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Guinea Bissau | Game Fishing | Africa

Overview

Tour code: GUI001  

Guinea Bissau is a lure and popper anglers paradise. These fishing grounds are phenomenal with many different species just waiting to be caught. You will benefit from the expertise of the guides, they have superb knowledge of the species and 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.

Location
The country of Guinea Bissau is found on the Western coast of Africa and the resort is an island called Bubaque. This beautiful island is one of the most popular islands off Guinea Bissau because of its incredible fishing. As soon as you arrive you will feel like you have been transported to angling nirvana. 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 here is all done in the nutrient rich Atlantic Ocean and these waters hold many different species.

Fishing
The fish species available are there in big numbers and range from 7 different types of Jacks, hard fighting African Red Snapper, Barracudas, Silver Croakers, Snappers, Mackerels, varied Rays, numerous Sharks, Elops, Captains, Permits, small and sometimes big Tarpons which can be caught at certain times of the year.

The fishing here is done from boats and shore depending on what you wish to try. 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 own rods and there is no rotation meaning that you will always be fishing.

When your fishing day is finished and you return to the resort you can relax by the side of the pool and chat with the other guests about how their days fishing went. The chefs at this resort are extremely good and you will have different meals each day giving you the choice to sample some of the more local cuisines or eat western style meals if the local style of food does not take your fancy.

Make sure you always have your camera by your side in Guinea Bissau as you never know when some of the native wildlife may show their faces. Along with the native birds and lizards, you always stand a very good chance of being surrounded by inquisitive Dolphins as they play beside the boat.

If you have any questions on any of the Saltwater Fishing trips we offer contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Accommodation
Hotel Kasa Africana

Hotel Kasa Africana is a tucked away piece of paradise located on Bubaque Island in Guinea Bissau. This very charming little hotel nestled in thick fine tropical gardens is the home to some amazing views. It is a small resort with little private chalets based around a stunning little swimming pool. This four-star resort has eight chalets which can each sleep four people. They all come with air-conditioning, mini bar, hot and cold drinking water and an airy bathroom.

On the resort, you will find satellite TV, a freshwater swimming pool, billiards, WiFi, an ATV Toyota Hilux and mountain bikes all of which are free to use by the guests. This is a stunning little place that will leave you with a very relaxed and rejuvenated mind and body.

Board: Full Board
Rooms: Single and double rooms
Telephone: In the lobby
Internet: WiFi broadband
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 220 Volt
Air Conditioning: In the rooms
Meals: Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Equipment Hire: Lures, poppers and hooks
Cash Accepted: Euros
Species Information
Jack
Season: All Year
Weight: 1lb to 50lb
Average Weight: 20lb
Barracuda
Season: All Year
Weight: 5lb to 75lb
Average Weight: 30lb
Snapper
Season: All Year
Weight: 5lb to 77lb
Average Weight: 25lb
African Pompano
Season: All Year
Weight: 2lb to 35lb
Average Weight: 15lb
Cobia
Season: All Year
Weight: 10lb to 100lb
Average Weight: 40lb
Ladyfish
Season: All Year
Weight: 1lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 5lb

Itinerary

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The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1:

Depart London Heathrow
Arrive in Lisbon.

Depart Lisbon
Arrive Bissau.

On arrival, you will be met by a representative from Afrikana Lodge who will then either transfer you to your overnight hotel or if the weather is good they will transfer you via boat directly to the resort.

Overnight accommodation: Hotel Solmar (Twin room) or Afrikana Lodge (Twin room) B/B

Day 2:

If you are transferred to the resort, you will have this day is free to relax and explore. If you stay at the overnight hotel you will be picked up at a pre-agreed time and transferred by boat to your hotel. Rest of the evening free to relax.

Overnight accommodation: Afrikana Lodge (Twin room) F/B

Day 3: Fishing Day

In the morning you will meet your captain for your first fishing day to catch species of your choice.

Overnight accommodation: Afrikana Lodge (Twin room) F/B

Day 4: Fishing day

After breakfast, you will be taken to the many different fishing areas around these stunning islands on a private boat.

