With lush rainforest, waterfalls, blue lagoons and dramatic coastline,  Upolu boasts access to some amazing fishing in crystal clear waters.  From Dog tooth Tuna, Barracuda and GT’s and Marlin, for first time to experienced anglers you will find a fishing adventure to challenge you. 


Upolu’s crystal clear waters and pacific-perfect scenery set the scene for year-round game-fishing of popular species. Want more? Of course you do – Upolu is a fantastic place for variety, where you can catch blue marlin, dogtooth and GT’s all in the same day.

Top Fish Species

  • Marlin
  • Tuna
  • Snapper
  • Trevally
  • Wahoo
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Sail Fish
  • Spanish Mackerel

Best time to Fish

March to May – Settled Weather – Good Fishing – Blue & Black Marlin, Yellow fin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna

June to August – Dry Season/Trade Winds – Good Fishing – Blue & Black Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna

September to November – Settled Weather – Excellent Fishing – Blue & Black Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellow fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna.

December to February
 – Wet Season – Excellent Fishing – Blue Marlin, Yellow fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna

Historically, the best months for big Yellow fin are December through to May. This is not to say that fish to 70kg are not landed at other times of the year. October can be sensational!!

Blue Marlin are a year round proposition, with bigger fish from November through to May. However, our largest blue was tagged in late September and was estimated at well over 400kg.

Our fishing active travel expert has had the best marlin catches in May, June, September, October and November.

Other Activities

  • Diving
  • Cultural activities
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Walks and hiking
  • Island tours

Getting there

Located in the South Pacific, you’ll fly into Samoa’s International Airport, 35km from Apia on the island of Upolu. Samoa is a short 3.5 hours from Auckland or 5 – 6 hours from Sydney.


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