» Dog Tooth Tuna : Found generally around reefs, channels,
rocky areas or wrecks. Can be caught all year round, but more
in summer, especially around the full moon. Mauritius holds a
world record for the Dog Tooth Tuna, 230 pounds on 130 pound
line class caught off the coast of Le Morne. The local record
for the jigging is 225 pounds on 80 pounds spectra line, and
was also also caught off Le Morne. When hooked on trolling, its
first run is fast and long, then followed by deep circling coming
up easier. On the other hand, when hooked on jigging, it’s
like pulling a wreck off the bottom, the fish will try to reach
a hole in the reef or a wreck, giving you a non stop fight.
» Giant Trevally : A highly rated sport fish worldwide. The largest
of the caranx family can reach over 145 pounds. The Mauritian
record is 110 pounds. Usually seen cruising along the reefs or
drop-offs, this fish prefers rocky areas and feed itself especially
at night, the new moon being the best period.
» Amberjack : Can be found near the water surface in some countries.
In Mauritius, we find it in considerable depths around offshore
reefs or wrecks. The Amberjack is a fierce fighter. Only a few
specimens caught so far as the jigging is a new emerging sport
» Great Barracuda : Can be caught all year round. Generally found offshore and
inshore around reefs, wrecks, sandy and grassy flats. Small barracuda up to 30
pounds sometimes school, but the larger ones reaching over 80 pounds are almost
» Yellow Fin Tuna : Very active from December to April, the big ones reaching
pounds will be there around March.
» Skipjack Tuna : Found all year round. A fast swimmer, has the best weight to
power ratio. The world record was caught off black river, weighting 41 pounds.
It feeds near the surface, but remains often in the deep blue. We find schools
forming up to 50,000 or more individuals.