AnglersConnections - AC2 37’

Malé, Malé 20239, Maldives
Malé, Maldives

Owned, designed and operated by a hardcore popping and jigging angler, the AnglersConnections strives to become one of the finest and most professional popping and jigging sportfishing services in the Maldives. Departing from the Male Atoll, the crew prides itself in being able to link up with anglers and guests of virtually any resort or guesthouse in the Maldives.

With hardworking staff, and an experienced captain and crew, the AnglersConnections team offers full day, action-packed fishing trips, without any limit in fuel or the distance traveled. The crew is primarily focused on getting you to fish until you can fish no more, with trips generally starting as early as 7:00am, and getting you back to land in the evening.

AnglersConnections 37ft Sportfisher is a 37 foot long Gulf Craft, a complete walk-around center console run by overpowered twin outboard engines, getting you to the fishing grounds fast. It comes with a cabin that shelters you from the elements. The boat features knee-saving cushions on both its sides, making sure you’re positioned comfortably should any prolonged fights with the massive pelagics frequenting the area arise. It has plenty of clear space with vertical walls for easy casting and working of lures, and features a conventional assortment of marine and navigational technology, including GPS, radio and fishfinder (as well as a multimedia system). The Gulf Craft can accommodate up to 4 passengers per trip.

The AnglersConnections Captain and crew specialize in jigging and popping in the productive Maldivian waters, with Giant Trevally being the main target on most of their trips, although the offshore grounds are packed with almost any game species imaginable. The crew uses a saltwater revival system for the fish they catch. A cooler with ice, bottled water, as well as soft drinks are all provided at no additional charge.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Malé / Baa Atoll
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1599
    up to 4 persons
    Full day trips in the Malé or Baa Atoll only. Trip includes all fuel needed (no fuel surcharge), no outer atoll charge, 12 bottles of water & 1 carton of canned drinks daily, and daily pickup & drop-off at resort island before & after fishing. Trip excludes all fishing tackle, tips for crew, travel insurance that covers sportfishing, and meals (arrange with resort on your own)
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Boat Specs

Gulf Craft (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines.

37 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

First Mate


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Malé to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

Malé, Maldives
Member since December 2014
I have been fishing around the Maldives for over 17 years, and my passion to provide the best experience for fellow anglers led me to start AnglersConnections in 2010. I now own and operate two center console Professional Sportfishers in the Maldives, as well as being the representative for Nooraanee2 - the best popping and jigging live-on-board safari vessel in the area. AnglersConnections has been connecting anglers the world over with a variety of monster fish inhabiting the waters in the Maldives. It takes time to accumulate knowledge and experience in fishing, and with my experience, I know what my fellow anglers need for a good trip.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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Over the last 20 years I have been lucky. I have fished worldwide and chartered boats on many occasions. My experience fishing with Anglers Connections and AC2 rates as one of the best. The communication with owner Eric Lim was outstanding; the boat AC2 was immaculate and purpose built for GT popping and jigging; and the support and friendliness of the crew (captain Mufeed and crewman Naseef) was simply brilliant and made them fun to fish with.

The fishing too was awesome! We fished hard and moved frequently from reef to beautiful reef to chase the fish. We caught GT (lots of GT), big Red Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, exquisite Bluefin Trevally and many others. Pretty fish, brutish fish, and all in pristine condition and mostly bristling with spines, teeth, power and attitude. Simply perfect! Fishing does not come much better than this.

I learned a lot from the patient tutoring of captain Mufeed who helped me finesse the art of working a stick bait. He has my lasing thanks for that. I will remember too the unbelievable support from crewman Naseef who grabbed goggles and flippers and threw himself into the sea to dislodge a big Red Snapper that had snagged the coral reef. That’s service. That’s going the extra mile! I’ll never forget his beaming grin as he emerged with the Snapper in tow!

I will remember too the giants that got away. The fish that put an unbelievable bend in a 300g jigging rod (with both crewman and captain holding onto my fishing harness) which then toyed with me until it quietly chewed through 150lb mono almost 300 feet down. Battles lost… but dreams made. To that fish I say this: I’ll be back buddy.

I believe you invariably get what you pay for in life. I did a lot of research before deciding on AC2 and it was time well invested. I unreservedly recommend Anglers Connections and thank owner Eric Lim, captain Mufeed and crewman Naseef for a truly memorable experience.

10 out of 10 and well done guys. Phil H

Fished February 21, 2018
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