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Deep Sea Big Game Fishing Holidays South Africa Watamu Kenya Zanzibar

Deep Sea Big Game Fishing Holidays

Africa, Latin America & Indian Subcontinent
Our exciting Deep Sea Big Game Fishing holidays in the Indian Ocean offer some of the most outstanding big game fishing in the world - from Watamu in Kenya to Zanzibar, Mozambique, South Africa and the islands of Mauritius & Seychelles. We also offer deep sea big game fishing holidays to selected destinations in Latin America.
Indian Ocean
Fish in season for all the great billfish plus tuna, shark, giant trevally, kingfish and many more in the warm Indian Ocean waters. With deep sea big game fishing holidays that include Watamu in Kenya, Zanzibar in Tanzania, Vilanculos in Mozambique and Cape Town & Sodwana Bay in South Africa, you are spoilt for choice.
The Indian Ocean is especially good for black marlin (mid-September to December) and sailfish (mid-May to mid-October) but you will also find swordfish, big wahoo, benito, king & queen mackeral, giant trevally, tuna, barracuda, snappers and more in these warm waters. You will also find various sharks - including Zambezi, dusky, blacktip, hammerhead and tiger.
We also offer Tiger Fishing holidays, based at a fishing lodge on the Zambezi River or staying aboard a houseboat on the Chobe River in Botswana or on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. You can also tiger fish at Lake Josini in Zululand, South Africa. We also offer deep sea big game fishing excursions on some of our holidays to Central & South America.
For expert advice on deep sea big game fishing holidays to South Africa, Watamu in Kenya, Zanzibar in Tanzania, Mozambique & beyond, contact our friendly team on 01582 766122 today. We can also tailor make a holiday to your exact requirements.
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Fishing veterans and novices alike are catered for at all these great fishing locations. All your favourite fishing disciplines and equipment are available, plus all those which you have been longing to try. Also the fishing is rarely far from superb inland safaris, fabulous scenery and stunning wildlife excursions, so you can combine both in brilliant tailor made deep sea big game fishing holidays.
South Africa Fishing. Cape Town is the Atlantic centre of South African fishing. The fish variety is impressive to say the least and there is always something exciting in season. The list of species is a long one and includes bronze whaler, atlantic blue and mako shark; yellowfin, bigeye and longfin tuna; yellowtail, snoek, dorada, cape salmon and the occasional marlin.
Durban on the east coast enjoys the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean and the fish variety is spectacular as a result. The annual South Africa Billfish Tournament is held here, with good reason. The specialities are blue, black, striped marlin, sailfish, short bill spearfish and broadbill swordfish. In addition you can go after GT, yellow and big eye tuna, dorado, wahoo, queen fish, amber jack, tropical yellowtail, king and queen mackerel, garrick, barracuda, garfish, oceanic bonito, shad and kawa kawa, to name but a few...The game fish change with the seasons so there is great deep sea big game fishing almost all the year round in this fabulous location.
Enjoy Kenya deep sea big game fishing from Watamu near Malindi, to Mombasa and Pemba Island. You will enjoy easy access to all the billfish, including sailfish, striped and black marlin, swordfish, plus kingfish and seriously big yellowfin tuna off Lamu. Off Watamu look out also for wahoo and shark and giant trevally. Pemba island is a popular spot, famous for its marlin and look out for swordfish in Shimoni.
Game fishing in Tanzania is centred on the capital Dar es Salaam, Pangani , Tanga and Zanzibar. From here you can fish off Mafia Island and further north for the big game palegics migrating  through the Pemba Channel – yellowfin and dogtooth tuna, GT and broadbill, plus the perennials like grouper and red snapper. The deep waters along the coast are less developed, and the relative peacefulness makes this the ideal location for relaxed but highly productive deep sea big game fishing. Tag and release is the norm here. World renowned Zanzibar deep sea big game fishing is centred in the area between the northern tip of the island and Pemba. There are year round barracuda, wahoo, kingfish and giant trevally and blue, black and striped marlin in season.
