Maldives Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Maldives Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Maldives

Deep Sea Fishing in Maldives

The Maldives are a go-to destination for those who can’t get enough of big game fishing. Some of the world’s most prestigious prizes call these waters home, including Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Giant Trevally. Whether you’re eager to experience deep sea fishing aboard a traditional dhoni or in style aboard a luxurious yacht, it’s bound to be epic. Spend half a day fishing among the atolls, or come aboard for days on end and explore the deep sea beyond. No matter what bites the bait, you’re sure to get hooked on big game fishing in the Maldives.

When to Go Big Game Fishing

The Maldives see two distinct seasons each year, characterized by some as “wet” season and “dry” season, while others know them as the “northeast monsoon” and the “southwest monsoon.”

The northeast monsoon season (November through March) brings less rain, which is why some consider this to be the local dry season. Anglers enjoy calmer skies and waves at this time of year, along with peaks in populations of Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Blue and Black Marlin. A variety of other fish stick around in high numbers all year, including Giant Trevally, Skipjack Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, and Grouper.

During the southwest monsoon, many of these fish feed closer to the water’s surface, which makes them easier to catch. However, strong winds and heavy rainfall prevent anglers from making it to the outer edges of the atolls to fish for them. If you plan on fishing between May and October, be sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast. 

Maldives Big Game Fishing Techniques

Anglers use a variety of techniques while big game fishing in the Maldives. It’s common to troll for Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish, while many people come here specifically to target GT by popping. Jigging, popping, and even fly fishing are also effective for catching Sailfish, Tuna, Bonito, and Trevally species. A number of local fishing charters also include handline fishing for bottom fish like Snapper and Grouper. In some cases, you may also have the opportunity to try pole and line fishing for Tuna, a traditional method with a bamboo pole and fishing line.

Need to Know

Maldives big game fishing charters include licenses for their customers. They typically include gear, as well, but always confirm this with the captain ahead of time. In some cases, bait is available for an additional charge.

GT is strictly catch and release most of the time, however you may be able to keep some of the other species you catch. Catch and release policies vary widely depending on the charter operator, so be sure to ask about this before your trip.

With no shortage of impressive catches to be had, it’s easy to see why the Maldives have a reputation for some of the world’s finest big game fishing!

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Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Maldives

Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Maldives

June fishing trip
Zainal M. A. fished with Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse on June 12, 2019
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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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