In Mauritius the glorious sunshine and warmth above water and the deep-sea nutrients under water combine to create perfect conditions for big game fishing.
Every year people come to our shores from around the world to pit their wits against some of the most challenging giants of the ocean – the Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Whaoo, Dorado and even big sharks like the Mako are a regular catch.
The lure of big game fishing is the epic battle put up by these elegant giants with legendary fighting ability.
Landing the famous Blue Marlin can take as long as 3 hours.
What makes Mauritius so ideal for game fishing
The Island of Mauritius is surrounded by coral reef, which creates the gentle lapping lagoon which has always attracted holiday makers. But for the big game anglers it is what lies beyond the lagoon that proves the most tempting.
Past the reefs the ocean drops off rapidly to around 3,000 metres and here ocean currents push cold water full of nutrients to the surface attracting a rich variety of marine life, which in turn attracts the large predators.
Where to fish in Mauritius
The fishing is fantastic all around the island but probably the richest waters lie off the west coast around Black River. Here the famous Le Morne drop off, with depths of around 3,000 metres, lies just 5km off shore.
Fishing operators in this area say anglers should expect to encounter six of the major game fish (Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Bonito etc) on a one-day trip during the summer season.
In the north of the island, Grand Baie is also a popular starting point for many deep sea fishing excursions with the waters to the north teeming with rich marine life.
Fishing trips to the less exploited eastern side of Mauritius guarantee empty oceans and splendid unspoilt views for those who prefer to try their luck off the beaten track.
When to fish in Mauritius
Thanks to its warm waters and tempting sunshine big game fishing is available in Mauritius all year with many species staying in our waters throughout the year.
The increase in temperatures from October to April, however, bring with them an influx of rich marine life which in turn attracts more of the larger predators to our waters making it an ideal time for sports fishing.
Where to stay
Enjoy 5* service, luxurious accommodation and world-class cuisine while you’re onshore at Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage and we’ll organise all your deep sea fishing excursions for you.
- Visit our website to find out more about Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage or to make a booking
- Find out what else there is to do in Mauritius with our guide
- Check out more adrenalin-pumping sports in Mauritius
- Take a walk on the wild side with the wildlife of Mauritius
- Read keen angler Dave Lewis’ impression of big game fishing in Mauritius.