“Fly-fishing may well be considered the most beautiful of all rural sports.” – Frank Forester
If there is anyone who appreciates a little quiet corner of a solitude, it is the fly fisherman. And Memorial Day this week is the start of many fly fishing seasons in the USA (where the sport is biggest). We can all dangle a line off a dhoni, or run a line from a cruise for a some deep sea fishing. But of all the piscary persuasions, fly fishing seems closest to the spirit of the Maldives – mill pond calm water teeming with fish in the tranquil shallows.
The resort for castaway casting is Hideaway Beach…
“We have a plenty of fishing points around where you can explore for your own experience both local and international style with the guidance of our local fishing guide, who have been trained locally and internationally. Island Hideaway provides a wide range of fishing opportunities for fly fishing anglers in this nation famous fishing zone.”
Fish you can catch include Bone Fish, Blue Fin Trevally, Giant Trevally, Big Eye Trevally, Rainbow Runner, and Groupers.
The prices are $500 for a half day (5 hours) on a ski boat with a local guide (1 or 2 anglers) or $900 for a full day (9 hours). The excursion includes refreshments of fruit and drinks. You can also have a try for bonito fish on the way to the sand bank.
The resort has a designated fly fishing area on the resort (see map directly below), but also offers fly fishing excursions on other nearby islands (see map at bottom).
“Fly-fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.” – Arnold Gingrich