Deep Sea Fishing – the fish of the deep-sea are among the strangest and most elusive creatures on earth and draws anglers, from first timers to hardened sportsmen, to pit their skills against the like of marlin, wahoo, dorado and tuna. These magnificent creatures are often found when the shelves surrounding islands drop away past depths of 300 metres.
Most beach properties in the Indian Ocean such as those within the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos of Mozambique or the Zanzibar islands off the coastline of Tanzania or in the Seychelles, offer you the opportunity to try you hand at big game fishing. Fishing can be either from the shore-line or more usually in the deep open water far offshore, away from the reefs, on specially equipped boats.
Boat hire is usually on the basis of a full day but where the seabed falls away closer to shore, half day trips can be arranged. Usually the hire of the boat will include all gear and bait required and the experienced skipper and deck hand will assist should you be new to fishing. When you board the boat store any gear you may have with you away from the main deck, otherwise it will get wet and someone will trip over it – if in doubt ask the crew.
Top tips for Deep Sea Fishing
– listen to the captain and crew – they’ll brief you and they’re the experts;
– if fishing with live fish for bait, change your bait often – active bait attracts more than inactive;
– maintain the right attitude – you’re not going to catching a marlin very time;
– enjoy your time on the water – the whole day out and your fellow fishermen are part of the experience, not just the deep sea fishing; and
– if you have a good time, tip your crew appropriately, others will benefit as hopefully you have.