Moorea, Oceania (POFR)
Marlin fishing brings together all the ways to target this amazing predator. Marlin are mostly caught trolling artificials or dead bait behind the boat at a speed ranging from 6 tot 10 knots. This fish is a fighting machine so make sure you have adequate fishing tackle on board.
The common way to go marlin fishing is of course with a suitable fishing boat. You can either use natural bait, lures or live bait to target marlin species.
You will also require a strong fishing rod and reel combination as well as suitable strength line and leader.
The best areas to target marlin are where there is a large change in underwater conditions that create an upswelling current in the water.
Areas such as the north of Australia, New Zealand, Canary Islands, Portugal, Madeira, Azores, Hawaii, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Caribean, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica or Guatemala produce good marlin fishing conditions.