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GT’s & Dogtooth Tuna Fishing | Andaman Islands

Tour code: IND007
Category: Popper & Jig Fishing, Single Angler Fishing

Andaman Islands fishing offers a huge variety of species and all are only a short boat ride from the mainland. Exclusive to Sportquest Holidays we have put together this remarkable fully guided fishing adventure. A great benefit of this holiday is that your group will have a sports boat to themselves meaning every piece of action that comes your way, will be yours. On top of this,  we include all your fishing licences within the package, taking all the hassle out of purchasing them yourselves.

The Andaman Islands are a chain of beautiful tropical rainforests and just off the coastline there are some of the best reef ecosystems you will find. The location of these reefs is at a certain distance that they very rarely receive any commercial fishing on any large scale which in turn means that the marine life is in abundance which makes for great predator fishing. The Andaman Islands form an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, east of India and to the west of Thailand. There are over 570 islands clustered together surrounded by clear blue water, white sands and untouched reefs. The Andamans have a total of 6,408 square kilometres. They are 467 kilometres long with an average width of 24 kilometres.

Of the Andaman group of islands, only 28 are inhabited. The Andaman Islands are separated from the Nicobars by the 10-degree channel that is a 150 kilometres wide. The fishing is based out of Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands in India. You will be fishing some of the best areas around Andaman from Campbell Shoal, Invisible Bank, Dalrymple Bank and to many more incredible reefs. The tourist season and the southwest monsoons in the Andaman Islands are in pursuit of each other. The end of one marks the beginning of another. Typically, the tourist season begins in October and the temperamental monsoons can begin anywhere in May, June or July. Weather permitting; we are available to fish all year around.

The sportfishing boats we use are very personal and will cater for 1 to 4 anglers and can fish from 3 days to 7 days and on the longer trips, we can take you to further areas. With our fishing guides, we can tailor-make a fishing package to suit your requirements, so if you only fancy lure and popper fishing or trolling for Marlin we can make the holiday fit with you. If you ask any angler from around the world about the Andamans they will automatically talk about the awesome GT fishing that this part of the world is so very famous for. Other species you can target include Almaco Jack, Bluefin Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, Golden trevally, Great Barracuda, Green Jobfish, several different Groupers, Blue and Black Marlin just to mention a few

The sports boat you will be fishing from is a 38ft monohull custom-built FRP vessel and has been designed to fish these tropical waters. The large open deck and low gunnels make this boat the ultimate popping and jigging platform and with the anti-skid deck makes this an excellent boat to chase down some of the worlds hardest fighting fishes. The boat is powered by new Twin 250 fuel injected 4 stroke Yamaha engines for a safe, quiet and reliable ride. The latest Garmin 10 inch touchscreen GPS/Fishfinder makes navigation very efficient and easy. The factory-fitted transducers allow for deep jigging. The GPS is paired with the VHF for ship-to-shore communication so we are in touch when necessary. The boat also carries SOLAS and MMD approved life jackets for all on board along with ring buoys, a medical first aid kit and firefighting appliances.

Whilst out fishing you will be accompanied by a captain and your own guide so you will the best service making for one of the best tropical fishing adventures you will have ever been on.

Other Activities
Along with the incredible fishing on offer, you will find lots of other activities that can be added to your holiday around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. We have listed just a few to give you a little inspiration:

  • Stunning Beaches – With picturesque beaches such as Corbyn’s Cove, Elephant and Long Island you really must set aside some time to soak up some sun on these stunning white sandy beaches. These beaches are so calm and beautiful throughout the whole day that you will never want to leave.
  • Water activities – Snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing and swimming can all be booked from local hotel resorts and very reasonable prices.
  • Havelock Island – Home to one of Asia’s most beautiful beaches, Radhanagar Beach, the island is unbelievably scenic and a tranquil place to relax. The beach, popularly known as Beach No. 7, is largely quiet and only the waves breaking on the shore can be heard for the most part of the day.
  • Cellular Jail – Historically known as Kaala Paani (black water), the jail was used by the British to imprison political prisoners. The most famous freedom fighter to be imprisoned here was V.D. Savarkar.

If you have any questions on our Andaman Island fishing trips contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Andaman Guest House

Our newly refurbished guest house is ideally located a short 5 min walk from the jetty where our boats are moored with stunning ocean views. There are 6 clean and spacious air-conditioned rooms with modern bathrooms and comfortable twin beds which can comfortably accommodate 12 anglers.

