Mauritius has an incredibly rich marine fauna where you can observe a large number of fishes: from the smallest to the largest, from the most common to the most exotic and in the most original shapes. Fishing in our waters has become a real tourist and sporting activity, much appreciated and prolific for the country.
With family or friends, fishing offers moments of relaxation or even moments of cultural visits in our waters. Thanks to its temperate tropical climate, Mauritius is a real paradise for deep-sea fishing. From November to May, very large fish such as the famous Blue Marlin or the impressive mako shark roam Mauritian waters to the delight of skilled and amateur fishermen.
You will practice big game fishing in Mauritius on sport fishing boats, they are generally equipped with pendulums, towers, large traps and bait freezers and measure 9 to 15 meters in length. They are powered by large outboard, semi outboard or inboard motors to easily navigate waves up to 30 knots.
The most popular catch of all game fishing enthusiasts is the Blue Marlin. This fish can reach a length of 4 meters and a weight of 820 kg for females. Male marlins are much smaller and rarely exceed 160 kg in weight. The Blue Marlin, or Makaira, is difficult to catch because of its strength and size. A good physical condition is necessary for its capture. The game can last for hours and often ends in very severe exhaustion of the fisherman, who may not be able to remove the animal from the water.
In Black River, on the west coast of Mauritius, is one of the most famous deep-sea fishing sites. It is here that spectacular catches are made every year. The fishing centers in the surrounding area proudly display photos of gigantic fish, real trophies, caught over the years.