Overnight accommodation: Afrikana Lodge (Twin room) F/B

Day 5: Fishing Day

Around lunchtime, after a mornings fishing, you will anchor up on one of the Islands for you to take your lunch breaks each day. Whilst there, you will have the chance to do a little bit of beach fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Afrikana Lodge (Twin room) F/B

Days 6 to 8: Fishing Days

On your days fishing the guides will take you out on custom-built boats to areas very rarely fished by other anglers for you target the fish of your choice.

Overnight accommodation: Afrikana Lodge (Twin room) F/B

Day 9:

Later in the day after you have checked out of the Afrikana Lodge, you will be transferred back to Guinea Bissau by boat to catch your flight back to the UK

Depart Bissau

Day 10:

Arrive Lisbon
Depart Lisbon

Arrive UK

Prices

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Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
01/10/2019 31/10/2019 10 9 6 £2,868 On Request Book Now N/A
01/11/2019 30/11/2019 10 9 6 £2,868 On Request Book Now N/A
01/12/2019 31/12/2019 10 9 6 £2,868 On Request Book Now N/A
01/01/2020 31/01/2020 10 9 6 £3,063 On Request Book Now N/A
01/02/2020 29/02/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/03/2020 31/03/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/04/2020 30/04/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/05/2020 31/05/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/06/2020 30/06/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/07/2020 31/07/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/08/2020 31/08/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/09/2020 30/09/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/10/2020 31/10/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/11/2020 30/11/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A
01/12/2020 31/12/2020 10 9 6 £3,013 On Request Book Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on three adults sharing transfers, fishing and two adults in a twin room and one in a single room for accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • Internal flight Casablanca to Bissau
  • Transfers to and from Bissau and resort
  • Overnight hotel in Bissau
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals at resort
  • 6 days fishing via boat
  • Professional fishing guide
  • Fishing rods and reels
  • Packed lunch wile fishing

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Tips for guides and all resort staff
  • End tackle (Lures, poppers and hooks)
  • Visa (This will need to be purchased when you arrive at Guinea Bissau airport)

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights in Bissau
  • Single rooms in the resort

Price Supplements

  • 2 anglers sharing twin room and 1 boat additional £200pp to the advertised price.

  • Single angler supplement for single room and boat is an additional £780pp to the advertised price.

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

British and Irish nationals do require a visa to enter Guinea-Bissau. A visa is required and can be purchased upon arrival at the Bissau Airport for a max stay of 90 days.

Your passport should have six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination.

Other EU nationals should contact us for more information. Nationals of all other countries should contact their local embassy or consulate.

Medical Requirements

Vaccination against yellow fever is mandoatory and a Malaria Prophylaxis is strongly recommended. Hepatitis, Typhoid and Tetanus. Please also check with your doctor for more up to date recommendations.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no departure tax when leaving Guinea Bissau

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Casablanca (approx 3.5 hours)
Casablanca – Bissau (approx 3.5 hours)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Bissau – Fishing resort by speed boat (approx 2 hours)

Questions & Answers

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Where is the Lodge?

The resort itself is located on Bubaque Island, which is very picturesque and it is one of the most populated Islands off Guinea Bissau. The Island is around a 1.5 hour transfer by boat from the mainland and the journey to the Island is spectacular with lots of different wildlife to be seen and photographed.

Where do they fish?

The main fishing grounds are around offshore reefs and drop-offs. When the tides are right they will chase fish around the shallow waters that surround the Islands and channels. Guinea Bissau offers lots of different styles of fishing.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

Some of the offshore marks can be as far as a 1-hour boat ride but most of the fishing will be done around the nearby Islands and channels. These marks are as close as 10 minutes away from the dock.

What fish will I catch?

The main fish that you will be targeting are the Cobia and Jacks. These fish can be targeted on surface lures, shallow diving lures and also bait. Other fish to target are the African Pompano, lots of different snappers and Barracuda.

How many fish will I catch?

The amount of fish you will catch will depend on the species you wish to target. Species such as the Cobia and the Jacks swim in huge shoals so the action is rather frantic when these shoals are located. If you decide to target specimen sized fish, the guides will take you to areas that are known to hold the larger species. However, the action can be a little slower as the big fish tend to hang out away from the big shoals.

