Fishing in Fiji

Tackle up in Fiji

Fiji is renowned worldwide as a premier fishing destination. Whether you are a fishing enthusiast looking for a challenge or you want to take the kids out for their first angler experience, you’ll love fishing in Fiji. The pristine waters that surround Fiji and its collection of 333 islands and atolls are home to an abundance of game fish species. Test your skills reeling in a speedy Wahoo, throw your line into the cooler waters and hook onto a Sailfish or take a deep sea trip and try your luck on a 300lb+ Blue Marlin! What exactly you catch will depend entirely on where you are and what time of year it is when you cast that fishing line into the sea.

When and where to fish in Fiji

Fishing is a year round activity in Fiji however some fish species frequent more often during certain times of the year. So, the best time to throw a line in depends on what kind of fishing experience you’re looking for.

If you’re a keen fisherman that’s looking for a challenge, a deep sea fishing adventure, or fishing charter, will provide an exhilarating experience. Deep sea fishing in Fiji doesn’t necessarily mean sitting in a boat for hours before you even reach your fishing spot either. From some of the outer islands, the slopes of the barrier reef are just a few kilometres from the shore. Large fish species like Marlin have been seen as close to 450 metres from the outer slopes of the reef! Blue Marlin tend to be more common than other Marlin species within Fiji’s waters however you’ll also find Black and Striped Marlin, especially during the peak season from August to October. Sailfish are similar in saying they frequent a lot more during the colder months of June to September while Giant Trevally and Dogtooth Tuna are seen more during the calm summer months of January to April.

Want to take the kids out for their first angler experience? Reef and mangrove fishing is perfect for the mini fishermen! Don’t assume that reef fishing means you’re less likely to catch something either. The fishing reefs around Fiji are abundant with fish species waiting for you to throw your line in. Yellowfin Tuna migrate to Fiji’s waters during February to April and July to September and they are still quite common outside of these periods too. Large schools of Wahoo flock to the edge of Fiji’s barrier reefs from June to September while Barracuda and Spanish Mackerel are present all year round with larger numbers found during October to March.

Take a charter trip

Make a day of it and opt for a fishing charter or tour! There are a range of fishing charters and tours that depart from all over Fiji, most of which from Denarau and the Coral Coast. You can head out for a few hours or a full day, chase huge marlin or smaller reef fish. The choice is yours with the endless possibilities!

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