Welcome to the SIOBC
Le Morne Anglers’ Club is pleased to announce that the South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition will be held from From the 21 January 2024 to the 27 January 2024
The organizing committee of the Competition is pleased to invite anglers from all over the world to participate in this prestigious event. The warm and friendly atmosphere, the excellent organisation, the legendary sense of hospitality of the locals and the excitement of great sportfishing have made the SIOBC famous.
The venue is Le Morne Anglers Club, Black River on the southwest coast of Mauritius.
The deep Indian ocean waters on the West and South west coast of the island are famous for Granders. Latest boated in May 2022 was a Blue Marlin weighing 1134 lb. Fishing starts just outside the coral barrier.
We invite you to visit our website and to register your team for the 24th edition of the South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CLUB AND THE COMPETITION.
Le Morne Anglers Club was founded in 1955 by a group of passionate anglers led by Allan Cambier. The first club house was at Le Morne at the foot of the mythical Le Morne mountain. Le Morne Anglers Club became a member of the International Game Fish Association in 1957.
In 1961, a new club house was built in Black River Bay. Many world record fish have been weighed at Le Morne Anglers Club which has an IGFA Official Weigh Station. The club has a rich history of sportfishing competitions. It has hosted several famous international tournaments and since 2000, Le Morne Anglers Club is the organiser of the South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition. This event is a partly release competition. Marlin of 400 lb, or less must be released. Anglers from all over the world participate in this four-day competition.
Le Morne Anglers Club is the organiser, with the participation of dedicated sponsors of many local competitions open to the public. All competitions are partly release for Billfish. The club is committed to the promotion of ethical angling practices and to the conversation of Billfish.