Our Guinea Bissau fishing trips offer anglers a lure and popper paradise. With many different areas creating many different fishing scenarios. From reef fishing with baits to surface fishing with poppers. You can even throw a few flies at the Jacks as they bust the surface chasing down bait balls. These fishing grounds are phenomenal with many different species just waiting to be caught.
They have superb knowledge of all the species available and the fishing. As well as the fishing, you will have free access to a 4×4 and mountain bikes so you can journey off into the surrounding areas if you wish to add a little more adventure to your holiday. The Hotel Kasa Afrikana is exclusive to Sportquest Holidays. Therefore, we can completely tailor the holiday to suit you with more or less fishing days and to include as many non-fishing days as you wish.
The country of Guinea Bissau is on the Western coast of Africa, and the resort is located on a populated island called Bubaque. This beautiful island is one of the most popular islands off Guinea Bissau because of its incredible diverse fishing. As soon as you arrive, you will feel like you’ve transported to an angling nirvana. Helping create this feeling is the wonderful owner Gilles, who will make you feel right at home. Palm trees shroud the resort, and with the blazing Sun in the African sky, you will most certainly feel like your holiday has started. The fishing on this trip to Guinea Bissau is all done in the nutrient-rich Atlantic Ocean, and these waters hold many different species.
The fish species available on our Guinea Bissau fishing trips are there in big numbers The species range from 7 different types of Jacks, hard fighting African Red Snapper, Barracudas, Silver Croakers, Snappers, Mackerels, varied Rays, numerous Sharks, Elops, Captains and Permits. All these fish can all be caught in these waters. The fishing styles all depend on the areas you will be targeting. The guides will sit down with you and work a program out depending on what you would like to focus. They will take you further out to deeper waters to target the vast Jacks on offer, and once you find a shoal of these you will have lots of fun as the fish hunt in huge packs meaning once you have found one, more will for sure be more obliged to take your lure or fly.
When you are chasing many other species, you will be fishing in and around the many islands from fast-paced narrow stretches between islands where the tide creates turbulent water making for the perfect habitat for many of the species. A well-presented bait will see you catching all day long. If you fancy trying popper fishing, then the guides will cruise close to the islands, so you get to fish prime waters where the predators will be waiting to ambush their prey. Head over to our YouTube Channel to watch the action for yourself.
The fishing here can be done from boats and shore depending on what you wish to try. When fishing Guinea Bissau, the majority of fishing is done using lures. Whether you are thrashing the water from boat or shore, there is always the chance of picking up a monster fish in these beautiful blue waters. The captain of your boat will guide you through your fishing, they will be on hand to offer advice and will work tirelessly to find you the fish species that you wish to catch. You will have your rod, and there is no rotation meaning that you will always be fishing.
The boats you will be using are 7.5-metre fibreglass boats with Yamaha Enduro single engines. Meaning you will get out to the fishing grounds swiftly and in complete safety. This style of boat is very stable, especially when standing up to cast lures all day long. These boats are ideally suited for up to 3 anglers.
Each of the boats come with its own guide/captain who will take you out each day to target the many different species found around Guinea Bissau. The guides at Guinea Bissau have been fishing these waters for many years. They are keen fishermen themselves, and we class them as experts of the archipelago. They mainly speak French, so a little knowledge of French would be helpful; however, either take a french dictionary or there are many different apps you can now get for your smartphones. A great little tip is to get some images saved on your phone of the species you would like to target. So that you can make it clear to the guides of the species you wish to target.
At the end of the fishing day, you return to the resort where you can relax. Sit by the side of the pool and chat with the other guests about how their days fishing went. The chefs at this resort are outstanding, and you will have different meals each day. Giving you a choice to sample some of the more local cuisines. Alternatively, you can eat western-style meals if the local style of food does not take your fancy.
There are many perks that come with a fishing holiday to Guinea Bissau. While staying at Kasa Afrikana, you have free use of a 4X4 truck—allowing you to visit the surrounding villages. Here you will be welcomed by the villagers and sometimes even treated to ceremonial dances regularly performed by local dance groups.
Make sure you always have your camera by your side as you never know when some of the native wildlife may show their faces. Along with the native birds and lizards, you always stand an excellent chance of being surrounded by inquisitive Dolphins as they play beside the boat.
Guinea Bissau offer visitors a truly unforgettable holiday. Both when fishing and when relaxing, there is always something new to experience. Contact us in the office if you have any questions on this tour or any of the Saltwater Fishing trips we offer. Our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.