Mozambique deep sea big game fishing takes place in the Mozambique Channel. The channel is literally a paradise for big game fishing, and has been a major attraction of Mozambique fishing since 1960’s. Just about everything is here, especially around the Bazaruto archelelago, the premier deep sea big game fishing destination in the country and famous for its big, mostly black marlin. You can rely on king and queen mackerel, bonito, tuna, barracuda, grouper, snapper, big wahoo, dorado – and sailfish. GT are a speciality here as well as various shark, including Zambezis, dusky, blacktip, hammerhead and tiger. Tag and release is the policy here, and not just for the sharks.
Madagascar. There is something for everyone when deep sea big game fishing in Madagascar, from superb game fishing to in-shore and estuary. The boats and guides here are very flexible so you can try just about anything, including fly fishing!  Much of it takes place in the northwest of the country, with some excellent year round weather - and massive dog tooth tuna, sailfish and marlin in season. The GT are great here as well as the giant kingfish, snapper, grouper and king mackerel.
Mauritius. Deep sea big game fishing in Mauritius, to the east of Madagascar, is some of the best in the world. The island is also blessed with perfect Pacific conditions all year round and there is always something exciting to fish. From bases in the north, east and south west you can hunt giant blue and black marlin, the local speciality, mako, tiger and hammerhead shark, yellowfin and dog tooth tuna, sailfish, dorado, wahoo, spearfish and GTs.
Seychelles deep sea big game fishing. If you want to try salt water fly fishing then this is where you need to be. The Alphonse and St Francois Atolls are world famous for their clear, shallow water sand flats and iconic creatures like bonefish and milkfish. The other router islands such as Denis, Bird, Poivre and d’Arroz are brilliant too. Off the inner islands of the Mahe and Praslin-La Digue groups especially,  you will catch bohar snapper, moustache and yellowmargin triggerfish, yellowlipped emporer, GT, sailfish, yellowfin and dogtooth tuna, blue marlin, king fish, dorado, bonito – and amberjacks. Not only that but the game fishing, like the sublime climate, is all year round here! The Seychelles are also very conservation conscious and all the fishing is strictly catch and release.
Namibia deep sea big game fishing is on the Atlantic and based in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, and the famous Skeleton Coast in the north. There are 300 kms of ocean fishing access and if you want to beach cast for shark this has to be the place to do it. You can fish for bronze whaler (copper), spotted gulley and sand shark plus kabeljou and steenbras of various sizes, galjoen and black tail. Sharks are always released, sometimes after tagging, but everything else can be kept.  
Tiger Fishing on the Zambezi and Lake Kariba. If river fishing is your thing try something different on the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, on the northern Namibia/Botswana borders. You can fish for bream, pike, catfish and the tough Zambezi tiger fish – from your own houseboat if you like. These picturesque houseboats.are also popular on the beautiful Lake Kariba, which straddles the Zambia/Zimbabwe border. At 140 x 25 miles, this is one of the world’s largest man-made lakes and reservoirs, caused by the Kariba Dam on the Zambezi River. It is one of Africa’s most beautiful and abundant wildlife sites and for something really different, you can fish here for 40 species. These include tiger fish, nkupe, chessa, bottlenose, barbell, and various bream. Look out too for the fish eagles, cormorants and Nile crocodiles and hippos. For a change of scene Mana Pools and Hwango National Parks are nearby and the fabled Victoria Falls are within easy travelling distance.
Fishing in Mexico
Deep sea big game fishing in Mexico is world renowned, with the Pacific coast especially catering for some of the best fishing to be had anywhere. From Los Cabos on the southern tip of Baja California and from Mazatlan south to Acapulco on the mainland, the choice and facilities are truly exceptional. Surf and fly fishing are popular too, so everything is available.
Los Cabos includes la Paz, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the largest and most popular deep sea big game fishing area in the country. You can fish all year round for a wide variety, including tuna, sea bass, dorada and grouper, with striped, black and blue marlin and sailfish in season between April and December. The convention here is very much to photograph and release!
