Multiple Methods in Madagascar

Huge Variety

GTs and more in the Indian Ocean

We are delighted to be able to offer this tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. This is a year round fishery and the majority of the game fish are permanently present. The waters surrounding Mitsio archipelago, in the north west point of Madagascar are home to a 70km long underwater continental shelf, this vast plateau has depths ranging to 90m, with an average of 40-50m. Many islands, underwater humps and reefs provide a wide choice of fishing spots, with additional pelagic activity.

Opportunities exist for jigging, popping, trolling, baitfishing and livebaiting, with the added bonus of bluewater within an hour of the base lodge if you wish to pursue the even larger pelagics. There is a huge range of species available at this location and about 30 species a week is not uncommon, GTs, Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, King Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Sailfish, Black Marlin and many more.
Specialist Jigging and Popping equipment is available to hire at this location so no need to worry about rod tubes and expensive specialist tackle. Due to the uniqueness of this location we can also spend an extra 2 days on NosyBe exploring Malagasay life and view chameleons and lemurs in the wild.

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVAL:
Depart UK for overnight flight to Nosybe airport via Addis Ababa.

DAY 2 ARRIVAL / TRANSFER TO THE LODGE:
On arrival at Nosybe you will be met at the airport and transferred to a beachfront hotel where you will meet your boats and captains for the week who will transfer you across the Indian Ocean to Mitsio Lodge. A cold beer whilst the boats are loaded and then a 3 hour boat transfer.

On arrival at Mitsio your luggage will be taken to your rooms and dinner will be prepared. This is an ideal opportunity for the captains and deckies to come and advise you on your tackle and they will retie leaders etc and ensure that you are ready for your next days fishing.

DAY 3 – 7 FISHING: 
Every morning, breakfast is served from 06:00, a cooler for each boat is prepared by the kitchen staff with a packed lunch and your choice of  drinks. A leisurely breakfast and the boat skippers will come and meet you at the lodge and you will make the short walk to your boats.

Lunch is taken on the boat around midday (depending on the fishing action of course!). A fishing day usually finishes around 17:00 but is dependent on where and how the fishing has been.

There is no set schedule for any day although any requests can be made if you want to spend the day trolling for billfish or target specific species. Generally the skippers are the experts so it is usually best to let them decide !!

On return to the lodge you can relax with a drink and compare results as dinner is cooked and cocktails are distributed.

This is your final days fishing so your non fishing bags need to be packed and left at the lodge, these are transferred to the mainland on a separate boat whilst you fish throughout the day, heading back to Nosybe late afternoon, fishing the dropoffs on the way back.

Check in to your beachfront hotel for the next 3 nights ( B&B ), sample the pool and enjoy the view and relax from the exertions of the previous days.

DAY 9 & 10 SIGHTSEEING: 

These 2 days have been added to give you the opportunity to experience the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar.

There are many organised tours available, from snorkelling and scuba diving to the highly recommended visit to a local national park where you can usually see Lemurs, Chameleons, and many other reptiles in their natural jungle environment.

Alternatively just chill out by the pool or on the glorious beaches.

You will be collected from your hotel after lunch for the transfer to NosyBe airport and your return overnight flight to the UK, via Addis Ababa.

Given the current situation please contact us directly to confirm prices but as a rough guide expect to pay around £3,750 per person.

This includes All Inclusive accommodation at the lodge ( max 3 to a room ), laundry and all drinks, all transfers and international flights, 6 days fishing, ( max 3 to a boat ), 3 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation at the NosyBe hotel ( max 3 to a room but usually twin rooms ).

Contact us directly for more information and a tailored itinerary.

Escorted group trips incur no extra costs, unlike some other operators, contact us for dates of these trips.

Any additional safaris and excursions on NosyBe will need to be paid for locally but are very reasonably priced.

A visa will be required on entry to Madagascar ( currently 35 Euros ) but this will be advised when itinerary confirmed.

The Lodge

This is an all inclusive lodge so all meals, laundry and drinks ( including alcoholic ) are included.

The Boats

These are 8-9m, centre console sports fishers accommodating up to 4 anglers with all necessary equipment and GPS loaded with over 3,000 unique locations and of course full safety equipment.

Accommodation
This ecolodge on the archipelago of Mitsio consists of 7 twin bungalows built in the traditional Malagay style. All bungalows have showers and toilets and constant electricity via renewable solar energy.

Regional Dining
Accommodation is All Inclusive, prepared from fresh local and organic ingredients. Additionally fresh bread is available daily and a 3 course meal is available on the boat every lunchtime. Additionally all drinks ( including alcohol ) are included in this package.

Tackle Hire

Tackle hire can be arranged and is of a very high standard, additionally the lodge holds a small stock of lures and essentials.

 

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