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5 facts about sport fishing in the Maldives

January 09, 2018

1. What is the difference between a specialized trip and fishing while on yacht vacation?

Fishing during a yacht trip is an ordinary trolling.

A specialized trip suggests active fishing: jigging and flyfishing. Sport fishing requires separate organization and training. On board of a yacht there must be a pro who knows the seasons of migration, best areas for fishing, owns tackle and knows how to find fish.

2. Why the Maldives?

The main advantage is luxury 5-star yachts, such as Azalea. That is, you can combine fishing and family vacation. Compared to the Seychelles or Mauritius, vacation on such a yacht in the Maldives is quite affordable.

In the Maldives, there is vast variety of fish. Islanders are very careful about the fruits of the sea and use only "green gear for fishing. All their methods of fishing are "100% safe for dolphins."

Maldives can boast of a variety of fishing methods. You can fly cast using poppers and sliders, choose vertical jig fishing or arrange an unforgettable flyfishing, and of course theres still the simplest option - trolling.

3. Which season to choose?

The main season is the end of October - November, when yellow-fin tuna comes to the islands. The second season is April - May. Plus, what really necessary is good weather, low wind and no rain.

4. What kind of fish?

Hunting is mainly for pelagic fish - i.e. those that goes close to surface. Sailfish, flying tuna (Euthynnus pelamis) or yellow-fin tuna (Thunnus albacares) they reach up to 1.5 m in length. Deepwater jigging is especially good ? large groupers, and snappers of different species can be your trophies.

Experienced spearfishers bring their own gear, but it is possible to lease everything you need on the spot.

5. Fishing in the Maldives is it for profs or for everyone?

This is an excellent option not only for profs, but for beginners as well. You can get an extraordinary experience - not only from other spearfishers, but also from the support staff working on the yacht. They will show and teach how to find spots where there is fish, how to see it, how to place a boat, what type of bait to use for a specific fish.

Moscow Dive Show 2018 organizes a round table "Sport fishing in the Maldives". It will take place on Saturday, February 3 in the conference room # 1. The topic of the discussion is the new Discovery Fishing format: sea fishing + diving + family vacation.

Among the speakers of the round table there will be the speaker of the Crocodile dive center, Konstantin Timokhin, a specialist in trophy fishing in the Maldives, the island of Mauritius and the Seychelles, the founder and owner of fishing companies Kola Tackle, Kola Spinning, Fly-fishing.

Get advice, ask questions and choose a trip at the Crocodile dive center booth - M 3/1