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Vanuatu is known for offering some of the best fishing spots in the world right at its doorstep. Ideally located in the South Pacific, Vanuatu provides a vast variety of fishes. Thanks to the great Vanuatu weather, the waters here stay tepid all year round, making it ideal for fishing species like Marlins.

Whether you are looking to spend a relaxing day with family or challenge yourself, there is something for everyone here. Check out our tour operators offering fishing charters and day trips by clicking here.

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Fishing Options Available

The coastal areas of Vanuatu are home to a huge assortment of fish species. Species like yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna, skipjack tuna, marlin, wahoo, mahi-mahi, Spanish mackerel are available in abundance around the islands.

If, during your time in Vanuatu, you are looking for a relatively more comfortable adventure where you do not have to wrestle with massive fish, reef fishing is just what you are looking for.  The inshore reefs around Epi or Efate offer some of the best reef fishing spots in the world. You can look to catch fishes like queenfish, coral trout, mangrove jack and much more.

If reef fishing isn’t what you are looking for, then head out into the deep waters. A vast variety of game and sport fishing options are available for you to choose from. You will love the challenge deep water fishing, Vanuatu offers and you are sure to catch some incredibly huge fishes to show off to your friends and family.

Best Time to Fish

Fishing is excellent all year round, and you can catch marlins every month. But if you are looking for a particular fish or if you are planning a fishing trip, here is what you can expect in these months:

June to November:

The temperature is lower during this time and the period is perfect for fishing the revered Indo-Pacific Blue Marlin. You can catch the black and striped marlins in limited numbers in these months.

December to February:

Perfect to catch the yellowfin tuna and marlin, the climate is hot and humid, and the conditions are calm.

March to May:

This period is the best time to go fishing as it is easy to catch almost all the fish species. This season is outstanding for catching the wahoo and the marlin, especially around Erromango.

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