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Madagascar welcomes fishing enthusiasts

5th September 2008 Print

Fishing is a relatively underdeveloped industry in Madagascar with the fish densities being quite high in some areas. The area in the North-West is particularly renowned for its high sailfish count! Marlin is also plentiful in this region - mostly black Marlin - though they are often hooked by mistake on sailfish bait. There are 6 species of crayfish that can be found in Madagascar, all of which are endemic.

The Eastern shelf of the Mozambique Channel is known to drop in some places from anywhere between 15 meters and “infinity” (more than a hundred meters). It is barely 3 km from Kalakajour Island, and runs parallel to the island for 8 miles. Fishermen, interested in Fly-fishing, Shore Angling and/or Off-shore Angling will find great opportunities here.

The Turtle Bay Camp is established on a ‘clearing’ which is shaded by coconut palms, merely 20 meters off the beach! Accommodation is in 5 two-bed, wooden chalets, situated amongst palms on the beach. The chalets are very basic but spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and mosquito nets.

For 2009, Jenman Safaris will offer Fishing Packages to Turtle Bay Camp on full board basis including boat transfers and 3 days of boat fishing.

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