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Big game fishing

Big game fishing in Reunion island

How about a little fishing party? Challenge yourself during your stay in Reunion with giant-sized preys! Why not try to beat the feminine record in marlin fishing established in 2003 by a Reunionese lady with a catch of 1212 pounds? Swordfish, sailfish, blue, striped or black marlins, sharks, "mahi-mahi", yellow tunafish, wahoos, barracudas ... deep-sea fish abound in the waters of Reunion yet unaffected by the large industrial fishing. However more and more fishermen practice "no kill" fishing by releasing their catch to the water after immortalizing their performance with their cameras.

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Cocha Cossa Pêche récréative
Take part in a recreational fishing trip (bottom fishing) and big game fishing with Christophe, a professional fisherman, on his boat COCHA COSSA in small groups (3 passengers maximum), from the marina of St. Gilles les Bains! The fishing techniques proposed are very diversified. You will actively participate in fishing actions for beautiful sensations!
Big game fishing
Bottom fishing
St. Gilles les Bains

Blue Pêche au Gros Réunion
Sylvaine and Arlin are happy to welcome you for a big-game fishing trip aboard "BLUE" from St. Gilles les Bains in Reunion Island. They will introduce you to local fishing techniques (fishing, drifting, jigging) in order to fish tuna, mahi mahi, marlin, sailfish or other wahoo depending on the season.
Mixed crew
Experienced ficherman

Océana Pêche au Gros
Come find us on the marina of St Gilles and discover the thrills of big game fishing with ALBACORE - OCEANA PECHE AU GROS and its team of enthusiasts. Jean-Louis Baroche and his crew will take you "tease" yellowfin tunas, mahi mahis, skipjacks, sharks, swordfish, blue marlins ...
Big game fishing
St Gilles Bs.

Réunion Fishing Club
From St Gilles les Bains on the most sheltered coast of the island, REUNION FISHING CLUB offers to introduce you to big game fishing in the waters of Reunion. Beginners or amateurs shall remember their fight with the most beautiful fish in tropical waters. Marlin, tuna, mahi mahi and other lords of the sea await you.
Big game fishing
St Gilles Bs.

Alpha 2 Pêche au Gros Réunion
Come and confront the Reunionese deep sea fish together with Mathieu and his sailor. Half day or full day outings are offered aboard his 8,30 meter boat "ALPHA 2", equipped for big game fishing. Alpha 2 takes no more than 4 fishermen on board, so you can enjoy your fishing party in a friendly atmosphere.
Small group
4 people max
St Gilles Bs.

Development of a Day Out at Sea

dorado oceana jean louis baroche
No need to venture too far, the very specific relief of underwater Reunion (with no continental shelf) allows you to get straight into the heart of the matter, and right out of the harbour lines are installed, the main technique being trolling lure or live bait (skipjack). About thirty artificial reefs (called "DCP" Dispositifs de Concentration de Poissons) have been installed around the island to attract wildlife underwater ranging from smaller to larger fish.

In recent years, Big Game Fishing found a favorite spot in Reunion Island which also organized the last two France Marlin cups.

Climb aboard ships of international standards where professional crews will take care of you, wether you are a beginner or a more experienced fisherman, or just accompanying one!

marlin saint gilles

Gone for one-day or just half-day expeditions, get ready to learn all about handling the equipment, various fishing techniques ("stand up" actions, ie standing in a harness, or in the fight seat for large catches), the selection and installation of lures ...

You will be offered snacks, but even if your fishing is miraculous, you won't be able to bring your trophy with you (besides, what would you do with 700 pounds of marlin?). However they will often propose you to collect your picture taken with your catch by e-mail upon your return from sea. Moreover, they may tell you in what local restaurant you can taste - a piece of - "your" fish.

sailfish reunion fishing club

Fishing Calendar

From January to March: best time for catching marlin.

From April to May: big yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, sailfish, shark, skipjack, large marlins going by.

From June to August: black marlin, shark, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, skipjack. And whale- watching for your pleasure.

From September to December: mahi mahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, shark, skipjack, large marlins going by.


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