Fishing is a popular activity among locals and tourists alike. The island crystal-clear waters are home to a vast array of fish species, making it a prime destination for anglers from around the world.

Big game fishing

Due to its location in the middle of the ocean, Fuvahmulah is an ideal place for big game fishing. Yellowfin tuna and wahoo are commonly caught around the waters of the island, typically 1-2 kilometers from the island. Marlin and sailfish are also not uncommon.

Locals catch fish with handline. But for those who prefer, modern fishing gear are available.Live bait fishing and trolling are the most common methods of fishing.

Fishing for Kattelhi (promethichthys prometheus) is a uniquely local experience. Fished from depths of 120 to 150 meters, this is local delicacy enjoyed by many. This is a night-time activity.Contact your guest house to arrange your fishing trip.


Photo: Fuvahmulaku Massverin

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