Maldives Fly Fishing

January 5th, 2010

Fly Fishing in the Maldives

The Maldives is an excellent destination for fly fishing. The clear, still blue waters mean you can see the bottom of the ocean in so many places, that fly fishing in the Maldives is relatively easy.

Maldives Island Maldives Fly Fishing

Fly Fishermen love the Shallow, Crystalline Waters of the Maldives

Maldives Fly Fishing Season

The fly fishing season in the Maldives runs from May until October, roughly coinciding with the Maldives season known as the Southwest Monsoon, when the Maldives weather is windier and wetter than during the other season, the Northeast Monsoon, when the weather is hotter and drier.

Maldives Fly Fishing Specimens

The amazing marine life that can be caught while fly fishing in the Maldives is another great attraction of this destination. Fly fishermen can expect to catch Tarpon, Bonefish, Blue Fin Tuna, Barracuda and Trevallies. The fish here grow to great sizes, so fly fishermen will be happy with their catches.

Fly Fishing Equipment

When preparing for a fly fishing trip in the Maldives, you should take the following fly fishing equipment. If you do not have it, you can hire it in the Maldives from one of the fishing tour operators.

  • Flyrod
  • Flyreel
  • Sun Cream
  • Sun Hat
  • Long-sleeved lightweight shirts
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Aquatic Footwear

Maldives Fly Fishing Tips and Hints

Fishing is a very important part of the Maldivian culture and economy. Scuba diving is also very important to the economy and so fish populations need to be protected. Most resorts here are located on private islands and many of them do not allow fishing on or around their coral reefs. Be sure to check with your hotel before making your reservation if you plan to partake in any kind of fishing. This way you will be sure to avoid disappointment.

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