Mauritius

Mauritius

 

BIG FISH, RELAXED AND GOOD PRICE!

 

Mauritius, an island of over 2000 km2 lies in the Indian Ocean 850 kilometres east of the island of Madagascar. Among tourists, Mauritius is known for its beautiful white beaches and palm trees, but among us fishermen, Mauritius is known for its variety of fish species and the size of the fish caught here.

 

Several records have been set in Mauritius and the impressive variety of species confirms its position as a main destination for fishing. Fishing with our local partner takes place from Grand Baie, in the north of the island. The north of the island is the best place as there are many underwater structures as to where the south there is mainly flat bottom and beaches. That is why the north is a paradise for sea anglers to top spots such as Gunner's Quoin, Flat, Serpent, Gabriel and Round Island, Pigeon House Rock, Nab reef and Sandringham reef. Illustrious names with equally illustrious fish species in the corresponding sizes. Here you can indulge yourself with all kinds of fishing imaginable in a week's time. And it is precisely this variety that makes fishing here so unique.

 

Read here the article in 'De Roofvis' by Tom Sintobin about our experiences and fishing during the pilot trip.

 

The Mauritian waters are full of beautiful species such as amberjack, giant and bluefin trevally, groupers, groupers, sea bream, groupers, snappers, gilthead bream, sea bream and several shark species. You also have a chance to catch blue and black marlin and tiger shark. This big game fishery requires a lot of effort and therefore also physical strength, stamina and patience.

 

 

Our local partner likes to catch fish but even more so of putting the fish back. Catch & release is his philosophy for the fishery here. The owner has more than 20 years of fishing experience on this type of fish and has been doing so for the past 10 years as a full time fisherman. He is a pure enthusiast and therefore chooses to keep the company small and also to limit the fishery to 1 boat. High quality in a private setting results in an unforgettable fishing trip. No hustle and bustle of other boats, big hotels, busy bars but personal attention, support and respect for nature, the fish and the environment. It doesn't get any beter!

 

You can fish here in all kinds of ways.

  1. Popping
  2. Jigging
  3. Verticals
  4. Live bait

 

All of these techniques are used here and depend on the desired species.

 

 

To stay at this location we offer three different options (in order of cost and quality) with breakfast included as standard.

 

  •  Auberge Miko
  • Guesthouse Stella Rina
  • Ocean Villas hotel

 

Auberge Miko

This location has 10 apartments and is close to shops and a shopping center. You have access to air conditioning, a private safe, a sitting area and a separate toilet. There are two-bedroom apartments with 1 bedroom and four-bedroom studios available. There are both double and single beds. Each room has its own private bathroom and small kitchen with a microwave, a two-burner stove and a refrigerator. There is a sun terrace to relax in the evening. There are also several restaurants within walking distance. There is free wifi available at this location.

 

Guesthouse Stella Rina

There are several possibilities to stay here. There are standard rooms, superior rooms and junior suites. All rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom, private entrance, minibar and a communal swimming pool. There is also a restaurant area where breakfast is served in the morning and the possibility to dine in the evening. From this location there are several restaurants within a short walking distance.

 

Oceans Villa Hotel

This location has its own private beach which is reserved for hotel guests only. There are several room types including standard room (street side), charm room, pool view room, beach room and the family apartment. The last apartment with 140 m2 and 3 separate bedrooms and 2 bathrooms can accommodate up to 6 people. There is a private kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave and you can use the main pool and Wi-Fi free of charge. On the private beach is also the beach kitchen and cocktail bar. Here you can enjoy yourself with free use of water sports facilities and yoga sessions. So, enjoy Mauritius as much as possible.

 

The boat, called "Jig'in" is a 26 foot open panga that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. It is powered by two 115 HP outboard engines. It is tailor-made and the only boat of its kind on Mauritius. The boat complies with European and ISO standards.

 

The boat is equipped with the necessary GPS and fish finder equipment (1 x Sonar Lowrance HDS 5 and 1 x Sonar Lowrance Elite 5) as well as a large amount of rod holders. The boat is very safe because it is full of foam and there are of course life jackets on board for all sailors. The boat is suitable for up to 4 anglers.

 

 

For all these types of fishing, the necessary equipment is available on site. Rods: 2 x Grauvell Martinica 50, 4 x Offshore Stick AMJ S52EX - Smith Ltd, 2 x Sakura Oversea Popping 50 lbs, 1 x Sert Sky Eyes, 2 x Casting Penn, 2 x Leurres Souples Tenryu. Reels: 1 x Shimano Saragosa SW8000, 4 x Shimano Stella 10000 SW, 3 x Shimano Stella 8000 SW, 2 x Daiwa Catalina 4500 H, 2 x Tica Team 50R WTS.

 

This material is standard included for the fishing and therefore has no additional costs. Terminal tackle like leaders, lures, crankbaits, poppers and jigs you need to bring yourself.

 

Read here the article in the magazine “Hengelsport”.

 

You can fish almost all year round in Mauritius. But the best period is from October to May. Since this is the top period, it is advisable to make reservations way before your arrival date. In addition, there is statistically more chance of wind in January and February. This does not affect the quality of the fishing, but can possibly result in a missed fishing day. If that happens the cost for such a day will off course be refunded. Of course it is also conceivable to visit this location for a longer period of time and to go fishing and relax on other days or to do other activities. Think of diving, snorkelling, para sailing, water skiing, supping, kayaking etc.

 

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                       avg max     avg min     avg # hours   avg # day     avg # mm        avg seawater

                        temp (°C)    temp (°C)    sun day        rain             rain mnth           temp (°C)

january               30                23                8                 14                    200+                   28

february              30               23                 8                 17                 101-200                 28

march                 30               23                 7                 19                    200+                   28

april                     29               21                 8                 15                 101-200                 28

may                     27               19                 7                 14                   61-100                 26

june                     25               18                 8                 10                    61-100                25

july                      25                17                7                 14                     31-60                  24

august                 25                17                7                 15                     31-60                  24

september           26               17                8                   8                      31-60                  25

october                27               18                9                   8                      31-60                  25

november            29               20                9                   9                       31-60                 25

december            30               22                9                 16                      61-100                26

 

Assume a trip with a week stay of 4 persons in Auberge Miko with 5 full fishing days, use of equipment, return transfer from and to the airport, breakfast, lunch and drinks during fishing, the average price is around € 1.695,- euro per person. If you do this with 2 persons it will cost you approximately € 2.300,- euro pp. These rates are excluding the flights.

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