Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Night and Day Fishing

Duration: Half Day

night and day fishing

The warm tropical waters surrounding the beautiful Maldives archipelago are teeming with marine life, which makes it an excellent fishing destination. Fishing is one of the country’s main industries and is essential for its economy, providing jobs for most of the local people. It is also a popular activity for visitors on holiday in the Maldives, who have a selection of exciting fishing tours to choose from. Whether you take a trip during the day or night, expect an exhilarating adventure at sea.

One of the best times to go fishing is early in the morning, when the weather is often good and fish are plentiful. Who knows what you will catch. Travel by ‘Dhoni’, a traditional Maldivian fishing boat, out onto the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean as the sun rises. Wait for a bite and prepare to wrestle with whatever you catch at the end of your line. Typical fish species in these waters include dogtooth tuna, yellow-fin tuna, barracuda, wahoo, jack, dolphin fish, rainbow runners, red snapper, sailfish, grouper, giant trevally, dorado, marlin and many more.

Most Maldivian fisherman use what is known as the “pole and line” method, where barbless hooks are attached to the end of a line hanging from a long bamboo pole. Bait is thrown into the water around the schools of fish, bringing them close to the Dhoni. You and your fellow fishermen will then throw your lines and wait for a bite.

Different types of fishing in the Maldives include trolling, reef casting and fly fishing. The species of fish you catch will depend on your choice of tour and the time of day. There’s nothing like the taste of grilled, freshly caught fish, especially if you have caught it yourself. Big game fish are subject to the ‘tag and release’ policy, however, so you’ll have to get your camera out and capture the memories instead!

You may prefer to take a night fishing tour, which often provides more excitement and adventure as you sail out into the darkness after witnessing a breathtaking sunset. Relax and enjoy the stillness of the ocean at night, whilst watching the stars and moon shining brightly above you. Your boat will anchor at one of the many Maldives Atolls, and lines can then be dropped over the edge into the reef waters. The majority of fish will be asleep at night, but certain species such as emperors, jacks, squirrel fish, groupers, snappers and other reef fishes are likely to be caught at this time.

Bait fish, weights, lines and hooks are all provided on the trip, and well-trained and experienced staff will accompany you on the journey, answering any questions you may have and ensuring you have plenty of fun. This unforgettable trip is a must for fishing enthusiasts.

Maldives Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £1079 per person
sun island + holiday inn al barsha

Sun Island + Holiday Inn Al Barsha

Holiday Inn Dubai- Al Barsha is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road next to the Mall of Emirates and only a short distance to...

From £1089 per person
sun island + media rotana hotel

Sun Island + Media Rotana Hotel

If the sparkling blues of an Indian Ocean lagoon beckon you while the cosmopolitan allure of a strikingly modern city...

From £1119 per person
sun island + Carlton Palace Hotel

Sun Island + Carlton Palace Hotel

Located on Nalaguraidhoo Island in the South Ari Atoll, Sun Island features beautiful beaches, spectacular tropical...

From £1159 per person
kurumba island + holiday inn al barsha

Kurumba Island + Holiday Inn Al Barsha

Sitting right by the seashore the magnificent Kurumba Island resort is the first private island resort in the Maldives...

From £1159 per person
sun island + sheraton jumeirah beach

Sun Island + Sheraton Jumeirah Beach

Located on Nalaguraidhoo Island in the South Ari Atoll, Sun Island features beautiful beaches, spectacular tropical...

From £1189 per person
kurumba island + Carlton Palace Hotel

Kurumba Island + Carlton Palace Hotel

Sitting right by the seashore the magnificent Kurumba Island resort is the first private island resort in the Maldives...

Talk to a specialist


Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 20:00 GMT

Related articles for Maldives

Maldives News

Browse all Maldives News

The Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives of Park Hotel Group to mark debut in the Maldives in 2017 with new all-villa resort

The Park Hotel Group will enter the Maldives hotel market next year, after it signed an agreement with Chip Eng Seng Corporation for a new all-villa resort in the North Male Atoll. The Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives will open to guests in the second quarter of 2017 on a private island, and it will have 120 beach, overwater and overwater pool villas.

Soneva Jani eco-resort to open in the Maldives in October

Soneva will be launching a new hotel in the Maldives in October, 2016, with the opening of Soneva Jani. Located on the island of Medhufaru in the Noonu Atoll, the resort will have 24 overwater villas and one island villa, and all accommodation will have private pools and guests will have direct access to the surrounding waters of the sparkling turquoise lagoon.

New General Manager appointed for Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

John Allanson has been appointed by the Outrigger Enterprises Group as the new General Manager of Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort. Allanson brings 30 years of experience in hotel and resort management to the role, after working at various high end properties in the Maldives, the UK and Vietnam. The luxury resort is located on a private island in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, surrounded by the turquoise sea.