A Guide to Fishing in Vanuatu
The island nation of Vanuatu is made
up of more than 80 islands and islets set in the South Pacific. These tropical
island jewels offer numerous ways to enjoy a laidback, holiday, festive atmosphere.
However, as you can imagine, the sea plays an enormous role in
day-to-day life in the islands. While snorkeling, scuba and exploring are all
wonderful ways to enjoy the area, the real beauty and challenge lies in fishing.
Fishing is one of the most exciting activities in the islands and intrepid anglers a wealth of options. So, what kinds of
fishing can you find in the islands?
There's more to fishing in Vanuatu than the hobby way of the locals; deep sea, game
and reef fishing are all available via Vanuatu fishing charters.
These coral islands are surrounded
by reefs; you'll find inshore reefs, fringing reefs and more. Fishing along the reefs can yield great results and a
challenging catch. You'll find that Efate, Epi and even many of the uninhabited islands offer some of the best reef
fishing in the world. Giant trevally, queenfish, coral trout, green jobfish, mangrove jack and many other species
call these reefs home. Cast your favorite popper into the azure waters and prepare for a fight.
Deep Sea Fishing
If reef fishing isn't your thing,
head out to the deeper waters. Here, you'll find a wide variety of sport fishing and game fish to tickle your
fancy. Schools of sailfish, blue marlin, yellow fin tuna, dogtooth tuna, mahi mahi, bonito and wahoo can all be
found in the waters off the islands. You'll enjoy a battle with these incredible sport fish and then be able to
take your catch home.
Charter fishing is a huge industry
in the islands and you'll find a wide variety of different companies and private operators offering fishing tours
through the waters. One of the best options is to choose a fishing charter operator that offers access to beaches;
you can cook the fish you just caught, right on the beach and dine in style. In addition, you'll find a number of
tour operators that offer live aboard trips throughout the island chain, as well as drop off and pickup from
uninhabited islands. You can combine your fishing expedition with the best options for exploration when you choose
Tips for Choosing Charter Company
Before choosing a Vanuatu fishing
charter company, make sure you check the maximum capacity, especially if you have a larger group going with you.
You'll also want to find out if fishing poles, bait and tackle are provided and included in your fishing