Afri G Adventures along with Tourette fishing just got back from an amazing fishing trip to Gabon (West Africa), location Sette Cama which is just north of Gamba on the border of the Loango National Park.
This was my 2nd trip Gabon. Four years ago I fished the Iguela Estuary which is on the other border of the Loango National Park.
The Sette Cama Estuary is way more prestine and wild than the Iguela Estaury system.
Just picture fishing in an untouched Estuary with flights Wild African Grey Parrots buzzing over you the whole day, regular sightings of Forest Elephant, Forest Buffalo, Columbus Monkeys, Flamingos, Pelicans.. Truly untouched!!
Target species were Giant Threadfin, White Fin Jack, Jack Crevalle, Cubera Snapper and the elusive West African Tarpon.
Fishing started off a little slow due bad weather and rough seas but sorted it itself after 2 days.
Most the fishing was done in the surf north and south of the estuary as well in the large estuary.
In the surf we concentrated on throwing spoons, plugs, plastic swimbaits and top water lures around the mangroves in the estuary.
Jacks were pletiful in the surf zone and estuary comprising of 80 % of our daily catch. Huge schools would regularly come through the estuary mouth on major feeding frenzies.
8 rods in, 8 fish on!!
My main target was the Giant Threadfin which took alot work more work than I expected! These fish reach up to 40kgs on this coastline!! I managed to get nice specimen of around 13 kgs.
We struggled to get the Cubera's on lures but the guys who put live and dead baits out got some beautiful specimens..
The highlite for me was the Estuary, fishing with light bass gear, throwing top waters around the Mangrove's catching Snapper, Jack's and the odd Baracuda that would scare the living crap out of you...
The were two mornings where we found some oversized White Fin Jack's going on feeding frenzies on the outgoing tides.. I manage to get a slab White Fin Jack on my light bait casting gear.
As for the Tarpon they totally eluded us this trip, not even showing us a little sign that they were around!
But will be definately back again for that oversized Giant Threadfin!!
Will post some pics.. enjoy!!
Name: Garreth CoombesHometown: JohannesburgArea Guiding: Upper Zambezi, Lower Zambezi and CahoraBassaDiscipline: Fresh Water Fly, Fresh and Salt Water Conventional.Species Targeted: Tiger Fish (all species), Bream , Sharp Tooth Catfish and VunduGarreth has been chasing Tiger Fish, largemouth Bream and Catfish on the upper, mid and lower Zambezi River for the last 23 years. Being an all-rounder angler he has pursued all these magnificent fish on both fly and conventional tackle. The upper Zambezi has been his preferred playground for many years because of the large amount of large and small predatory fish species that eagerly take artificial’s.Tiger Fish and Nembwe are his specialities.