Deep Sea Fishing Indigo Bay

Deep sea fishing at Indigo Bay is a huge attraction for novice and professional anglers alike – fishing in this Mozambique national marine park is so rewarding and everything you catch, you release. Fishermen can go all out to hook Sailfish and Wahoo, not to mention Kingfish, Queenfish, Barracuda, Mackerel and Yellowfin Tuna. The thrill of catching Black, Blue and Striped Marlin in this Marlin breeding region is staggering.

You will stay in a luxury villa at Indigo Bay Resort, the archetypical tropical island paradise situated in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Click here to read more about the resort features. While the most popular activity at Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa is the diving and snorkelling within the boundaries of the Bazaruto Marine National Park, fishing is equally trendy.

One of the world’s premier diving destinations, this part of the Indian Ocean is home to more than 100 species of coral five kinds of dolphin, four types of whale and shark, all five marine sea turtle species, and the largest population of the rare dugong on the African east coast!

Which is why deep sea fishing is just as stylish – anglers try to catch Sailfish and Wahoo, Marlin and other charismatic species on a catch and release basis. Whale, dolphin and dugong watching takes place on idyllic ocean safaris while dhow sailing cruises are fantastic honeymoon treats.

Situated on the 12 000 hectare Bazaruto Island, Indigo Bay is certainly Mozambique’s premier fishing destination. The year round quantity and diversity of game fish is a dream come true for all types of fishermen.

Indigo Bay Resort offers guests an opportunity to participate in scheduled fishing excursions which include rock, surf and fly fishing.

Some of the featured fish species in the region include:

  • King Mackerel – definitely one of the most abundant species in these waters, the king mackerel abounds year round and takes most varieties of bait
  • Yellowfin Tuna – the main target species, large shoals of tuna move in and out of the area all year round
  • Kingfish – locally known as “Ignobilis”, are present all year round and the sheer power of this fish is unparalleled and it is known for bending hooks and snapping lines
  • Great Barracuda and Sea Pike – the area is very popular for the quantity of its game fish year round
  • Marlin – Blue and striped marlin are present in these waters and the season runs from September – April, with October to December being peak season
  • Sailfish – Bazaruto’s winter run of sailfish attracts the most anglers to its waters
  • Wahoo – averaging a weight of 40lbs, these bullet-shaped fish are present all year round with a peak in the early summer months of September – November
  • Dorado – this hard fighting colourful fish takes into the air when hooked, providing a breathtaking spectacle.

>>Book your Indigo Bay deep sea fishing trip with us today.