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Giant Tarpon ©Mark Longster

You will notice that there is no introduction to this section yet.

I would like to fill this gap with an introduction from a local angler [or someone who is a frequent visiting fisherman] for every one of the geographical pages on

The many thousands of anglers now regularly using these pages prefer to read something written by someone who can see the area from an insider's point of view. They know the best spots, not just the ones that first time or overseas visitors usually visit or that are well known outside of the area.

Each introduction carries the e-mail address of the contributor so that anglers can get in touch with them if, for example, they are planning a trip [unless the contributor is unable to do this] so it could bring you extra business if you own a local fishery or tackleshop, charter boat or magazine etc.

Please get in touch if you feel you can contribute an introduction to this page - you don't have to be an expert; I'm not!

Its sister site, is regularly used by hundreds of thousands of birdwatchers when planning overseas trips or birding closer to home. That site gets four million hits a month and has a high Google rating because it is an information resource that is both comprehensive and trusted.

Help me make the first point of reference for anyone who wants to go fishing anywhere in the world!

Gambian Villas
The Gambia is like no other Country promising the travelling angler guaranteed sunshine, a unique collection of Ethnic Cultures and Colourful Experiences for all to enjoy, and not forgetting, of course, it's excellent fishing. Whether your are an enthusiastic beginner or Angling expert, the opportunity to fish The Gambia must not be missed...

Kayira Beach Resort
Jinack Island,The Gambia

Denton Bridge, Banjul - African Angler

African Angler sport fishing charters depart from Jetty No 1, Denton Bridge, located off the main highway to Banjul. A short taxi ride from all hotels in the resort areas will take between 10mins and 30mins to get there...

Denton Bridge, Banjul - Hooked on Gambia

Hooked On Gambia have 3 boats registered in the Gambia with Gambian Ports Authority (GPA) - M.V 'Barooga', M.V 'Lady Rita' & M.V 'Lady Fiona' - all boats are captained by GPA certified skippers and hold GPA seaworthiness certificats and Public Liability Insurance. In addition all boats carry VHF Radio's, Mobile Phones and Lifejackets...

Denton Bridge, Banjul - Jane's Boats

If you enjoy gently chugging along calm waters in comfort, a trip with Jane's Boats is probably for you. We have two large pirogues (a local narrow boat, designed to navigate the creeks of the Gambia river delta) and make regular day trips up the 'bilong' starting and finishing at Denton Bridge, near Banjul...

African Angler

Whether you will be chartering our boat to target the giant tarpon in the river estuary, sport fishing over the reefs & sandbars, light tackle sport fishing in the beautiful & calm waters of the creeks & bolongs, or spending the day on the beach shore angling along some of Gambia's unspoilt coastline - African Angler will help you get the most out of your 'Gambia Fishing' adventure. ...

Gambia Sport Fishing

The lure Gambia up-river fishing comes from the fact that the immense stretch of river is totally untouched by pollution or commercial over-fishing. Here fish species can live out their natural life cycle without the fear of interaction with the man made modern world...

Gambia Tours

Creek fishing...

Hooked on Gambia

Bob and Fiona Broxton run Hooked on Gambia and offer Sport Fishing trips from Denton Bridge...

Wild Gambia
At Wild Gambia we specialise in Fishing & Birding Holidays in The Gambia Africa's smallest country. Less than 6 hours flying from the UK and in the same time zone, it is a paradise for birdwatching and fishing. Our safaris include everything apart from flights. In the age of the internet we know people prefer to troll the web for the best deals, then use our safaris as a bolt on to flights from their chosen UK airport...

World Sport Fishing

The Gambia is like no other Country; promising the travelling angler guaranteed sunshine, a unique collection of Ethnic Cultures and Colourful Experiences for all to enjoy, and not forgetting, of course, it's excellent fishing...

Richard Sheard

...After hiring a skipper from the local fish market they set out in a rickety old boat to a spot above a shallow sandbar where they dropped bait all around and within two minutes both left and right hand rods were hit hard - Tigerfish...

Fishing Tour Operators in Gambia

e.g. Hooked On Gambia - The operator aims to provide an efficient and professional service which results in you spending more time angling in The Gambia whilst spending less on the overall cost of your Gambia fishing trip. Secondly to offer a sustainable approach to fishing in The Gambia...

Sea Fishing in The Gambia by John Wilson

Rich & yet poor in so many ways: harsh yet beautiful. The hallmark & stark images of Africa, together with its many different peoples, cultures, languages, exotic perfumes and diversity of flora & fauna make this continent utterly fascinating. And you’ll find it all here in one of her tiniest, most colourful children, The Gambia!

70lb Guinean Barracuda - Fishing in The Gambia, West Africa

SPORT FISHING in THE GAMBIA! Large 'Mann's Lure' caught 70lb Barracuda in The Gambia, West Africa. UK Angler: Will Hart. See more massive Guinea Barracuda @

Tigerfish Fishing with African Angling - The Gambia River, West Africa