Fishing in Mozambique

Giant Fish, Experienced Crews, Spectacular Locations

Sport Fishing Holidays - Mozambique

The Mozambique coastline offers some of the most spectacular sport fishing in the world.  Here, the Indian Ocean is a marine reserve, unspoiled and largely unexplored, ideal for luxury fishing holidays.  With its deep Mozambique Channel fed by the strong north to south Mozambican current, it harbors some of the world’s most exciting game and bill fish.  Species such as black, blue and striped marlin, sailfish, shortbill spearfish, wahoo, dorado, various tuna species, king and queen mackerel, kingfish (jack’s), queenfish, barracuda and snappers are all found here.

Both recreational and specialist fishermen are increasingly attracted to Mozambique's sport fishing destinations, the Bazaruto and the Quirimbas Archipelagos, to try their hand at luring these legendary species that have made this region famous. 
Record–breaking catches of giant black and blue marlin, sailfish, GT’s, dogtooth tuna and yellowfin bear testament to this and the immense diversity of smaller game fish are a light tackle and fly fishing dream.  Rani Resorts operates a strict catch–and–release policy.


Mozambique Fishing Destinations

The ultimate in sport fishing

Indigo Bay Island Resort Fishing

The Bazaruto Archipelago has long been considered one of East Africa’s best, and Mozambique’s sport fishing destination since the late 50’s.  It is world renowned as a primary fishing destination for big game, specifically marlin and billfish.  World record catches are set here.


Medjumbe Private Island Fishing

In the Quirimbas Archipelago, deep water is accessed close to our islands for thrilling encounters with big game fish.  Medjumbe Private Island is Mozambique’s best kept secret combining the ultimate island retreat with good sport fishing, barefoot luxury, privacy and extraordinary hospitality.


Pemba Beach Fishing

Pemba and the Quirimbas Archipelago have for years been unexplored sport fishing grounds with unknown potential.  It’s proximity to Lazarus Banks and many fish species initially put it on the map for pioneering anglers and today it is host to recreational and specialised fishermen from around the world.  At the same time it remains unspoiled as a marine reserve.



Heavy Tackle – Big game

This is considered to be the ultimate challenge – targeting the biggest game fish with the heaviest allowed tackle. Marlin reign supreme as the ultimate quarry, but one can also do battle with species such as broadbill, tuna and a variety of big sharks. Heavy tackle fishing is done from a fighting chair and is enjoyed by young and old as well as recreational fisherman.

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Fishing Reports

March 2013

Giant Marlin at Indigo Bay!

Our guest, Sam Mellor, took these fantastic photos of a huge marlin that he caught on a recent holiday to Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa. On an early morning fishing trip, he hooked this monster...


Photo Gallery

Stunning photos taken in the heat
of the moment.


King Mackerel

Probably the most prolific game fish species in southern Mozambique, they are caught year round with all sorts of game fishing methods.  The biggest, of 80 pounds are mostly caught on rigged live bait.

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