We are delighted to introduce this new experience; a five day, hands on course learning to catch sailfish and marlin on the fly.

The experience

The aim of this billfish on the fly Morocco course is to teach you everything you need to know in order to be able to go and catch sailfish and marlin on fly, without a guide.

Based out of Mohammedia just north of Casablanca, you will spend three days and four nights learning all there is to know about billfish on fly. Everything is covered, from fly-casting instruction to rigging flies and tying 20lb tippet in shock leaders.

During the day, you will be fishing on One More, a 40ft Gamefisherman with a pro skipper Marco, crew, and your fly-fishing-guide, Jamie Melvin, who will teach you the ropes of rigging, teasing, casting to, hooking-up, and fighting billfish on fly.

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As a team of three to four anglers, you will depend on each other to catch fish. Two of you will be on the teasers, and one on the fly rod, rotating with each fish – learning together and succeeding as a team with our professional guidance.

Each fish will be recorded on a GoPro for video analysis in the evenings so we can see what went right/wrong each day, and how to improve. Fly casting practice and instruction is also available each evening.

The course is run from Mohammedia, just north of Casablanca, during Morocco’s peak white marlin season between mid-August through to end of September. We will be ideally located to fish some of the best white marlin grounds in the world and you can expect to raise between 5-20 white marlin a day. There will be plenty of opportunity to practise teasing, hooking, fighting, and landing sailfish on fly.

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Your guide

Your fly fishing instructor and guide for this course is Jamie Melvin.

Jamie was born and raised in Kenya. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years chasing billfish off the coast of Kenya or trout anywhere in the world he could find them. Later in life, he brought his two passions together and became a saltwater fly fishing guide.

After two years’ guiding bonefish on fly in the Bahamas, he went on to guide at Alphonse Island, Seychelles. During his three years at Alphonse, he spent thousands of hours guiding clients on the flats and offshore onto sailfish, wahoo, and tuna on fly.

From there, his journey took him to the Galapagos Islands where he now guides anglers onto marlin and sailfish on fly every year along with more guiding in Kenya and Morocco.

He has a huge amount of experience with billfish, and more than most when it comes to catching them with a fly rod.

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Typical itinerary – Billfish on the fly Morocco

Arrival day
Arrive at Casablanca Airport in the afternoon and transfer to Mohammedia and your hotel. Before sunset we will cover all the basics – tackle, rigging, casting practice, and what to expect on the boat the next day. You then have all evening to ask any questions you have.

Five fishing days
Breakfast at 7am, board One More at 7.30am. Morning briefing as we run to the fishing grounds – plan of action, reminders, questions, and rigging teasers. As we start trolling, fly rod setup, setting the teasers, teasing game plan, communication, will be covered. Spend the whole day learning, getting this right, and catching white marlin on fly. Return to port at 4.30pm for showers, sundowners, daily debrief of what went right/wrong with video analysis and fly casting practise (if you need it). We will then make a plan for what to improve on the next day and discuss anything we haven’t covered from the syllabus.

Departure day
Depart Mohammedia after a morning check-out and transfer to Casablanca Airport for your flight home.

Centrally located, the Ibis is one of Mohammedia’s the top hotels. It is a short walk to local restaurants for dinners and the port is just a five-minute car ride away. There are also places where you can have alcoholic beverages nearby (alcohol is not readily available in Morocco as it is a Muslim country).
Everyone will have their own en-suite room and breakfast is provided by the hotel each morning. If you would like to upgrade your accommodation to a private house, please let us know

2025 dates
Any seven days between 16 August and 25 September
Euro 5,002 based on four anglers
Euro 6,762 based on three anglers
Maximum of four anglers per course, minimum of two anglers per course (please request updated pricing).

Six nights’ B&B accommodation, packed lunch, water and soft drinks, fly casting tuition, guide and boat staff, teasing tackle, fly rod, reel and backing rental, one fly line per group and one fly per angler, airport transfers.

Fishing Tips (recommended $50 pp pd), hotel tips, dinners, alcohol, international flights, extra flies and fly lines.

If you would like more information, or to book on to this billfish on the fly Morocco course, please contact Charlotte Chilcott or Peter McLeod or call us in the office on +44 1980 847389