How will I fish?

This is really down to how you wish to fish. The guides will make sure you are fishing the right spots according to the technique you wish to use. They will also troll lures so you can take a break from casting, as casting lures all day can be fairly strenuous. The bait fishing is a lot more relaxing until you hook a monster from the deep.

Do the guides speak English?

The guides and captains speak French mainly but understand the international language of fishing (hand signals). It is worth taking a French to English dictionary.

Who is best suited to this destination?

With the lure fishing in Guinea Bissau, you have to be fairly fit as the fishing is mainly active fishing. However, there are other ways of fishing that are a lot less strenuous such as bait fishing. Walking around the resort is very easy as it’s all flat and the walk down to the boat only takes a couple of minutes

What skill level is required?

General knowledge of lure fishing would be an advantage, not necessarily salt-water experience but how to cast, work your lure and setting of the hooks will help you land more fish. The guides will help you as much as they can so you can get the most out of lure fishing Guinea Bissau.

How physically demanding is this trip?

You do not have to be physically fit for this holiday, but you need to be able to stand and cast from a boat whilst fishing. Some of the species you will catch are very hard fighting and can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes to land and with high temperatures, this can be fairly exhausting.

When to go?

The main season runs from October to May with peak time being October and November then February to March. The best time to go will depend on the species you wish to target and the temperatures you are comfortable to fish in.

How to get there?

The best route to get to Guinea Bissau is with TAP from the UK via Lisbon. This route gives you the best connecting times but they are only departing on certain days. The other route would be with Air Maroc which is via Casa Blanca theses tend to have longer stops but they fly almost every day.

What is the accommodation like?

Hotel Kasa Africana is a tucked away piece of paradise located on Bubaque Island in Guinea Bissau. This very charming little hotel nestled in thick fine tropical gardens is the home to some amazing views. It is a small resort with little private chalets based around a stunning swimming pool. This four-star resort has eight chalets that can sleep four people in each chalet. Each chalet comes with air-conditioning, mini bar, hot and cold drinking water and an airy bathroom.

What is the food like?

The food at the resort is all freshly prepared by a local chef using the best local products sourced from nearby markets. Each day there will be meals offered to suit everyone’s taste from local dishes to more western style meals. The lunches on the boats will consist of daily made sandwiches, crisps, chocolate, fresh fruit and many different styles of soft drinks.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

The resort will provide you with basic kits for your fishing, however, it is highly recommended to take your own terminal tackle as everyone has their own favourite lures to try and use. A very detailed list of tackle can be obtained from us once your booking has been made.

Is internet and phone signal available?

The phone signal and internet is good but the Wi-Fi is a little patchy when you get away from the main bar area.

Are there other activities available?

The island of Bubaque is small and very easy to get around to see some of the stunning Scenery and wildlife. We provide you with a 4×4 truck so you can go off and investigate this little piece of paradise, there are also bikes you can hire.

How much does it cost?

We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all prices and availability click the Dates and Prices tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you.

If you have any questions on any of the Saltwater Fishing trips we offer contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

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Reviews

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Gary

Holiday overall was excellent except the flight transfer time needs to be longer at least 2/3 hours between flights to allow for take off and landings and delays.

The transfer from mainland to resort should not be done at night time, I strongly recommend this.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Gary

After speaking to you regarding the transfers and flights we have looked into this and there should be no issues in the future.

Im glad you had such a great time in guinea Bissau you sounded like you really enjoyed it and hopefully we will get you aback there next year.

Daron

Fantastic place. Great fishing experience

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Daron, thanks for your feedback. This place is truly amazing and so many people love it, the fishing is so varied. Glad you had a great experience

Speak soon

Paul

Michael

G.B. is a very good trip. Loads of good quality fishing and the accommodation very good. The night coming to our accommodation was a bit of a surprise! It would help non french speaking customers if you provided a few fishing related phrases for use while trying to communicate with the guides

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Mike, great to hear you loved the place. Gilles sent us some photos and also received the ones from you. Looks like you both caught loads of different species and some big ones along the way. We may have to look in to supplying one of the Collins translation books maybe worth considering.

