Big game fishing is practised throughout
the year in Mauritius although the best season for marlin is from
October to April. Besides black and blue marlins, anglers also
Tuna: Shoals of Yellow-fin tuna move in to Mauritian waters in
March and April.( 140 to 200 lbs)
Wahoo: Prolific runs of Wahoo start in September. Reputed to be
the fastest running fish in the sea.
Sailfish: Literally flies through the air when hooked, in an aerial
display of fury. (Around 100 lbs)
Bonito: A smaller species of tuna( Skipjack tuna).
Shark: Expect Blue, Hammer-head, Mako, Tiger, Black fin and White
Deep-sea fishing boats, adequately
equipped with ship-to-shore radio and trolling equipment for both
live bait and artificial lures, can be booked through most of
the hotels, although the largest fleets are based at the Corsaire
Club at Trou-Aux-Biches , at the Hotel Club Centre de Peche and
Le Morne Anglers Club both found in Black River. Minimum hire
time is six hours and boats can be shared by up to three anglers.
Why then hesitate to ride the ocean swells in a sleek 40-footer
and discover the angler's paradise???