The waters of Nosy Be are ideal for practicing almost all fishing techniques. Throwing, popping, drags, jigging, hoisting and drifting. It often happens in Nosy Be that one practices these different fishing techniques during the same day depending on the conditions encountered.
Fishing is open to everyone in Nosy Be
Providers equipped with boats, very well equipped, accompanied by sailors and fishermen very experienced guarantee, in all safety, unforgettable fishing parties. Catch release is commonly practiced (to the techniques of swimming bladder piercing and recompression of bottom fish).
The fishing spots in Nosy Be
Only a few miles from the coast of Nosy Be, you can find different fishing spots like the Five Meter Bench, the Bench of the entrance or the Banc de la Licorne. And a few miles further, hot spots like the Leven, the Serpent's Bench or the Grand Castor Bench, accessible by fast boat, will satisfy the true passionate of extreme tropical fishing.
Best time for fishing in Nosy Be?
Malagasy tropical waters have some of the most diverse and rich fish populations on the planet, with impressive average sizes and regular big catches.
Unlike most other parts of the world, one of the great benefits of the destination is that you can practice fishing all year round.
Indeed, most of the fish species that inhabit the Malagasy waters are present and regularly active whatever the season. However, there are periods that are more favorable for certain species. Thus, dog tuna and yellowfin tuna are more frequently encountered between March and June, billfishes from June to December. But as long as you know how to adapt to the conditions and look for species diversity, fishing is potentially good all year round for most sport fish.
Typical fishing day from Nosy Be
Departure around 7H and return around 17H, with cold meal en route to enjoy the best fishing spots, quite far from the starting beaches.
The fishing stays in Nosy Be
Usually, this kind of camp is to be done for two nights on the site because of the remoteness.
- to the North Mitsio Archipelago
- to the Radama Islands to the south,
What you can see in fishing
You can fight during your fishing trip in Nosy Be about fifteen varieties of jacks, about sixty different groupers (Nosy Be record: + 250 kg), sharks, barracudas, swordfish, snappers, red carp, bourgeois, several varieties of tuna (yellow, big eyes, dog teeth and other varieties), jobs, amberjacks and tropical lich, and from December to March the Blue Marlin can reach weights of over 200 Kg. The Black Marlin is present all year round with a peak of activity during the austral summer.