I will try and catch up with you soon as I believe you would like to return?

All the best

Paul

Tony

The whole experience was brilliant only thing worth mentioning was the transfer from the airport in Guinea Bissau to the island was pitch black - took 3 hours and no light on the boat to see where we were going. Would recommend daylight transfers

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Tony, so glad you guys caught some lovely fish Gilles was keeping us informed of how you were getting on. The transfer is a hard one to deal with as they have very different health and safety rules over there compared to us, we use to always put people up in a hotel in Guinea Bissau when you arrived as there is no choice on what time we can get you there. I know its no consolation but these skippers have done this crossing thousands of times. I will mention to them about your concerns and hopefully they may fit the boat with a search light or something similar.

Hopefully we will catch up soon

All the best Paul

Richard

Excellent organisation from Sportquest. Everything works perfectly - Many thanks

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Richard, many thanks for taking the time to fill out your feed back form. So pleased you enjoyed your time in Guinea Bissau it is an amazing place with so many different species on offer. Hopefully we will catch up soon

Tight lines

Paul

Andrew

Kasa Africaana lodge is a well run fishing lodge providing good clean simple accommodation.

Food is good and reasonably varied.

The biggest disappointment is the arrival and departure at the airport and the transfer to the boat at the port.

We were needlessly harassed for tips for putting a bag on or off the very old and rickety people carrier.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Andrew

Thank you for the great customer feedback.

Hopefully we will get to chat to you soon and organise your next holiday.

Matt

Kevin

Very enjoyable, all as expected. Accommodation and fishing all first class. My only issue is with the lodge being french speaking. Only the two of us speaking English. Owner who speaks little English only spoke to us with couple of words in the morning + evening. He spent most of his time sat talking to the french groups. Would be fine if group of a group of 4

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Kevin, thanks for your feedback. We do get a few people mention about the french speaking but by the sounds of things you managed to get by. We did get an English speaking guide employed at the resort but guess he isn't there any more! Hopefully you managed to speak a little fishing english!

All the best

Mark

The guide couldn't speak English. The food was good but if you don't like fish you could have a problem.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Mark, Thanks for your feed back. The person who wons our hotel in Guinea Bissau hired a fully english speaking guide especially for our anglers, I wonder what has happened to him? I will find out. It was great to catch up with you when you got back and by the sounds of it you both caught lots of fish.

All the best

David

Our trip in February was also;cutely fabulous. The Fishing Lodge - Kasa Afrikana on the Island of Bubaque was an ideal base for our 10 hour daily expeditions over our 6 days fishing. The Host, Gilles, was over accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Any gear that we had forgotten or lost and needed replacing was easily replaced in Gilles "Aladdin's Cave", he had everything and more. Poppers and lures of every colour of the rainbow, hooks, line, reels and rods to borrow - unbelievable!!

Our French Guide for our trips was Djibril (Jibby or Jib), so knowledgeable, took us to all the best fishing spots, told us which colour lures and poppers to use or just set up our rods ready for us to fish. We got over our language barrier with Google translate and also sometimes charade type impressions worked as well. A great time had by all!

Every lunchtime we would go to a deserted strip of beautiful golden sand and our guide would prepare ceviche for us using one of the fish we had caught that morning. Truly a fresh lunch!! - just another thing we won't forget, all washed down with a cold beer before heading back out into the 30 degrees plus sunshine - wonderful.

We caught many different varieties of fish - Spanish Mackerel, GT's, Barracuda, Silver Crockers and many others. The Barracuda / and GT's put up the best fights and there were many that got away, obviously huge specimens.

But Tony and I both agreed that our best day was on a Sand Bar running up and down the beach chasing after the bait fish when GT's turned up and chased them. You couldn't fail to not catch one and boy, did they give you a run for your month in 18 inches of water. That was an amazing 3hours!! Absolutely brilliant.

Whilst we were there, Tony and I celebrated our birthdays on the 24th Feb and we dropped this into the conversation with our guide one day. He told us it was Gilles's birthday too. So, at the bar on the 24th, we went to buy Gilles a drink and he cracked open the champagne and we celebrated in style and enjoyed a cake baked by the staff from the kitchen. All the staff proceeded to sing "Happy Birthday" to us. Fabulous, all the staff were so friendly and helpful.

