Fishing Charters

Game, Marlin and Big Game Fishing in Mozambique

Fishing Mozambique Bazaruto Archipelago
GAME FISHING MOZAMBIQUE

The Bazaruto Archipelago (located just off the fishing village off Vilankuo) has something to offer any fisherman all year round.  Anglers come to enjoy light trolling for the big variety of pelagic gamefish that frequent our shoreline.  Popping and jigging for the many fish species that inhabit our healthy reef systems is also very popular.  Come with your family and friends and catch the fish of your dreams.

Big Blue practises catch and release.

  Tackle included

  Light trawling

  Drift and live baiting

  Jigging and popping

 

big-game-fishing-small-image-2
MARLIN & BIG GAME FISHING MOZAMBIQUE

Black Marlin come to spawn along the Bazaruto Archipelago’s coastline between September and January, with numerous catches over 1000lbs - the average catch is 300 – 600lbs. Blue and Stripped Marlin are also caught during this time of year. Sailfish are found whole year round but best catches are from April to August.

Big Blue practises catch and release.

  Heavy trawling

  Lures

  Dead baits (swim and skip baits)

  Live baiting

Testimonials

Fish with the experts

Marlin and big game fishing charters in Mozambique

Enquire or Book Now

GUDIE

Morgan

Morgan O'Kennedy has been a professional fishing guide for the past decade, his knowledge of fishing the Bazaruto Archipelago is second to none.

Marlin Fishing
Game Fishing
Local Knowlegde
CHARTER

Spanish Fly

Spanish Fly is a very spacious boat for its size (25ft Magnum Cat) perfect for Marlin, Sailfish and big game fishing. Powered by twin 150 H.P YAMAHA engines. With a maximum speed of 34 knots and cruise Speed of 21-24 knots - ideal for fishing the Bazaruto Archipelago. It carries the latest gear; Garmin Plotter & Depth Sounder, Mallard's fighting chair and Mallards 21ft Stiff Outrigger's.

Marlin Fishing
Big Game Fishing
CHARTER

Sailfish

Sailfish is a 27 ft Nova Cat with a clean, open and practical deck with an ideal trolling platform. She has been meticulously rigged with some of the best available equipment. She is powered by twin 150 H.P YAMAHA engines and has a max speed of 34 knots and cruise speed between 21-24 knots. Sailfish is fitted with Garmin Echomax Chirp 72dv plotter & depth sounder, Striker fighting chair, Rupp Outrigger's & bases.

Marlin Fishing
Big Game Fishing

More About our Fishing Charters

Fishing Seasons

Fishing Seasons Mozambique
Big Blue is located in the fishing village of Vilankulo which is situated in Inhambane province, central Mozambique. Vilankulo is the gateway to the rich and diverse fishing grounds of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Spring arrives in the beginning of September and the water starts warming up to that that magical temperature of 24 degrees. This is the trigger for black marlin to make their appearance along with the numerous gamefish that come here to feast on the bait fish that that has spawned inside the archipelago. We catch Black marlin year-round but September, October and November are the best months to target the huge females that come here to spawn. Accompanying the big breeding females, we get the smaller males and younger females that can make for some world class numbers being landed. After fishing the area for 10 years Big Blue has developed a very specific way of targeting these fish that makes it very exciting fishing for our clients. Live baiting, lure fishing and the dead bait programs ensure that our anglers get very involved in the whole process of targeting these majestic fish. Catching bait is a big part of targeting black marlin and this is where we rely on our clients to bring their A game. Wahoo, Sailfish, yellow fin tuna, blue marlin and striped marlin are but a few of the species you can expect as bycatch.
Arrival: Vilankulo international airport is a short 1 hour 45 min flight from OR Tambo international in Johannesburg, South Africa with flights arriving just after lunch. After a short 30 min transfer by car to your lodge you are free to spend the rest of your day settling in. One of our Big Blue professional guides will visit you to discuss the next few days of fishing and to answer any questions you might have. Charter Days / Fishing Days: Vilankulo is a 45 min boat ride to the fishing grounds. Depending on what species you are targeting and the conditions your guide will decide on the correct areas to fish. We are extremely fortunate to have a large and diverse area, to choose from and this ensures that all clients have the best possible chance of catching that dream fish. Last day: Your flight to Johannesburg departs anywhere from 13:45 in the afternoon. This gives you some time for getting your things together and for some last-minute curio shopping for the people back home. Here we say goodbye until next time you visit us.

Fish with the experts

Marlin and big game fishing charters in Mozambique

Enquire or Book Now