiences in Hawaii . Once again , it was pleasure to serve you with the given opportunity . Thank you once more and we hope to see you again . By the way , the food prepared on the boat was BBQ MAHIMAHI you caught . Not chicken !!! Lol ... Haha ... Vinaka ...

Went fishing on Monday, December 22, 2014

Captain Bob picked us up from Sigatoka where we were staying and took us to Denarau where we boarded the Zikr and headed straight out trolling as we went. To be fair the fish weren’t really biting on the lures but we caught a barracuda and had a couple get off also we managed a 20 kg G.T on the popper thanks to Bob’s keen eye. He then took us to a spot where we went bottom fishing and caught snapper, coral trout and other various bottom fish. We then stopped at Malolo island for lunch and after had a magic snorkel on one of the nearby reefs. All in all we had a great time and special thanks to Isaacii champion deckhand/snorkelling assistant/fish feeder. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 2, 2014

We had a really good day. Bob and Mo made us feel welcome and did all they could to make the day safe and enjoyable. We were hoping to catch a trophy/game fish but because it was so calm the fish would not play the game. We had a few strikes but could get a hookup.
Bob said he would get us all a fish and he was true to his promise. He changed tactics and put us onto some Red Snapper, which massive fish. He helped all our crew get a hook up and land a couple of fish each or more.

I would be more than happy to take another charter with these guys.

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 19, 2014

I took my two young boys (aged 6&7) boys out with Captain Bob for a days fishing out from Port Denarau in Nadi.  We had a great time, I’ve been on plenty of charters over the years in NZ, Australia and the pacific Islands.  But this is first time I’ve had my sons with me, so it was different.  They are both competent fishermen but they are pretty young so I was naturally nervous that if things got too boring or to rough for them they would have a bad experience and not enjoy themselves and ruin my chances of having fishing buddies for the future. 

The captain picked up on this requirement a tailored a trip to suit our needs without risking a bad experience for the boys.  We trolled out to the main reef and hooked into some nice fish along the way including a massive Barracuda that my oldest boy caught he is still buzzing.

Then we had to decide if we would go out into the open sea or try something else.  Unfortunately the weather meant that if we tried for a fish outside the main reef it was going to be very rough.  If I was on my own I would have elected to just go for it but in the end I trusted the skippers call that the boys would not enjoy it and it may ruin their day (they had already got their personal best fish by this time so they were happy.

Instead we tried a few deep drops (300 meters) and the boys got to use the electric reel which was perfect to allow them to enjoy the thrill of the catch at such depths.

After some successful deep drops we tried a short troll around some birds a concluded that it really was too rough for the boys to go out wide, so we trolled our way back to the marina and we were back home in time to fry some beautiful Spanish mackerel and Groper fillets for tea.
We caught plenty of fish of 6 different species all told;
Fijian Groper
Barracuda (very large)
Spanish Mackerel
Red snapper
Golden snapper
Cod
Shark

While mother nature didn’t play ball 100% we had a great day that the boys will never forget.

I’m looking forward to having another trip with these guys and this time try some action out wider to see what we can get.

I would recommend them as being up to international standard with experienced skippers who know the territory and the conditions out from Denarau.  They also had the intuition to realise that a good day for the boys was the ultimate goal in this trip not just a big marlin or game fish for me.

Fished October 2014

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 11, 2014

WE ALL HAD A GREAT DAY FISHIG, COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER CREW FRIENDLY HELPFUL AND MADE THE DAY WHAT IT WAS PURE FUNNNN. THANK YOU CAPTAIN BOB AND MORE. REGARDS DENIS

Fished September 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I am extremely happy with the trip and Captain Bob! Even though I am the only one not smiling in the group photo, but you’ll see why when you take a look at it!

Fished September 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, August 15, 2014

We had a ball ( the ones not throwing up over board) :)

Even most of us was not fit for a hard on fishing captain did his best, and we had a tons of fun.

I would definitely recommend it!

PS A picture is just to show our readiness :)

Fished August 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Captain Bob was great, really made the day enjoyable. He went the extra mile to make sure we were happy.
Everyone on board had a great day. He even organised some vine for the ladies. I would recommend Captain Bob and will book him again if staying at Nadi again.
Regards Tony

Fished August 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 2, 2014

Went fishing with my Dad and booked “Zikr” with Capt. Bob and Saali.
They gave their best and delivered it perfectly! We were trolling for few hours and used the best rod, reels and lures. It was in perfect condition! On Zikr, everything was great and worked well! I am experienced when it’s up to gear and fishing and was surprised with top quality. After trolling without a result, we started with bottom fishing and the result was HUGE success! We caught ten snapper!
Not to forget, Bob can cook! He cleaned the catch for us and made a meal of no less than three flavours.
Everything that day was outstanding!

Fished March 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, February 24, 2014

I booked the biggest vessel in a fleet, Zikr, with Capt. Bob and Saali. That was a highlight of my trip to Fiji - 100% unforegettable experience. We went out trying to catch some big fishes, but it didn’t work and didn’t catch any. As Bob is an experienced fisherman he gave his best and we tried bottom fishing. Just few minutes later we caught fair sized Spanish Mackeren and a bunch of Snapper. We were laughing a lot, enjoying all day long, regardless of the catch. Will definitely be back when the conditions are more favorable.

Fished February 2014

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 3, 2014

I just came back from Fiji! I’ve booked a full day private charter and caught amazing fish! There were GT, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna and Spanish Mackerel! These guys were awesome, enthusiastic, helpful and made my day! If you are fisherman, or in love with fishing, these guys are perfect choice for sure!

Fished May 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 1, 2014

Just came back from Fiji and I’m still amazed by Capt. Bob and Zikr! It was outstanding! Only half day trip, but still an amazing experience. I was guided by Capt. Bob and mate Pins who have helped me with fishing, sharing there knowledge and experience, combined making an unfrogettable fishing trip. I went for GT popping and caught one GIANT giant travely :) and few smaller GT’s. I highly recommend Capt. Bob and his mate Pins!

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wow! Such an incredible day and 7 hours on the Zikr with Capt. Bob and Mo. Bob listened to us and 100% delivered! Oh, such a great captain! I went fishing with my husband and parents. After the lunch, we went out and after few minutes we caught GT. After that more GT’s :) 5 in total. We also did some snorkling and finished the day with bottom fishing, catching a lot of fish, a bit smaller, but still very interesting.

Bob is definitely people oriented, not money oriented and he showed it through-out the trip. We will remember the trip for sure! He cooked and cleaned fish for us, made us an great meal on board.

I highly recommend captain Bob and Mo!

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I booked a Zikr about a week before our arrival to Fiji. It was a 6 hour trip and Capt. Mo and Bob were on the boat with us. Captain Bob helped us a lot with a booking process and made it pretty simple so we finished everything quickly. Thanks to him we organized pick up by taxi and drop off at different places with the best price.

Bob and Mo were super professional, friendly and made us feel relaxed all day long. Our goal was to catch some Spanish Mackerel, but caught GT :) Bob cleaned and cooked the catch for us so we enjoyed and laughed.

Tried some bottom fishing, but didn’t catch fish and snorkled a bit.
Even though we caught only one GT, the time we spent on Zikr was incredible and uforgettable.

Thank you Bob and Mo!

Fished June 2014

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