Re: Guinea Bissau

Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:39 pm


The island is tiny at about 300 X 250 M. when the tide is high and much larger at low tide. It could be defined as a little bit of paradise.
Acunda Camp.jpg

Fishing is good for the island.

The accommodation is in small basic shacks that have twin beds and a bathroom. They could be defined as adequate for the job and as you are only likely to sleep there at night that is fine.

There is no fresh water there and so water for washing is saline and as it comes up through lava rock it is brown in colour. However, the absence of water has the advantage of there being no mosquitoes on the island.

In the morning the view from each room is over the lagoon ….what a start to the day!!
The dining and bar area fronts onto the small beach. So it is possible to fire a bait out into the channel or towards the mangroves and have a beer. Beat that!!
Dining area.jpg

On the last night locals from the nearby island came to pay us a visit banging drums and singing. The dancing was magic and the crack mighty. Never mind the local disco this was the real stuff.
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Re: Guinea Bissau

Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:12 pm

Amazing trip Stan thats one place i would want to go to in the future.!!!

Re: Guinea Bissau

Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:35 pm

The trip there sounds like an adventure on its own.

Re: Guinea Bissau

Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:32 pm

Yes lads it is the best place on earth to go if you want the best fishing on earth!! Robson Greene had a show on it on channel 5 last Monday week and he was raving about it.

We are going in Feb/Mar 2012 and there might be a few places available if you are interested.

Re: Guinea Bissau

Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:15 pm

What a trip!!! Great report,

Re: Guinea Bissau

Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:26 pm

If there is spaces for a trip like that i could be very interested in that!!!!!

Re: Guinea Bissau

Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:40 pm

Thanks Rockhunter.

Will keep you informed of trip as soon as Richard gets back to me. He will be back in UK around mid-December.

Re: Guinea Bissau

Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:53 am

hi stan interested in hearing what the gear requirements were rods ,reels, line and lures if you have time thanks 8)

Re: Guinea Bissau

Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:54 pm

From the looks of it you can hire your gear there. ... issau.html

Re: Guinea Bissau

Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:06 pm

With the exception of beach equipment everything is supplied. The rods and reels are generally Daiwa. There is a selection of lures provided. Poopers are used for the jacks & Leerfish. Snappers also take these but only if fished slowly. I found a walk-the-dog lure much better. Most of the barracuda were taken when trolling,

Bait was generally mullet but if any Spanish mackerel were caught they were a lot better.

I think that I have details of the pack.

CLIENTS NAME ................................................................................................................................................

If any items listed below are lost or if rods or reels are lost or broken then you will have to pay the “ Lost Charge” as detailed. There are no charges for scratched or scarred lures as long as the lure is returned with your hired tackle box.

HIRE COMBO Hire charge £ 100.00 or £ 15 per day

Supplied Lost Charge Each £ Number Returned
Daiwa Tournament Spinning rod 1 150.00
Shimano Jigging Rod 1 129.99
Daiwa BG60 Spinning reel 1 69.99
Daiwa Saltist Reel 1 140.00
Tackle bag and Lure Box 1 40.00
Deep Diving lures 4 14.99
Minnow Lures 2 11.99
LURES :- Poppers
6” MediumPopper 6 11.99
Small Popper 4 10.99
8” Large Popper 2 12.99
250 + 300grm Jigs 3 7.99
Assistor hooks x 2 2 6.00
Casting Spoon 65grms 3 5.50
Jelly Shads 5” or 6” 4 2.99
Berekley 150lb Link swivels 10 0.80
150lb mono trolling trace 1 No Charge
Made up wire traces 8 No Charge
VMC 5X trebles Packs of 5 2 packs No Charge
Assorted Hooks , Beads , Light Link swivels , 100lb Rolling Swivels 1 No Charge

You will be billed for any lost or broken items upon on your return to the UK

Please check the contents of your tackle box and sign this form.
Received Client Sign ............................................................................ Date ...............................................
Returned Client Sign ……………………………………………................……… Date…………........………………………

