Mozambique is becoming one of the most popular fishing spots on the planet. The unspoiled Indian Ocean is an ideal location for a fishing holiday. This angler’s heaven has spectacular fishing in such areas as Xai Xai, the Bazaruto Archipelago, Ponto do Ouro, Inhaca and Pemba. Offshore fishing in these areas is good for barracuda, tuna, queenfish and black marlin. Sport fishing for game fish attracts fisherman from all over the world eager to try their hand at heavy tackle fishing from the fighting chair on the boat.Fishing for the less well known bonefish is growing as larger specimens are discovered around the Bazaruto Archipelago. Rock and surf fishing in Mozambique turns up species like rays, skates and sharks.
For fly-fishing, the best time of the year is from March to July. In the river channels between Benguerra and Bazaruto expect to find a wealth of kingfish, pompano, ladyfish and queenfish. If you prefer the excitement of catching black marlin, the prime season is from October to late January. If you stay until February you could see the rare whale shark around the archipelago. This is the largest fish and shark in the world, reaching lengths of 14m and weighing around 15 tons! Other shark species include silvertip, tiger and blacktip.
There are many travel package options available for fishing in Mozambique.
A selection of full-service game fishing lodges such as Indigo Bay welcome novice and expert anglers alike. Beginners are offered lessons and everyone can hire fishing tackle and equipment whatever the type of fishing you plan to do. Lodges are generally upmarket and offer unrivaled luxury, hospitality and privacy. Some lodges offer full-day and half-day charters for inshore and offshore boats depending on their location. The responsible lodges and fishing companies enforce a strict catch-and-release fishing policy. Whatever your budget and experience you’re guaranteed an unforgettable adventure when fishing in Mozambique.For fishing in South Africa, you can stay at Fish Hoek self catering and b&b holiday accomodation