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!

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Top Fly Fishing Charters in Maldives

Reviews of Fishing in Fly 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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