Permal Nimalen

Member since May 2014

Belle Mare, Mauritius

Background
Born into a fisherman family with over 50 years of experience, Nimalen used to accompany his father, a fisherman, as he went fishing in a wooden canoe. After years of being hard at work, they purchased their first engine boat in 1984. It went off from there and in 2000, Nimalen started his own big game fishing business. After catering to a variety of satisfied clients, he was able to buy his first boat - Le Performant 1. Demand kept rising, and along came Le Performant 2, 3 and 4!

Permal Nimalen

Belle Mare, Mauritius
Background
Born into a fisherman family with over 50 years of experience, Nimalen used to accompany his father, a fisherman, as he went fishing in a wooden canoe. After years of being hard at work, they purchased their first engine boat in 1984. It went off from there and in 2000, Nimalen started his own big game fishing business. After catering to a variety of satisfied clients, he was able to buy his first boat - Le Performant 1. Demand kept rising, and along came Le Performant 2, 3 and 4!

Our Charter Listings

Belle Mare
trips from
US$ 500
Grand Baie
trips from
US$ 710
Grand Baie
trips from
US$ 390
Cap Malheureux
trips from
US$ 500

Fishing Reports

Blue Marlin 103 Lbs

December 07, 2015

Yesterday's fishing trip with amazing couple always willing to catch more fish. We went for fishing on Le Performant 1 off the north shore of Mauritius. The weather was great early morning and we caught a blue marlin and… Read Full Report →


LE PERFORMANT 2

August 03, 2015

LE PERFORMANT 2 caught 418 lbs of Yellow Fin Tuna on 03/08/15 from a full day fishing on a bank in the north of mauritius Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.14 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, December 16, 2016

Bad communication . Permal was suppose to be our captain . He did send his people . No apologise . I think they are unprofessional . The trip was not bad . But defenetely not what I expected . No fish finder . Permal was not the captain . Communication with Annabelle his wife was highly unprofessional . They are just to take big money , and move on . I do not recommend them at all .

Hugo Kruger does not recommend Le Performant 4

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Went fishing on Monday, October 3, 2016

Fun half day trip, angler fought the Tuna and won!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, March 11, 2016

The entire crew didn’t say a word to us apart from initial presentation. There was a terrible smell of gasoline during all the trip. My little daughter got sick an vomited on herself. I started to clean her face with the boat hose, after very few secs (she was still completely dirty) the water stopped and they told me it was finished. When we disembarked they used the hose to clean the boat floor. Unbelievable. We caught a single small tuna. When asked if we could have it, they slammed it on the beach. My girlfriend asked for a plastic bag, they didn’t even bother to answer. Would not recommend this operator to anyone.

Fanoel Nerini does not recommend Le Performant 3

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

the boat and equipment were fine.  The crew were friendly and nice.  It was a quiet day so we did nothing for 3.5 hours and the crew were doing their best to find the fish.  But they didn’t communicate with us very much and we felt as if the money we had spent was a waste as we didn’t really learn anything. They did all the lines and everything and didn’t really explain anything or involve us in the chase.  £250 is a lot of money to real in 5 fish in five hours, though i appreciate that sometimes thats the case and the cost of the boat, fuel etc have to be covered.  We didn’t even get to un hook the fish which I later found out to be tuna.  However we retained one, filleted it ourselves and bbq it, which was absolutely delicious.

Wouldn’t do sea fishing again I’m afraid.

Julian

Julian Colaco does not recommend Le Performant 3

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Nice guys, good equipment . Took us to the right areas. NO FISH.
6 lines in . 6 HRS FISHING. JUST BAD LUCK
I will book again when I go back to Grand Bay area, and WILL catch fish !

Steve Smith
Ballito
South Africa.

Fished January 2016

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Permal Nimalen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 22, 2016

Thank you Mr Smith for understanding the fishing situation on that day.You are most welcome again to fish on one of my boat pleasure to have angler like you.Cheer tight lines.

Went fishing on Friday, January 1, 2016

We recommend that all tourist take note that LE PERFORMANT are the ruest peope we had to incounter in Mauritius. Not only we have to pay for fishing trip but they also refused to give use the fish we caught.  This we call theft in South Africa. They lady who was there to meet use was so rude and disrespectfull. When insisting that they give use the fish the Le performant operator (lady) repleid and said we can BUY the fish back!!

We reported this company to the Maurition tourist board’, and wrote reports on their facebook and our local tourist website warning people to not make use of them.

They give Mauritians a bad nme and we will make sure that ll South African touist are well informed about their terrible service and disrespect towards tourist.

DO NOT MAKE USE OF THEM…....

Jan Fourie does not recommend Le Performant 2

Fished January 2016

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Permal Nimalen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hello Jan, thank you for your review. We are no theft, and you can try to put our company to shame, but we are professionals and we try our best to inform our clients as much as we can. Whether it is on Fishing booker under the policies section, or on our blog http://www.leperformant.com/blog we clearly define that Crew keeps catch.

