Fishing in Gambia

Fishing in The Gambia | Location local beach – Lunch, transport, rods, reels & bait are all included 4 hrs fishing for £30 Book online or at the lodge

Beach fishing is Fun in the Sun

“Fishing is the ultimate bonding activity! And guess what? Your amazing Gambia accommodation is just a stone’s throw away from our beach! I mean, who needs a long commute when you can be reeling in the biggest catch of your life within minutes? Now let me tell you a little secret about The Gambia – it may be a teeny tiny country, but boy oh boy, does it pack a punch in the fishing department!

With a whopping 80 kilometres of coastline, it’s like a treasure trove for all you fishing enthusiasts out there. Whether you’re on a boat, chilling on the beach, or exploring the rivers, there’s a whole bunch of fish just begging to be caught.

Likewise, if you’ve been dreaming of a fishing getaway that’s equal parts fun and adventure, The Gambia is your ultimate destination. Get ready to create some epic fish tales and make memories that will have you hooked for life!”

The sea and river fish in Gambia all year round. As an added bonus, the many sandy bays, shallow reefs and rocky outcrops give plenty of opportunities to try out different methods of fishing.

Holiday in Gambia

We catch great fish

Guitarfish, Jack, Captain fish, Grouper, Rays, Snapper, Barracuda, Butterfish, Threadfin Salmon, Ladyfish, and a whole menagerie of fascinating aquatic creatures are proudly showcasing their swimming skills in the crystal-clear coastal waters of The Gambia.

It’s a veritable marine extravaganza that will leave any angler absolutely speechless! If you’re a fishing enthusiast searching for the ultimate thrill of casting your line in foreign locations, then look no further than The Gambia.

Not only will you have the chance to reel in incredible catches, but you’ll also immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of culture, colour, and unforgettable experiences. Likewise, The Gambia truly offers the best of both worlds!

And guess what? As you embark on your fishing adventures, our charming canine companion, Scrappy doo, will gladly accompany you. Together, you’ll create memories that will make waves in the annals of angling history! Oh, and did I mention the beauty I managed to hook?

Fish in Gambia

Filleted and on the plate in minutes

After enjoying a laid-back and hopefully fruitful day at the beach, what could be more fin-tastic than bringing back your fish and letting our talented chefs work their magic to turn it into the national dish of The Gambia, Fish Yassa!

Don’t forget to capture the unforgettable moment with a ‘fishy’ selfie! And of course, once it’s on the plate, it’ll be an absolute catch 😉 So why not dive into the fun of beach fishing with us? It’s just a hop, skip, and jump away from our lodge!

