Since the opening of our Big Game Fishing Center in Rodrigues -Indian Ocean- in March 2005, our fishing trips have quite much evolved. As a matter of fact, we must adapt as well as we can, to our international customers' demand, especially for MEGA TRIPS.
Here, far away from everything, Rod Fishing Club perfectly answers to these fishing enthusiasts' ambitions, for those "extraordinary moments". We offer more than a fishing trip; we want you to experience a fishing adventure... up to 10 or 11 days. Therefore we are able to offer you:
- 8 different outings: a 10 hour trip around Rodrigues, 5 trips on the Eastern Bank -50 miles off- between 34 hours and 82 hours, and 2 trips of 65 hours and 89 hours on the Hawkins Bank, situated 85 Western to Rodrigues. Coupling both banks, 89 hours on the Hawkins and 82 hours on the East with 2 days off, in between, represents 11 days on the spot with 7 nights aboard. These long expeditions clearly enable to optimize the fishing time.
- A securing boat: Black Marlin is very stable with its 28 tons largely split along its 50 feet length and 4.75 meters width. It is very well adapted to welcome comfortably up to 8 people (5 anglers and 3 crew members). This incredible “fishing machine” has been specially designed to answer the sport fishing requirements in Rodrigues.
- A very friendly and professional crew with 3 bilingual members (French and English), able to follow on several long trips. Moreover, as the Skipper and General Manager of the Company, I make sure that life aboard is always friendly, especially if the outings are long and shared with people who have different personalities. I also speak English and Spanish.
Our 7 world records with 4 different techniques (including 2 women records between 11 and 16 years old) perfectly illustrate that fishing in Rodrigues aboard Black Marlin is not only a men business. At least, we hope to have this year, small fry (less than 11 years old children), which is for us not only a proof of parents’ confidence in our gear and technical abilities… but also recognition to our sincere fondness to the “human” dimension that long hours spent together may necessarily lead to… looking for these big fish.
I will be all the more than happy to see you aboard one day.
Take care !
IGFA REP/CERTIFIED CAPTAIN