The river, which meanders with The Gambia from the west on the Atlantic into the east, cutting the country into two halves, carries with it a rich variety of fish, as does the vast ocean of the Atlantic which surrounds the capital city Banjul. The Gambia is renowned for its sport fishing, and both experts and amateurs can enjoy the chances of catching the ‘Big One’, on either the silky river or the salty waters of the Atlantic.
A variety of options available:
Beach-casting is popular, and the best area is in the western part of the country (Sanyang, Gunjur or Kartung). The creek fishing, also very popular, attracts visitors who sight see, bird watch, sun bathe and catch fish all on the same trip! There is also the deep sea fishing for those that are still looking for the biggest catch of the lot, where variety is the name of the game.
Visitors often bring their own gear, however for those that prefer to travel light, there is plenty of gear in The Gambia for hire. The cost is often included in the trip. The GTA licensed boats are very safe, with all standard safety equipment: life jackets, VHF radios, mobiles etc.