With spectacular deep sea fishing and record breaking catches in Unguja, Pemba, and Mafia, Zanzibar is a fisherman’s paradise. There’s superb deep sea fishing all year round with marlin, sail fish, tuna, barracuda and trevally running deep. The Indian Ocean is rich in fish, with tuna and pelagics migrating through the Pemba Channel every year, and snapper, grouper and sharks are in residence all year round.
There are a number of private companies and tour operators specialising in deep sea fishing to guide you through the waters, offering fishing safaris for the dedicated angler. Customised boats have light and heavy tackle, electronics, GPS and safety equipment for the serious international fisherman. Excursions usually last for a day, with boats bringing you and your catch back to your hotel in time for dinner.