Madagascar - Mistio Island!

Come and join us on our journey to the legendary "Island of pain"! This group tour is one of our most popular one and takes part twice a year. You will be guided by Andreas Knausenberger, Frank Knossalla or Ralf Andree depending on the dates you join the group tour.

You will fish full six days with jigs and poppers around Mitsio Island and you will experience the brutal stenght of GTs, Mangrove Trevallies, Snappers, Sharks and Groupers! You will also have good chances of catching Black Marlin, Sailfish and Yellowfin Tuna. This amazing fishing spot is one of the best jigging spot in the world! After the tiring days at the "Island of pain" you will relax for two nights at Nosy Be in a nice hotel. After these days you will fly back to your origin. This group trip is very much in demand and an early book, therefore, recommended!

Exemplary itinerary

This group tour begins for you at your home destination. From there, you’ll fly to Nosy Be, Madagascar. In the early morning, you’ll reach the island of Nosy Be. With the private transfer you will be brought to the harbour where the hydrofoils are waiting for you. They will take you from Nosy Be to the Mitsio archipelago. We will help you to rig your tackle in the first evening at Mitsio Island. Your fishing adventure begins the next morning on a total of three boats. Each boat hosts three or four anglers. The next six days you’ll hunt the monster GTs and other reef inhabitants. During the seminar, you will receive an intense insight into popper fishing and jigging. On the last day, you’ll fish all day long on the way from Mitsio to Nosy Be. Towards the evening you’ll reach Nosy Be and then be taken to your hotel by private transport. You will stay there for two nights. On the day of your departure you will leave the hotel in the morning, after breakfast, and you’ll fly back to your home destination.


Travel Services Madagascar

  • - 6 N in Mitsio Tropical Lodge, DR, all-inklusive
  • - 1 N in a Hotel e.g. Sarimanok, DR
  • - 6 days guiding
  • - fishing licenses and transports
  • - boat safari to Mitsio Island
  • - english speaking tour guide
  • - Travel security note
  • - Photo- & Video documentation
  • - Tips*
  • - Add. nights at NosyBe*
  • - intern. Flights (appx. 1290€) & Visa
  • - add. drinks & meals
  • - extra and sport luggage fees*
  • - travel insurance*
  • - rental fee for fishing gear (1 Set: 30€/day)*
  • *optional/non-obligatory

Tour Price - Group Tour

Group Tour

Price per Person


Group size: 4-12

min. participants: 4

Dates 2018/2019:

  • 08.04. - 17./19.04.2018
  • 31.10. - 07./10.11.2018
  • 19.04. - 27./30.04.2019
  • 25.10. - 02./05.11.2019

Booking Status Madagascar Group Tours

Group Tour 31.10. - 07.11.2018
Group Tour 26.04. - 04.05.2019
Group Tour 25.10. - 02.11.2019

Video - Mitsio Island March 2014

In March 2014 we head out once again to the Island of Pain! As usual we had amazing fishing for GTs, groupers, sharks and all the other hard fighting fish. Bending rods, screaming reels... Welcome to Madagascar!

Video - Mitsio Island August 2014

This movie shows the fantastic fishing in Madagascar. Join our fishermen catching huge marlin, giant trevallies, mangrove trevallies and more during their six day long stay on the island of pain! This is one of the best jigging spots in the world! MITSIO ISLAND - ISLAND OF PAIN!

Video - Island of pain I

This film of our last expedition to Mitsio Island shows the insane jigging at one of the best spots on Earth. Incredible what is happening off the coast of Mitsio. Huge Giant Trevallies and Groupers, powerful fighting sharks and Snappers. For sure, this part of the world received our name "Island of Pain"!

Video - Bank of Monsters!

This is our new video from the Island of Pain! This time we've been on the hunt for the real bluewater monsters... We fished the outer banks with our motor catamaran and try to catch doggies, sharks and fat GTs! This video also shows a marlin eating our two jigged GTs right next to our boat...

Video - Madagascar November 2016

Again the Island of Pain has rocked like hell last November. This time we caught marlin, doggies, GT and some really nice grouper! Mitsio Island... everything else is bulls....