Fishing In Goa


Fishing in Goa. India.

Frequently caught fish include a variety of Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, GT’s, Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Barracuda, Sail Fish, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Dorado(dolphin fish), Yellow Fin Tuna, Bonito, Perch, Reef Cod, Croaker, Trevally to name a few. For conservation, we do encourage catch and release. See our fish calendar.

Light Offshore Fishing:

The rule of thumb is, the deeper the water, the bigger the fish. You never know when or where a big fish will strike. We fish off west coast of Goa, India, approx. 40- 60kms offshore. Depth range 160-260ft. Hi speed trolling, use of GPS, fish finder depth sounder,  covering lots of ground to locate fish. Once located, fishing is done at steady trolling speed. Techniques range from trolling artificial lure, natural baits, also trolling with down riggers Experience the thrill and excitement of trolling lures through a Mackerel and Tuna feeding frenzy. Spinning and drift fishing done with lures, poppers, jigs, natural baits and live baits for pelagic game fish such as king Fish, Wahoo, Cobia, Sail Fish, Dorado, Jacks, Tuna and Barracuda. This is a full day trip, snack, pack lunch, beer and other refreshments is included, to make it the most enjoyable day on water.

River Fishing:

Here in Goa, India, Barramundi and Mangrove Jack fishing is second to none. We fish the two main rivers of Goa, the Mandovi River and the Zuari River, which are also interconected at one point. 40 to 50 kms deep down the crocodile infested remote river waters, creeks and estuaries. We fish for big barra and Mangrove jacks. River fishing are always very productive, all year round, we have very good average, 80-90 cms size Barramundis and many exceeding 100cms mark, we also have decent size large Mangrove Jacks too, six to nine kgs. You can troll for these fish, or even cast a lure under the mangrove cover to trigger a strike.

Spear Fishing:

The deep blue warm and clear waters with abundant tropical fish life and coral, at Grand Island, Bat Island, Sail Rock and dozen of other reefs, and excellent deep drop-offs are perfect and excellent for free diving spearfishing. We take you to the best diving spots (hot spots) we know, that hold lot of fish. With good water visibility of around 6 to 20 metres, and depth of 8 to 15 metres. Expect to hunt an assortment of reef fish, such as groupers, red snappers, jacks, barracudas, mackerels, cobia, leather skin, sweet lips, spade fish, surgeon fish or a big trevally

Our guided spearfishing  packages are designed for experienced free diving spearfishing enthusiasts only.

Equipments we provide.

  • Fishing rods; Shimano, Penn, Diawa,  Berkley, Abu Garcia, ugly sticks. (light, medium, heavy.)(Spinning and overheads)
  • Reels ; Shimano, Diawa Abu Garcia, Okuma, Van staal, Acccurate and Penn. (Spinning, Multipliers, and Bait Casters)
  • Lures; Rapala, Sebile, Strike Pro, Berkley, Daiwa, Halco, Storm and Yo zuri. ( hard bodies, soft plastics, Octopus skirts, metal jigs)
  • GPS, Fish finder
  • Fish grip, hook remover
  • Fighting butt, Gaff – Landing net.

Goa-fishing reserves the right to recoup from you the full cost of replacing or repairing any fishing tackle that is lost or damaged whilst in your possession.

Things to bring.

Sun screen cream/lotion, hat or cap, polarized sun glasses, and a camera. You are welcome to bring your own tackle if you do wish so.

Condition: Operation, subject to weather permitting.