Maldives Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Charters

Maldives Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Charters

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Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing in Maldives

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

(Thunnus albacares)

Maldives Tuna fishing has captured the attention of anglers and environmentalists the world over. With astonishing numbers of massive Yellowfin Tuna in these waters and a year-round supply of Skipjack and Dogtooth Tuna, it’s no wonder why these fish are vital to the local economy. For recreational anglers, tons of Tuna means you can pretty much always count on good sport from these fish.

However, the Tuna themselves are only part of the reason for all the hype. Recently, the traditional Maldivian method of pole and line fishing for Tuna has gained international esteem. Why? Well, not only is this method productive (imagine scores of fishing practically flying onto the boat), but it’s one of the most sustainable methods practiced by commercial fishermen. In response to all the interest from visiting anglers and journalists, some Maldives fishing charters have started offering recreational pole-and-line Tuna trips. If you’re in the market for a hands-on fishing experience and a chance to do it like the locals, you’re in luck.

What Makes Maldives Tuna Fishing Special

The traditional pole and line method is unique by commercial fishing standards. In many cases, commercial fishing boats use large nets to scoop up hordes of fish from the sea, including dolphins, sea turtles, and other fish that have become endangered because of these techniques. By contrast, anglers who rely on pole and line fishing are able to target Tuna one-by-one, leaving other creatures unharmed in the process.The result is a healthy and abundant fishery that puts many sport fishing destinations to shame.

Commercial fishermen in the Maldives use 10-15’ bamboo poles to target Tuna. These poles are fitted with a fishing line, a barbless hook, and a feather. For every fisherman there is one pole and one hook, which means every member of the crew is limited to hooking a single fish at a time. The crew lures Tuna to the surface with live bait such as Mackerel and Triggerfish caught early in the morning. Once the Tuna are within sight, they cast their lines. Juvenile fish are returned to the sea, while the rest are brought to canneries and restaurants.

Tuna Fishing for Fun

Though more captains have started to offer pole and line fishing for visitors who interested in trying this technique, trolling is the most common way to fish for Tuna on recreational charters.You can also target Yellowfin Tuna by fly fishing, jigging, and popping with heavy tackle near offshore reefs.

Yellowfin Tuna swim through the Maldives throughout much of the year, with a peak season from August through March. You can catch Skipjack and Dogtooth Tuna year-round.

For Tuna fishing fanatics, it doesn’t get much better than the Maldives—where you can experience this tradition the way it’s been for centuries!

Maldives Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tuna (Yellowfin) fishing in Maldives varies slightly throughout the year. High season is January to February and October to November. Low season is April to July. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing in Maldives

June fishing trip
Zainal M. A. fished with Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse on June 12, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Stick bait for gt no so big Blue for jigging recommended by the captain About 100lb shock leader
Private Charter of Makaira Sport Fishing Boat for 6 hours on 30th Apr 2019
Keith G. L. fished with Makaira Luxury Charters on May 1, 2019
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Expect the unexpected fish that will come on to the fishing hook.!
April fishing trip
Apoorva M. fished with Black Pearl Fishing on April 12, 2019
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If you are a first-timer, then consider yourself in the safest and best hands. Moosa's patient nature makes him one hell of a teacher/guide. If it's your nth time fishing, then you're still with the best.
Angeln beim Sonnenuntergang
Deeksha M. fished with Black Pearl Fishing on April 11, 2019
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Fragen Sie nach Moosa. Er ist geduldig und es hilft, wenn Sie etwas Neues lernen.
Half day with Captain Abdul
Simon W. fished with Silent Hunter on November 27, 2018
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As with all fishing, it can be slow but pretty darn good in the Maldives
Full day with Shimal and Nashid
FishingBooker Member fished with Skull Fishing on November 21, 2018
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The best time for Fishing i Male is from Jan to March, and try to stay near Vaavu Fulidhoo, a lot of wahoo and Sailfish to be found in the area.
Great experience!
Arto M. fished with Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse on November 8, 2018
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Do your research and booking well in advance and make sure the captain knows what kind of fish and fishing you are aiming for.
Full day trip
Fan Z. fished with Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse on January 27, 2018
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Make sure the charter can reach the resort or island you are staying at

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