Never underestimate the strength of a big fish; they can bend most manufactures hooks. If you are using your own lures please check with the guide to make sure your hooks and split rings are strong enough.
From experience we have found that simplicity and strength are the key rules. Some anglers prefer to use cross lock clips for attaching their lures, for this reason we provide heavy duty cross lock clips in your box.
It is in your interest to look after the tackle in this pack because if damaged you have to pay for , but also because anglers following you who hire the tackle would I am sure appreciate you leaving it , in the state you would like to receive it yourself state . Obviously we replace any unserviceable items , but because of the remote location it is not always easy to supply of this type of equipment as you can imagine , so please take care not to throw away too many swivels etc if they can be reused because they may be in short supply for the next guy. Thanks for your assistance in this matter as I am sure you would agree everyone should have the best chance possible of that fish of a lifetime.
Please carefully check the rods reels that you are hiring from us because if they are returned broken we cannot accept the excuse that it was broken when you started the safari.
We do our very best to insure the tackle is in good order but on rare occasions you might, for example, find the top ring is missing or has a hairline crack. Please notify our staff as soon as you collect the pack if you find anything defective. So it can be changed.
Lost lures are charged for at the price listed which is the same and lower than UK retail prices. There are no charges for fish damaged lures so long as the lure is returned with your hired tackle box.
About Your Hired Fishing Tackle
The rods we provide are heavy duty. Experienced anglers might prefer to use a lighter rod but beware. A lot of the fish you are likely to catch are in the 10lb to 40lb class with Jacks , they are controllable , but the Snappers and Groupers head straight for home , meaning you need a big heavy rod to stop the initial runs.
Faulty Lures
Lures get damaged by big fish and as a result they might not run true but normally our guides will be able to adjust these lures for you. When we are putting together the tackle box for you it’s impossible for us to tell from sight alone which lures might be damaged so please help us to help others by marking out damaged lures which cannot be repaired
PLEASE TAKE AT LEAST 300mts of 50lb Casting braid and 300mts of 80 lb braid suitable for a multiplier.

T[b]hese are the items that you need to bring yourself.[/b]


Re-Hydration Tablets (over the counter in Chemist)

Diarrhea and Constipation Tablets (Just in Case)

Motillium for Jippy Tummy (Just in Case)

Sun Screen and a Hat

Don’t forget your Malaria Tabs and check up on your jabs


Knife for filleting

Head Torch for night fishing

Grip Leads for shore fishing (4)

Small Hokkai Jigs for live bait

Gloves (Neoprene). Hands get very sore if not worn from holding and casting for 5 days on boat

Light rain jacket as it can be quite cool coming back in the evenings from spray.

Re: Guinea Bissau

Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:17 pm

good man Stan the kayak would get towed a lot over their.

Re: Guinea Bissau

Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:27 pm

Yep it certainly would.

Re: Guinea Bissau

Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:38 pm

Amazing report and fair play to ye for making it happen. Just watched the robson green programme on line there on channel 5 website he fishes the chimneys too looks unbelievable well worth a look up on line til Dec 20th.

Re: Guinea Bissau

Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:55 pm

patk wrote:Amazing report and fair play to ye for making it happen. Just watched the robson green programme on line there on channel 5 website he fishes the chimneys too looks unbelievable well worth a look up on line til Dec 20th.

Hi patK

Tried the Channel 5 site but it wont let me watch them saying something about the country Im in or it cant be viewed.

How'd you get around it?


Re: Guinea Bissau

Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:14 pm

You can get Ch5 on Sky.

Re: Guinea Bissau

Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:55 pm

you might have to use a proxy located in the UK to view the video. ... hAfxsui5Cw

Re: Guinea Bissau

Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:25 pm

Hi I had no prob here in cork? i just typed this not alink options then on episodestil you find it pat

Re: Guinea Bissau

Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:17 pm

3 places left for the trip at the end of Feb 2012 .