Big Game Fishing Rodrigues Island Mauritius Q&A
This fishing adventure is like no others out there! Rodrigues Island offers anglers a unique opportunity to fish for some incredible big game fishing species. The fishing style used is completely down to you as the itinerary can be completely tailored to suit how you wish to fish and the species you wish to target. In addition to this, we some excellent tackle package waiting on board for you to use completely free of charge.
Where is the hotel?
The hotel is based on Rodrigues Island which is a short flight away from Mauritius. This tropical piece of paradise offers the travelling angler piece and tranquillity whilst enjoying some of the best big game fishing in the world.
Where do they fish?
The fishing is performed in the Indian Ocean and there are three different areas. The inshore fishing around the Island, the East Bank which is fished when you overnight on the game boat and the West Bank Hawkins which can only be reached by staying on the boat either on a 4-day excursion or 5 excursions. These grounds are 100 nautical miles away and offers some of the best fishing on the planet.
How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?
The inshore fishing grounds are only minutes away from the marina. If you want to fish the East Banks these tend to be only reachable by staying and living on the boat for a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights. The West Bank Hawkins can also only be reached by living on the boat. There is a minimum stay on the boat of 4 days and 3 nights, but we can highly recommend fishing this area as it offers superb opportunities for some of the best game fishing.
What fish will I catch?
The list of species is huge and it very much depends on what you would like to catch and how you want to fish. There are huge GT’s, Black and Blue Marlin, massive Yellowfin Tuna, Sharks of varies species, lots of different Groupers, the biggest Wahoo you will ever see, big Bull Dorado and the most exciting of species – the Dogtooth Tuna.
How many fish will I catch?
This will depend on what targets you have as this can dictate how many fish you catch. For example, if you are in search of a huge Marlin then the fishing can be a lot slower than if you were targeting shoaling such as Tuna. We recommend that you mix your species up a little so there is constant action.
How do they fish?
As there are so many different species the style is completely down to you. We provide most of the popper fishing tackle, jig fishing tackle and trolling gear.
Do the guides speak English?
The guides speak good English.
Who is best suited to this destination?
This destination is perfect for a huge variety of anglers from beginners to the most expert of anglers. The boat team will help you with every style of fishing and if you have never lured fished for hard fighting species before they will give you some lessons.
What skill level is required?
A general knowledge of fishing from a boat is an advantage but not necessary. The guides are there to help you achieve what you want out of your holiday.
How physically demanding is this trip?
The trip is not that physical apart from playing the fish. The boat is very easy to walk around with a big fishing platform at the rear. The walks to the boat are very small and are on hard ground, so no clambering over wet rocks to get in a boat.
When is the best time to go?
The fishing off Rodrigues Island is all year round and doesn’t really get affected by rainy season. The peak time is November to May for most species.
How will I get there?
The best route to get to Rodrigues from the UK is London Heathrow to Mauritius then take a short flight to Rodrigues Island.
What is the accommodation like?
The hotel we use is a very traditional hotel and the staff are renowned for being very friendly. The rooms are very clean and fresh with stunning views.
What is the food like?
Breakfast is served continental style with a choice of many cereals, fresh fruits and cakes. Lunch is a selection of fresh-made sandwiches and evening meals are freshly prepared dishes from a Chinese and creole background.
Is fishing tackle provided?
There is a good selection of popper fishing equipment, jig fishing equipment and trolling equipment supplied on the boat (not fly fishing tackle). Ask a member of Sportquest Holidays for a more detailed list of makes and models of equipment supplied.
Is the internet and phone signal available?
The phone signal isn’t great around the Island however you will get free Wi-Fi in the hotel.
Are there other activities available?
As the Island is fairly small it is very easy to travel around. You can either hire a car or a bicycle from the reception. There are miles of stunning white sandy beaches with lovely coves all the way along the island.
How much does it cost?
We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all available weeks and prices click the Dates and Prices tab on our Rodrigues Island tour page.
Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you. If you wish to book or have any questions please feel free to call our offices on 01603 407596.