About Senegal

Senegal has a huge amount going for it in terms of its beaches and excellent year round climate. It also has a fantastic French-influenced cultural life, blended with the traditional warm West African welcome.

Senegal offers fantastic fishing for enthusiasts as well as holidaymakers with a casual interest, from the Nile Perch in the Senegal River to the abundance of Sailfish and Marlin in its offshore waters. Relaxing trips can be arranged in the creeks, rivers and mangroves of the Sine Saloum Delta. Most hotels organise such trips either in small pirogues or motorised boats.

In Senegal's offshore waters you can target a variety of fish from May to November: Sailfish, Dorado and Yellow Fin Tuna are abundant between May and June and from September to November huge Blue Marlin stalk the Senegalese coast; fish of 800lb plus are certainly not unusual with fish well over the 1000lb mark being caught every year. Inshore trolling, Jigging and Bait fishing really comes into their own from November to June. 

Senegal has a much more established and better organised sport fishing set up than neighbouring Gambia, because of its easy access to deep water, boats tend to be larger, of a higher quality and are normally twin engined for security. You can book a day's fishing through our representatives in Senegal, but if you are looking for a complete fishing package there are many things to consider: tides, location and seasons will play a huge part, therefore we recommend you contact the specialists World Sport Fishing.

Hotels with fishing nearby

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Hotel Keur Saloum

Hotel Keur Saloum has its own landing stage on the Bandiala River, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. Their 14 canoes and skiffs are all equipped with 40hp engines, and they also have a larger fast boat, equipped with a 75hp motor, for open ocean fishing. The creeks and mangroves of the Sine Saloum Delta are an angler's paradise, acting as a nursery and feeding ground for many species. The main types of fishing available are bait fishing, trolling or surf casting.

Hotel Keur Saloum

 

Delta Views

Hotel Domaine les Palétuviers

Hotel Domaine les Palétuviers can arrange river fishing the whole year in the Sine Saloum Delta including trolling and surf casting.

Hotel Domaine les Palétuviers