Boat and Beach Fishing

Beach fishing with David

Fishing in The Gambia | Location local beach – Lunch, transport, rods, reels & bait are all included. 4 hrs fishing | £25.

Book and pre-pay online or at the lodge

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Fishing on holiday | Gambia
Beach fishing with David

Fishing is Fun in the Sun

Beach fishing is a fun activity which can be enjoyed by all the family and Footsteps Eco-Lodge is only a few minutes from the sea.

Although The Gambia is a very small and narrow country – the smallest in Africa – it has 80 kilometres of Atlantic coastline. And has always been a very popular fishing holiday destination, boasting a large variety of species caught from boat, beach and river.

Sea and river fishing is good all year round. And the numerous sandy bays, shallow reefs and rocky outcrops provide the opportunity to try out different methods of fishing.

Guitarfish, Jack, Captain fish, Grouper, Rays, Snapper, Barracuda, Butterfish, Threadfin Salmon and Ladyfish are just some of the species to be found in the coastal waters of The Gambia.

Are you an angler who enjoys the excitement of fishing abroad?

In countries that provide a cultural and colourful experience, then you have come to the right place.

Our dog, Seven, will probably join in too. She loves hunting for crabs in the sand while keeping an eye on your progress.

After a relaxing, and hopefully productive, day at the beach, what better than to bring back your fish and let our chefs conjure up a special culinary delight for your evening meal? 

Don’t forget the ‘selfie’ with your catch! And on the plate of course!

So why not join us for some beach fishing, it’s only a few minutes down the track from our lodge?

Your ‘guide’: David

Guitarfish | caught by Ged Brown
Beach fishing | Gambia
12 kg Captain fish
Casting from Gunjur beach
Casting from Gunjur Beach

Boat & River fishing with Ged

Location Atlantic Ocean – Lunch, transport, rods, reels & bait are all included. Full day £120 | Half day £80 book and pre-pay online or at the lodge.

Boat fishing | Gambia
Trophy centre console powered by a Yamaha 75hp engine

Spend some time at sea with Ged Brown and his Captain Mr T.

These two really know how to catch big fish. Their Trophy centre console gets you to the best fishing Gambia has to offer fast which means more time to catch those big fish.

A typical day would see Barracuda, Butter-fish, Captain-fish, Snappers and Tarpon.

Bring some back to the lodge and let our chefs prepare and cook your catch for you, perfect!

A typical day out

Your day’s boat fishing is based around the tide. We aim to be approximately five miles off-shore one hour after high tide. This is when the water clears and the barracuda start to feed.

We trawl for 2 -3 hours with Rapala lures. Before and after this period we bottom fisher Pompano, Butter-fish or angelfish. We get great results from drifting live bait over one of the many reefs in the hope of bigger fish such as Captain-fish, Grouper, Red-snapper or Crevalle-jack.

Gone fishing Gambia | Barracuda

We have Go-Pro cameras onboard which film the entire trip. This means your special fish is caught on camera too and is our gift to you. Gone Fishing Gambia puts your safety first and is awarded a Class 1 safety certificate. We also have watertight lockers onboard so your valuables are safe too

Boat fishing Gambia| Baracuda
Ged Brown with a Baracuda
Mr T | Fishing | Gambia
Mr T with a Cobia-fish

Your ‘guides’: Ged & Mr T.

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