We offer a variety of food made by our in-house chef and some of the best locally caught fish. Our large balconies overlooking the bay are a great area for anglers and non-anglers to gather in the evenings to share their fishy stories.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin rooms
Power: 230-240 Volts
Air Conditioning: In room
Meals: In dining room
Alcohol: Chargeable
Equipment Hire: Rods & reels
Cash Accepted: Euros, US Dollars, British Pounds
Chennai Airport Hotel

We use a variety of Hotels in Chennai for your overnight stay. We will always try and book a hotel near the airport. If you wish, we can extend your stay at this hotel. All the hotels that we use are a minimum of 3 stars and will include at least the basic facilities listed below. If you wish, we can discuss which hotel to use to best suit your own personal requirements. Also, for overnight hotels, there is always the option to upgrade to single rooms.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Twin rooms
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 230 - 240 Volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Breakfast in restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: Rupee
Species Information
Giant Trevally
Season: October to April
Peak: October and January to April
Weight: 10lb to 100lb
Average Weight: 30lb
Season: October to April
Peak: February to April
Weight: 100lb to 500lb
Average Weight: 250lb
Season: October to April
Peak: November to March
Weight: 40lb to 150lb
Average Weight: 70lb
Season: October to April
Peak: March to April
Weight: 5lb to 150lb
Average Weight: 25lb
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2:

Arrive Chennai (Madras)
Depart Chennai (Madras)
Arrive Port Blair

On arrival our staff will meet you and transfer you to our guesthouse, approx 20 mins. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore Port Blair.

Note: On arrival our staff will assist you with obtaining your special entry paperwork, required for visiting the Andaman Islands.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAY 3: Fishing Day.

Over the next 6 days, after breakfast you will depart with your boat and crew to the various areas to fish different methods or target your chosen species.

At the end of each day you will arrive back to Port Blair.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAYS 4 & 5: Fishing Days.

The fishing is conducted from our 38ft purpose built boats (based on four people sharing) perfect for a days popper or jig fishing. Our guides will help you as much as you need.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAYS 6 & 7: Fishing Days.

Our guides have been fishing these waters for many years and will take you to different areas to target your chosen species.

Why not try vertical jigging for the many different species on offer.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAY 8: Fishing Days.

There are so many species around the Andaman Islands and our guides will if you so wish take you on a multi species trip so you can tick off some of those species you have always wanted to catch.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAY 9: 

After a breakfast we will transfer you back to Port Blair airport for the start of your return journey.

Depart Port Blair
Arrive Chennai (Madras)

On arrival once you have collected your bags make your way out of the terminal building and either take a bus or taxi to your overnight hotel (Taxi or bus not included).

Overnight Accommodation: Airport Hotel R/O

DAY 10:

Early morning arrange for a taxi or bus to take you back to the airport for your return flights (Taxi or bus not included)

Depart Chennai (Madras)
Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
03/10/201912/10/20191096£3,734On Request  Single Angler
13/10/201931/10/20191096£3,784On Request  Book Now
01/11/201930/11/20191096£3,734On Request  Book Now
01/12/201931/12/20191096£3,834On Request  Book Now
06/02/202015/02/20201096£3,834On Request  Single Angler
16/02/202003/04/20201096£3,824On Request  Book Now
04/04/202013/04/20201096£3,914On Request  Single Angler
14/04/202030/04/20201096£3,944On Request  Book Now
13/10/202022/10/20201096£3,944On Request  Single Angler
Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Price Supplements

Prices shown are based on 4 anglers sharing 1 x 38ft Boat, different price options for different group sizes are available please contact us


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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights (includes 23kilo luggage)
  • All internal flights
  • Port Blair to resort Airport Transfers
  • State of the art 37ft fishing boat
  • Professional guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days fishing
  • All meals at Lodge
  • Fishing Licence included
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Extra luggage (Please inform us if you wish to book extra)
  • Chennai to airport hotel taxi or bus
  • All drinks
  • Personal items
  • Indian Visa
  • Fishing tackle and local tips

Flight upgrades

Extra bags (These need to be added at an additional cost at the time of booking flights)

Tackle Hire available.


Popping Combo or Jigging Combo (i.e One Rod plus One Reel) per day per person 45 US$

Pop & Jig Combo (One Popping Rod & Reel + One Jigging Rod & Reel) per day per person 85 US$

You will need to bring your own Terminal Tackle, Poppers & Jigs. We will provide you with a complete list in your final paperwork.

We have stock of the following items (subject to availability)at our lodge for sale:

 Terminal Tackle 

 Treble Hooks 3/0, 4/0, 5/0 (Owner or Equivalent ST76) 20US$ (packet of 5 hooks)

 Jigging assist hooks large 3 US$ per hook

 Assist Chord for rigging jig hooks 1 US$ per hook

 Heavy Duty Swivels 12 US$ (packet of 4 swivels)

 Split Rings Heavy Duty 10 US$ (packet of 5)

 Solid Rings Heavy Duty 7 US$ (packet of 8)

Our selection of poppers and jigs that work to match the hatch and give you the best results


Poppers upto 130 Grams 30 US$ each

Poppers over 130 Grams 40 US$ each


Jigs upto 150 Grams 10 US$ each

Jigs 150 to 250 Grams 12 US$ each

Jigs over 250 Grams 15 US$ each

Tour Notes


A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry is required. Full Visa required from Indian Embassy.

Medical Requirements

Malaria, Hepatitis, Typhoid and Tetanus.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving India.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Chennai (approx 10.5 hours)
Chennai – Port Blair (approx 1.5 hour)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Port Blair – Hotel / Guest house (approx 20 Minutes)

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