Fishing is a part and parcel of Maldivian lifestyle. It is a way of life and has been a major source of income for Maldivians for centuries. Fishing and Maldives are bound together by the strong bond that locals have with it. Considered an esteemed industry, fishing contributes massively to the country’s economy.
Over the years fishing in Maldives has become a recreational activity that many visitors look forward to during their stay. The sparkling aquamarine waters that surround the island makes it almost impossible for visitors to not be tempted to go fishing, especially if you are the angler type.
Recreational fishing in Maldives is categorized into different areas including big game fishing, night fishing, and casual fishing. Big Game fishing is all about location and climate. To catch big game fish such as barracuda, tuna, marlin, sailfish, swordfish and a range of other big fishes you need to pick an early morning excursion. Visitors staying at luxury hotels like the Adaaran Club Rannalhi are lucky since these hotels offer fishing excursion packages. Make sure to obtain information about protected marine areas and the best spots before heading out for a big game.
Night fishing is the most popular type of fishing in the Maldives. You need to abide by the laws and norms of the country before heading out to sea. Usually, if you go with an experienced company you will be guided accordingly. Night fishing is a very exciting adventure, not only do you get the satisfaction of a great catch but also the breathtaking view of fishing under the moonlight. Snappers, emperors, barracuda, squirrelfish, and jacks are best caught during night sails. When you head out to sea on a traditional boat with local fishermen on board this is called casual fishing. There’s no particular time of the day that you can go casual fishing, it’s all about going out to sea, planned or spontaneously to fish and have a good time.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+