Fishing in the lagoon
Fishing in Tikehau lagoon: A thousand-year-old tradition
In the heart of the Pacific Ocean, Tikehau atoll, nestled in the Tuamotu archipelago of French Polynesia, offers fishermen an unforgettable experience in a rich and diverse marine ecosystem. Fishing in the Tikehau lagoon is much more than a simple activity, it's an age-old tradition that links the atoll's inhabitants to their environment, while preserving the cultural values that make Polynesia so rich.
For the people of Tikehau, fishing has been part of their way of life for generations. The sea is an essential source of sustenance for the local community, providing a variety of fish and seafood to complement their diet. Traditional fishing techniques, handed down from generation to generation, are imbued with ancestral knowledge, respect for nature and a deep connection with the ocean.
Various types of fishing are available during your stay at Fafarua Lodge. We advise you to bring your own fishing tackle, adapted to the type of fishing you want to do.
In the context of "sport" fishing, which adopts the "catch and release" principle, all types of fishing are practicable around the private island, as well as on one of our boats during dedicated fishing excursions. You can line, cast or troll in the lagoon.
All forms of fishing that involve bringing in fish without releasing them are not permitted in the vicinity of the private island, which is dedicated to underwater snorkeling. In this case, you'll need to move away from the private island to fish, which can easily be done on foot or by kayak, or with one of our boats provided with its pilot during the daily excursion. The catch can then be eaten on the way back. Our chef will be delighted to prepare your catch for your next meal.