For many years now Sportquest Holidays has been leading the way with regards to new destinations and this destination in Mozambique is going to set the shore fishing market alight. We have for many years been searching for such a destination which offers anglers the chance to do battle with huge GT’s without the need to be on a boat and we would like to introduce you to Baboon Point Lodge in Mozambique.
This solid tented accommodation with ocean view is the perfect base for an exciting week surfcasting the coast of Mozambique, you will be in the heart of all the action and just steps away from some of the most fish-filled waters in the area.
Mozambique is very quickly earning itself a reputation as one the most exciting fishing and varied destinations in the world. The offshore fishing in such areas as Bazaruto Archipelago, Incha, Nacala and Quirimbas Islands is second to none with a huge run of big Black Marlin which is the main draw for so many anglers and not to mention the super hot fishing from the shoreline for such species as the huge GT’s, Pompano, Barracuda, tons of Skate and Rays. A little less known species for this area is the Bonefish and they get big.
The Tented Camp is around 160km from Vilankulo Airport and with 100km of the drive being on the main road and the last 60km being off-road it is a true adventure just getting to the camp and with some 4X4 vehicles and the drive through the African bush it truly is a great start to your adventure.
With your base being only 200m from the shoreline, you are right amongst some of the most fish-filled waters in the area. The fishing is split into two sections, the morning session and then the late afternoon-evening session into the dark. This tends to be when most of the fish are at their most active. The morning session will start while it is still dark and after a light breakfast, you will be taken down to certain areas of the beach to take advantage of the morning tide. The morning fishing is mainly lure fishing as the fish are very active chasing lots of baitfish in and around the reefs. You will be fishing the areas between yourself and the start of the reefs and then if that doesn’t work then fishing over the reefs will be your next port of call. At around 11 am you will then be bought back to Baboon point camp where you are free to relax and even have a siesta while the guides set the tackle for the late afternoon session.
The late afternoon session will normally start around 4 pm and you will fish a couple of hours into dark. The fishing method is entirely your choice but the guides highly recommend live baiting in too dark as this is when the real monsters come out to play. A fish called a green spot (baitfish) of around 5lb will be hooked up on a slider then let swim out to the kill zone where the predators are lining up for the feast. You can, of course, lure fish the evening session and the guides will recommend certain areas for the best chances, but once you see one of these live baits leisurely swim out into the sea then all of a sudden the line starts to pour off the reel as the bait is taken by something very large you may find yourself giving it a go.
Baboon Point Camp
Baboon Point lodge is built in the beautiful white dunes of central Mozambique and situated under the shade of some big Casuarina trees. It is only 200m from the water’s edge. The lodge consists of a tented camp built on wooden decking. There are 5 units that sleep 2 people. The units are each fitted with a toilet, basin and shower. The kitchen,bar, dining room and lounge area is situated in the centre of the lodge with a deck and beautiful sea view.
The guides at this destination are masters in their fields and you will soon realise this once they start to put you in the right place at the exact right time. The guides are completely used to a huge variety of fishing techniques from bait fishing, lure fishing or even fly fishing. They have seen it all and tried it all so if you fancy trying something a little different and you have bought the correct gear then these guides will make it happen.
Due to the remoteness of this lodge, there is very little else to do apart from wildlife spotting and walks
If you have any questions about our fishing holidays at Baboon Point Lodge or any of our fishing destinations, please feel free to contact us on 01603 407596 and our experienced team will be happy to help with any queries you have. Are you looking to explore more of our fishing holidays? Make sure to view all our alternative sea fishing destinations and request a free brochure.