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Big game fishing and Pescatourisme

Big game fishing in Reunion island

How about a little fishing party?
Challenge yourself during your stay in Reunion and climb aboard « Big game fishing » ships or « Pescatourisme » boats where professional crews will take care of you, wether you are a beginner or a more experienced fisherman, or just accompanying one! Try to catch giant-sized preys: Swordfish, sailfish, blue, striped or black marlins, sharks, "mahi-mahi", yellow tunafish, wahoos, barracudas ... deep-sea fish abound in the waters of Reunion yet unaffected by the large industrial fishing. 

Two types of fishing boats with two different legislations can embark you:
- "Big game fishing" boats: Big game fishing has found a favorite place in Reunion which is a rare destination to offer individual pricing in order to make it wholesale accessible to all. Boats dedicated to big game fishing are generally spacious and comfortable, equipped with a combat seat, cabin, toilets, etc. The crews are paid on the catch so they will do their best to get you fishing. In big game fishing, you catch your fish from the start to the end of the fight.
- "Pescatourisme" boats: Pescatourisme gives the possibility to professional fishermen to welcome on board their boat people who discover with them the world at sea by observing the fishing techniques during the outing. You will be able to observe and share the activity of a professional fisherman and his experience as a sailor. The people on board can experience the sensations and techniques of fishing for a short time. A space on the boat is dedicated to you.

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Blue Pêche au Gros Réunion
Experienced ficherman
Big game fishing
Arlin and his crew are happy to welcome you for a big-game fishing trip aboard "BLUE" from St. Gilles les Bains in Reunion Island. They will introduce you to local fishing techniques (fishing, drifting, jigging) in order to fish tuna, mahi mahi, marlin, sailfish or other wahoo depending on the season.
Experienced ficherman
Big game fishing


Lounan - Pescatourisme
Discover big game and bottom fishing

Departing from the marina of Saint Gilles, embark with Guillaume, a big game fishing professional and a bottom fishing enthusiast aboard his boat LOUNAN! The captain of this recent boat has the Pescatourism label and you will thus embark in small groups (2 people maximum in addition to the captain) to discover his fishing techniques during a memorable outing!
Discover big game and bottom fishing



Marine Evasion - Pêche au gros
Big game fishing
St. Gilles les Bains
Are you dreaming of going for half a day on a boat specially equipped to discover big game fishing with professionals? MARINE EVASION offers sea trips with Olivier and his sailor who will make you participate in their fishing aboard a boat specially equipped for big game fish (swordfish, marlins, tuna, dolphinfish, etc.) from the marina of St. Gilles les Bains.
Big game fishing
St. Gilles les Bains


Océana Pêche au Gros
Big game fishing
St Gilles les Bains
Come find us on the marina of St Gilles and discover the thrills of big game fishing with ALBACORE - OCEANA PECHE AU GROS and its team of enthusiasts. Jean-Louis Baroche and his crew will take you "tease" yellowfin tunas, mahi mahis, skipjacks, sharks, swordfish, blue marlins ...
Big game fishing
St Gilles les Bains


Réunion Fishing Club - Pêche au gros
Big game fishing
St Gilles les Bains
From St Gilles les Bains on the most sheltered coast of the island, REUNION FISHING CLUB offers to introduce you to big game fishing in the waters of Reunion. Beginners or amateurs shall remember their fight with the most beautiful fish in tropical waters. Marlin, tuna, mahi mahi and other lords of the sea await you.
Big game fishing
St Gilles les Bains


Réunion Pêche Requins - Pêche au gros
Shark fishing
Big game fishing
Le Port
Come and measure yourself against pelagic fish, groundfish but also tiger sharks and bulldogs with RÉUNION PÊCHE REQUINS! Accompany Christophe known as "Criket" and Christophe known as "Kiki", professional fishermen recognized in shark fishing, for half-day or full-day outings aboard the boat "Akili Mali", equipped for big game fishing. . They do not take more than 6 passengers including a maximum of 4 fishermen on board, so it is in small groups that your fishing trip will take place.
Shark fishing
Big game fishing
Le Port


Christian Legendre - Pescatourisme
Professional fisherman
St. Pierre
To discover the activity of a professional fisherman for a day, embark with CHRISTIAN LEGENDRE from the marina of St Pierre! He will be happy to share his fishing techniques with you and you will have the opportunity to bring back some of the catch of the day! A maximum of 2 people can accompany him for a friendly outing.
Professional fisherman
St. Pierre


Development of a Day Out at Sea

dorado oceana jean louis baroche

No need to venture too far for Big Game Fishing, the very specific relief of underwater Reunion (with no continental shelf) allows you to get straight into the heart of the matter, and right out of the harbour lines are installed, the main technique being trolling lure or live bait (skipjack).
About thirty artificial reefs (called "DCP" Dispositifs de Concentration de Poissons) have been installed around the island to attract wildlife underwater ranging from smaller to larger fish.

 

marlin saint gilles


Gone for one-day or just half-day expeditions, get ready to learn all about handling the equipment, various fishing techniques ("stand up" actions, ie standing in a harness, or in the fight seat for large catches), the selection and installation of lures ...

You will be offered snacks, but even if your fishing is miraculous, you won't be able to bring your trophy with you (besides, what would you do with 700 pounds of marlin?). However, they may tell you in what local restaurant you can taste - a piece of - "your" fish.




sailfish reunion fishing club

Fishing Calendar

From January to March: best time for catching marlin.

From April to May: big yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, sailfish, shark, skipjack, large marlins going by.

From June to August: black marlin, shark, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, skipjack. And whale- watching for your pleasure.

From September to December: mahi mahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, shark, skipjack, large marlins going by.

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