While snorkelling and diving are given prominence when it comes to water sports in Maldives, don’t forget this destination is ideal for fishing too. Read on to find out more!
The Right Resort
When choosing accommodation, select a private island resort that offers diverse water sports as well as fishing excursions. Options include properties like Adaaran Prestige Vadoo that are conveniently located near the Male and international airport and are at the gateway to the South Atolls where plenty of fishing opportunities await.
Before embarking on excursions to places to see in Maldives, you can enjoy some big game fishing in the morning. The trolling technique is most often used on such adventures out to sea; with patience, skill and a bit of luck you can come out on top as you go up against species such as dorado, marlin, dogtooth tuna and sailfish!
Stay at a resort that also lets you try sunset fishing aboard a dhoni (a traditional boat) while using traditional Maldivian fishing techniques. On your excursion, you will journey to the reef edge where you will drop your line amidst spellbinding sunset vistas; what’s more, your catch can be prepared the next day for dinner!
Keep in Mind
Fishing in Maldives can be enjoyed year-round, though November to March is generally considered the best period for big game fishing; that said, some varieties like sailfish are widely caught between August and November too. Also remember there’s a ban on fishing in protected areas, using explosives or guns and catching any shark species.