When to Fish?

Vanuatu Fishing Seasons

When’s the Best Time for Fishing in Vanuatu?

Ultimately, we find the majority of our guests are restricted to when they can travel based on their busy lives and day to day commitments. The good news is, fishing trips in Vanuatu provides great fishing options year round, so no matter when you can travel we’ll be able to get you onto some great fish. However, for those who are flexible we’ve split the year up into three main seasons and detailed key factors to take into account to help you to decide the best time to have your passport stamped.

January – April

This is the season for monster GT, dogtooth tuna, big yellowfin tuna and blue marlin. Sea conditions are generally calm as we’re outside the trade wind season. Day temperatures are warm around 30 degrees most days with high humidity. During this time you can expect a combination of sunny days with tropical showers most afternoons. There is a chance of the odd tropical cyclone during this time of year although plenty of advance warning is available. Time to travel for extreme big fish in calm waters.

May – August

During this time anglers get to target the widest variety of species. From GT, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, marlin, sailfish, mahi mahi and wahoo. Day temperatures are a comfortable 26-28 degrees most days, with low/moderate humidity. South East trade winds appear during the winter months averaging 10-20 knots with moderate seas. Time to travel if you’re after a wider variety of species.

September – December

Spring is spawning season and generally when all species become more active and feed more aggressively. Again a wide variety of species are available at this time including GT, dogtooth tuna and blue marlin. Sailfish, mahi mahi and wahoo taper off during December where the yellowfin tuna start to become larger. Day temperatures are a comfortable 26-30 degrees most days, with low/moderate humidity. South East trade winds ease between October- December with light-moderate seas.