Captain
Billy Lamarque

Member since June 2015

Le Morne, Mauritius

Background
Grandson of a professional fisherman, fishing has been in my blood since birth. Only another fisherman can understand why one becomes a fisherman. First of all it is my passion and I've been fishing professionally for more than 20 years.
Techniques
Personally I prefer to do around 3 hours of livebaiting along the drop off in the morning and lure trolling to cover more ground afterwards.Now we are improving our skills on jigging (which is getting more and more popular in Mauritius)

Hey, I'm Captain Billy Lamarque

Le Morne, Mauritius
Background
Grandson of a professional fisherman, fishing has been in my blood since birth. Only another fisherman can understand why one becomes a fisherman. First of all it is my passion and I've been fishing professionally for more than 20 years.
Techniques
Personally I prefer to do around 3 hours of livebaiting along the drop off in the morning and lure trolling to cover more ground afterwards.Now we are improving our skills on jigging (which is getting more and more popular in Mauritius)
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Le Morne
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US$ 470

Fishing Reports

Early action

June 14, 2017

Before our last lure in the spread hit the water one of our 80lbs reel on which was our long corner lure was screaming.The adrenalin rush was short as the sailfish did not have another go at it.10 minutes… Read Full Report →


End of summer competition

May 06, 2017

We joined in the all crew fishing competition organised in Black River representing the last competition for the season.Out of a total of 18 boats the Billfish team came out as the boat with most catches.Another team caught a… Read Full Report →


Tuna,tuna and more tuna

April 18, 2017

We were out with Mr Alexander and Anna with Dorado and shark on the wish list.With a very calm sea it was very hard to find Dorado's.We tried to find a school of bonitos to get some fresh bait… Read Full Report →


Released a Blue Marlin

March 26, 2017

We joined in the Black River Lions Club fishing competition.There was a very nice fleet of 20 teams participating.Marlin strikes were recorded as early as 15 minutes after the 7:00 a.m start.We raised our first marlin after about an… Read Full Report →


Add this to the list

February 01, 2017

Dorado and Blue Marlin were still missing on Mr Andy's fish species caught list.With this in mind we headed out to check a closeby FAD but there were already many boats there and the fishes were not biting.We saw… Read Full Report →


First big game fishing experience

January 28, 2017

With calm seas and Marlins around in numbers and not many schools of bonitos around we started the trip with our Malaysian customers with the idea of lure trolling for big fishes.An hour into the trip we got our… Read Full Report →


x mas present

December 24, 2016

We went out with Mr Nigel who is one of our regular customers for his third trip of this holiday.On the first trip we lost an estimated 600lbs blue marlin who took a lure.After some acrobatic moves the fish… Read Full Report →


The tough Black Marlin

December 10, 2016

We got a good adrenaline rush just an hour after we started this trip when an estimated 250 lbs Blue Marlin struck the shot gun lure.Mr Peter and his wife had invited one old couple onboard for their big… Read Full Report →


Beginers luck

December 09, 2016

Mr Klaus and his German friends wanted to give it a try at Big Game fishing though they had no fishing experience at all.The sea was a bit rough and two of them were starting to feel a bit… Read Full Report →


A 30 year old dream come true

December 08, 2016

On this second trip with Mr Nigel and his wife Sarah,a marlin was written in big letters on the wishlist.On our first trip we caught 3 bonitos and 4 dorados.Our customer,as a teenager,had always wanted to catch a marlin.Well,Mauritius… Read Full Report →


Big Yellowfin Tuna are here

March 07, 2016

During the months of March and April we have the big tuna migration and every year a lot of fisherman come to try their luck at catching one of these powerful fishes.They have arrived on time this year and… Read Full Report →


Lost a big fish

February 24, 2016

We headed straight south where very few boats had been fishing recently and caught some small Skipjack Tuna which were used as live bait.As the big predators were not interested with the fresh offering,after a couple of hours, we… Read Full Report →


big bonitos frenzy

February 22, 2016

Mr Timo and his sons were hoping to get an action packed full day fishing. Early during the trip it was quiet until we found a school of big Skipjack Tuna.Result : 11 Skipjack and sore arms... Read Full Report →


