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Barracuda Season in Fiji

If you are an avid angler, go fishing for barracuda; if you are a fish gourmet, try the most popular dish of this fish on the island

Best time: December–March

Barracuda Season

There are several species of barracuda in Fiji, and this kind of fishing is naturally divided into amateur and game fishing. Little barracuda can be caught trolling in shallow waters. The bigger ones, which can grow to 2m, is fished with prepared dead bait. The tropical barracuda is also a popular delicacy in the Fiji islands; it is the main island's dish called "Kokoda" (raw fish in coconut milk and lemon juice).

You can fish for barracuda all year round, but from December to March schools of barracuda are the most abundant.

Practical info

What is the ideal time for barracuda fishing in Fiji?

From December to March is the best time to fish for barracuda in Fiji when schools of barracuda are most abundant. However, in Fiji, barracudas can be fished all year round. Before planning a barracuda fishing trip, it is recommended to check local weather and water conditions to ensure an ideal experience. Show more

Which types of barracuda can be found in Fiji?

Fiji is home to various species of barracuda such as the great barracuda, which can grow up to 2 meters, and the pickhandle barracuda, which is smaller and stays in shallow waters. Both of these species are quite popular for fishing in Fiji, though they differ in appearance and habitat. Show more

What are the top locations for barracuda fishing in Fiji?

The Yasawa Islands, the Mamanuca Islands, and the Coral Coast are some of the best fishing spots in Fiji for barracuda. Each location provides varying depths, currents, and habitats that offer diverse opportunities to catch a barracuda either while fishing from a boat or from the shore. Fishing in these beautiful surroundings is a perfect way to enjoy the scenery while trying your luck with barracuda and other species of fish. Show more

What is the popular dish made with barracuda in Fiji?

Barracuda is a popular delicacy in Fiji, with 'Kokoda' being the most famous dish made using barracuda. Kokoda is an island dish that uses raw fish marinated in a mix of coconut milk, lemon juice, chili, onion, and tomato. Tourists and locals alike enjoy this traditional Fijian dish, and it is a must-try when visiting Fiji. Show more

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