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Saltwater Fishing

Go Big Game Fishing in the Indian Ocean

From warmer Indian Ocean species on the east coast to the cold-water fish of the Atlantic Ocean west coast, deep sea fishing in South Africa is not just about a trophy on your wall – it's about being out there on the African waters, tasting the moment, in the company of friends and a responsible skipper, enjoying the chase and fight of something like a good yellowfin tuna out of Hout Bay.

The Mozambique coastline offers some of the most spectacular sport fishing in the world. Here, the Indian Ocean is a marine reserve, unspoiled and largely unexplored, with the deep Mozambique Channel fed by the strong north to south Mozambican current, harbouring some of the world’s most exciting sport fishing destinations, the Bazaruto and the Quirimbas Archipelagos.

Mauritius offers superb deep sea fishing, with perfect conditions prevailing throughout the year. Mauritius holds several world fishing records (IGFA), including that of the Mako Shark of 1115 pounds, the Blue Shark of 400 pounds, a Bonito of 41.5 pounds, a white tuna of 224 pounds and a ‘bécune’ of 125 pounds. The famous Blue Marlin's enormous size and legendary fighting ability makes it one of the most highly targeted game fish in the world.

And the most exclusive fishing destination? What truly distinguishes Desroches Island in The Seychelles as one of the most desirable fishing destinations in the world is the combination of abundant marine life and luxurious island accommodation alongside this aqua marine adventure. Desroches Island is the perfect destination for fishermen travelling with non-fishing partners and families - offering that exquisite contrast of exclusive comforts coupled with spectacular fishing on and around the Amiranties Islands.