Trolling,jigging,casting

February 06, 2016

We started our day with our South Korean customers with some jigging.On the first drop Mr Choi's jig was lost to a wahoo and shortly afterwards he had a dogtooth tuna strike.About 45 mins jigging we moved on to… Read Full Report →


Good start to february

February 02, 2016

2 February,2 customers,2 blue marlins. It was a beginners' luck for our 2 Austrian customers.The skipjacks were around but not biting,so we trolled with artificial lures only and caught a 125 lbs and a 500 lbs blue marlin.We started… Read Full Report →


Dogtooth Tuna

January 31, 2016

Went out at 8:00 a.m with Mr Jacob and his son for half day.Caught 2 skipjack tuna and lost a couple of others in a school and we decided to use them as live bait as lure trolling was… Read Full Report →


Fish of the day

October 22, 2015

We were out for a full day with Mr Vincent and his family. The sea was a bit choppy and there was no bird activity early during the trip. We kept on trolling with lures and moved to deeper… Read Full Report →


Acrobatic Dorados

September 17, 2015

Headed out for a full day with Mr Dariusz and Mr Michael.The heavy swells from the previous day had died a bit but it was still a bit choppy.We went straight to look for the schools of skipjacks to… Read Full Report →


Skipjacks and dorados

August 28, 2015

Due to a very low tide,we started at 9:00 am.After an hour of trolling in a choppy sea,we came across a school of dorados that were feeding on flying fishes.Our lure spread did not attract them at all,so we… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.58 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thank you very much for the review Mr Jan.Just pity it was off the marlin season otherwise it would have been great trolling that lively bonito along the drop-off to get you your first marlin.Really enjoyed the chats we had onboard.Untill next time,tight lines.Please say hello to your sister Sarah.
Young captain Billy.

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pity the targeted fish just weren’t around

Fished March 2017

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 20, 2017

March being just outside the peak marlin season,it was worth a try.Unfortunately with bad weather early March the fishes have moved on.You maybe luckier another time Mr Stuart, it’s hard being a marlin fisherman when the targeted fishes do not want to show up.Luckily we did not get back bare handed thanks to the 3 big skipjack tunas .....

Went fishing on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Had two fantastic trips with this very efficient crew on their family owned boat. Nothing was too much trouble and they were very knowledgeable. Managed to land a blue marlin and a black marlin was almost on board but unfortunately got away at the last minute. Thoroughly enjoyed the trips and would certainly recommend this boat and crew to family and friends alike.

Fished February 2017

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thank you very much for the review Mr Andy it has been a pleasure for us to be able to get you both on the fighting chair.Please tell your wife Nicky that we’ll keep her marlin for next time.Take care and tight lines….......
Billy

Went fishing on Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ended the day with 3 Dorado. We really appreciate all effort from Billy and his Crew. We have an amazing experience and had lots of fun. We had a couple of Marlin bite but failed to secure the hook. The crew tried many different methods and lures to entice more marlin bites.

We had lots of conversation on board.  Although we are new to big game fishing, Billy and his crew guide us through the trip. We learnt a lot throughout this journey.

We even witness the marlin jumping out of the water! We recommend this skipper if you are looking for a friendly and helpful guide! They even get to keep a Dorado for dinner

Fished January 2017

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 29, 2017

Thank you very much Mr Shan.See you next time for some more action.The picture of the menu looks tasty by the way….
Regards, Billy

Went fishing on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Great 2 days caught some small tuna and a wahoo but crew worked hard to try for a hook up.
Only rose 1 marlin but no hook ups. Fish caught on other boats up to 1100 lbs. Great skipper very Knowledgeable .

