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The Andaman Islands is said to be the best destination for popping and jigging in South East Asia. The best description for this type of fishing would be “Total Hard-core Saltwater Fishing At Its Best”!!
The fishing season in The Andamans, stretches from October until May. Many species can be caught depending on different seasons, but in the Andamans, we can catch GT's and Doggies almost the entire season through!
The Andaman Islands have to be some of the best destinations for popping and jigging in South East Asia, thanks to the incredible quantities and the large sizes of the GT found, with an average weight of more than 45-50lbs, with some over 100lbs!
There are also many other species that our anglers can catch while popping, spinning and jigging, like huge Red Snapper, many different Groupers, Coral Trout, big Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Pilot Trevally, Sail Fish, Wahoo, Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Dog Tooth Tuna, Yellow Fin tuna and Bonito.
There are many excellent jigging spots and drop-offs, all within 30 minutes to an hour’s journey by boat from the jetty. You can pop and catch GT’s within as little as 10-15 minutes from the jetty!
Fishing Boats and mates: Excellent local Captains and mates handle the boats and can put you onto fish quickly and efficiently. Our boats are 35ft centre console / Custom Built in 2015 / live bait tank / 1 x 250 HP Yamaha with 15 HP backup engine, VHF, GPS, latest Fish finder etc.
Day 1: Anglers to arrive in Calcutta or Chennai International Airports and connect onward to arrive at Port Blair Airport no later than midday. Welcome on arrival in Port Blair airport and transfer to the ferry (Catamaran) and 90 mins journey to Havelock. Meeting our host upon arrival in Havelock and transfer to hotel of choice – see below in ‘The Hotels’.
Day 2 to 8: Seven full days fishing.
Day 9: Return transfer Havelock-Port Blair and onto airport* and onwards journey home – Tour ends.
* Flight departure time from Port Blair should NOT be scheduled earlier than 1 PM or later, otherwise it will not be possible to make the connection with the morning sailing from Havelock back to Port Blair).
**IMPORTANT NOTE: All anglers will need to fill in a ‘RAP’ form or Restricted Area Permit’ form before arrival in Port Blair. Thy will need to bring this document with them and they will be granted a ‘RAP’ on arrival in Port Blair. We will send this to clients on reservation of package.
7 Days / 8 Nights
Price per person in EUR (including 5% GST Tax)
Nº of ANGLERS 2 3 4
COMFORT 3,675 2,835 2,415
SUPERIOR 4,150 3,310 2,890
DELUXE 4,780 3,940 3,520
* ALL COSTS ARE VALID WITH SERVICE DATES BETWEEN 01 OCT 2017 AND 30 APRIL 2018
Supplementary Charter Charges
1 x long-range day trip (‘X10’ or ‘Incredible Banks’) @ Surcharge of 390 EUR (including 5% GST tax)
1 x long-range day trip to the ‘Invisible Banks’ @ Surcharge of 600 EUR (including 5% GST tax) on package price!
* The above supplementary charges are for the entire boat and NOT per person…. The package prices with standard day trips are based on min. of 2 anglers.
Airport transfers on day of arrival from Port Blair to ‘Jetty’ and onto the Catamaran/on day of departure Catamaran (90 mins journey) to Havelock in the Islands and transfer to hotel/return journey by Catamaran back to Port Blair and transfer to airport.
Daily hotel transfers to the harbour on fishing days.
Daily breakfast at hotel, with lunch and snacks on days of fishing (served on board).
All soft drinks on board on days of fishing (no alcohol is allowed on board).
8 nights stay in hotel on Havelock (based on single rooms).
7 full days of fishing.
Services of 1 captain + 1 deckhand.
GST tax (this is the government’s new ‘Good Service Tax’).
Visas for India & Restricted area permit fees for the Andaman Islands.
All international and domestic flights.
Tips for crew, skipper, driver etc.
Travel/Medical insurance *(compulsory).
Fishing equipment *(trolling rods are provided on request free of charge)
Fishing permit fees (any applicable fees will be announced by government in July/Aug 2017)
Alcohol and all other items, which are NOT mentioned under ‘Included’.
*A 50% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before actual trip starts.
**All prices quoted are subject to change without any prior notice given. In case, of any increase in service tax, hotel tax, government tax and/or fishing permit fees, we reserve the right to alter the price, even after time of confirmation or having received any payment from clients.
Through our travel agent partners we are able to secure excellent rates for all your international and domestic flights and travel insurance that are not included in our packages.
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Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal
October - May
Popping Jigging, Trolling and Bait Fishing
Giant Trevally (GT), Dog Tooth Tuna, Marlin, Rusty Job Fish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Amberjack, huge Barracuda, Groupers, Sail Fish and King Mackerel.
