Renowned for being one of the best big game fishing destinations
in the world, what better activity is there while on holiday in
Mauritius than jumping aboard a speedboat and heading out into the
pristine azure waters to enjoy tackling anything from Blue and
Black Marlin and Tuna to Sailfish and Skipjack. Probably the most
highly-prized game fish, with its discernable spear-like snout,
rigid dorsal fin and sheer size, catching a Blue Marlin is no easy
task, but if you can land one of these giants your Mauritian
holiday will be that much sweeter.
Tuna abound during March and April, while Wahoo, reputed to be the fastest fish in the sea, run in September. For the ultimate trophy fish, the best months for Marlin are between October and April and Dorado is abundant all year round. There are plenty of fishing charters that operate daily from Mauritius and boats are equipped with rods, reels, lifejackets and everything else you could possibly need for your day out - but don't forget your camera for the money shot! Full and half-day excursions are available and most charters encourage the catch and release of pelagic fish species, especially big game fish like Marlin, whenever possible.