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Fishing at Keur Saloum

Until the late 90’s the Saloum Delta area was one of the most abundant waters in the world.
Fishing there usually meant pleasure and unique catch, even for beginners.

Unfortunately overfishing, especially with processing boats off the Senegalese shores, was to blame for a sudden fall in term of fish.

Contracts allowing foreign countries to overfish and catch all types of sea wildlife have fortunately come to an end
and not been renewed.

The consequences have been amazing in such a short time : our favourite fish are back in the Senegalese waters, including the barracuda, the Giant African threadfin, the Grouper, the Giant Trevally, the African Red Snapper, the Parrotfish, the Law croaker, the Stingray, ....

Keur Saloum Lodge-Hotel is ideally located along a major Saloum Delta « bolong », surrounded with mangroves.
This is why we decided to “boost” the fishing activity.

The quantity and weights of fishes are often amazing such as a 60-kg African Red Snapper and a 111-kg stingray caught recently.
All kinds of fishing are practised here including hand lining, trolling, surf casting or fly-fishing.

All our pirogue men are very skilled and have a perfect knowledge of the area.
You can rent or buy our brand new and very efficient fishing equiment including rods, threads, hooks, leads, lures, … Baits are provided free of charge.

Our pirogues or Yamaha boats as well as our engines are recent and perfectly well maintained by a skilled mechanic.

Furthermore, children and beginners will enjoy fishing from our long pier.
You will get advice from our fishing manager about equipment, fishing technics, currents and tides.
You will be charged an extremely reasonable fee for fishing outings.


We have issued a specific fishing brochure which we can send you on request.The superb environment makes fishing at Keur Saloum Lodge-Hotel a real pleasure. Inddeed, in addition of catching big fish you will enjoy all the wildlife including so many bird species, occasionnally dolphins and – if you are lucky – manatees.

 


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