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Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Not many people have heard of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and even fewer have traveled here. This little known virgin destination lies over a 1000km to the East of India in the Bay of Bengal. Located between the latitudes 6° to 14° North and longitudes 92° to 94° East. The islands are blessed with a year round temperature that varies between 22ºC (71ºF) and 33ºC (92ºF).

This archipelago consists of 572 islands of which only 26 are inhabited, that too mainly by aboriginal tribes that have little if any contact with outsiders. These islands are at the tip of a sub-aquatic mountain range, with waters dropping steeply to depths of over 2 kilometers on both the east and west coasts.

Set amidst this tropical paradise is a game fishing adventure that will satisfy even the world’s most hardcore angler. Commercial fishing is banned in this virgin area so there’s an abundance of record size Dog tooth & Yellow fin Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper and monster Giant Trevally. In deeper waters one can find really large Blue and Black Marlin. The angling in the Andaman Islands is nothing short of spectacular. These are the most fertile fishing grounds you can imagine.

By virtue of its position, the Islands receive a continuous south / south west current which brings with it plenty of bait fish as well as Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow fin Tuna, Dog tooth Tuna and Dorado.

One can pursue virtually every method of blue water fishing with exceptional results. Troll for Marlin and other pelagic species off the 1000-2000 m drop-offs on the east and west coast. Go popping for Giant Trevally and Coral Trout or go jigging for world record size Tuna. You can also go night fishing for Giant Grouper, Snappers, Swordfish and Shark.

The Andaman’s has always been one the word’s best-kept secrets because of its geographic location and inaccessibility. The area is so vast (8,249 sq. Km) that most of it is still unexplored. It is this very fact apart from the total ban on commercial fishing that makes it the last undiscovered angling paradise.’

Andaman and Nicobar Tourism

Andaman and Nicobar, Indian Reef Region

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