Could you imagine yourself standing knee deep in the warm tropical waters of an exclusive private island, fly rod in hand, ready to score the catch of the day while fishing for an array of exotic marine life? If your answer is yes, then you’ll be pleased to learn that that dream is not as far away as it may seem. Cousine Island in the Seychelles is an exclusive luxury island destination, the waters of which are teeming with a variety of fish for the serious fisherman.
Hook, line and sinker
Standing on the granitic shores of the island, or from the deck of a yacht with your rod in hand, these are some of the magnificent species of fish that you can expect to sport with.
Wahoo, which are found around the world’s warm tropical waters, provide excellent sport for fisherman. Their remarkable speed and the quality of their flesh make them challenging prey, and a prize catch. Specimens of Wahoo have been known to grow up to 2.5 meters long with a weight of around 83kg, yet in spite of their size and weight, they are regarded to be some of the fastest fish in the sea
Since they are capable of growing up to 1.5 meters, these exceptional fish will put up a good fight on the other end of the line. Identified by their characteristically large dorsal fins and elongated bills, these fish are prised by sportsman all over the world, and are often termed billfish amongst sport-fishing circles.
If it’s a fight you’re looking for, then the Dorado is the game for you. Weighing in at only 20 or so kg, one would expect that this species couldn’t put up much of a fight. Yet the population of Hawaii have aptly named this member of the Coryphaenidae family ‘mahi-mahi’, which roughly translates in English to ‘very strong’. They are sought after by fisherman the world over for their beauty, size and quality flesh.
As one of the largest and heaviest game fish in the sea, tuna are highly prised and valued by fisherman everywhere. Not only do they put up an incredible fight with their extensive size and weight, but their flesh can fetch an incredible amount of money in prizes or on the market. They are comparatively sluggish next to wahoo and Dorado, but can grow to lengths of up to 4.5 meters and weigh over 600kg when fully grown. They are estimated to have a 50 year lifespan depending on their species, some of which are highly endangered. Yet those that are not make for extremely good sport and a challenging experience.