Popping is our speciality. There is no better site for a fisherman than to see a sudden explosion on the surface and the popper or swimbait being smashed while the reel starts to loose line rather rapidly. All too much for the many species of rather aggresive hunters lurking the clear waters of the coral reefs in the Maldives. Be it a GT, Dogtooth, Red Bass, Coral Trout or Barracuda they simply cannot resist a surface lure that is properly displayed. Our boats are capable of going in to really shallow areas where those big GT's roam for their prey enabling us to cover the entire reef system. The "Maakeyolhu Team" will leave your muscles and backs aching courtesy of the fish we will help you land.
With plenty of dropoffs and channels all across the Maldives, Jigging always land you plenty of fish and quite often fish that can give you a real fight. Big Dogtooths, GT's, Barracudas and if at the right location Yellowfin Tuna take the properly worked jig with surprising regularity. Many potentially great spots remain to be explored where as per our findings big fish will surely be hunting for potential prey.
Maldives with just 1% of its geographical area of 298 sq km consisting of land, it is no wonder that this is perhaps the richest fishing grounds in the world. Thousands of coral reefs scattered across the entire archipelago amidst the beautiful scenery and an abundance of fish in all shapes, sizes and colors makes Maldives a dream destination for nearly a million tourists and a handful of avid fisherman every year. Beautiful weather almost throughout the year makes this your best chance to land that elusive big fish and we are here to make that in to reality.
The name "Maakeyolhu" meaning Head Fisherman in our local language Dhivehi is a name which was well thought out and brought to it's existance. We are proud Maldivian fishermen and we always wanted to make our charter as local as possible starting with the name.
How we have become so avid fisherman dates backs to a good 25 years when during our childhood the sea was our greatest getaway to having loads of fun and just chilling in the cool and calm waters around the capital city Male’. Our love for the sea extended from a swim to exploring the surrounding coral reefs while snorkeling and then to actually catching what we saw during those trips. We had been fishing the traditional way of using hand line and catching an array of fish from Tuna, Sword Fish, Wahoo, Sail Fish, Marlins, GT’s, Dorado, Snappers and much more while trawling or baiting.
About seven years ago, we decided to take our interest in fishing to the next level and hence moved on to the more professional way of doing it with proper gear and more importantly in fast boats. It took no time for us to find tremendous fishing spots and increased amounts of fish. This led us to adopting a very alien thing for Maldivians which is catching and releasing the fish. We are proud to note that we are perhaps the first and the only fishing group practicing this in Maldives.
We are exploring the remotest areas which have hardly ever been fished and have found spots teeming with GT's, dogtooth and all the typical aggresive fish who are more than willing to strike a popper or a jig.
Choose your spot anywhere in the Maldives and book a trip with "Maakeyolhu" and get the thrill of a lifetime.
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