Fishing

With translucent waters, tropical temperatures and pristine reefs dropping sharply into the Pacific Ocean, our little paradise is an angler’s paradise. From tossing a line in the shallows or venturing into the deep blue, all year round is a good time to try your luck. Fly fishing, lagoon fishing and spear fishing and all types of boat fishing are popular, from dropping a line from a kayak to going beyond the reef on a deep sea charter to chase yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi and wahoo.

Sport fishing
Rarotonga and Aitutaki have a large number of giant trevally on their reefs. The giant trevally or ‘GT’ is a great sport fish with light tackle and many an angler experiences the thrill of this catch-and-release species. Fishing on Rarotonga is unique as the island only has a 36 km circumference around the reef, meaning fishing locations in nearly all weather conditions. For the ultimate land-based fishing challenge, no angler can go past the fast-running, hard-fighting bonefish. These lie on the beautiful sand flats of Aitutaki and are every fly fisherman’s dream.

Fishing clubs
The Cook Islands are not crowded with fisherman, and the “Ra’ui” (protected areas) within the lagoon conserve the marine life and ensure fishing will remain a popular sport for generations to come. Fishing clubs on Rarotonga and Aitutaki welcome non-members and guided reef fishing can be arranged on Atiu.

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Aitutaki
 
Aitutaki Blue Lagoon Flyfish
Owner and guide Butch Leone of Aitutaki Blue Lagoon Flyfish is located on the beautiful Island of…
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Rarotonga
 
Akura Fishing Charters
Akura boasts three boats so we can cater for your charter, including big game fishing, down fishing…
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Rarotonga
 
Black Watch Moana Charters
Black Watch Moana Charters is a 100% locally owned game fishing and ocean charter company. We like…
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Rarotonga
 
Captain Moko's Fishing Charters
Captain Moko's Fishing Charters offers you a true fishing experience! A passionate fisherman…
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Rarotonga
 
Fishing Excursion with Blue Water Tours
Blue Water Tours operates a well appointed large catamaran that is perfect for visitors looking to …
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Atiu
 
Lagoon Fishing with Andrew
Learn the Atiuan way of fishing by joining Andrew Matapakia and his family on a lagoon or deep-sea…
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Rarotonga
 
Marlin Queen Fishing Charters
Fishing aboard Marlin Queen is the ultimate game fishing experience in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. A…
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Rarotonga
 
Rarotonga Watersports
Here at Rarotonga Watersports our goal is to give you a memorable experience in the beautiful…
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Reef and Beach Fishing Tour with Sunshine Raro Cultural Tours
Rarotonga
 
Reef & Beach Fishing with Sunshine Raro Cultural Tours
On this reef and beach fishing tour, Mata George (aka Sunshine) gives a half hour orientation about…
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Rarotonga
 
Vision Fishing Charters
Our 54 foot purpose built charter boat is perfect for your game fishing experience in Rarotonga! If…
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Rarotonga
 
Wahoo Fishing Charters
From adventure fishing to party cruises, snorkelling and everything in between, we'll hook you up! …