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Beginner’s Guide To Fishing In The Maldives

The islands of Maldives are surrounded by colourful and lively reefs which are home to countless species of marine creatures. Here’s a quick guide on what you need to know before fishing in Maldives.

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Fishing in resorts

PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi Maldives / Via

Most hotels and resorts such as PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi Maldives depend on their reefs, abundant variety of fish and other sea creatures, for tourism purposes. Thus, fishing will not be permitted on/near their islands, as the resorts would want to protect them.

Fishing elsewhere


Fishing is allowed on uninhabited islands or on inhabited islands with smaller villagers. Although, fish with caution; as there are specific methods that can be used to fish. Breaking these rules will result in you paying a hefty fine!

Approved fishing methods


Those that are keen on fishing in the Maldives can opt for shore fishing, jigging, bottom fishing, night fishing and big game fishing. There’s a list of methods such as using explosives – which are strictly prohibited! Do read up in detail before trying it out.

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