Moorea, Moorea (POFR)
Moorea is the pride and joy of French Polynesia. Located only 10 miles west of Tahiti, Moorea is part of the Society Islands archipelago in the South Pacific...Read more..
Moorea is the pride and joy of French Polynesia. Located only 10 miles west of Tahiti, Moorea is part of the Society Islands archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Featuring a unique landscape with green high montains and crystal clear lagoons, this paradise island offers excellent surfing conditions and plenty of adventure activities including snorkeling, hiking & 4X4 safari.
Fishing in Moorea is one of the most exciting activities. Offshore fishing produces pelagic fish including wahoo, marlin, yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth tuna. Fishing the flats and reefs, fly fishing in Moorea or spinfishing may produce species like bohar snapper, bonefish, bluefin trevally or napoleon wrasse.
We didn’t catch any fish, but Sebastian was a wonderful captain! Thank you!!
Great guides, beautiful water, spent extra time as we didn’t catch any fish but overall great experience
Moorea is a true Indo-Pacific fishing paradise. Fishing along the white sandy beaches and wading the flats anglers look for bluefin trevally, snapper and bonefish.
On the reefs napoleon wrasse, bohar snapper and coral trout can be caught bait fishing, fly fishing or jigging. Around the reefs the hard fighting dogtooth tuna, bluefin trevally, giant trevally and grouper can be hooked on jigs, poppers and natural bait.
Moorea is a great big game fishing destination. Offshore, fishing charters target blue marlin, yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth tuna, wahoo and dorado.
The bluefin trevally (Caranx melampygus) can be caught in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They belong to the Jack family, just like the giant trevally and the horse mackerel. Easily recognisable by their blue fins, these trevallies can grow up to 1 m long and weigh up to 40 kg.
The Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) is probably the most wanted fish in the sport fishing world. The magnificent fighter usually feeds during day time on fish, octopuses and squids. Blue Marlin is mainly caught trolling with artificial lures or with dead bait (bonito, mackerel...).
Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), also known as Ono (meaning “delicious” in Hawaiian), are found in many subtropical and tropical waters. They’re identifiable by their blue-green upper body which shifts into silver towards their belly. They also have blue vertical striping along their sides. These predators are torpedo-shaped and have long and largemouths with teeth.
Yellowfin tuna grow fast, up to 400 pounds (180kg) in about a 7-year lifespan, and they range in length from 59 inches to 88 inches long. They’re known for their torpedo shape, with a pointed nose and a sickle-shaped tail, and have dark blue backs with yellow sides (thus their name) with a silver underside.
Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) are also commonly referred to as dorado, dolphin or dolphinfish. They are recognizable by their bluntly shaped heads, long dorsal fin and their bright colouring, dark blue and green on their dorsal side and yellow on their sides and underside.
The best months for sport fishing in Moorea are from October to June.
Although you can hook up blue marlin all year round, summer is the peak season for marlin fishing in Moorea. Especially from December to June, when the water is the warmest.
During winter (June, July & August) the sea is colder and can get pretty rough. But still, catching a marlin in Moorea in winter isn't impossible.
Inshore fishing, flats fishing and reeffishing can be done all year round in Moorea. Here you can expect to find a variety of fish including small barracuda, lagoon bonito, trevally jacks, blue fin trevally, snappers and groupers.