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» PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN
From 100 to 1430 pounds. Average weight 350 pounds. Caught all year round. Best months, November to April.


» BLACK MARLIN
Mauritian record 752 pounds. Average weight 400 pounds. A great fighter. Caught all year round but found mostly in summer.


» STRIPED MARLIN
Only a few specimen are boated every year. Our record being 243 pounds.


» SAILFISH
Not very abundant but more could be caught if they were fished for. Mauritian record 142 pounds.


» YELLOW FIN TUNA
Big specimen are abundant in March and April, otherwise found all year round in different size. Weight does not exceed 200 pounds. A great fighter.


» DOG TOOTH TUNY
Found close to the reefs. Biggest specimen boated weighed 230 pounds, which is the world record in 50 pounds line class. Many possibilities for new world record.


» SKIPJACK TUNY
Found all year round. Ideal bait for Marlin Fishing. Mauritius holds all tackle world records with specimen of 41 pounds 15 oz and 4 other world record in different line classes.


» WAHOO
Found all year round. Average weight 45 pounds. Mauritian record being 125 pounds. Great fun on light tackle.


» DORADO
Found all year round. Rarely exceeds 50 pounds. A wonderful fish giving good fun when played on light tackle.


» MAKO SHARK
Many specimen are caught every year. A dangerous shark and a fierce fighter. Mauritian and world record 1115 pounds.


» HAMMERHEAD SHARK
Abundant in August and September and found also all year round. Mauritian record is 693 pounds.


» BLUE SHARK
Mauritius holds the world record in 130 pounds class for this species with a 400 pounder. Not abundant.


» TIGER SHARK
Will swallow anything that floats. Generally a good fighter. Our record is 1218 pounds.




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