Fishing in Samoa

Samoa is recognised as one of the top gamefishing spots in the world.

Samoa’s waters are an impressive paradise for anglers, and if you've ever imagined yourself reeling in a huge king of the ocean as the rod bends in your hands, Samoa is quite possibly your perfect Pacific destination.

The waters of Samoa’s surrounding reefs are a playground for masimasi, marlin, albacore, wahoo, sailfish, giant trevally, dolphin fish (mahi mahi), barracuda, dog tooth tuna and yellow-fin tuna.

Combine that with the attraction of crystal clear waters, a pace that's decidedly laidback, and some of the Pacific's most picture-perfect scenery, and you'll be hard-pressed to resist the lure.

You can join one of the professional fishing operators and charters (see below) and head to sea for a few hours, or opt for an adventurous charter to a secluded destination, which involves living on a boat for a while.

If you've not done much fishing before, experienced crew can offer lessons for beginners and will give you all the help you need to get started. For a truly authentic experience, join a local fishing trip.

A handy point of contact is the Samoa International Game Fishing Association, in Apia Harbour. The Samoan International Game Fishing Tournament takes place in April/May, drawing some of the world’s best anglers for a week of serious game fishing.

Of course, there's plenty of chance to have a crack at setting your own personal record. Marlin Alley, just beyond the reef from Apia, is a favourite hot spot for sports anglers.

On Savai'i, the world is your oyster when it comes to game fishing opportunities, especially out on the open seas way beyond the reefs. For a truly authentic experience, join a local fishing trip – speaking of which, on Savai'i, the villagers own the fishing rights, so ask nicely before you go for it, hook, line and sinker.

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Salani Surf Resort
Island: UPOLU
For travellers looking to experience the best of Samoa’s surf, heartwarming culture and natural beauty.
Alfred's Fishing Charters
Island: UPOLU
Alfred’s Fishing Charters is an Owner Operator deep sea fishing charter business that has been in operation for well over 15 years.

Extreme Measures
Island: UPOLU
Extreme Measures Fish & Dive Charters is based at Apia Marina on the north coast of Upolu, Samoa. Your skipper Jonathan Barlow is committed to providing the ..

Troppo Fishing Adventures Samoa
Island: UPOLU
Big Game & Sport Fishing at it's best. (Troll, Jig. Pop, Bait), Full Day, Half Day, Night Time & Live Aboard Charters, Big game and sports fishing charters; 'Li ..

Oceanic Sport Fishing Adventures
Island: UPOLU
Come enjoy SAMOA fishing on the SOUTHERN DESTINY with Captain Chris Donato who is now back in Samoa. Whether you're a first time novice fisherman or expert a ..

Samoa Crazy Fishing
Island: UPOLU
Samoa Crazy Fishing is operated by Damien Meredith,a local Samoan, and Rachael Dempsey. Damien is the youngest skipper in the Samoan game fishing family, but no ..

Fishing Charters at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Island: UPOLU
Let us take you for spin where the big fish is hiding. Sport Fishing in Samoa is great and we have all the fish you can eat just around the corner.

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