Idyllic landscapes, absolute tranquillity and guaranteed pleasure ... It is rare for a fisherman to indulge his passion in such exceptional conditions as those offered by New Caledonia. Diverse practices, multitudes of species, fishing enthusiasts will certainly find reason to be happy in New Caledonia.
Out at sea or lulled by the trade winds in the lagoon, fishing is both a lifestyle and a hobby that the locals willingly share with visitors. The variety of species, sites and techniques make it one of the finest fishing destinations in the world. Novices will find the perfect place for first time fishing. On the reef’s walls and passes, those fishing for popper and for jig can challenge the "GT" monsters, the dogtooth tuna, wahoo, jobfish, red carp, grouper, tazars, yellowfin tuna, and sailfish.
Outside the reef, deep sea fishing promises enthusiasts a multitude of miraculous fish: marlin, mahi-mahi, rainbow runners ... In addition, this is also an ideal place for fly fishing for large pelagic fish abounding in New Caledonian waters: skip jack, queen fish, mékoua, tazar, tuna ...
New Caledonia, and particularly the region of Poum in the Northern part of Grande Terre, is also known as a paradise for bonefish fishing. Catches of 5 kilograms are not uncommon. Melanesian fishers even mention record captures of fishes longer than 1 meter and weighing around 10 kilograms using either the fishing line or the net!
It is also common to find different varieties of trevally including the famous giant trevally "caranx ignobilis" locally called "baoum”, the delight of the anglers, on these great flats in the far north of New Caledonia.
For fans of fresh water fishing, lac de Yaté (Lake Yate), located in the Deep South half an hour from Noumea, offers a large reservoir for fishing for black bass, a cousin of trout that can reach 30 cm. You can also fish for brown trout.