I think your itinerary needs updating, because on arrival in Guinea at 05:30 in the morning, the boat took us straight out to the island with no stop at the Hotel - which was much better as we just wanted to get to the Island and relax after a long days/nights travelling. The same occurred on the way back, no Hotel stay. We left the Island of Bubaque at 22:00 for our 04:00 flight back the following morning. This seemed much better to us, as our first day and last day at the Lodge was really relaxing after 6 hard days fishing.

I haven't stopped talking about our exploits with anyone who asked about it and even people who just commented on the tan, has had to listen to my stories.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello David, what an awesome review thank you so much for taking the time to write this. It will help future anglers as there are some very good tips in this.

Where to next David? I will try an dcatch up with you very soon
All the best

Paul

Stephen

Best way to spend Christmas and New Years yet!

Should have thought of this before.

Relaxed, great climate and plenty of fish!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Stephen, so glad you guys had yet another great trip to Guinea Bissau and it was good to talk to you on your return. What an amazing place to spend Christmas and the new year! and it sounds like Gilles looked after you.

Thank you so much for the pictures, that Barracuda is huge..... and love the video of you playing that fish on your fly rod. It looked like it hurt.....

All the best

Paul

PS I really hope they can sort out a slightly better flight route in the future because I know how much you hate it!

Stephen

The flights are quite long and would prefer going more direct.

As a tip I would also recommend customers to take light fly fishing tackle as great fun to be had on light tackle for jacks etc.

We both enjoyed the trip as the fishing and guides was all excellent.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Stephen

So glad to hear that you both had a great time. I will look at the alternative flights. They are available but are quite a bit more money, but it does save on travelling time. I have also made a note about the hotel in Bissau.

I am looking forward to all the pictures of your fish Regards

Ned

Dear Paul
We had a fantastic trip. Everything went to plan, thanks to your and Giles careful planning.
After the painful flight we were met at 3am and contrary to our info were taken to a hotel in Bissau for the first night ( fairly grim but served a purpose).
The next morning we were taken to the port to meet one of Giles’s boats for the transfer ( by the way this is 2 hours not 45 mins!)

At lunchtime we arrived at Bubaque and were met on the beach by Giles and his team. With the challenges of living on an island in the middle of nowhere Giles really has created a piscatorial nirvana over the last 21 years .

Our room was spacious, clean, and amazingly had functioning ac, refrigeration and mosquito screens, as well as big comfortable beds, and a big well-appointed bathroom.
We were introduced to our guide for the week, the ever cheerful Ronaldo, Giles’s protégée of 15 years who apparently can smell out fish! Certainly speaking to others there, the one to aim for if there is a choice.

If you are planning a trip here then always ask for Ronaldo he gets our FULL TOP marks

He inspected our tackle and started to kit up our various rods for the week, and suggested an afternoons warm up session. Within minutes our spinners had a decent permit, a couple of bonito and a nice carpe rouge.

Every day a new area ( amazing just how vast the archipelago actually is ), a new fishing challenge, and fish firsts.

The highlights were chasing a shoal of feeding permit, all casting poppers and all being hit at once with some force, the large barracuda hooked on a Rapala that leapt clear of the water to evade capture, and the landing of a challenging Cobea after losing two others.
A couple of things that may help others, It would be helpful if rank amateurs could pay for a full tackle pack, Giles has a room full, and it would prevent the wasteful purchase of a lot of the wrong size tackle that was not used.

The other thing to bear in mind that all communication with guides is in French which may be a challenge for any non-French speakers. That being said it was a fantastic trip, I read somewhere that the islands of Guinea Bissau were a fisherman’s paradise, I would probably re phrase that as a paradise with fantastic fishing!

Thanks again

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi, thanks for such a detailed feed back. like I said when I called you, these feedback forms are a valuable form for future travellers. All the advice in just the one feed back will and can help others.

As I mentioned, normally we would transfer you by boat as soon as you arrive but I guess the weather was against us so I guess that was the reason for the night in the hotel in Bissau.

