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Mauritius is famous for its one-of-a-kind flora and fauna, stunning mountains, and pristine beaches. It’s also the place where some of your angling dreams could turn into a reality. With access to reefs and banks that are teeming with fish, Mauritius fishing charters know where to go to help customers catch some trophies.

There are many different species you could target in this stretch of the Indian Ocean. However, many anglers come to Mauritius for the chance to catch Billfish. Big specimens of Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin are caught in these waters every year. Besides these, you can also hook into majestic Sailfish and Shortbill Spearfish.

Luckily, the fishing opportunities don’t stop there. If you’re a Tuna fan, you’ll be glad to hear these waters are home to Skipjack, Dogtooth, and the prestigious Yellowfin Tuna. Some of the other species you may come across are delicious Mahi Mahi, powerful Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Wahoo, and others.

Mauritius features year-round fishing but the best time to catch a Billfish is between November and March. For the best chance at a trophy, you’ll want a full day trip. On shorter outings, you can expect to reel in species such as Mahi Mahi, Bonito, and various reef fish. Charter captains are distributed all along the coast of Mauritius. The most popular starting spots are Black River, Le Morne, and Grand Baie.
 

Rules & Regulations

Whether you’re fishing aboard a charter in Mauritius or casting from shore, you won’t need a fishing license to do so. Just keep in mind that spearfishing is illegal on the island. Usually, the fish you catch on your trip belongs to the boat. However, you’re more than welcome to ask your captain to keep some fish for dinner. 

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January

January is your last chance to enjoy peak Wahoo season. They’ll still be in the water, don’t worry, just not as much as we’d all like them to be.

February

The Marlin bite is absolutely on fire the first few months of the year. Add to that some tough Sailfish, and it’s an offshore fishing paradise all the way.

March

It’s around early spring that the Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna season really gets going. If Tuna’s not really your thing, there’ll be plenty of Marlin down in Le Morne.

April

Culinary addicts should make sure to check out the annual Bernard Loiseau culinary festival. Nothing like a bit of fishing beforehand to work up an appetite.

May

The Yellowfin bite is still going strong this time of year. As the summer starts rolling in, expect Mahi Mahi to be all over the place.

June

Fishing for big pelagics is fun. Not least because you’re already fishing within minutes of heading out. Mahi Mahi and Barracuda will be your main targets.

July

If you know your way around a kayak as well, the Mauritius Ocean Classic is sure to be worth your time. This annual race draws in kayak enthusiasts from all over the world.

August

If you’re a fan of Sharks, Mauritius becomes Hammerhead central come August. Alternatively, the water is full of various pelagic species.

September

Come September, we welcome the start of peak Wahoo season. Coupled with Marlin, Mahi, and Tuna, it’s a seller’s market out there for any interested offshore angler.

October

October is party time in Mauritius! But before you head off to the numerous music festivals, why not also partake in some fantastic fishing in the morning.

November

If you’re in the market for Dogtooth Tuna, now’s your time to shine. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next local record breaker! The stage is set to give it your best.

December

December is when the Blue Marlin bite starts going off the charts, both in Le Morne and elsewhere on the island. Get on the water and make the best of the time you have!

Mauritius Fishing Calendar

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day fishing 5/2/20
Stuart M. fished with Billfish on February 5, 2020
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Yes i would recommend going there in February
Full day
Magnus W. fished with Royal Big Game Fishing - Royal II on January 24, 2020
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Be prepered and well trained......this is fun for real
Half day trip with very kind Captain Amaury De Cambiaire, Grande Riviere Noire
Jens S. fished with Marlin Cruise on January 4, 2020
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Don´t expect to catch always Blue Marlen, we got a 21.3 kg Giant Trevallor and it was picked up for Restaurant after taking Picture. The Ocean has many surprises and this is what you should looking for. Perhaps the list of fishes to be cought there should be Extended after that catch.
Full day trip
Sharon L. fished with Club 1034 – Lady Diana on September 9, 2019
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To pick a day where the weather is good failing which be prepared for rough seas and possibility of sea sickness which is unfortunate ??
6 hour trip
Gustav O. fished with Maranatha Sport Fishing on August 2, 2019
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Book this trip! Excellent service from a very nice, friendly and professional father and son! They know their fishing, even I as an amateur can tell that. Next time we are in Mauritius we will go with them again.
Yellowfin for supper
Simon E. fished with Albatross on July 23, 2019
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Not so many or the big fish round at this time , so a simpler, nearshore trip with plenty of variety was perfect
An extended day
Eduard J. fished with Fishing Master on July 9, 2019
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Check with the captain about keeping the catch or not. If you want to keep the catch you will probably have to pay for it. Bad practice, but common in Mauritius.
Full day with captain Kevin
Paul D. fished with Coeur De Lion on May 24, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The skipper (Kevin) and crew are friendly and try everything to put you in the fish. All of the equipment is top of the line and looked after. The boat is fast to get you to your locations quicker and has everything on it you need for an enjoyable day out.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Mauritius

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Mauritius costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $265, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $671. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Mauritius is 35 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Hooker 1, Horizon Fishing, and Albatross are some of the most popular fishing charters in Mauritius. Full list of top fishing charters in Mauritius.

Hooker 1, Horizon Fishing, and Albatross all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Mauritius.

The best way to experience fishing in Mauritius is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Mauritius.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Tuna (Yellowfin), and Marlin (Blue). Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, trolling, and jigging. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

October is party time in Mauritius! But before you head off to the numerous music festivals, why not also partake in some fantastic fishing in the morning. Check availability for local fishing charters in Mauritius.