Fishing in Mauritius
Fishing in Mauritius can be fun for all the family. You can take a tour or even charter a big game fishing boat, or just decide to fish from the island shore. Land fishing is usually where there are rocky outcrops, not from the sandy beaches. You will be able to spot local fisherman with their rods. Remember though that because most of the beaches are protected by a coral reef, it tempers the fishing ability.
The best time for big game fishing in Mauritius is during the summer months from October to April. You can however fish all year round. The crew on the boat will select the lure, reel and hook you need. They will attach the bait and show you how to handle and pull your rod. All you really need to do is relax, at least until you get a bite. Prices to hire a charter are between $60 and $150 per hour, depending on quality of the boat.
You will find that most of the deep sea fishing boats are modern, have all the equipment you need and are also equipped with a GPS system. The crew will also know the best places to find the fish. If taking any children make sure you check to see if there is an age limit before booking. The great thing about fishing in Mauritius is that you don’t have to spend hours getting to where the fish are.
The best time to catch the famous blue marlin are December to March. A true icon of ocean fishing, the record weight here is 1430 lbs.
The most popular spots for fishing are off Le Morne, Black River and Tamarin on the South West coast. North the best spots are Albion, Port Louis, Balaclava, Trou aux Biches and Grand Baie. Mauritius is an ideal destination for world class angling.
See also Types of fish from Mauritius