In Dominica, sport fishing is a way of life, a means to earn a living; rarely do islanders head out to fish for fun. Still, vacationers who wish to spend time out on the sea searching for that big catch will find that there are a few resources available to them.
Sport fishing on Dominica is centered on deep sea fishing, and it is easy to see why. Drop-offs are a mere 15 minutes off the coast, making travel time minimal. Within minutes of boarding your boat, you can be dropping your lines in the water and pulling in some impressive fish. Though most deep sea fishing is done on the leeward side of the island, the Guadeloupe Chanel off the north coast and Macaouba Bank to the southeast means that fishing grounds are diverse.
Popular catches on Dominica include barracuda, bonito, dorado, mackerel, marlin, sailfish, skipjack, tarpon, tuna, wahoo, and yellowfin.
Dominicans feel it is important to eat everything that they catch, for being wasteful is not an option here. Islanders have become adept at preparing all kinds of fish in a manner that will make your mouth water. Just bring your catch into a local restaurant and see what they cook up for you.
See the table below for the peak fishing seasons for select fish. Note that fisherman will find these species year-round. For the best chance though, you should plan on coming during the peak season.
|Blue Marlin||October to June|
|Yellowfin Tuna||December to May|
|Big Eye Tuna||March to May & October to December|
|Dorado||December to June|
|Wahoo||December to June|
|Blackfun & Skipjack Tuna||December to June|
If you are thinking about spending some time with a rod in your hand, there are a couple of charter fishing operators that can help you find the best fishing spots.
If you want to reserve a charter, you should consider Waitukubuli Adventure Tour Co.. Handling all of your watersports needs, deep sea fishing charters are what this tour operator really thrives at. Offers include half and full day trips with professional instruction for guests who need it. They are located in downtown Roseau.
Another option is Island Style Fishing Charters. Owned and operated by Captain Jerry, Island Style Fishing is a popular coastline cruising, whale watching, and fishing charter company on Dominica. Captain Jerry has over 20 years of experience, and his love for what he does on a daily basis shows. They can be reached at (767) 265-0518.
The table right below provides you with quick access some details concerning fishing charters operating in this area.
|Island Style Fishing Charters||(767) 265-0518||Downtown Roseau|
|Waitukubuli Adventure Tour Co.||(767) 440-2628||Downtown Roseau|
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