Big Game Fishing

Lots of different fish species are found in the waters around São Tomé and Principe. You have the opportunity here to catch a 1000 pound fish! Get in touch with the local travel agency or one of the international hotels for further details.

São Tome and Principe Islands are located in the heart of a very peculiar oceanographic dynamics. The islands are subject to three major surface currents: the Benguela current, the South Equatorial and Guinea currents. These various oceanic currents combine to create four distinct oceanographic seasons. The seasonal variations in the thermocline have a major effect on the fisheries of the region, and in particular the migratory fish stocks. It is interesting to note that several Atlantic-wide species appear to occur in the eastern Atlantic only at these oceanic islands.

The waters around Sao Tome and Principe Island's are filled with fish of different kind. Enormous sailfish, wahoo and barracuda swim in this part of the Atlantic, as well as dolphin-fishes and Atlantic bluefin tunas, among other species of tuna. Here you can get your chance to catch a 1000 pound marlin or a really aggressive sailfish. On land, it is possible to find specialised operators of big-game fishing. Those that prefer to fish independently may rent boats and equipment and leave in search of the coveted trophies.

Bom Bom is the ideal place to fish for blue marlin. In other words, the holy grail of fishing.The blue marlin is a ray-finned fish belonging to the sailfish family and thus the order of perch-like fish. The fish may reach up to 4.3 metres long and weigh 900 kg.

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