November 2016



Big game fishing also known as deep sea fishing in other parts of the world is a very popular activity in Mauritius. These fishing excursions are supervised by professional fishing charters and are accessible for beginners too. 

It won’t take you long to notice that Mauritius is a fishing destination. Nearly all Mauritian beaches are natural marinas for fishing vessels, catamarans and glass bottoms. If you always dreamed of fighting the tenacious blue marlin, Mauritius is the perfect ring for you (both).

In favour of its tropical atmosphere, Mauritius is an underwater wonderland of marine biodiversity, especially pelagic fish species which love the warm waters surrounding the island. The richness of the Indian Ocean is probably best portrayed by the unique aquatic fauna of the island.

Thought the island is famed to be an all year round sport fishing destination, the best time for fishing in Mauritius is during summer, from November to April. Winter is great for fishing too, but the biggest catches always come during Mauritian summer.

For the big game fishing enthusiast, there is an assortment of fish species in Mauritius. The most frequently caught fish are: blue marlin, black marlin, billfish, Dorado, wahoo, barracuda, trevally, bonito, tiger and hammerhead sharks.

The best places for big game fishing in Mauritius are off the east, north, and west coast. If you are a professional angler, we’ll guide you to the best fishing banks in Mauritius, like the Sudan and Hawkins bank.

If you are a seasonal or a complete amateur, Mauritius is the ideal destination for deep sea fishing nautical miles off the coast. Our team of anglers will share with you the various methods and techniques of fishing in Mauritius, like the increasingly popular jig fishing.


Big game fishing in Mauritius is an activity that words can barely describe, come join us for the real adventure. 


For more information about Mauritius and hotel in Grand Baie, visit Le Beach Club Mauritius for useful travel information



Per se, Mauritius is a great holiday destination. But if you are a soul angler, or you always dreamed of getting a blue marlin beached, Mauritius is where you will want to spend your next holidays.

We could have listed dozens of them, but marlins, athletic sailfish, colorful dorados and a variety of tunas and sharks are the most common fish species in Mauritius. And you get the idea, Mauritius is a copious fishing destination.

Besides fishing, there are plenty of activities to do (you can use this to convince wifey) in Mauritius. Inland, 10 000 feet up in the sky, or at the speed of waves, there is always something enjoy. Plus, there are several great hotels and resorts to spend some memorable time (use this too)!

To be serious, it can be the best time to share your fishing passion with your children and family members while you are in Mauritius. You will off the coast with professional anglers and it is not a problem if your dear ones never saw a fishing reel or don’t know how to use one. However, as their first time deep sea fishing, we recommend you bring sea motion medication, to be on the safe side.

In fact, last month one of our clients, who knew anything about fishing won a 3 hour battle against a 127 lbs. Yellowfin tuna and that was quite impressive. And yes, you might want to check our Facebook Page to see what we have been catching lately.

If the west and northern seas are reputed to be more fishing-friendly, you can fish pretty much everywhere around Mauritius. The west and the northern seas of Mauritius have numerous underwater pit. As a result water depth can drastically change from 30 to 300 meters. Species like sailfish, marlins and sharks love these submarine layer-holes. And at these depths you should expect nothing less than 100 lbs., so get your forearms ready for work.

At Le Performant Sport Fishing, we have a fleet of 4 boats anchored in the north and the east of the island. Each of our boats is fully equipped to help you land trophy-sized marlins. Rod, reels, lures, echo sounders, VHF radios and security systems, are some of our professional fishing gears.