High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique

Fishing in Mozambique

Mozambican is an angler’s paradise which offers world-class rock & surf, salt water fly and game & bill fishing. Deep-sea fishing expeditions along the Mozambican coasting are exceptional with the Bazaruto Archipelago, Inhaca, Nacala, Pemba, Ponto Douro , Xai-Xai considered among the high spots.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is in fact, recognised as one of the best destinations in the world for black marlin. The best months for black marlin being between October and the end of January. Blue and striped marlin are found from September to January, while the main sailfish season runs from the beginning of June until the end of September.

From December to February anglers may see one of the archipelagos most interesting creatures. This is the rare whale shark, the largest shark and the largest fish in the world. Fly-fish, for queens fish, ladyfish, bonefish, pompano and several species of kingfish, in the narrow channels between Bazaruto and Benguerra, is unsurpassed with the best season being from March to July. Rock and surf fish included kingfish, couta, king, mackerel, Springer, and big garfish.

Other catches include, barracuda, bludger, dorado, green jobfish, kawakawa, prodigal son, rainbow runner, skipjack and yellowfin tuna and wahoo. A variety of other shark species also occur offshore including blackspot, blacktip, tiger and Zambezi.

Most lodges in Mozambique are happy to welcome, and teach, novices while tackle and equipment is normally available to hire. Boats are fully equipped with the navigational and fish finding aids in additional to all the usual safety equipment. Half day (six hours) and full day hires are offered. A tag and release policy is widely encouraged.