"Itu's Bones" DVD

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By the producer of "Casts That Catch Fish" and "Once in a Blue Moon."  Take up the challenge of the monster Bonefish of Aitutaki with renowned Bonefish guide Itu Davey.


Meet Mr. Bonefish

The huge Bonefish (Kio Kio) of Aitutaki lagoon are a challenge to catch... and land. Itu’s extensive knowledge of the flats and legendary fish spotting ability help tip the odds in your favor. Itu is a second generation Bone-fisherman, he and his brothers were taught about Bonefish by their father Richard and nobody knows the Bonefish of Aitutaki like the boys from the Davey clan.

Length: 90 minutes

From the Producers

"The film tells the story of expert Bonefish netter Itu (pronounced ee-too) Davey as he makes the journey from subsistence gill-netter to pro fly fishing guide. Itu's Bones is a compelling story that features gorgeous images of the Pacific and truly incredible Bonefish action on fly. (And these Bones are jumbo size.) We're particularly proud of this production as not only has the film made a positive impact in helping protect a species and establish fishing reserves, but it shows just how much one man can achieve when he puts his mind to it. As a result of initiatives by the Cook Islands Government and Ministry of Fisheries, over 700 hectares of Aitutaki lagoon have gone into reserves and protected areas to enhance habitat and protect the species."

"We take our hats off to Ben Ponia and the staff at the Cook Islands Ministry of Marine resources - their dedication and hard work has reaped astounding results for a project that, at times, has been somewhat controversial. The Ministry and people of the small Island of Aitutaki have shown the foresight and fortitude to make decisions that very few larger corporations have had the courage to make. They have set a shining example of what can be achieved in establishing a sustainable recreational sports fishery. Of all the outcomes derived from the Aitutaki Bonefish project perhaps the most compelling is what Itu himself has achieved. From selling five Bonefish for $20 dollars, Itu now runs a successful catch and release guiding business. He has gone on to run two flats skiffs and employs his two brothers, Tia and Rua. This year they have advance bookings of more than 100 days."