Maldives Fly Fishing Charters

Maldives Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Maldives

Fly Fishing in Maldives

Saltwater fly fishing in the Maldives may just be one of the world’s best kept secrets. Swimming in water just 1-3 feet deep are the likes of Permit, Bonefish, Barracuda, and an array of Trevally species—including the infamous Giant Trevally. In the deep water beyond, fly anglers hook into Sailfish, Bonito, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. These are some of the most intriguing fish you can catch on fly rod, and some of the most challenging. Whether you’re after an elusive catch like Bonefish or a hard-hitting legend like GT, you can expect an unforgettable experience here. This is fly fishing Maldives style!

A Maldives Fly Fishing Experience

The Maldives consists of thousands of untouched islands, coral reefs, and sugary sand flats. A local guide can show you the best of these, whether you choose to cast your line while wade fishing or gliding across the flats in a modern skiff. Fishing close to shore at virtually any time of year brings you fact-to-face with GT, Bluefin Trevally, Golden Trevally, Permit, Bonefish, Barracuda, Triggerfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks.

For an even greater challenge, avid fly anglers can also try their luck in the bluewater offshore. During the dry season between November and March, it’s common to find Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Bonito around here. These big game prizes promise the ultimate adventure for saltwater fly anglers.

Maldives Fly Fishing Tips

Depending on your target species, you’ll want to bring an 8-12 weight fly rod. It’s common to use floating lines while fishing the flats, but intermediate and sinking lines can also come in handy.

For Permit, Bonefish, Triggerfish, and Trevally (Golden and Bluefin), light colored crabs tend to be the most effective bait. Various colors of Fishient Spawning Shrimp and Crabs work well. You should plan to use an 18-20 lb leader for most of these species. Bluefin and Juvenile Trevally may call for a 30-60 lb leader, with 1/0 to 3/0 hooks.

Larger fish like GT, Sailfish, Snapper, and Grouper go for NYAP poppers in various colors, as well as Polar Fiber Brush flies, Sculpted Baitfish, EP Boca Grande, and more. A 100+ lb leader and hooks from 5/0 to 9/0 are ideal for GT and other large fish.

If you choose to fish with a local guide, be sure to ask them about fly selection and other gear you need ahead of time.

The Maldives are quickly gaining a reputation for some of the finest saltwater fly fishing in the world—come be one of the first to see why!

Maldives
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 26,609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Maldives: 36 fishing charters available
Guraidhoo
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trips from $1,000
Malé
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trips from $900
Nilandhoo
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Naifaru
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trips from $1,500

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Maldives

Je conseillerais de pêcher avec un capitaine qui a de expérience comme shivax ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Je conseillerais de pêcher avec un capitaine qui a de expérience comme shivax ??
Johann  V.
Johann V.
I would recommend to bring with you some of the equipment as an addon to the trip although usually equipment will be available on the boat but bringing some good poppers and jigs and some other equipment would be added advantage. For big game, head on directly deep waters which around an hour away from Male
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would recommend to bring with you some of the equipment as an addon to the trip although usually equipment will be available on the boat but bringing some good poppers and jigs and some other equipment would be added advantage. For big game, head on directly deep waters which around an hour away from Male
Zakaria  E.
Zakaria E. Doha, DA
Stick bait for gt no so big Blue for jigging recommended by the captain About 100lb shock leader
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stick bait for gt no so big Blue for jigging recommended by the captain About 100lb shock leader
Zainal  M.  A.
Zainal M. A. Maldives
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Apoorva  M.
Apoorva M. Banjara Hills, TG
Fragen Sie nach Moosa. Er ist geduldig und es hilft, wenn Sie etwas Neues lernen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fragen Sie nach Moosa. Er ist geduldig und es hilft, wenn Sie etwas Neues lernen.
Deeksha  M.
Deeksha M. Banjara Hills, TG
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
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FishingBooker Member Copenhagen, Capital Region
Do your research and booking well in advance and make sure the captain knows what kind of fish and fishing you are aiming for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research and booking well in advance and make sure the captain knows what kind of fish and fishing you are aiming for.
Arto  M.
Arto M. Singapore, 01
Go for your target species early In the morning, as this seems to be the time when the fish are feeding the most, and therefore you get the most action! After about 11am, the sun rises and tides change, so the fish are less active. You don't need to book a full 8 hour day, as in my experience we spent 4 hours catching nothing. If you want to catch marlin, insist on the crew using live bait to increase your chances.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for your target species early In the morning, as this seems to be the time when the fish are feeding the most, and therefore you get the most action! After about 11am, the sun rises and tides change, so the fish are less active. You don't need to book a full 8 hour day, as in my experience we spent 4 hours catching nothing. If you want to catch marlin, insist on the crew using live bait to increase your chances.
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FishingBooker Member London, England
Возьмите с собой защиту на плечи и шею, что-то типа куфия (арабский платок), чтоб не обгореть.(кроме зашитного крема UFP 70)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Возьмите с собой защиту на плечи и шею, что-то типа куфия (арабский платок), чтоб не обгореть.(кроме зашитного крема UFP 70)
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FishingBooker Member Uzbekistan
The area is heavily fished, so allow enough time for a full day, or overnight, excursion to get out further away from the heavily fished areas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The area is heavily fished, so allow enough time for a full day, or overnight, excursion to get out further away from the heavily fished areas.
Brian  B.
Brian B. Bangkok, Bangkok
Stay on an island within reasonable distance by boat from Malé town, in order to have access to a variety of fishing grounds. Consider calling Izzy Didi first.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Stay on an island within reasonable distance by boat from Malé town, in order to have access to a variety of fishing grounds. Consider calling Izzy Didi first.
Nck  B.
Nck B. France
One of the best places for fishing in the world for GT. Get your fishing guide to take you to the remote atolls and you'll have the time of your life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
One of the best places for fishing in the world for GT. Get your fishing guide to take you to the remote atolls and you'll have the time of your life.
Vukan  S.
Vukan S.

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