Andaman Islands Game Fishing – Big Game fishing in the Andaman Islands, one of the sport fishing last frontiers. Here you have a very realistic chance of catching fish in your life time. Andaman Islands offers world-popper casting for Giant Trevally and Yellowfin Tuna and also great marlin fishing action.
Andaman Islands, is now being regarded as one of the best game fishing destinations in the world. Massive Tuna, Marlin and Sharks are abundant in these lightly fished waters. For one of the major big game fishing experiences throughout the world, try Andaman.
“The Crème de la Crème of Big- Game Fishing in Andaman!”
The Andaman Islands located 405 miles Northwest of Phuket, an archipelago of 329 islands in India. After 50 years of virtual isolation from the outside world, the Indian government lifted its limited access to the islands, and allowed limited environment-friendly tourism development. It is only since 1993 that the Indian authorities have allowed diving and sport fishing.
Commercial fishing is very light in most areas, which is one of the main reasons waters of the Andaman Islands is “teeming with fish.”
It is a large area of nearly 8,500 square kilometers, dotted with tropical islands and a submarine mountainous landscape provides an almost unlimited playground for wild species and big-game fishing.
We pioneered the first fishing trips to this magical area 8 years ago, which gives us the upper hand when it comes to the kind of experience and knowledge of the species, and also the best fishing spots.
Along the East and West coasts Narcondam and Barren Islands, there are drop-offs of 1000-2000 meters depth, which attracts huge Black and Blue Marlin, Broadbill Swordfish, sailfish and a host of other highly sought after big-game species.
Pretty much all the main techniques used here; trolling with or without down-riggers, bottom fishing with bait and jigs, popper-casting and fly fishing either from the deck of the boat, dingy or even from the rocks or beaches!
Because of the extreme range of the Andaman Islands, it is imperative that the boat is properly equipped and in tip top condition as “Reely Nauti” and Fish Eagle certainly is! A freshwater maker is essential, along with strong reliable two engines, the usual safety essential; radio, satellite phone, GPS (with hand held back-up), life raft and jackets, etc.
To match the size of the fish we have the heaviest best quality equipment available on board, including 2 sets of 80 lbs and 2 sets of 130lbs rods matched with Shimano Tiagra reels, 2 sets of 50 s, and 4 sets of 30s , again all matched with Shimano wheels. Onboard we jigging and popper-casting equipment and a wide range of proven jigs, poppers, lures and jet heads. If you want to fly-fish, you must bring your own equipment and flies.
One of our favorite species of Andaman’s are Dogtooth Tuna, a massively strong fish are known to grow to almost 3 meters long, which is always ready to play ball. Trolling, jigging, Popper-casting bait, you name it these toothy predators with their ravenous appetite will hit something! Similarly, Giant Trevally which grow to scary sizes will hit your poppers and jigs with such force, the shock almost knock you off your feet!
Around reefs and rocky areas other species susceptible Popper casting Coral Trout and Mangrove Jacks, the size of sushi lovers would give their right arm for.
Jigging and bottom fishing is incredibly often produces a fish every time. Massive groupers, Job fish, Giant and Blue-fin Trevally, Barracuda, barracouta, Dogtooth and also very large yellowfin tuna, not to mention the sharks are all competing for bait.
Key Targets for trolling in the area Marlin, sailfish, yellowfin and dogtooth tuna, Barracuda and Wahoo.
On a trip to the Andaman’s, you can be picked up at Port Blair, or make the passage with us. The crossing takes about 2 days / 2 nights and can provide spectacular action with huge black and blue Marlin along with the other usual suspects that trolling attracts.
Trips to the Andaman Islands aboard “Reel Nauti” 60,000 THB per day and a minimum of 5 days / 4 nights for a maximum of 9 days / 8 nights recommended for a maximum of 4 anglers. There is also a US $ 100 per angler city tax in addition to charter fee per trip. You need an Indian tourist visa to visit Andamans, you can apply for it at your nearest Indian embassy .
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