Adventure Popping Jigging, Trolling and Bait Fishing trips with a choice of Hotel or Guesthouse. Total hard-core saltwater fishing at its best!
from 2.415€ per person (including 5% GST tax)
9 days with 7 days fishing
No of Days
To apply for fishing permits, we require the following documents from each angler, to be send to us by email attachment not later than 45 days prior to arrival date.
1. Passport photocopy
2. Visa photocopy
3. Passport size photo (in color)
4. Father’s name details (first and surname)
5. Address + mobile number
1. Comfort Class Havelock (Radha Krishna Resort or similar), equals to 2 stars / guesthouse level
2. Superior Class Havelock (Sands Marina Resort or similar), equals to 3 stars hotel level
3. Superior Class Port Blair (J Hotel or similar), equals to 3 stars hotel level
4. Deluxe Class Havelock (Munjoh Resort or similar), equals to 4 stars hotel level.
*All package prices are based on 3 hotel categories with suggested hotels as per above. If one of these hotels is not available at the time of booking, we will book an alternative available hotel within same price/category instead. If there’s no hotel from a similar standard available, we will leave you/clients the choice, whether to choose a more budget or superior option instead. Any price differences, positive or negative, would need to be settled with clients. This cannot be absorbed by us. Please note that all prices are costed on ‘similar’ – based on availability basis.
Supplementary hotel charges:
Mandatory Dinner charges of 55 EUR (including 5% GST) per person for Christmas evening i.e. on 24th Dec for stay at Munjoh Resort
Mandatory Dinner charges of 65 EUR (including 5% GST) per person for New Year evening i.e. on 31st Dec for stay at Munjoh Resort
Mandatory Dinner charges of 40 EUR (including 5% GST) per person for New Year evening i.e. on 31st Dec for stay at Sands Marina Resort
Peak season surcharge for stays between 15 Dec and 15 Jan for guests staying at Radha Krishna Resort at 20 EUR (including 5% GST) / room / night
Peak season surcharge for stays between 15 Dec and 15 Jan for guests staying at Sands Marina or Munjoh Resort at 35 EUR (including 5% GST) / room / night
Additional night in Port Blair pre/ post stay (J Hotel): 100 EUR (including 5% GST) / room / night.
Peak season surcharge for stays between 15 Dec and 15 Jan for guests staying at J Hotel at 23 EUR (including 5% GST) / room / night.
For long-range fishing trips, we need favourable weather and sea conditions and prior approval from local authorities. Best period for fishing these areas are from Jan until May.
On Long-range day trips to X10, we leave at 06:00 hrs and return around 15:00 hrs. Simple breakfast, snacks, soft-drinks and lunch are served on board. Sailing time is around 2 hours off-shore/way. This trip is designed for the experienced anglers, with main interest in jigging and live baiting, looking to catch dogtooth tuna and sharks. If you like also popping, the Invisible banks will be a better choice for you.
Long-Range (Invisible Banks)
On Long-range day trips to the ‘Invisible Banks’, we leave at 05:00 hrs and return around 16:00 hrs. Simple breakfast, snacks, soft-drinks and lunch are served on board. Sailing time is around 3 hours off-shore/way. This trip is for the experienced, extreme angler, looking for mammoth GT's Dogtooths, Marlin and other large Pelagics. All fishing techniques can be used here (jigging, popping, trolling, live baiting).
Most anglers prefer to bring their own fishing equipment for popping and jigging. Trolling gear is always included and provided by us on board. If you really do not prefer to travel with rods on a trip, we can also rent out a popping and jigging outfit for you. For more info about rental of fishing equipment, please ask us at the time of booking. If you run out of lures, there’s still the option to buy poppers, stick baits and jigs from us at our shop on the Island.
Recommended tackle if bringing own gear:
Popping rod (2-2,5 meters long / PE8-10 class)
Braid - PE8
Shock leader - 200 lbs mono
To connect line and leader we recommend a PR knot
Treble hooks (Owner): 4 - 5/0
Jigging Hooks (Jigging Master of Gamakatsu): 10 to 12/0
Split Ring - 150 lbs and above
Poppers/stick baits (100-200 gr)
Heavy jigging set-up: PE8 / 130-150 lbs fluoro leader /jig weight: 300-400 gr
Medium jigging set-up: PE6 / 80-130 lbs fluoro leader / jig weight: 200-300 gr
Reels: Shimano Stella (SW18000 for popping) and (SW20000) for jigging.
*We do recommend you to bring most of your personal fishing gear and tackle. We do also sell some poppers and stick baits at our shop.
On request we can also rent out some of our high-end gear. The cost is 50 EURO including GST per day per person for rentals includes top end 1 x popping outfit and 1 x jigging outfit.
On a normal full day of fishing, we leave the harbour at 08:00 hrs and come back at 17:00 hrs. Soft-drinks, snacks and lunch is included.
*From a license and safety point of view, we do not allow alcoholic drinks on board during fishing.