Sport Fishing

With its 29 coral atolls spread out over 750,000 square miles of tropical Pacific Ocean, the Marshall Islands is literally one of the fishiest countries on earth! Over 1,000 species of fish (860 inshore/reef, 7 freshwater/brackish, 67 open water and 125 deep sea fish) offer an incredible array of fishing opportunities within the lagoons, on the reef flats, and in the open ocean. Anglers can enjoy flyfishing, jigging and bottom fishing, trolling, casting/whipping, and more.

Fishing Areas

All 29 atolls in the Marshalls offer excellent fishing. From the capital, Majuro Atoll, anglers can easily venture out to neighboring Arno atoll by boat or to other atolls via Air Marshall Islands, the domestic carrier.

Fishing Season

Wind and sea conditions are most favorable during the May-October period.

Charter Boats

Boats vary in type and size (ranging from about 25 to 45 feet) and can be arranged through the hotels or dive shops.

Marshalls Billfish Club Tournaments

Since 1983, the Marshalls Billfish Club has been the biggest proponent of sport fishing in the Marshalls and Micronesia, organizing more than 140 sportsfishing tournaments. Currently, the Club holds an average of 10 tournaments a year, the largest tournaments being the Annual National Fisherman’s Day Tournament held during the first week of July and the Mobil All-Micronesia Fishing Tournament held in August. These annual tournaments include two days of fishing and have participants from many neighboring Pacific Island countries. You can visit their website at