Mauritius Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Charters

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Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing in Mauritius

Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Size 15 to 150lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Thunnus albacares)

Of all the big game fishing Mauritius has to offer, chasing after Yellowfin Tuna is some of the most exhilarating. These waters are also home to Dogtooth and Skipjack Tuna, equally hard-fighting specimens who will give even the most experienced anglers a run for their money.

When to Target Tuna

You can fish for Yellowfin Tuna in Mauritius all year, but the ultimate opportunity presents itself between March and May. During this period you will find large groups of Yellowfins moving from north to south along the coast. These Yellowfins are larger than average, weighing between 130-220 lbs (referred to by some as “Japanese Tuna”). When it comes to hard-fighting gamefish, these monster Tuna are second only to Marlin.

You can also fish for Skipjack Tuna and Dogtooth Tuna year-round in Mauritius. You are likely to find Dogtooth Tuna near reefs, ranging anywhere from 20-230 lbs. Skipjack Tuna tend to peak in March and April, and again from July to November. Though this species is smaller (5-45 lbs), it is one of the hardest fighting game fish in Mauritius!

How to Target Tuna

You can target the mighty Yellowfin Tuna by trolling with squid, small fish, strip baits, or artificial lures. In some instances, chumming with live bait is also effective. Anglers in Mauritius target the largest Yellowfin Tuna by slow trolling (around 6 knots) with big plastic squids and other lures.

You might hook into Dogtooth Tuna while deep trolling or bait fishing near a reef. Anglers often find themselves fighting with these beasts while targeting other fish in the area. On the other hand, Skipjack Tuna typically feed closer to the surface, biting small baits, strip baits, or a variety of lures. Anglers typically troll for Skipjack, but it is possible to target them by jigging, casting, or live bait fishing.

Mauritius Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Seasons

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Tuna (Yellowfin) fishing in Mauritius varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to May. Low season is August to November. There is no closed season.
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day fishing 5/2/20
Stuart M. fished with Billfish on February 5, 2020
Yes i would recommend going there in February
Full day
Magnus W. fished with Royal Big Game Fishing - Royal II on January 24, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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