For those serious fishermen – Madagascar

offers challenges for all levels of fishing – and rewards!

Fishing Nosy Be

Serious Fishing

RIGHT - it’s time to get away from all the fancy, elaborate descriptions featured on the rest of this site and knuckle down to the serious business of 'GOING FISHING'.

The waters around Nosy Be are alive with Sailfish, Marlin, Dogtooth Tuna, GT and Kuta. With 1000m drop offs; Castor, Leven, Grand and Voltigeur banks of 150 km in length and untouched reefs you cannot (and will not) be disappointed. On a dedicated fishing charter it is also possible to get as far as Cap Saint Sebastian – another excellent fishing ground.

The catamarans cruise at around 5 knots and enjoy good sports fishing, regular catches of Giant Trevelly (Kingfish), King Mackerel, Barracuda and Bonito. Less regular, but by no means rare, are catches of Sail Fish, Blue and Yellow Fin Tuna and Marlin. The most rewarding and unusual are Dog Tooth Tuna and Wahoo – they are out there – somewhere! Gecko has caught both.

See Sample Fishing Charters + Land Tours bottom of page

Reef fishing produces huge variety and excitement whilst other exciting options include fly fishing (from the shore and from the boat!) jigging and popping; drop shots; plugging and spinning; and fishing from a kayak - all can be enjoyed in and around mangroves, sand banks and deep or shallow waters rewarding you with great variety and enjoyment.

We have been fishing in these waters since 2006 on Gecko and have never ended a day without a fresh fish to enjoy for dinner. We can also arrange an optional sports fishing boat if required but it is not by any means essential.
All fishing photographs on this website are of fish caught on Yacht Gecko.

With all this experience and a forthcoming agency to market other catamarans MadagasCaT can assure you of professional service, a well arranged holiday and a lot of sound advice to help you on your way.

A quote from Gecko’s guest book: "This was definitely the holiday of a life time ... Type of fish caught: 22 King Mackerel; 10 Bonito; 6 Reef Sharks; 3 Barracuda; 2 Sweetlips; 8 Kingfish; 1 False Englishman; 2 Emperors and 3 Rock Cod". The Fair Family (This was by no means a serious fishing charter).

Our policy on Gecko is “Catch and Release” wherever possible – but always keep something for the pot. We would like our clients to respect this policy.

More fishing photos can be viewed in our Fishing Gallery
Recommended: Fishing Blog with Got Saga

* EFT Payments Only, Based on Six Persons Travelling, Includes return flights ex Jhb, estimated airport taxes.  Price varies according to Rand/Euro Exchange rate and Airport Taxes at the time of booking.

11 night Charter
pay for 9 nights

Set departure on Tuesdays
Return Saturdays
With SA Airlink
Enough time to fish both Mitsio/Cap St Sebastian & Radama Islands
Full Board

Priced from R32 225 per person sharing. *

7 nights on charter

Set Departures on Saturdays ex Jhb
With SA Airlink
Fishing either south or north of Nosy Be.
Full Board

Priced from R27 900 per person sharing. *

7 or 11 nights
Liveaboard + Sports Fisher

Includes exclusive use of Sports Fisher for up to 5 fishermen with guide and unlimited fuel
7 night trip – departure Saturdays with SA Airlink
11 night trip – departure Tuesdays with SA Airlink
Can include the ladies as guys will go fishing with Sports Fisher and ladies stay with catamaran to enjoy the beaches, snorkelling and relaxing
Enquire separately for non-fishing price
Full Board

Prices based on 5 people.
7 nights R40 000 per person fishing 11 nights R47 975 per person fishing (9 days fishing) – Special Offer on Charter Boat (11 nights for the price of 9). *

7 or 11 nights Land based at
Sakatia Lodge + Sports Fisher

Includes daily fishing with private Sports Fisher for up to 5 fishermen with guide and unlimited fuel
7 night trip – departure Saturdays with SA Airlink
11 night trip – departure Tuesdays with SA Airlink
Can include the ladies as they can relax at the lodge whilst the guys are fishing and explore Tanikely Marine Reserve, Nosy Komba Lemur Park and Lokobe National Park. Perhaps enjoy a Day at a Spa, snorkelling or shopping.
Enquire separately for non-fishing price
Half Board

Prices based on 5 people.
7 nights
: Priced from R29 530 per person sharing (6 days fishing)
11 nights: Priced from R36 571 per person sharing (9 days fishing) Special Offer at Sakatia Lodge of 11 nights for price of 9 nights. *