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Gabon Week 2 – 2019 – Fishing Report

Here is week 2 of the 2019 season and boy this place throws up some awesome fish. In most cases, all these fish were caught from the shore throwing lures into the surf and even in some situations, the anglers have decided to fly fish…. Gabon really does appeal to all manner of anglers and you simply must visit this wonderful part of the world sometime in your fishing life time. Here is week 2’s report:

For the second week of the 2019 season, we had a group of returning guests joining from South Africa. With the previous week ending on a high, the guys were very keen to get stuck in.

The skies were still very heavy after some big downpours – The resulting “gingerbeer” water was very promising especially for a good threadfin bite. Armed with an array of sinking stickbaits, we fished some really good looking sandbanks with the incoming tide, in search of captaine. However, for whatever variable we couldn’t account for, they never really showed. We managed a couple smaller ones but about an hour into the session, the silver-king made an appearance. We managed to land a brute tarpon along with some senegalese kob, jacks & cubera snapper. A magnificent start to the week.

What a place to an angler!
These snappers smash lures

As the week continued, the momentum kept growing. We managed another three tarpon landed, despite jumping countless others, plus a couple really good threadfin among other species.

The highlight for me, however, was the crazy jack fishing we had in the estuary during the morning sessions. We landed more fish than I can remember. The jacks come into the estuary in huge shoals ranging anything from 2 – 20kg in size. Imagine all these fish, smashing bait on the surface, and you almost ‘sight-fishing’ with light tackle & surface poppers to these very aggressive trevally. Truly world class.

Perfect sport on the fly rod…
There were Jacks everywhere you looked
Pompano on stick baits are great fun

Conditions are still really looking good so it will be

interesting to see what the next week will hold for us.

Till next time,


What a great weeks fishing! The weeks are now filling for the 2020 season but we do still have some awesome weeks with good tides. View all our dates the dates here.

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