Game fishing is a relatively new sport in the Seychelles. The abundance of fish has made the islands already popular with expert and novice fishermen alike. There are more than 280 species of fish that can be caught with rod and reel, of which around 100 are listed by the International Game Fishing Assosiation for record purposes.
Blue and striped marlin, sailfish, yellow fish, wahoo and barracuda are just a few of the fighting fish found in the tropical waters of the Seychelles. Beside strip bait, live bait is also used, an acitve tag and release policy is encouraged.
Fishing in the Seychelles is governed by the weather. The trade winds blow from south-east from May to September and from north-west from November to February. The best time for enjoyable fishing is between October and April. During these months the ocean sometimes appears like an enormous calm lake, which offers good conditions for bottom fishing, including the giant red snapper, grouper and jobfish. Trolling results in redmeat fish like tuna, dorado and jackfish.
Deep sea fishing excursions are available within 15 minutes transfer from the hotel.