We are sorry if you missed that piece of information which led to a bad experience both for you and us. Anglers from all over the world trust our company for fishing in Mauritius year in year out. We do our best to please each and every person who step on one of our boats. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case with you, and we would like to hear from you on how we can improve, maybe on the communication level with our clients.

Thank you

Went fishing on Saturday, December 12, 2015

Excellent equipment and really made the effort to find us fish. We caught a massive tuna.

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fished November 2015

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Permal Nimalen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hello Oliver,
thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. If you were not completely satisfied with your fishing trip with us, please let us know. We are always looking for ways to satisfy all our clients and we know there is always room for improvement. You can write a reply here, or contact me personally on www.leperformant.com

Kind regards
Nimalen

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The trip was absolutely amazing and insane, greeted by the crew of 2 and as we got on the boat engines were started and we left, we trauled to “there spot” and when we got there they put us on the fish time and time again at times 5 rods going, ending up with 26 tuna 3 different species of tuna we could of got alot more but we had to leave early and my brother got horribly see sick,  on the way back 2 rods went crazy and we hit dorado which was really insane…In the end we were very satisfied and had a really good time I would just recommend that the crew show you exactly how the reels and equipment works I know it sounds a little dumb but we almost lost a fish because of it, other than that there were no faulta

Fished April 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It was a good day and the crew bend over backwards to catch fish. Small language barrier though. the fish you catch aren’t yours, you don’t decide to let them go or not. No snacks appeared.
Caught 4 tuna which wasn’t what I wanted to catch, would have been nice to get a couple dorado but apparently out of season. That is no fault of the charter though, wow we covered every inch of the fishing grounds, very happy with the crews efforts.

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

We had a fantastic time. It started slow, with a heavy swell and no bites. We then hit a school of Dorado’s and the reels started screaming. Straight after that the Whahoo,s came calling and everyone on the boat caught a first time biggie. The skipper had enough patience to attend to those who have not caught before and give them the required guideance. Then on the way back the Coupe te Da when we hit a 100 pound yellow fin Tuna with a 28 minute fight to land it on the boat. In Summary a great day with experienced crew and good equipment. Thank you Nicola and Siva

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Le Performant 2 is an average experience aimed at tourists with limited previous exposure.  There is very little skill involved in steering the boat to the tuna grounds that have been producing consistently over the past few weeks, putting out the lures and waiting for the strike.  The 50Lb equipment completely outgunned the 5 - 8 kg yellowfin tunas caught.  No sport here.

Captain Permal did not make an appearance and the two crew members I got had limited experience.  Nice guys, friendly, reasonably skilled, but inexperienced.  They got the lines tangled four times while turning too sharply requiring the boat to stop and about 15 minutes lost every time to untangle the mess.  Maybe I was lucky not to hook into a really big fish if I had to rely on the crew I had…

The crew did deliver 10 tuna and a dorado.  The other two boats came back with 3 fish each.  1 per angler sharing.  I would have been a little upset with that result.  There were many birds working the area just outside the North Islands so the water was full of baitfish and tuna chasing them.  Ensuring a reasonable catch would be the least I would expect under such conditions.

Equipment is well used and maintained well.  No issues there.  Everything on the deck is neat and tied down or stowed away properly.  I was surprised at the very old technology sonar and limited use of it.

In the end a professional delivery of an average service aimed at an average tourist.  The difference in my mind is fishing with guys that do it as a job, and fishing with guys that are passionate about their sport.

I recommend them for average tourists.  I do not recommend them for experienced anglers.

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, November 28, 2014

First i would like to thank you for recommending Le Performant, and for booking my trip. It was a great trip, and the great experience will probably result in me going back to Mauritius next November. Got loads of tuna and one dorado. None of them were big, but the catch combined with the service minded crew and the nice boat made the trip awesome.

Fished November 2014

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I did a full day trip on Le Performant. A guy I went fishing with backed out night before the trip, so I decided to pay a bit more and have a boat to myself.

The weather was not perfect for fishing but as the day passed it got better. I really appreciated that the owner met up with me and explained a bit about family history and he made the introduction with the crew. Even I am not sure of the names the crew was quite pleasant and friendly.

Just as the lures were set we got our first skipjack tuna. and than another. The sea wan not quite friendly but as I have some experience it didn’t have an effect on me.

Even as the day was slow we ended up with few tunas, couple of dorados with one being 20Kg, a nice size according to my standards.

A really nice day out which I look to repeat next time.

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Once more, the day was perfect for fishing on Performant! We caught plenty of fish, but lost one Yellowfin Tuna with over 150lb. Great crew, great fishing, great day!
Before skipper starts singing, ask him not to :) He is great skipper, but not a singer too.

Fished April 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, June 2, 2014

I am experienced fisherman when it’s up to Dorado fishing, so we didn’t have to talk too much. We started fishing immidiately after leaving the dock. I booked it for a half day. Crew was great, they gave their best and put me on fish. We caught eight Mahi Mahi and I lost one. When it’s up to price and crew, I highly recommend them to anyone.

Fished June 2014

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