Fished December 2016

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 9, 2017

Hello Mr Alex,
Thank you for your review.Hopefully we will have the pleasure to have you and your wife onboard again and get a big fish.They were truly shy with so much activity on the surface.Well, that’s fishing after all….
Tight lines,
Billy


Went fishing on Thursday, December 8, 2016

Have just returned from Mauritius , whilst there i booked 2 days deep sea fishing on Billy Lamarque’s boat Billfish,we went out on 4th dec and caught dorado and skipjack tuna,the crew used some of the tuna for live bait,Billy explained all about the lures and fishing methods used throughout the day,we were impressed enough to book another day,a few hours into the trip the line on the outrigger came off with a bang and the reel started screamng,i jumped into the fighting chair and half a hour later had boated a 150lb blue Marlin,ive been waiting over 30 years to do this and Billy got me one on my 2nd attempt! later we got a fair sized yellow fin tuna too,professional boat crew who are always trying different methods throughout the day to catch fish,highly recommend these guys.

Fished December 2016

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, December 16, 2016

Thank you very much for the comments Mr Nigel.It was a pleasure having you and your wife onboard.After a hard day at work I’m sure that thinking about your fishing days with Jerome and I will cheer you up.Take care and hopefully see you soon.
Tight lines .....

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Great fishing day with Billy and his brother Jerome. They came to pick my girlfriend and me to the hotel with a little boat and we jumped into the real boat. Excellente equipment and the boat was v clean. The skipper Billy very knowleagble and very keen to explain everything to us as we were new into fishing. Jerome an expert with different tricks to try to catch something big. We went in Mid August with the water temperature lf 23 degrees. Usually much easier to catch a marlin when the temperature is around 29 (summer season). We had a 8h johrney and we had action during 30 mimutes where we catched 8 dorados (inc a 10kg one) and 4 bonitos that we used them to attract big fishes without luck. 3 days befores they catched a hammer shark (150kg!!). Le Morne is a great spot to catch big fishes. We will come back for sure and will call Billy again!. Thanks guys for arranging such a good experience. Alberto and Celia.

Fished August 2016

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 22, 2016

Hi Mr Alberto,
We were very pleased to share our knowledge with you and your girlfriend Celia.We feel even happier to know that you’ve learnt from this trip.If i come in Spain you will have to show me how it’s done there on your boat.See you again.
Tight lines,
Billy,
Billfish Team

Went fishing on Monday, February 22, 2016

Fished February 2016

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 29, 2016

Hello Mr Timo,
It was a great pleasure to share our knowledge of this type of fishing with you.We hope to see you onboard again for another try to catch a big fish.All the best and tight lines…..........
Billy

Went fishing on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Great day with Captain Billy and George, we didn’t really catch much…1 Skipjack and 3 Dorado…one of the Dorados was a beauty…..but we did get two big yellowfin hooked but sadly they bit through the line on both occasions. Billy knows his stuff…it was just so frustrating that we couldn’t land one of the big tuna.

Fished November 2015

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hello Mr Rob,we are looking forward to having you onboard again to get the reels screaming again with the powerful yellowfin tunas and why not a marlin this time!
Tight lines,
Captain Billy

Went fishing on Thursday, September 17, 2015

I must admit that by choosing a boat to Mauritius guided by the views on this site.
After the cruise my experience very positive.
Billy is a communicative person and an experienced fisherman.
His crew (his brother and friend) are extremely knowledgeable anglers.
Despite attempts we were unable to catch marlin, but quickly caught 8 bonito and 3 dorado (10 - 15 kg).
There was also the problem of ever taking some fish for dinner (I had the once problem on to another boat on Mauritius).
I would recommend Billy and his crew, good choice!

Dariusz from Poland

Fished September 2015

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thank you again for choosing us Mr Dariusz.Looking forward to see you onboard again!

Went fishing on Friday, August 28, 2015

Cpt. Billy has a good knowledge and experience of fishing!
Sea was rough and very difficult condition but Mr.Billy tried to find fishes.
Then we caught dorado and skipjack tuna!

We enjoyed beeing with Mr.Billy and his crew.
Thank you very much!

Fished August 2015

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Billy Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thanks a lot Mr Kawana,it was a pleasure to have you onboard,see you next time for some more good times.