Your ‘guide’: David

Fish in Gambia

Nicky G
6 February 2024
This place is a gem As a solo female traveller visiting The Gambia for the first time I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but this eco-lodge was superb. On arrival I was given a tour of all the different areas of the lodge, and the staff, who are all friendly and helpful, took the trouble to learn my name. I stayed in one of the round houses, which was clean, comfortable and spacious. The food was consistently delicious, and I particularly enjoyed trying the Gambian dishes. The evening meal was eaten at a huge round table with the other guests, as well as David and Linda (the owners), and there was plenty of great conversation. I went to The Gambia for the birdwatching and wasn’t disappointed. The lodge’s birding guide, Lamin, really knows his stuff and we saw a fabulous range of birds on days out, and within the grounds of the lodge. I felt really well looked after throughout. What really sets this place apart though, is the ambiance…I truly felt as though I’d just gone to stay with friends and already want to return for a second visit.
22 January 2024
Wonderful place, owner and staff! Footsteps is a great place on all sorts of levels. The property is beautiful and well-maintained. Accommodations are super comfy and clean (we stayed in the round-house as well as the villa Kaira Bunga). David (the owner) is an awesome resource when it comes to getting tips for excursions and things to do and the entire staff is amazing, caring and very helpful. They all seem to operate as a family which made us feel right at home and part of the community. The food is delicious and we loved chef Fatou's varied and thought out menus. After each day trip we were happy to return to the Lodge. It really did feel like home. Would go back any time and can only highly recommend!
20 January 2024
Perfect for travelers who search for a community! It’s a beautiful and clean place to stay if you search for a community and be surrounded by travelers who want to join group happenings. The Gambian employees do a wonderful job and the friendly owner David tries his best to integrate the nature and its resources in his sustainable lodge as well as the Gambian community! The area around and the villages are very local and wonderful!
18 January 2024
Beautiful location, wonderful people, excellent food I enjoyed an excellent week at Footsteps in January 2023*. As a solo traveller who finds meeting new people and socialising challenging, I was made to feel very welcome by the attentive and friendly staff. The food was really fantastic, the people, both guests and staff, were very friendly. It was great to meet a range of people over the week, with old guests departing and new ones arriving. The accomodation was comfortable. My favourite evening of the stay was definitely the weekly BBQ! The local birdlife was simply fantastic. It was my first time visiting sub-saharan Africa, and I was dazzled by the sheer variety of beautiful and charismatic bird species in the lodge grounds and on the short walk to the beach (which is beautiful and very quiet). There is a protected woodland next to Footsteps filled with even more birds. The on-site bird guide Lamin Bojang is very knowledgable and day trips can easily be arranged with him (whether birding or otherwise). If you are looking for a beautiful location away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist area, I couldn't recommend Footsteps too much! *I couldn't select Jan 2023 as it was more than a year ago, so selected Feb 2023.
Sian C
12 January 2024
The best place to go in January We just love the place - been 5 times now. Always great hospitality, lovely staff , food excellent and always interesting people to meet . Not to mention the wonderful attractions of The Gambia - such a beautiful country, friendly people and amazing wildlife Plus sunshine!
Marc Eeckhaut
12 January 2024
An enjoyable stay at Footsteps For the second year in row we enjoyed very much our stay at Footsteps. The roundhouses are very clean and comfortable, good wifi, hot water and a very good bed. We appreciated very much the tasty food they serve, the seafood kebab was the best dinner we had in the Gambia... Especially nature lovers will enjoy the large garden, full of birds... Thanks David and the whole crew for the exellentnservice.
Jackum B
28 December 2023
An eco hideaway in the Gambian forest. A perfect place to be: peacefully situated in the forest, with gorgeous Gambian birds chattering away in the background. Lovely salads and an excellent buffet dinner. Footsteps has nice rooms, nice staff and an altogether friendly and helpful atmosphere.
26 December 2023
A lovely mature eco-resort, great for relaxing, birding and enjoying The Gambia. We found this fabulous eco lodge, a perfect place to relax and explore southern Gambia. Rooms are individual huts which are spacious and stay relatively cool. David, the lodge owner has been here 25 years and the compound has a lot of lovely mature shady trees and plants. We didn’t miss air con. The composting loo works really well. We had visited The Gambia with birding in mind. The local guide, Lamin Bojang is very knowledgeable and there are a number of local places with an abundance of gorgeous birds. It was the beginning of dry season and surprisingly few biting insects. The staff are very local Gambians, friendly, making you feel very welcome and cared for. We are now looking at all our photos and thinking we will definately plan a return visit one day.
Vigdis J
14 December 2023
The authentic and peaceful Gambia It is just beautiful to wake up to birds singing and coffee ready just outside the african huts after a good night sleep in a comfortable bed. The staff is wonderful and food is very good. And to walk for twenty minutes to a beach that is quiet away from the typical tourist places is also a bonus. Highly recommended!
Bodyfix B
13 December 2023
What an incredible week We just arrived home from a magical weeks stay. My sister & I stayed in Tickety Boo lodge for 7 days. It was so beautiful waking up to the birds, the butterflies and the people. Eating breakfast under the trees with all of the other guests is a fab way to start the day. Finding out where everyone is going and what they are up to. We would the. Return to the lodge for dinner all together at the camp to debrief about our adventures! The staff at Footsteps make everything so much more special. Everyone is so so friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you face what you need. David & Linda were fab hosts and it was lovely to have such knowledge in the lodge about the area and places to see and go. I had a bracelet and a ring made from the silver smith on camp. A beautiful wooden pot from the incredible carpenter and those amazing print trousers from the tailor. I also really enjoy an earlier walk with the Camps bird watching expert Lamin. The camp itself is located in the most beautiful spot, away from hustle n bustle but not too far to reach the village of Gunjur. And the beautiful Sunshine beach bar is a very pretty 20 min walk away. We’ve met friends that will stay in contact and found a place will be 1000% be back to. Thankyou to Osman for being an awesome driver. And thankyou for David & Linda for having such an incredible slice of paradise to share.

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