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Types of Fishing in Maldives – Endless Fun on an Archipelago

That's right folks the Maldives is an archipelago on the gorgeous Indian Ocean. Founded as a Fisher nation the place is nothing short of 'awesome' in terms of fishing. Here are the many varieties.


Big Game Fishing in Maldives

Big game fishing is big business in the Maldives; the ultimate experience this endeavour has you leaving the atolls and heading out to open sea. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are a huge allure to barracuda, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, Jack, Wahoo and much more, all you need is the right equipment and an expert guide to set off to the most thriving fishing grounds on the archipelago. Places such as the Baa Atoll home to Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is known to yield many a treasure on these deep sea fishing expeditions. Best of all the tours are aimed at the seasoned angler as well as the novice; expert guides will ensure you learn the ropes in no time and bag that one 'big catch' you've always hankered after.


Line Fishing and A Barbeque

Line fishing is wholly embraced in the Maldives bent on preserving the archipelagos livelihood through eco-friendly fishing methods. The art of line fishing has been practised for centuries and is, in fact, one of the most rewarding methods of fishing; for nothing beats the thrill of snagging a fish at the end of a carefully placed pole and fishing line. The best part is the line fishing tours almost always end with barbeques on an isolated island where the stars of the day get to brag about the size of their catch.


Full Day Fishing tours

This one is for the serious angler who would relish nothing but a full day at sea – fishing. Set sail on a luxury boat to an area where the fish literally fly into your boat. The waters in these areas are teeming with an abundance of marine life and one can enjoy hauling in the bounty of the ocean just about every five minutes. Remote areas around the atolls are sought out in order to make sure the waters are not overfished and you have ample opportunity to enjoy a good bout of fishing.


Casting Fishing Tours

Many Maldives five star resorts offer casting fishing tours. These tours are conducted in a dinghy in order to let you get as close to the fishing locations as possible. Tours are conducted on deep water or even flat beds close to the islands and often target bonefish, titan trigger and trevally; the general policy is to catch and release however this is at your discretion and if need be the catch is cooked up into a delicious meal.


Fishing with the Locals

Head over to one of the local islands where you can hire a traditional dhoni and set out to sea with Maldivian fishermen. The experience is richly rewarding and offers you a first-hand experience of this age-old trade as practised on the archipelago.