Exceptional Fly Fishing in Mozambique
Discover fly fishing for giant trevally, wahoo, sailfish and numerous other species while enjoying the breathtaking views from the Benguerra Lodge in Mozambique.
varied and exciting casting
All of the fishing on Benguerra Island takes place from the 22ft custom built walk around catamaran. Powered by twin motors and guided by experienced fishing guides, they provide the ideal platform to target the full range of species in the area.
The fishing is varied and exciting from sight fishing to teased sailfish, plugging for giant trevally or casting to surface feeding bonito. The boats are also ideally suited to fly-fishing, and all of the species can be targeted on the fly-rod, the exception being marlin.
The sailfish season is from April to July, and as far exciting fishing goes this is as good as it gets. The adrenalin surge that goes with casting to a sailfish that has been teased right to the boat is indescribable. The reef fishing hots up in November and remains good right up until the end of July, the key for this fishing is to plan a trip that coincides with the spring tides.
There are 6 common species of trevally that make up a big part of our target species, hard fighting and dogged they are always great fun to catch. Other target species on the reefs are speedy king and queen mackerel, green jobfish, springer and the acrobatic talang queenfish. Spinning to surface feeding bonito is also great fun and peaks between December and Feb. These speedsters are great sport on light tackle and readily take a small spoon.
The Marlin season is from October to Feburary, and if one is willing to invest a bit of time, the chances of catching this King of the Ocean are good. The tackle used is 80lb and 130lb stand-up rigs and a good level of fitness is recommended when taking this awesome fish on.
sheer unspoiled beauty
There are four different types of accommodation at the Benguerra Lodge, four bungalows, two cabanas, ten casitas and one magnificent private villa. The two romantic and elegantly furnished cabanas have been built right on the edge of the beach.
Each has an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower, overhead fans and private deck with plunge pool, hammocks and sun loungers. There are ten luxuriously appointed casitas which are decorated in a unique blend of safari chic and Arabic style. Each has a large bedroom, separate lounge area, overhead fan, en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. The private decks have plunge pools and each casita has an outdoor dining gazebo for starlit dinners.
Finally, there is the private Villa which is the epitome of exclusivity. The luxury furnishings and private facilities make it an ideal place for those wanting unsurpassed comfort and privacy, honeymooners and families.
A personal chef prepares all meals at the Villa, although the main lodge’s dining facilities are also available to Villa guests, if desired. There are two double bedrooms, ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, a lounge and dining area, private deck and swimming pool, private garden with beach access.
The facilities are completed by a lounge and dining room. The separate bar area has a large airy patio overlooking the beach and sea across lawns and trees where attractive red tailed squirrels play. The meals are fresh from the sea, with delicacies such as crayfish, crab and calamari.
At Benguerra Lodge most of the activities are water based. Both snorkelling and diving on the reef give you an opportunity to appreciate the sheer unspoiled beauty, combined with the variety and abundance of marine life. You can also sail to the deserted Pansy Island, sun bathe and picnic in seclusion, explore the birdlife along the tideline and the fresh water lakes or simply comb deserted beaches in solitude and serenity. A trip to the mainland can be organized, as can visits to the local market, to enjoy lunch and view the old harbour and the famous Donna Anna Hotel.
“Staying at Benguerra Lodge was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. This is the place where you can relax, enjoy and have the best holiday you can imagine. Thanks so much for the great, friendly and professional service and the great food.” T.B. – UK
Benguerra Lodge is situated on Benguerra Island, in the Bazaruto Archipelago of islands just off Mozambique, close to its south eastern border with Southern Africa. Benguerra Island is approximately 11 kms by 5 kms, and was declared a National Park in 1971. There are three fresh water lakes, which host numerous birds as well as crocodile.
The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of 5 islands located approximately a third of the way up Mozambique’s 2000 kilometer long coastline. Unspoiled white beaches, thriving coral reefs and an abundance of gamefish make it the ideal fishing getaway. The vast sand flats and shallows on the landward side of the islands provides the ideal breeding ground for huge schools of baitfish that provide the sustenance and attraction for the large schools of pelagic and resident gamefish in the area.