Expeditions targeting marlin, sailfish, grouper, sharks, and many others. Welcome to join a true BIG Game fishing experience. Available dates in the 2023 season:
- November 13th to November 19th
Do you want to experience true Big Game fishing?
Join us on a hunt for marlin, sailfish, GT, and other oceanic species where they truly thrive. We don't fish from small boats and we don't return home overnight. Five days on a catamaran provide an opportunity for an incredible fishing adventure. You don't need to worry about equipment either - we have it all for you. Each participant also has their own cabin, and our chef will ensure that you never go hungry. All you need to do is fish and relax!
There is no requirement related to COVID at the destination!
Madagascar is one of the best fishing locations in the world, and it's hard to beat. Here, you will break your personal records every day. The variety of species is immense. Let's start with the legendary marlin, perhaps the ultimate fishing trophy in the world. It is an incredibly strong and demanding fish. The sight of majestic sailfish leaping out of the water raises the adrenaline for everyone. There are also immensely powerful groupers, king mackerel, tuna, sharks, trevally, and many other large species. Additionally, there is a plethora of reef species with jeweled colors, such as parrotfish, which bring just as much joy as the large specimens. And let's not forget about snappers, which provide an excellent addition to our diet.
During the expedition, we constantly change not only fishing spots but also lures and fishing techniques. From calm trolling to speed jigging, slow jigging, live and dead bait fishing, and the somewhat physically demanding popping. It all depends on the weather, fishing spots, time of day, and most importantly, the preferences of the group.
It is often said that nothing can be guaranteed in fishing, and that's true. However, this is one of those destinations where I have never been disappointed. We reserve two or three days for sightseeing on the island, both before and after fishing. Madagascar offers a kaleidoscope of possibilities in this regard. Snorkeling on a magnificent island with giant sea turtles, enjoying a fantastic beach dinner, exploring nearby paradise islets, or touring the island with visits to lemurs and shopping at the local market are just a few of the many options. Our on-land accommodations are comfortable colonial-style houses with staff and separate rooms for each participant.
I highly recommend it: Irek Szatlach
The catamaran and crew. During the expedition, anglers are accommodated on a comfortable catamaran, which serves as transportation between fishing spots. The crew consists of an experienced skipper, a fishing guide, and a chef. They take care of not only the fishing results but also the cuisine, meals, drinks, and cocktails. The catamaran is equipped with all the necessary navigation devices, communication equipment, and safety measures required for safe navigation in these waters. Guests have access to two double and two single cabins, two bathrooms, a large interior mess area, and an outside deck area protected by a bimini cover, providing shade from the hot sun - an ideal place for meals and relaxation after successful fishing. Our catamaran has a sailing autonomy of up to 10 days, which means it has enough fuel and supplies to operate independently during that period.
The fish and fishing season. The abundance and diversity of fish here are unparalleled. Madagascar is one of the few places in the world with such a variety of fish species, yet it is not as heavily frequented by anglers as other less interesting fishing destinations. Fishing in Madagascar offers over 40 exotic sport fish species, including marlin, grouper, sailfish, tuna, mahi-mahi, sharks, and many more. And what about fishing techniques? Here, too, there is richness and diversity: the typical big game trolling, where we patiently wait for the next strike, popping - a more active approach that requires effort, jigging - another active technique, and palangotte - a popular method here. Night fishing involves bottom fishing with chunks of tuna and targeting magnificent reef fish, but be aware that you may also encounter true giants like large grouper or sand sharks.
The fishing doesn't end when we return to the base. You will have the opportunity to fish even at night. There is nothing more frustrating than returning from a fishing spot just when the big catches start biting. And often, it happens before or during sunset or even at night when the largest fish start feeding. However, thanks to our floating base on the catamaran, we don't have to worry about this. We can continue fishing even at night, without any concerns.
Not just about fishing. It is known that the main objective of the expedition is to catch trophy fish. However, Madagascar offers much more attractions that would be a shame to miss during such a distant and exotic journey. Typically, we reserve a few days to explore this marvelous and exotic corner of the world. We also have access to local restaurants serving delicious seafood dishes. Here, you can indulge in lobster, crab, shrimp, and fish prepared in countless ways. The local fresh fruits and vegetables complement the flavors of this wonderful island cuisine. If you're in the mood for something different, I recommend trying zebu steak. During our stay, we also visit other nearby islands, such as Turtle Island, which is home to some of the largest floating turtles in the world, offering opportunities for snorkeling and swimming in the ocean. Not to be missed are the lemurs, which leave a lasting impression and provide fantastic photo opportunities and endless fun. A day tour around the island allows you to visit many interesting places, such as the lyang-lyang flower factory, where the island's native flowers are used, among other things, in the production of the famous Chanel No. 5 perfume. You can also enjoy scenic viewpoints and visit the largest market on the island to shop for exotic spices or souvenirs.
Of course, these are not all the attractions, as the island offers many more, such as diving with an instructor on the reefs, diving with whale sharks, or embarking on an original pirogue boat.
Undoubtedly, this is one of the few paradises on earth that has not yet been discovered by major travel agencies. As of now, there are only a few tourists here, and the people are exceptionally friendly. How long this will last, I do not know. Perhaps this is one of the last chances to see it the way I would like it to remain forever.
Contact for the expedition:
Tel: +48 534 628 458