Big Game Fishing, Bom Bom Island, Principe

When it comes to travel in Africa, it's the islands off the main coastline that are the really big draw, and Sao Tome and Principe are no different. The island of Bom Bom is off the coast of Principe, and it truly is an island paradise! However, it may be a surprise at first that many of the visitors are attracted by what's just off the coast. Specifically: fantastic fishing!

Where to Go Fishing Near Bom Bom Island

If you’re a fishing enthusiast, then you might want to pay a visit to the lagoon along the southern coast of Gabon, and enjoy a day of exciting big game fishing in what is known as one of the most unspoiled, least explored fishing destinations in the world. Apart from the most beautiful, scenic lagoons, the white sandy beaches, the grassy savannahs and forests, as well as the abundance of wildlife in the area, this is a day of fishing that will definitely remain in your memories for the rest of your life.

When to Visit and What to Expect

The lagoon and its adjacent beaches, as well as the smaller, isolated, coastal lagoons, are prime sport fishing areas, and sometimes the quality and number of fish present in these waters is absolutely unbelievable. If you’re here during the rainy season from September to April, you’re almost guaranteed to catch a wide array of fish including Atlantic tarpon, African Cubera snapper, Guinean barracuda, Giant African threadfin, and many more, including Bull sharks, which can easily weigh more than 250kgs!

Perfect for Marlin Fishing

It has been established so far, that there are 230 species of fish – many of them endemic, in the largely unexplored waters around Principe. If you’re staying at the beautiful Bom Bom Island Resort, then you won’t have to travel far at all to enjoy a day of big game fishing, since these waters are famous the world over, for having an abundance of Blue Marlin, world record sized sailfish, as well as a wide variety of other game fish.

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