Traditional fishing tour
Traditional fishing is still essential for many families in New Caledonia. Fishing means subsistence for many, but there is also a social aspect to it: fishing is a gathering moment for the whole family and community.
One of those families is Enoch’s family. Enoch’s mother is from the island of Mare in New Caledonia while his father is from Vanuatu. When he is not working, you might see him and his family fishing around Noumea.
Enoch will always receive you like a king and will be happy to share all his knowledge.
You will start the day by some traditional fishing: depending on tides and weather conditions, Enoch will bring you to the best spot, and you will experience traditional fishing like the locals do.
At low tide, you might do some on-foot fishing and get some delicious clams. Enoch will teach you all the tricks, and by the end of the day you will be able to spot them. On-foot fishing is always fun and it is a favorite activity of adults and kids.
If wind is not too strong, Enoch will teach you parachute net fishing. This is a true Art mastered by years of practice. He will teach you, how to spot or attract fish, as well as to throw the net so it makes a perfect circle in the water. Lots of fun!
Now is time for a light picnic and Enoch will make you experiment local food: sit on a straw mat under the shade of a tree, and share with the whole family simple fresh products.
This is an ideal tour for the whole family. Kids definitely love it. Always great fun and it makes perfect souvenirs.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: City Cruise Terminal or at your hotel in Noumea
WEAR: Comfortable clothing
INCLUDED: English speaking knowledgeable guide, transportation in mini-coach, light picnic and complimentary bottled water, lots of fun.