Mexican deep sea big game fishing is also at its best around Mazatlan, which lies across the Gulf of California and is known as the ‘Billfish Capital of the World’. There are marlin, tuna, sailfish, grouper and dorado. Inland from Mazatlan you can try for native and Florida black bass in the exceptional Comedero and El Salto Lakes. Just down the coast Puerto Vallarta and Costalegre are famous for sailfish. Fishing here is also all year round and as well as sailfish there are marlin, red snapper, bonito, tuna, dorado, roosterfish, giant tuna, and shark.
Moving further south, between Manzanillo and Acapulco, there is the ancient fishing village of Zihuatanego. Ancient and charming it may be, but it is also a prime Mexican fishing location and home to several major fishing tournaments every year! Fish here for marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, roosterfish, dorado and wahoo. Game fishing in Mexico continues right down to the highly popular Acapulco. As well as this famous resort’s well known attractions you can try for striped marlin, pompano, bonito, red snapper and blue fin tuna.
The same goes for Cancun, on the Caribbean Yucatan peninsula. There are great beaches, resorts and theme parks, but also superb lagoon and deep sea big game fishing for sailfish, blue fin tuna and marlin.
Mexican game fishing is second to none. If this is your sport or you want to try it for the first time, make sure that you include it in your trip to this fascinating and colourful country.
Belize. This tiny country is better known for diving but bone fishing is now competing well on the world’s second largest reef.
Honduras. Set in lush jungle with Indian villages, Brus Laguna in the La Mosquitia region on the Caribbean has some of the world’s best tarpon and snook.
Costa Rica. The Osa Peninsula on the Pacific offers superb billfish – blue, black and striped marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, giant dorado and wahoo. On the Caribbean, where the Rio Colorado meets the sea, try for their 200lb tarpon.
Panama. The black marlin, sailfish, dorado, snapper and jack are among best that Pacific Central America can offer.
Fishing in Peru. Cabo Blanco near Talara in the north the border with Equador is world famous for its record black marlin, bigeye tuna and sailfish. Nearby Punta Sal near Tumbes also offers black and striped marlin. If you like to surf as well as fish, this is one of the best locations in the world! Further down the coast, not far south of the capital Lima, you can fish for sea bass and flounder from the ancient town of Ica. Ideal for deep sea big game fishing holidays.
In contrast the Amazon forest around Iquitos in the far northeast offers the butterfly peacock bass, one of the fiercest freshwater fish in the world. In the south east of the country, not far from the old Inca capital of Cuzco, the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers and wildlife reserve areas are home to ferocious game fish like payana, tucanare and wolf fish. Also pacu, the giant piranha, and a range of catfish. This really is a stunning bio-diverse region and you will fish in some of the most beautiful, pristine environments on earth.
Fishing in Brazil. Brazil offers the Amazon basin, no less, with its vast network of rivers, streams and tributaries. You can fish for peacock bass, one of the world’s most beautiful fighting fish, giant paiche and the red bellied piranha. Among many others you will find payanra, or vampire fish, bicuda, a pike, jau catfish up to 200 lbs, golden dorado and arapaima, which is said to be the largest freshwater fish in the world, if not the strangest looking!
Fishing in Argentina. Fishing in Argentina is about the famed Golden Dorado, the so called ‘Tiger of the Rivers’. This ferociously aggressive fish can be found in the Entre Rios region north of Buenos Aires, in the Parana, Corrientes and Uruguay Rivers and presents a genuine game fish challenge! The variety of the fresh water fishing here, with 220 species, is among the most exciting in the world - and it is available all year round. Further south, in Argentinian Patagonia the widespread trout and salmon take over, including some of the best fly fishing anywhere. Keep on going to Tierra del Fuego, the Land of Fire, and try the famous sea trout fishing in the Grande River.
Fishing in Chile. In southern Chile the trout fishing mecca is Coyhaique. Fly fishing here for trout and 30 lb king salmon on the Simpson and Coyhaique Rivers is undoubtedly among the most unspoilt and pristine in the world.
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