Amongst the most captivating things to do in Maldives, fishing can be enjoyed at this destination by beginners and pros alike; here’s more about what you need to know before you go.
Choosing A Resort
When selecting an island resort, find one that also offers fishing amongst other activities and water sports. An ideal choice would be properties like Adaaran Prestige Vadoo which offers both traditional and modern fishing excursions; it also provides a gateway to the South Atolls for more adventures and to visit places to see in Maldives.
Morning & Big Game Fishing
Morning fishing in Maldives at around sunrise is a not to be missed experience; you can set off on a traditional boat and catch the likes of barracuda, tuna, rainbow runner and wahoo. Big game fishing using popping or jigging techniques will give you a chance to catch groupers, snappers, sailfish, giant trevally, marlin and more.
Experiencing sunset fishing the traditional Maldivian way is another thing to do when here. Some resorts will organise an excursion on a dhoni, a local boat, that will take you to the edge of a reef; you can drop your line from the boat and look to catch species like emperors, snappers and jacks. Best of all, some properties will have the fish cooked for dinner the following day!
The good news is that fishing can be enjoyed here year-round! However, for big game fishing, the optimal period is generally from November to March which coincides with the peak season when the weather is at its best. This is a great time to fish for wahoo and tuna, while sailfish can be caught even earlier from August to November.