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Fishing in Fiji

In Fiji, there are countless amounts of activities and experiences to occupy your time while on a holiday to the beautiful islands. One of these favorite tourist (and local) pastimes to engage in?


Fiji offers an incredible, unique experience in their waters for those who enjoy the sport, and even those who aren’t as familiar with it. Not only is the aquatic life around the Fiji islands vast and gorgeous, and a fresh new difference from other fish you may encounter, the sights and scenes of the islands are unbeatable.

All inclusive Fiji vacations often offer a large selection of “house activities”, or things you can do right from the comfort of your small resort village. Most people enjoy the spa amenities, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding… but a whole new experience can be held with a fishing pole in hand.

Best Fishing Spot in Fiji

Every luxury resort will have their fishin’ holes and spots to experience, and you should do so! However, if you’re a little more serious about the activity, and want to catch some serious fin, you may want to consider a bit of a travel to the most raved about fishing location on the islands.

The farther south you go in Fiji, the better the fishing experience gets. The southern shoreline off of Taveuni is a wonderful place to settle down, as is Viti Levu if you want to catch some of the plump, tasty wahoo. Nagigia and other small, Southern isles offer amazing fish to be caught, too!

Luxury resorts also love to offer expert guides and captains to lead your fishing exhibition. The Somosomo Straits is home to most desirable fish that fishermen hope to get their hooks in, and with some TLC, you may just be able to catch the prize of the day.

The Best Game Fish To Catch in Fiji

Aquatic life in Fiji is simple breathtaking, and many experience this through snorkeling and scuba diving. If you’re hoping to catch some of the big beauties you saw through your goggles and mask, you already know you’re in for a bit of an adventure. Fiji fish are typically quite large!

Fish to add to your Fiji fishing bucket list:

  • Mahi-mahi
  • Spanish mackerel
  • Marlin (both blue and black!)
  • Sailfish
  • Yellowfin tuna

If you’re on a fishing excursion, you may see some of the more skilled reef professionals bring in a catch with Barracuda or Giant Trevally! Depending on the season you’re visiting, you can get assistance in catching any of the fish you’re hoping to meet one-on-one.

Types Of Fishing To Try

Since you’re already out looking for adventure, don’t stop at just a pole and bait. Instead, consider expanding your experience and your horizons into other forms of fishing. These can be a fun, educational way to engage everyone on your trip, learn a new skill, and create stories to last a lifetime!

Some other common and fun forms of fishing on Fiji islands include:

  • Fly fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Traps

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