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.
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.