The essence of Fishing
The Bazaruto Archipelago is a world-renowned fishing destination. The shallow flats between the islands and the mainland provide an excellent breeding ground for bait fish, which in turn provide sustenance for the numerous species of abundant game fish in the Archipelago. Delight in an assortment of fishing options, either over two hours, a half day or a full day of adventure. These include light tackle fishing in the bay, fly-fishing in the open ocean and targeting the ocean’s kingpin, the sword-wielding marlin. Hop aboard a versatile, multipurpose fishing boat, fully equipped with fishing tackle and safety equipment, at the ready for a fishing excursion unlike any other and accompanied by a professional guide.
The lodge and fishing grounds are ideally located in a National Park where bottom fishing is taboo and the catch-and-release of all species is greatly encouraged. Dedicated sports fishermen and leisure anglers alike can venture into this fishing mecca, excitedly hunting spear-bill marlin, steel grey sailfish and tempting tuna.
Fly-fishing is a wonderful adventure that can be enjoyed by both the experienced and novice fly-fisherman. Quick sinking lines are used over reefs that vary in depths from 10 to 40 metres (33 to 131 feet). This excursion is more productive in the summer months, when the fish are feeding aggressively. Target species like the king and queen mackerel, the ferocious barracuda, the bonito and the crimson snapper.
For those interested in a more relaxed fishing experience, light tackle fishing, using live bait and artificial lures, will easily trap the elusive sailfish. The dedicated fisherman will revel in deep sea fishing for the predatory billfish, which grow to lengths of over 4 metres (13 feet) and sport sword-like bills. Head out to the deep ocean and prepare for an epic fight, often interspersed with long periods of waiting, all made worthwhile by the catch of a lifetime, set against the backdrop of a breathtaking ocean landscape.