The tackle information we spoke about I will for sure pass on to others and will be of great help

Once again, thank you for taking the time to fill this out and for choosing Sportquest to organise your holiday.

Speak to you Soon

Paul

Resort Manager

Hello Paul

We are happy to have made a success for the stay of these customers

It is our way of life, we love to share our pleasure to live and fish in this ( our ) paradise

Best regards

Stephen

Superb fishing, and totally excellent accommodation.

The highlight of the week for me was a 26lb Jack Crevalle caught from the beach, it took line so fast I had to run 200 yards to keep up.

Overall superb, but a couple of points of constructive criticism:

It was sometimes difficult to communicate well with the boat guide, it's a mainly French speaking operation, this could have cut out some styles of fishing I didn't particularly enjoy. Also, got a large bill at the end of the trip for tackle used and/or lost, including lost by the guide, charged at high local prices, if I'd known exactly what was involved I could have taken a lot more of my own tackle. Nothing specialised was needed, just larger pike/bass lures & light jigs. A good option to point out to future customers would be to just use the operation's rods, take everything else yourself.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Really glad you guys had a brilliant time. The fishing over there is awesome especially the shore fishing. Awesome picture of your huge Jack and a massive congratulations on such a big fish.

Thanks for the comments about tackle always good to hear peoples thoughts. I don't think they over charged you for the tackle as it is very hard for them to get hold of gear having to order things from miles away and really having only one option of places to buy tackle.

Any way, I have passed your comments on to the owner. Once again thank you for taking the time to fill out your customer feed back

All the best

Paul

Jonathan

Excellent fishing with guides that were totally committed to angling.

The level of expertise, skill and guidance I found to be unparalleled.

A tackle list could be supplied, as follows:
Poppers, up to 200mm.
Surface plugs.
Shallow diving plugs.
Trolling plugs.
Wire trace.
Flouro carbon hook lengths.
Slow jigs, 40-60-80-100g.
Casting jigs, up to 40g.
Heavy duty hooks, trebles, swivels and split rings.
Split ring pliers.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

So glad you guys had a brilliant time and by the looks of the pictures you caught lots of big fish. Thank you also for the list of recommended tackle to take, I am sure it will help many people.

Look forward to assisting you in the future

All the best

Paul

Resort Manager

"It's always a pleasure to see a review like this one!

We are working hard in order to satisfy our guests and these feedback are our award!

Thanks for the guides, it's a difficult job but they always do their best!

I just would like to make some smalls corrections about the materials:

-poppers from 120 to 180mm are working really well.
-leader: 50lbs and 80 lbs are perfect in our destination.(if you need more informations just contact us).

Best regards from the entire team of Kasa Afrikana....and see you soon!"

Eugene

I have fished all around the world and in some right strange places, but I just wanted to drop you all a line to say a huge thank you for making such a place that you can not only have fishing that’s out of this world, but accommodation, hospitality and organisation that takes care of you from the second we arrived until we departed…with a small tear in your eyes. Well-done Sportquest Holidays.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

It was our pleasure to organise this trip for you. And thank you so much for all your pictures which with your help we put together for a great blog

Regards

Peter

Jane

Perfect combination for us both, we had a trip to remember for along time Thank you so much.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you Jane it was a pleasure for us also. Mel

David

This is a superb hotel for a relaxing break, with superb food and exceptionally friendly service from all departments.

Drinks prices are very reasonable with a good wine list on offer (numerous South African wines, understandably) and all sensibly priced. The pool bar has a good lunch menu, with extremely well prepared dishes for those who enjoy lunch. The hotels seem to work well with the local vendors, who have a number of' 'cooperative' style stalls, so great credit to the vendors. it is not just about fishing, though it does have a superb operation. I only fish on holiday and on this trip, I could not have been in better hands.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

David, thanks for an amazing report, we look forward in helping you with all your travels in the future, regards Mel

Tom

Very relaxing location and hotel. Excellent staff and outstanding service from you all.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Tom it was a pleasure in dealing with you and your son, we are glad that the total holiday lived up to your expectations. We look forward in dealing with you again. Kind regards Peter

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