The Seychelles has some of the richest fishing waters in the world and you do not have to venture far from the shore to break fishing records. The Seychelles already boasts world records for pacific bonito and dogtooth tuna, whilst the Outer Islands have become the centre of salt-water fly-fishing.
Spectacular, trophy sailfish and marlin, together with shark, giant barracuda, rainbow runner and wahoo, grouper, job fish, snappers, emperors, silver bonefish, wahoos, sailfish, Dorado and tuna. make the Seychelles an exciting fishing destination for experienced anglers and novices alike.
The variety of charter boats and fishing excursions available allow for individual tailoring of fishing programmes. Seychelles rank at or near the top of the International Game Fishing Association's record books. In order to protect fish stock for future generations, many Leisure Fishing Companies have adopted 'catch and release' technique.
The only fish that are kept are the ones needed to be cooked while on over night expeditions. Those thinking of Fishing are urged to practice the same 'catch and release' technique. However, some limitations have been set in place so as to guarantee the continued replenishment of the various fish species for generations to come.
In the inner islands, fishing is not allowed in and around the boundaries of the Curieuse, Ile Cocos, Port Launay/Baie Ternay, Silhouette and Ste. Anne Marine National Parks. To ensure the law is upheld, park rangers patrol these areas regularly. There is also a total ban on the use of Spear guns throughout Seychelles waters. Customs officials will cease any such item upon arrival at Seychelles International Airport.