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 catch
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
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???