Fishing for Triggerfish

Triggerfish are found in tropical waters around coral bommies, fingers or any coral structures. They are wonderful characterful fish that are so wildly unpredictable. One day you can land a fly on their head and they will crunch it, the next you land a cast 10 yards away and they are running to the hills. If you can work out their nature and find a happy fish, they quickly become the dirtiest fighter in the ocean. Once hooked they are going to make a mad dash for the nearest hole or drop off.  If you let them go, then expect to only get half of your line back.

How Frontiers can help your dream triggerfish become a reality 

We have five decades of experience and our services are FREE. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give one of our Team a call!

Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our experts on saltwater fishing. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive direct from a lodge. We have 50 years of experience in doing this!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you Fish for Triggerfish?

Fishing for triggerfish is done in the tropical waters around the Seychelles, Maldives and Christmas Island.

Fishing Tackle for Triggerfish

A 9ft 10 weight is your typical weapon of choice when taking on triggers. Your rod will need to be matched with a good quality large arbor saltwater reel. To fight a trigger you need to yield nothing and for that you need a strong rod. Give them an inch and they will take a mile.

Fishing Flies for Triggerfish

Triggerfish flies are typically crab imitations tied on very strong hooks. Triggers have very strong jaws and can happily crunch a cheap hook.


Ask The Expert

Department Manager

Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Bahamas, Belize, Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.

UK Managing Director


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