Big Game Fishing in Mauritius
Want to know about going big game fishing in Mauritius whilst you’re on holiday on this beautiful island? Mauritius is ideally positioned to access the many exciting species of fish that frequent the warm, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. The volcanic island is surrounded by a steep drop in the continental shelf, which means deep sea fishing in Mauritius is extremely accessible. Fishing is an important part of Mauritian life and you will often see fisherman in their Pirogues casting their nets trying to catch some fish.
Depending when you go big game fishing in Mauritius it is possible to catch Blue or Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellow fin Tuna, Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, Bonito, Dolphin fish, Sharks and many more. Mauritius has claimed Yellow Tail tuna and White Tuna off well over two hundred pounds each, now that’s big.
With warm waters, great weather and sea conditions, deep-sea fishing is a great experience at any time of the year, It’s what makes Mauritius one of the most ideal places for deep-sea fishing in the world. There is plenty of choice when it comes to taking a trip on a local charter and you can fish on all the coasts of the island. The best months for Big Game Fishing in Mauritius is from October to April. All the Big game fishing requires a boat of sufficient size and power to transport you and the crew to the fishing grounds and back. The prices for deep sea fishing can vary a lot depending of the boat categories. When choosing to go fishing in Mauritius you can choose between a half day and a full day trips.
Common Fish Species in Mauritius
The majestic Blue Marlin is titled as the King of all game fish, known to exceed 2000 lbs. Mauritius holds numerous world records for this legendary species and has made many an angler proud to display his/her trophy. Blue Marlins typically engage in a spectacular fight once they are hooked. Every encounter with a Blue Marlin is an unforgettable experience. With perfect conditions prevailing throughout the year, anglers will enjoy the battle of strength and skill against this giant game fish. The very best season is from November to April.
The Black Marlin is generally found in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Pacific and Indian-Oceans. Very strong and remarkably fast, the Black Marlin feed on squid and pelagic fish including tuna and dolphin. The Black Marlin has the power, size and perseverance to make it a first-rate game fish, coveted by anglers. Black Marlins are the only Marlins with non-retractable fins and they tend to swim deeply, without jumping. However, when hooked, they undertake impressive leaps.
The Sailfish is one of the fastest species in the sea, making it one of the most popular and thrilling game fish. It has a magnificent blue and silver body, and an erectile dorsal fin which often stretches the entire length of its back. When hooked, it literally flies through the air, in an aerial display of fury.
Tuna are excellent game fish and their fighting ability is extremely appreciated by anglers. The Yellow Fin Tuna is probably the most colorful of all the tunas. All its fins and finlets are golden yellow, but in some very large specimens the elongated dorsal and anal fins may be silver edged with yellow. It is highly regarded both as a sport fish and as table fare.
The Bonito is a fast swimming predator that feeds on squid and small fish. It is dark blue above, shading to silvery below. A schooling fish, it is known for going on amazing feeding frenzies and it is a good fighter.
Also referred to as Mahi-mahi, the Dorado is one of the most brilliantly colored game fish. Vivid blues and greens merge with flashes of iridescent gold as it puts on a worthy fight. The Dorado is fun for the whole family and anglers love to catch it given its reputation as a furious and acrobatic fighter. It is also an excellent table fish.
The Wahoo is a most thrilling catch given its dizzying speed and high leaps. A slim, streamlined fish with sharp-toothed beaklike jaws, the Wahoo has the reputation of being a loner. Anglers are always delighted to hook it as it engages in a memorable fight.
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