Sport fishermen are a dedicated and hearty breed who think nothing of waking up before dawn towade out into cold waters with a fly rod and high hopes for that all-important bite. Others will load into a motorboat to spend long hours on the water watching and waiting for that dunk of the bobber and the ecstatic sensation of a sudden pull on the line. “I’ve hooked one!” goes the merry cry! If all goes well the scaly prey ends up in your net and eventually in your kitchen where it will make a fine meal that tastes all the better for the unyielding patience that went into securing it. Fishing is great fun and moreover, the results are delicious and healthy for you, too!
Some diehard sports fishermen go to great lengths to find their fun, travelling the globe in search of good fishing. One of the most popular fishing destinations can be found in the turquoise waters of the lovely Maldives Islands. When most people think of this island paradise it conjures up visions of happy honeymooners taking romantic walks on moonlit beaches, but the islands are also home to some of the best water sports the seven seas has to offer. If you want to experience the joys of tropical fishing then check into one of the lovely Maldives water villas where you can wake up literally at sea and spend the whole day there, swimming, diving, and yes, fishing, too!
The Indian Ocean has an incredible array of fascinating marine life, and much of it is as delicious as it is beautiful. Fishing in the Maldives is considered to be some of the world’s best, from the bottom fishes of the reefs to the large pelagic species of the open ocean, there is something for every angler’s tastes. The rule is to catch and release, keeping only the fish you intend for dinner. The resort’s chefs will cook up your catch for you in any style, but we recommend the grill for the best-tasting results! Imagine spending your day with your line in the crystal waters of the tropical sea, then bringing your precious prize back to enjoy with an ice-cold beer or cocktail as you watch the sunset! It’s a sport fisherman’s paradise found.
Here are just a couple of the most popular species you can hook during your holiday:
Giant Trevally – This big fellow is considered to be a major triumph for any angler, and is high on everyone must catch bucket list. The locals use a method called jigging and popping to bring these in, but fly aficionados can sight cast in the shallows, although the catch will be a bit smaller there.
Tuna – Huge yellowfins, dogtooth, and skipjack tuna can all be found in the Maldives, where they form an important part of the local economy and provide thrills for the sports fishermen, too.
The Maldives is a fisherman’s paradise, come drop a line in!