Madagascar - Mistio Island!

Come and join us on our journey to the legendary "Island of pain"! This group tour is one of our most popular one and takes part twice a year. You will be guided by Andreas Knausenberger, Frank Knossalla or Ralf Andree depending on the dates you join the group tour.

You will fish full six days with jigs and poppers around Mitsio Island and you will experience the brutal stenght of GTs, Mangrove Trevallies, Snappers, Sharks and Groupers! You will also have good chances of catching Black Marlin, Sailfish and Yellowfin Tuna. This amazing fishing spot is one of the best jigging spot in the world! After the tiring days at the "Island of pain" you will relax for two nights at Nosy Be in a nice hotel. After these days you will fly back to your origin. This group trip is very much in demand and an early book, therefore, recommended!

Exemplary itinerary

This group tour begins for you at your home destination. From there, you’ll fly to Nosy Be, Madagascar. In the early morning, you’ll reach the island of Nosy Be. With the private transfer you will be brought to the harbour where the hydrofoils are waiting for you. They will take you from Nosy Be to the Mitsio archipelago. We will help you to rig your tackle in the first evening at Mitsio Island. Your fishing adventure begins the next morning on a total of three boats. Each boat hosts three or four anglers. The next six days you’ll hunt the monster GTs and other reef inhabitants. During the seminar, you will receive an intense insight into popper fishing and jigging. On the last day, you’ll fish all day long on the way from Mitsio to Nosy Be. Towards the evening you’ll reach Nosy Be and then be taken to your hotel by private transport. You will stay there for two nights. On the day of your departure you will leave the hotel in the morning, after breakfast, and you’ll fly back to your home destination.


Travel Services Madagascar

  • - 6 N in Mitsio Tropical Lodge, DR, all-inklusive
  • - 1 N in a Hotel e.g. Sarimanok, DR
  • - 6 days guiding
  • - fishing licenses and transports
  • - boat safari to Mitsio Island
  • - english speaking tour guide
  • - Travel security note
  • - Photo- & Video documentation
  • - Tips*
  • - Add. nights at NosyBe*
  • - intern. Flights (appx. 1290€) & Visa
  • - add. drinks & meals
  • - extra and sport luggage fees*
  • - travel insurance*
  • - rental fee for fishing gear (1 Set: 30€/day)*
  • *optional/non-obligatory

Tour Price - Group Tour

Group Tour

Price per Person


Group size: 4-12

min. participants: 4

Dates 2022/2023:

  • 21.03. - 28./31.03.2022
  • 10.11. - 18./21.11.2022
  • 17.03. - 25./28.03.2023
  • 08.11. - 16./19.11.2023 

Booking Status Madagascar Group Tours

Group Tour 20.03. - 28.03.2022
Group Tour 10.11. - 18.11.2022
Group Tour 17.03. - 25.03.2023
Group Tour 08.11. - 16.11.2023

Madagascar - Videos

  • Up Next Island of Pain X
    This video shows the fishing for huge giant trevally and sailfish in Madagascar! On our last group trip we experienced hard conditions but we have been able to catch some nice fish anyway...
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition V
    This video shows the amazing popping for huge GT in Madagascar. Our newest video about our catamaran expedition to the far north of Madagascar to fish with poppers and jigs for GT, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin, groupers and other hard fighting fish!
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition IV
    Facing heavy seas, the clients had to fight hard and at the end everyone caught some nice fish! Never give up!
  • Up Next Island of Pain IX
    To be very honest... we were facing very difficult weather conditions this time. A cyclone over Reunion had brought strong winds and waves and made the fishing really tough. Nevertheless the guys fought and got some really nice fish at the end! Never give up!
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition III
    Alright guys and girls! Here comes out last video for this season. Short but full of action with some highlights of the last catamaran expedition to the northern end of Madagascar. It wasn't easy, but the guys never gave up and at the end everyone got his big fish.
  • Up Next Island of Pain VIII
    One of the most difficult weeks of fishing we ever had at Mitsio Island. Never give up and you will catch your fish! Have fun with the new video! Our 2018 group tours are already heavily booked. If you want to join us you should hurry up with your booking!
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition II
    Our newest video about the insane fishing for monster GT and doggies in the north of Madagascar. Amazing landscapes on a unique catamaran fishing expedition to the remote north of Madagascar!
  • Up Next Island of Pain VII
    Again the Island of Pain has rocked like hell last November. This time we caught marlin, doggies, GT and some really nice grouper! Mitsio Island... everything else is bulls....
  • Up Next Catamaran Expedition I
    Our first catamaran expedition into the untouched north of Madagascar was a great success! GT popper action and feeding franzies... Enjoy this amazing fishing expedition to the far north of Madagascar!
  • Up Next Island of Pain VII
    Our latest video from the island of pain. This time there where billfish all over the place. A lot of sailfish caught on spining rods and a 450lbs black marlin.
  • Up Next Island of Pain VI
    Here our latest video from the Island of Pain. This time we fished for the real bluewater monsters. See a marlin eating two jigged GTs right next to the boat! What a trip...
  • Up Next Island of Pain V
    Our new movie of the last fishing trip to the island of pain in November 2014. This time a lot of sailfish around and we had a lot of fun catching them with our spining rods. On top of that, we got some nice GT as well.
  • Up Next Island of Pain IV
    Here our new video of the really stunning group tour to Mitsio Island in March 2014.
  • Up Next Island of Pain III
    Our next movie about the fantastic fishing at Mitsio Island, Madagascar. Enjoy nice fights with sharks, gts, groupers and other reef hunters. Information about fishing in Madagascar:
  • Up Next Island of Pain II
    This trip to the Island of Pain was a huge success. Our clients caught a big Marlin, several huge sharks and GT up to 38KG!
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    Up Next Island of Pain I
    The legendary "Island of Pain" - Mitsio in Madagascar. Join our clients on an epic fishing expeditions with hundreds of fish caught every single day!