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Seychelles Fishing
Written by Athul K V on September 11, 2020 Share on

Go fishing in Seychelles

Seychelles is arguably one of the best island destinations in the world. Its blue waters and green islands easily make it a dreamy location. Fishing in Seychelles is one of the best activities to indulge in. Furthermore, this makes an excellent way to have am amazing lunch and get your appetite stirring. For an island country like Seychelles, seafood is obviously a staple in their food and a main source of protein as well. Thus, you can find plenty of excellent seafood restaurants here. While they all use good quality and fresh fish, hooking fish for your own meal is always exciting. Furthermore, there is a great variety in terms of fish available here, such as jackfish, sailfish, red snapper etc. All of these which goes perfectly whether it is grilled, fried or poached. Are you ready to go fishing?

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Fishing in Seychelles

In Seychelles, Fishing started as a means of living in the 1800s. Seychelles had rich oceans and a thriving sea life which has abundant sea life. The people of Seychelles islands started cooking different things in different methods using fish. Because of this, they started exporting fish as well which still is a huge income for their economy. Slowly the island started attracting tourists and more establishments opened. Tour operators included fishing as a full-day activity for the tourists who loved it. Because you can explore the sea and engage in the day to day activities of the people fishing became one of the best things to do here. And slowly the big hotel chains and local tour operators promoted fishing in Seychelles, which appealed to the majority of the tourists.

Fishing in Seychelles
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Fishing around the Islands

The main Islands in Seychelles are Mahe (biggest island), Praslin and La Digue. These have about more than 35 islands around it. Also, the islands have varied landscapes from white sand beaches to peaks that go over a thousand metres. Fishing in Seychelles is fun and adventurous, it is also a great way to explore the sea as well. You have modern fishing boats and equipment, and it doesn’t matter if you are an expert or a beginner. Also, you will have the company of expert fisherman who will guide you and help you have the best experience. Depending on your preference, either chose to do fly fishing in the shallow waters or go deep for bottom fishing.

What’s the catch??

While we cannot guarantee that you will catch a certain kind of fish, the commonly found varieties in the Seychelles waters are grouper, bonefish, barracuda, skipjack, emperor and bream etc. The inner islands have more varieties and offer better chances of getting marlins, wahoos or greater barracudas. Venture out to Alphonse and Amirantes which are havens of fly fishing and bottom fishing. You can get large groupers weighing more than 40kgs. As for the equipment, most of the boats provide good fishing equipment, but if you are particular it is better to bring your own. Also, make sure to avoid Cocos Island, Bay Port Launay and the Sainte Anne Marine National Park as they are protected waters. Make sure you understand the rules to enjoy fishing in Seychelles.

a boat in Seychelles
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Some of the popular fishing operators in Seychelles are

  • GAM’s Charters – Bout Time
  • Billy’s Charter
  • Nautical Adventure Charters
  • A1 Fishing
  • Eden Island Marina

Seychelles never ceases to amaze you and you are sure to have a great time. Also, there are plenty of activities and stuff to do here. Fishing in Seychelles is for the enthusiast in you, as it is the perfect way to explore and indulge in the local life. Excited? We got you, head over to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your Trip to Seychelles. Craft your customized itinerary according to your preference. Also, download the Pickyourtrail App to have your travel queries answered on the go. You can reach out to us on Whatsapp as well, where our travel experts are at your service.

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