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Be one of the first fly fishermen to experience this magic fishing in a largely unknown country. Every year we organize a few trips during the high season between January and April.
Since 2008 we have together with our South African partners managed to consistently catch giant Tarpons on fly fishing equipment in the mouth of the great Kwanza river approximately 70 KM South of the capital Luanda. Most fishermen fishing with us have landed the biggest Tarpon in their life. Each year we catch Tarpon between 80 and 100 KG together with “smaller” ones between 50 and 70 KG..
It is has long been well known that the West coast of Africa hold the largest tarpon in the world – in countries such as Angola, Gabon, Congo and Sierra Leone, but they have until now by and large only been caught on conventional tackle and a range of security and logistic factors have made access to fishing for them very difficult.
Tarpon are often seen rolling and sight fishing is sometimes possible. If no fish are visible we have learned which specific areas to target with blind casting. One should not expect more than a few hits from Tarpon a day and you will likely only land 1-2 per day on a good day. It will be hard work in the sweltering sun, but the fish are BIGGER than anywhere else in the world.
We will be accommodated in the pleasant Kwanza Tarpon Lodge is build on stilts on the bank of the Kwanza river just before it enters the sea. The lodge has a large entertainment area and restaurant that caters for both local and international clients. Guest are accommodated in comfortable, air-conditioned, cabins either overlooking the river on the one side or the sea on the other.
The Tarpon that congregate around some of the estuaries of the Angolan coast grow in excess of 110 KGS. To hook a tarpon anywhere is hard work, fighting and landing these silver monsters on fly fishing outfits can be taxing on even the most prepared and experienced fly fishers.
While landmines and other security issues remain if you go deep into the Angolan hinterland, the coastal area we will be visiting are completely safe.
We will be accommodated in the pleasant Kwanza Tarpon Lodge is build on stilts on the bank of the Kwanza river just before it enters the sea. The lodge has a large entertainment area and restaurant that caters for both local and international clients. Guest are accommodated in comfortable, air-conditioned, cabins either overlooking the river on the one side or the sea on the other. The air-conditioned lodge offers a welcome relief for exhausted anglers, offering a break from the hot and humid conditions. While not 5 start luxury, the food is tasty and filling, the beer cold, and a friendly smile meets everyone who visits the lodge.
Kwanza River mouth and surrounding area
Accommodation: Kwanza Tarpon Lodge Boats: 24’ Nova cats
Head Guide: Fred Steynberg , experienced South African guide who led the last years explorative trips
3/4 Days and 4/5 nights (ex Luanda)
Included in package:
- Transfers from Luanda to lodge and return
- full board double occupancy
- fishing for Tarpon, Jack Craelle, Barracuda, Snapper around the Kwanza river mouth.
- Flights to Luanda return
- Visa and insurance
- Drinks and alcohol
For detailed information please contact:
International Sales / LAX-Á Africa
Cellphone: +264 85 124 4219
Postal Address: P.O. Box 24236, Windhoek, Namibia
For further information, please contact LAX-Á Staff :
Lax-á office - Akurhvarf 16 203 Kópavogur - Iceland
Tel: +354 531 6100 - Fax: +354 557 6108
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