Silver Fish Lodge – Maxixe, Mozambique

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Full-service gamefishing lodge in Maxixe Estuary, Mozambique, specialising in big-game fishing and billfishing. Full fishing packages, including meals and luxury accommodation are available for up to 15 guests at one time.

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The fishing

In billfishing terms, it doesn’t get much better, with the waters around Silver Fish Lodge home to sailfish, black marlin, blue marlin, striped marlin, short-billed spearfish and broadbill. There’s even the outside chance of the ‘fantasy slam’ (five billfish in 24 hours).

Billfishing aside, you can expect to run into plenty of other game fish, including four species of trevally, queenfish, king mackerel, queen mackerel, job fish, yellowfin tuna, bonito and skipjack tuna, dorado, wahoo, cobia, amberjack and barracuda. The best time of the year for fishing is November through June. During winter months (June through September) fishing remains constant, especially for sailfish and queen mackerel. A variety of fly-fishing techniques are also practised here – both from the boat and also from the beach.

Silver Fish Lodge encourage the release of game fish (especially breeding size) and don’t harvest any billfish.

The facilities

Accommodation is offered in a selection of double and single chalets. Doubles feature two double beds or four single beds, full bathroom and lounge with undercover patio, while singles have a single double bed or two single beds per room, with en-suite bathroom, hot water shower, toilet and basin, also with undercover patio.

Buildings are constructed with brick, thatch roofing, tiled flooring, exterior lighting and covered patio areas. Interiors are equipped with lighting, plug points, comfortable seating and sleeping (fresh linen and mosquito nets) and ceiling fans. All units face the estuary with sea views. Beach access is approximately 50 metres.

Also on site you’ll find a bar and dining room, games room (equipped with pool table, dart board, reading room and a variety of board and card games) and laundry facilities.

Rates

Sample package:
7 nights/5 days fishing: $1,950 per person (based on double occupancy and fishing aboard the 27 Rocknrolla)

Tailor-made packages available

Contact info

Website: www.silverfishlodge.com
Email: bookings@silverfishlodge.com

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