Fishing

The big game experience

Ras Nungwi is situated in close proximity to some of Africa's best deep sea fishing grounds. The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent year round game fishing opportunities.
 
Sansuli, a Blackfin 32 Sportfisherman, has two world records to her name. She was designed with one purpose: to catch fish under any conditions. She is powered by two 375hp Cat diesels and is fully rigged and kitted for fishing the waters of the Indian Ocean. She is the perfect boat for Live Aboard Fishing Safari’s and is a proven fish raiser.
 
Unreel is fitted with fighting chair, out-riggers and down-riggers allowing you to pull almost any lure configuration behind the boat. She is powered by twin Yamaha 200hp 4-stroke engines giving her the ability to move at 30 knots. She has a toilet, shower and small galley onboard too.
 
Surreel is powered by twin Yamaha 115’s. She is fitted with outriggers, downrigger and live-bait well, as well as a comprehensive navigation and safety equipment package. Her catamaran hull offers superb stability and she is the perfect boat for those who enjoy spinning, popping and plugging.
 
Cobia is one of the fastest, smoothest, most comfortable and safest platforms for fishing offshore. Her aft deck is ready for action with approximately 64 square feet of working space. She is a full walkaround, extremely versatile and is powered by twin 150hp Yamaha 4-Stroke outboard engines giving her fantastic performance. She features a full house centre console, toilet onboard and live well.          
 
All boats are well equipped and fully rigged to make your fishing trip an unforgettable experience. Clients who wish to use their own lighter tackle are welcome, and we are conversant with the IGFA fly-fishing regulations.
 
Our experienced skippers can instruct novices and talk fishermen through any procedure in the course of reeling in their catch. Tag and release is generally encouraged for all big fish unless it is the fisherman’s first ever catch, his biggest to date, or if it is likely to be an East African or All Africa record.
 
August to November provides really good sport for the big Yellowfin Tuna, one of the strongest fish around. Big Blue Marlin and a number of Striped and Black Marlin are also found, as well as Sailfish. During this season, multiple hook ups are normal, when the ocean can come alive with huge schools of Tuna in pursuit of smaller fish.
 
During the billfish season, which is from November to March, Striped Marlin are the most prolific, sometimes showing in packs of up to ten. Large Blue and Black Marlin are also quite common during this period.
 
Please send fishing enquiries to aquarius@divezanzibar.com.