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Fishing in the Solomon Islands

 

The Solomons has fishing to suit every type of angler and the Coral Sea is teeming with fish. Whether you like deep sea, river, reef or estuary fishing, we have an adventure for you.

Some of the fish you can find in our islands are marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi, giant trevally, wahoo, Spanish mackerel, coral red trout, red sea bass and the list goes on!

When is the best time to go?

The fishing is great all year round in the Solomons.

Where can I go fishing?

With almost 1,000 islands, we’ve got just the right spot. Simply decide what type of fishing you’d like to do and we’ll have just the place! Better still, try a few different locations to experience all of the fishing adventures on offer.  Here are a few of our favourites but there are so many more!

 

Munda

As well as diving, Munda has spectacular fishing too! The waters around Munda mean you can experience deep sea and outer reef fishing as well as lagoon, river and estuary fishing. Some of the species you are likely to find in the waters around Munda are blue & black marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi, coral trout, giant trevally, yellowfin tuna and so much more. If you’re after variety, Munda is the spot!

There are plenty of accommodation options in and around Munda and the best time to go is between July & September.

We have daily flights from Honiara to Munda so you can enjoy all of your fishing adventures.

 

Gatokae Island

If you’re looking for someone a little more remote you will be rewarded by heading to Gatokae Island. The island is located in a coral lagoon at the south-eastern tip of the Western Province and offers an unspoilt and varied fishing experience.

If sport and game fishing is what you’re after, then Gatokae is the place to head. There are heaps of fish and plenty of action! There is a sheer drop off where you’ll probably land some Spanish mackerel, dog-tooth tuna, wahoo, giant trevally and coral trout. For those that like the chase, then Pacific sailfish, blue and black marlin and yellow fin tuna are waiting for you.

For those that prefer estuary fishing, mangrove jack, estuary cod, trevally and spot tail bass live in our jungle rivers.

The best time to travel to Gatokae is from April – June and then mid-October until mid-December.

We have daily flights to Seghe and then transfer by boat to your accommodation.

 

Papatura Island

Once again there’s a huge variety of fishing options on Papatura. The fishing grounds from Papatura are one of the most spectacular locations in the Pacific. You can land sailfish, sweet lip, coral trout, wahoo, barracuda, wrasse, snapper and so much more! And if you like a challenge, you’ll find golden trevally at Papatura and they will give you a workout!

If river fishing is more your style, we have some of the best unexplored rivers in the world. You’ll find trevally, mangrove jack, cod, spot tail bass and much more.

We have daily flights to Suavanao and then it’s a short boat ride to Papatura Island.