MEET THE SKIPPERS
Fish Whisperer is a company based on the West Coast of Mauritius, providing five different types of services mainly focused on Fishing and Dolphin Watching.
Fish Whisperer was created by two passionate Mauritian fishermen Ian Koenig and Michael Forget in February 2014 with the aim of bringing a personalised service to those enjoying Fishing and Sea Activities. They can offer you an unforgettable boat trip and you are encouraged to get as involved as you wish.
Born in a family of passionate fishermen; Ian has always been deeply connected to the sea. Since a very young age, being out on the water was heralding of a great day with friends and family, around a common passion, fishing! Through the years, he has learnt every single fishing technics one respectable Mauritian fisherman should know.
Through the years, he has learnt every single fishing technique one respectable Mauritian fisherman should know.
After three years of studies in South Africa, Ian comes back to Mauritius and starts working as an accountant in one of the biggest 5 stars resorts on the West Coast of the island, before he understands that his happiness would never reside between the walls of an office. That’s where the adventure begins! Ian is now one of the captains of the Fish Whisperer’s crew !
At 8 years old, Michael was already a real little fisherman, fishing outside the lagoon with his father and his brother in law. During his young age, Michael learns and develops a very unique and powerful aptitude for fishing, as well as a true knowledge of the sea.
After 5 years of studies in Europe, Michael comes back with his Master in Finance, and works as a banker in the e-commerce department in one of the biggest banks of the island.
Two years later in the big corporation, Michael decides to quit, and to start flying solo, doing what he loves. Sharing his passion & his values for the sea and for fishing is what he wants! The Mauritian waters have absolutely no secrets for him. His experience, passion and knowledge is immediately noticeable and makes you feel very safe and confident to be on the water with him !
After his matrix, David chose the Hotel industry to start his career. While he was working for one of the biggest 5 stars Hotel in Mauritius, he decides to learn on the side this amazing sport: “Fishing”! He then courageously asks his company for a loan to be able to buy his own boat and engine.
He will learn everything on the job with his friends and cousins. Quickly, Fishing becomes his favorite passion. David will spend a total of 14 years in the Hotel industry and one year and a half in a cruising ship traveling in Europe countries. Today David is a Fish Whisperer crew and is very motivated to bring all his knowledge on serving the tourists on board and mainly because his job is simply what he loves.
AT FISH WHISPERER’S,
THE CLIENT IS NOT A SPECTATOR,
BUT THE MAIN ACTOR OF
THE FISHING TRIP.
Our team makes sure that when they get back on land, the client has a perfect understanding of what happened during the Fishing excursion.
We love to meet people from all around the world, to learn from their experiences, to share our passion, while enjoying a good fishing game or discovering the west coast of our beautiful island!
Our team will do its very best to always come back with at least one Fish! Fish Whisperer supports the “Catch and Release” practice, without any added fees!
After one year and a half of intense work to create and develop Fish Whisperer Ltd a first “Potential Award” is already knocking at our door!
PROUD – REAL PLEASURE – THANKFUL – MOTIVATION
These four words above completely describe our emotions after receiving this nomination as potential winner in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards.
What a great reward when just starting a business. It has brought more motivation and desire to do even better in the future.