Boat & Beach Fishing in Gambia

Fishing in The Gambia | Location local beach – Lunch, transport, rods, reels & bait are all included 4 hrs fishing £25 Book online or at the lodge

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Fishing in The Gambia
Beach fishing with David

Fishing is Fun in the Sun

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

The Gambia is a very small and narrow country, the smallest in Africa and with 80 kilometres of coastline delivers some of the best fishing.

Always a very popular fishing holiday destination, it boasts a large variety of species caught from boats, its beaches and its rivers.

The sea and river fish well 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.

We catch great fish

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 from foreign locations?

In places that provide not only cultural but colourful experiences, then The Gambia is perfect for you!

Our dog, Scrappy doo, will probably join in too. She loves playing in the sand while keeping a close eye on your progress.

Filleted and on the plate in minutes

After a relaxing, and hopefully, productive day at the beach, what could be better than bringing back your fish and having our chefs transform it into 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

Beach fishing | Gambia
12 kg Captain fish
Gambia fishing on Gunjur beach
Casting from Gunjur Beach

Boat & River fishing with Ged

Location Atlantic Ocean – Lunch, transport, rods, reels & bait are all included. Full day £150 | Half-day £100 book and pre-pay online or at the lodge.

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

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

These guys 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 monster 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 in Gambia

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 fish for 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.

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 in The Gambia | Barracuda
Ged Brown with a Baracuda
Mr T | Fishing Gambia
Mr T with a Cobia-fish

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Your ‘guides’: Ged & Mr T.