Fishing

Fishing in nearly 1,400,000 sq. km. of Seychelles’ pristine territorial waters which have been spared the ravages of commercial fishing is the experience of a lifetime. Big-game fishing from any of our modern fleet of fishing boats holds the promise of one of the best mixed-bag catches around – from yellowfin and dogtooth tuna, skipjack, dorado, kingfish, green jobfish to the thrill of battling sailfish and marlin. Traditional bottom-fishing or ‘palangrotte’ for coral reef and deep-sea fish will provide you with some of the finest tasting fish on the planet: emperor; bream and grouper as well as a dizzying array of other demersals. Night fishing for barracuda is also a treat not to be missed. The flats and lagoons of Seychelles outer islands are renowned for their bone-fishing which is considered to be among the very best in the world.

Test your trawling skills against a yellowfin tuna or a sprightly wahoo on one of the many fishing trips on offer. The Seychellois are adept at line fishing and will coach you in the art of bottom fishing so you catch your own red snapper or grouper for your hotel chef to grill for dinner.

You do not have to venture far from Seychelles’ shores to break fishing records in the archipelago. International sport and recreational fishermen enthusiastically return each year to these waters that already boast world records for striped bonito, bonefish, giant guitarfish, bigeye trevally, bluefin trevally, giant trevally, moustache grouper, humphead maori wrasse and dogtooth tuna.

Seychelles has some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. The abundance of wahoo, sailfish, dorado, tuna, rainbow runner and trophies such as marlin, make for an unforgettable big-game fishing experience for both the seasoned and novice fisherman alike.

Traditional bottom-fishing produces a dazzling array of grouper, job fish, snappers and emperors, rewarding you with some of the finest tasting fish on offer anywhere in the world.

Seychelles has become the epicenter of salt-water fly-fishing and casting your fly lines on the magnificent shallow flats of the Outer Islands will afford you the chance of landing several energetic silver bonefish to challenge the record books. Blue-water fly-fishing is also becoming increasingly popular, providing the ultimate challenge of landing large pelagic fish on relatively light tackle.

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