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Deep-Sea Fishing Season in Mauritius

Mauritius is a dream destination for fishermen from all over the world

Deep-Sea Fishing Season
Deep-Sea Fishing Season
Deep-Sea Fishing Season

As one of the world’s greatest deep-sea fishing destinations due to its marine world and weather conditions, Mauritius has a lot to offer fishermen of any skill level. 

Though fishing was always widely common on the island among locals, today it turned into a popular leisure activity. Attracted by Dorado, Tuna, Bonito, and most importantly, Blue Marlin aka 'King Fish,' fishermen from all over the world come to Mauritius to enjoy big game fishing. 

The west coast is known as the best for deep-sea fishing. Less popular but still great are the northern and eastern coasts. Each fish has its own season: if you’re interested in Blue Marlin, consider visiting Mauritius between November and March; if you’re coming for Mako shark, come from November to April; Wahoo can be found from September till December. If you don’t have any preferences, Black Marlin, Barracuda, and Skipjack Tuna are available all year.

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When is the ideal time for deep-sea fishing in Mauritius?

Deep-sea fishing in Mauritius is at its best between November and April when various kinds of fishes appear. Blue Marlin is the most desired game fish that can be found from November to March. During November to April, you can get Mako shark, while from September to December, Wahoo is available. Besides, Barracuda, Black Marlin, and Skipjack Tuna are available all year round. It is recommended to know when the different kinds of fish will be available before deciding the plan. Show more

What are the fishes you can get while deep-sea fishing in Mauritius?

During deep-sea fishing season in Mauritius, one can discover several fishes catering to anglers of any experience level. The widely sought-after Blue Marlin, also known as “King Fish”, is the top game fish that fishermen worldwide come for. Additionally, Mako shark, Wahoo, Black Marlin, Barracuda, and Skipjack Tuna are also available. Nevertheless, the availability of different categories of fish fluctuates throughout the season. Therefore, it's advisable to understand when one should visit based on the fish he/she wants to catch. Show more

Which are the best places for deep-sea fishing in Mauritius?

The western coast of Mauritius provides the best deep-sea fishing area, while the eastern and northern coastlines offer lesser popular yet excellent fishing opportunities. The western coast has extensive fishing ground with calm water, making it the most optimal for inexperienced individuals. Nonetheless, experts can opt to venture beyond the western reef and catch big game fish such as the Blue Marlin. It's good to know these details before heading out for fishing in Mauritius. Show more

How much is deep-sea fishing popular among tourists in Mauritius?

Deep-sea fishing is one of the most significant tourist attractions in Mauritius, and the government has invested heavily to promote it in the country. As it is a popular activity among locals, visitors can try it out on several boats, ranging from small dinghies to fully equipped luxury boats. People with any experience can practice this sport, making it accessible to everyone on the island. Tourists planning a visit to Mauritius must try deep-sea fishing for a unique experience. Show more

Apart from deep-sea fishing, what other leisure activities can tourists do in Mauritius?

Mauritius is a gorgeous island nation in the Indian Ocean with plenty of activities for tourists besides deep-sea fishing. Exploring cultural and historic sites like Aapravasi Ghat and Le Morne Peninsula or indulging in watersports such as wind-surfing, kite-surfing, and swimming in the turquoise sea is widely popular. Nature enthusiasts can hike in the Black River Gorges National Park and take over 300 different species of flowering plants and animals or visit the Mauritius Botanical Garden, which exhibits thousands of plant species from all over the globe. Show more

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