Salty Dog Game Fishing – Guinea Bissau

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Salty Dog Game Fishing run fully inclusive hosted trips to Guinea-Bissau on select dates between November and April, with accommodation at the Orango Island Parque Hotel in the Bijagos Archipelago. Fishing is a mixture of boat and shore work – tarpon, leerfish, cobia, snapper and monster jacks are all on the agenda.


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Day 1 (Friday)
16:30 TAP flight to Lisbon
21:30 Connecting flight from Lisbon to Bissau

Day 2 (Saturday)
02:30 on arrival in Bissau, you will be met by an airport representative and helped with luggage to the awaiting transport to Hotel Artissal.
03:00 At Artissal you will have time to settle in and get a few hours sleep and have a refreshing shower.
05:30 Breakfast.
06:00 Collection by boat crew and guides from Hotel Artissal, with 20-min road transfer to boat mooring, followed by a 3-hour boat transfer to Orango Island Parque Hotel on Orango Island.
Check in, settle into island life, then it’s time for lunch. Eager fishing guides will be on hand to assist with tackle packs if required.
Rest and have an afternoon targeting fish close to the camp or just relax and enjoy the Lodge and take in its surroundings.

Day 3-9
The following 7 days you will have the opportunity to fish off the boat and beach with 5 days allocated to the boat and 2 for beach fishing. There will be ample opportunity to target some of the Bijagos’ numerous species unique to West-Africa. At the hotel the friendly staff can arrange excursions into the interior of the islands where the rare saltwater hippos live, or guided walks to local Bijagan village.

Day 9 (Sunday)
After lunch depart from Orango Parque Hotel – boat transfer to Bissau
16:00 Road transfer to Hotel Artissal with dinner and a relaxing afternoon and early evening at the hotel (dinner at own expense)
23:00 Transfer by taxi back to airport
01:30 Depart Bissau via Lisbon for Gatwick

Day 10
11:00 Arrive Gatwick Airport

2012/2013 Dates


2012-2013 Dates
22 April-1 May 2012
7-17 November 2012
12-21 December 2012
4- 14 January 2013
5-14 February 2013

The fishing

Years of experience fishing these waters have put Salty Dog at the top of the stack of Guinea-Bissau fishing tour operators. Working with experienced, knowledgeable and reliable local skippers, in some of the most productive waters of the Bijagos Archipelago, you can expect drag-melting action from the off. Record-sized tarpon are one of the big draws – they’re hard to catch, though, with the majority of them falling to livebait. There’s always the outside chance of one on the fly.

Elsewhere, you can expect to encounter monster-sized jacks, which congregate in huge schools around the wrecks and reefs, along with leerfish, cobia, snapper, some of the biggest chevron barracuda you’re ever likely to encounter, African pompano, cassava, cob, bonefish, permit and grouper. The action (a mixture of popper fishing, fly, vertical jigging, trolling, bait and live baiting) is typically fast and frenetic, and requires the sturdiest of tackle. The fish here will happily make mincemeat of your gear if it’s not up to the task – one sight of a school of jacks exploding on a surface popper and you’ll know exactly what we mean.

Much of the fishing is done from boats, but there’s always a couple of days set aside for shore fishing, where you could run into anything from barracuda, large needlefish and snapper to African sierra and corvina.

Lodging & facilities

The Orango Parque Hotel is situated on Orango Island, at the outer edge of the archipelago. The property provides easy access to both the exceptional fishing and the local wildlife (including rare saltwater hippos, manatees, crocodiles and a stunning variety of migratory birds).

Trips are based on two anglers sharing a modest and comfortable twin-bed chalet, with private ensuite bathrooms and simple showers. Rooms have 220-240V (European twin plug outlet) powered by generator that is switched off around midnight.

The food is excellent with fresh local produce served in a lovely thatched bar-restaurant area, nestled under the trees with views of the Bijagos Archipelago.


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