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!

Madagascar - Videos

  • Up Next Island of Pain X
    This video shows the fishing for huge giant trevally and sailfish in Madagascar! On our last group trip we experienced hard conditions but we have been able to catch some nice fish anyway...
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition V
    This video shows the amazing popping for huge GT in Madagascar. Our newest video about our catamaran expedition to the far north of Madagascar to fish with poppers and jigs for GT, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin, groupers and other hard fighting fish!
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition IV
    Facing heavy seas, the clients had to fight hard and at the end everyone caught some nice fish! Never give up!
  • Up Next Island of Pain IX
    To be very honest... we were facing very difficult weather conditions this time. A cyclone over Reunion had brought strong winds and waves and made the fishing really tough. Nevertheless the guys fought and got some really nice fish at the end! Never give up!
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition III
    Alright guys and girls! Here comes out last video for this season. Short but full of action with some highlights of the last catamaran expedition to the northern end of Madagascar. It wasn't easy, but the guys never gave up and at the end everyone got his big fish.
  • Up Next Island of Pain VIII
    One of the most difficult weeks of fishing we ever had at Mitsio Island. Never give up and you will catch your fish! Have fun with the new video! Our 2018 group tours are already heavily booked. If you want to join us you should hurry up with your booking! www.sportfishing-expeditions.com
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition II
    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!
  • Up Next Island of Pain VII
    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....
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition I
    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!
  • Up Next Island of Pain VII
    Our latest video from the island of pain. This time there where billfish all over the place. A lot of sailfish caught on spining rods and a 450lbs black marlin. www.andrees-expeditions.de
  • Up Next Island of Pain VI
    Here our latest video from the Island of Pain. This time we fished for the real bluewater monsters. See a marlin eating two jigged GTs right next to the boat! What a trip... www.sportfishing-expeditions.com
  • Up Next Island of Pain V
    Our new movie of the last fishing trip to the island of pain in November 2014. This time a lot of sailfish around and we had a lot of fun catching them with our spining rods. On top of that, we got some nice GT as well. www.sportfishing-expeditions.com
  • Up Next Island of Pain IV
    Here our new video of the really stunning group tour to Mitsio Island in March 2014.
  • Up Next Island of Pain III
    Our next movie about the fantastic fishing at Mitsio Island, Madagascar. Enjoy nice fights with sharks, gts, groupers and other reef hunters. Information about fishing in Madagascar: www.andrees-expeditions.de
  • Up Next Island of Pain II
    This trip to the Island of Pain was a huge success. Our clients caught a big Marlin, several huge sharks and GT up to 38KG!
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    Up Next Island of Pain I
    The legendary "Island of Pain" - Mitsio in Madagascar. Join our clients on an epic fishing expeditions with hundreds of fish caught every single day!