Traditionally heli fishing is about using a helicopter to get to remote locations that not many people fish. People who have undertaken this type of fishing tell stories of some of the best fishing and remote locations on the planet. Some heli fishing operations are set up exclusively for fishing, but many anglers simply hire a helicopter and pilot for the day. The second option will only work if you know exactly where you want to fish as only the specialist heli fishing operations will take you to the hot spots they have already found.
Advantages of helicopter fishing
- Fish almost untouched locations.
- Get to remote locations in comfort.
- Superb views from the helicopter.
- Cost - it can be very expensive (get a group of mates together and split the cost!).
- Generally heli fishing charters are shorter than a mothership based charter.