Tag and release for sustainable fishing
This has been done at Indigo Bay and the best part is that the fish are released after you have taken your pictures of you and the fish. This strict catch-and-release policy ensures that Marlin numbers are conserved and that the Bazaruto Archipelago is not depleted of all fish due to sport fishing. Read more about other activities at Indigo Bay here.
Marlin fishing in Mozambique is even more exciting when explored from Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa which supports the Sedgewick’s Oceanic Research Institute (ORI) WWF-SA tagging programme. Some Marlin do get attacked by sharks, or die during the fight as the angler does his best to reel in his trophy fish. Every guest who releases a fish at Indigo Bay is recognised for this with certificates from ORI.
August is Marlin season in the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Indigo Bay boats kit up to take guests out to find these majestic game fish. Marlin fishing is an art – it requires good boats, good equipment and patience. Using bait or lures, that is the question!
Marlin are still being caught by novice and expert anglers who thrive on the thrill of bringing in these beautiful game fish after a tough fight that can even see the angler losing the prize in the process! Boat crews know the area like the back of their hand.
Best boats, best kit, best crew
At Indigo Bay, the boats are kitted out with world class fighting chairs, top of the range tackle and bait and all the other equipment that goes with fighting and landing a Marlin. The best professional guidance from skipper and crew will ensure you do your best.
Sport fishing for Marlin in the Mozambique Bazaruto islands can only be called spectacular. The deep Mozambique Channel harbours Kingfish, Queenfish, Barracuda, Mackerel and Yellowfin Tuna. All kinds of fishermen are attracted to the Bazaruto Archipelago for the Marlin, Sailfish and Wahoo!
Most fish occur within the boundaries of the National Park and sustainable fishing is the best policy. Marlin breed here and cannot be over-fished for very good reasons. Indigo Bay believes in a strong tag and release programme and have achieved a 100% release rate for all sailfish and marlin caught by guests!
Book your unique angling package today with one of our Mozambique consultants.