Madagascar - Island of pain!

Long time we had been looking for a destination, which would be one of the top areas for jigging and popper fishing. In Madagascar we finally found it. We are proud to offer you this unique popper and jigging paradise in the Indian Ocean.


In recent years Madagascar drew attention, especially with its sensational Monster Giant Trevally catches. In addition to the sports fish No. 1, our last expeditions showed a lot more. In addition to the thick GTs, countless Snappers, Mangrove Trevallies, Bonitos and Giant Grouper, Dogtooth Tunas, Amberjacks and Emperor go for the popper and jigs. While trolling, Marlin, Wahoo and sailfish are eagerly awaiting the bait.

In Madagascar, there are ideal conditions for the jigging or popper fishing depending on the season. The popper fishing season is from December to April. Here are the GTs on the edges of the surrounding reef and grab the popper on the surface. Jigging is also very promising at this time, since the outer underwater mountains house a lot of fish. In the summer months from April to November, jigging is the No. 1 method to catch big GTs, Snappers and Groupers. During these months the fish stay at the high oxygen and eutrophic content providing underwater mountains. Madagascar offers a brilliant fishing on the strongest predatory fish of the Indian Ocean throughout the whole year!

Join our group tour or travel individually...

We are hosting group tours to Mitsio Island twice a year. On our group tours you will learn everything about popperfishing and jigging. Learn how to rig your tackle right and how to fish in different conditions and fishing spots. Our group tours take place in spring and autumn. They are really popular so we suggest an early booking!

You will also have the chance to travel alone or with some of your fishing buddies in smaller groups. You can choose the date and schedule for your personalized trip, no problem! The Mitsio Tropical Lodge is a small, unique and eco-friendly lodge on the island of Mistio. The lodge overlooks its own lagoon and can accommodate up to 16 anglers. This is the ideal spot to start your daily fishing activities!

We have three center console boats in total available. They are ecquiped with 140 and 175hp outboarders and modern sonar and card plotter technology from Humminbird. If you don't have your own fishing rods and reels, not a problem at all. You can just hire the fishing ecquipment there and then. This desination is one of the best jigging and popper spot in the world and we can't wait to go back to the Island of Pain!

Travel Services Madgascar Individual

  • - 6 nights at the Mitsio Tropical Lodge in a double room, all-inklusive
  • - 1 night in a Hotel in Nosy Be in a double room, B&B
  • - 6 full days fishing with guide
  • - fishing licenses and airporttransports
  • - boat safari from Nosy Be to Mitsio Island
  • - Travel security note
  • - international flights (appx. 1790€) & Visa
  • - Tips*
  • - additional drinks and meals
  • - special & overluggage costs*
  • - travel insurance*
  • - rent for fishing gear, 1 rod & reel (2 Sets: 50€/day)*
  • - additional nights at Nosy Be*
  • *optional/non-obligatory

Tour Price - Madagascar

Madagascar - Individual

Price per person

4 Persons

€2599

3 Persons

€2799

2 Persons

€3299

Rates are subject to change!
Best time to travel: All year except February!

Video - Catamaran Expedition!

Our first catamaran expedition into the untouched north of Madagascar was a great success! GT popper action and feeding franzies... Enjoy this amazing fishing expedition to the far north of Madagascar!

Madagascar - Monster GT - Catamaran Expedition 2017

Our newest video about the insane fishing for monster GT and doggies in the north of Madagascar. Amazing landscapes on a unique catamaran fishing expedition to the remote north of Madagascar!

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....