Fishing

The ocean around Timor-Leste provides excellent fishing opportunities. Local people are adept with net, spear and trap. Arrange to go out with Timorese fishers in their colourful wooden craft for inshore fishing or charter a larger tourism boat and head for the deep.

Potential big game fish that ply Timorese waters include giant trevally, yellow fin tuna, Spanish mackerel, sailfish and marlin.

One of the joys of travelling in Timor-Leste definitely is eating freshly caught barbecued fish (with a squeeze of fresh lime juice).

Get help planning your fishing

Dili
Eco Discovery specialises in small group tours and adventures utilising 4WD vehicles with quality guides. In addition to explore Dii, Jaco Island and Mt Ramelau trips, options include special interest trekking, fishing, traditional culture, resistance history and Australian WWII Sparrow Force tours.
Dili
Sports fishing charters available from Liquica to Manatuto and Dili to Atauro on board motor launches. Fishing gear provided.