When to Fish?

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 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.

Pleasing anglers the world over

Great spot, great food, great people, the effort to find fish was amazing, great skippers, crew & host. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, the food, fishing and staff were amazing. Great lodge…made our trip!

Sean Tieck and Crew
Sydney, Australia

Memories that will last forever. The fishing, scenery, food and staff are absolutely amazing. A lot of photos and memories will go with me to the desert and keep me dreaming of this blue ocean and it’s wonderful people. See you soon!

Gerhard Delport

What a relaxing and memorable escape. This adventure surely was one of the best escape ever. The hospitality and food was first class. Nothing was ever a problem for all the staff. Thank you to all.

Jane Stevenson – Sydney – Australia