Our boats are equipped with top notch trolling fishing equipment.
We mainly use Penn International
V rods and reels.
The equipment on
our deluxe big game fishing 42
for classic mauritian style granders fishing is :
2x130 lbs, 2x80 lbs,
2x50 lbs, 2x30 lbs standard 7 feet long rods with straight
On the 34 feet we have
aimed for a more sports and action experience with lighter rods
and reels such as 70VS and
50VSW on their respective
Penn International V rods.
This is to get maximum sensations on smaller and more
common size blue marlins of avg 250 to
Lines used are:
2x80 lbs, 4x50 lbs, 2x30 lbs.
On the 24 feet, it is purely
stand up fishing with its
special short butt rods and harness :
Lines used are:
4x50 lbs, 2x30 lbs, 2x15 lbs.
» Optional (for more than 1 day)
Request our set of stand up fishing rods 80,
50 or 30
straight or curved butt with Penn
International V reels 70, 50
Due to the depth of our waters
and the size of marlins on our
Island, we still use 130 lbs
line test, even though we know the international
tendency is to fish more and more on light tackle. We have
in average evey year 3 marlins over
1000 pounds boated on rods and reels and another
4 or 5 by the local fisherman with handline.
We might loose over 30 marlins
estimated 1000+ every
year by breaking the line, these fish will take 1000 meters of
just few minutes and dive to the deep for a non stop run. The
longuest fight in Mauritius is from 8h00 till 10h00 the next day,
a 26 hour
fight where the marlin came several times close to the boat before
dashing away again.
The locals and the experienced anglers from overseas will tell
you that our marlin "EAT IRON" (said "MANGE FERAILLE"
the Mauritian way). The temperature, the currents and the depth
of our waters make our marlins extremely strong. The difficulty
remains in the depth of our waters reaching up to 4500
feet only 3 miles from the shore. Should you wish to be more
sport we have at your disposal a complete set of 80
lbs, 50 lbs and 30 lbs,
mainly used for fishing in the international
tournaments held in Black