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 going deep sea fishing during your vacation, there are two charter operators that can help make it happen.
If you're ready to get in contact with a fishing charter, you can check with Waitukubuli Adventure Tour Co.. Deep sea fishing with Waitukubuli takes place between three and eight miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea for tune, dorado, wahoo, marlin, and more. They are located within downtown Roseau.
Another good option is Island Style Fishing Charters. Their motto is "Excellent service." Offerings include half day, three-quarter day, and full day fishing trips. Guests can request packages for weekend fishing as well as three day fishing. You can reach them at (767) 265-0518.
The table right below provides you with more details on 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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