Sierra Leone; Sherbro Fishing Experience YA01

10 Days From £0 (1,580 USD)

Come and fish with local Sherbro fishermen. Benefit from generations of expertise, knowledge and skills. Experience at least six different traditional styles of fishing. This tour is ideal for any sea fishing enthusiast.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private or Small Group
Start Location: Lungi Airport, Sierra Leone
End Location: Lungi Airport, Sierra Leone
Accommodation: Tented camp
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Approval of Sierra Leone National Tourist Board
Years In Business: 4

The Sherbro are one of the oldest indigenous tribes in Sierra Leone with a rich, historical culture. They live on the coastal areas and are primarily a fishing people. Come and fish with local Sherbro fishermen. Benefit from generations of expertise, knowledge and skills. Experience at least six different traditional styles of fishing. This tour is ideal for any sea fishing enthusiast. Accommodation on the beach side at the edge of the Western Peninsula Rain Forest

This is a holiday for the real fishing enthusiasts who want to immerse themselves in a total fishing culture. You will be able to live, breath, eat and talk fishing as well as practise some ancient fishing skills. You will have the chance to fish from the day you arrive at your base, Tito’s Paradise Eco Beach, up to and including the morning of your departure. The fishing styles will include, line fishing from the rocks or beach, a traditional paddle boat and RIB, chain fishing from a two man paddle boat with a local fisherman and from the beach side as a member of a chain fishing team, team chain fishing from a traditional 18 man boat, night-time boat fishing in a large traditional Pampa boat with engine and more.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure
-Airport to overnight hotel and onward to accommodation transfers
-All meals
-All boat, canoe and fishing trips
-All internal travel
-Overnight accommodation in Banana Island
-One all night fishing trip
-English speaking fishermen and/ or interpreters

Excludes
-Airfares
-Visa
-Departure tax (only payable on non European flights)
-Excess baggage charges
-Medical and personal insurance inclusive of personal loss, injury, flight delays, lost baggage and repatriation
-Drinks (all of which are available to buy at reasonable prices)
-Medical requirements
-Personal expenditure telephone calls, tips etc

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. You will arrive in the evening, be met at airport personally by one of our team and transferred to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02. AM you will be met at the hotel and transferred across the river by ferry and on to Tito’s Paradise Eco Beach. The afternoon will be spent line fishing from the rocks on the island where you will be directed to the best fishing spots. There will be an early evening ride up the river in the paddle boat taking you into the rainforest. In the evening there will be a bonfire and good food. Just before sunset you will go out with a resident fisherman in the two man paddle boat to lay the chain net. He will pass on his expertise about this type of fishing.
Day 03. 06.30 hours you will go out with the fisherman to pull the chain. After beaching the boat, if the catch has been good, you will go with the fisherman to sell the fish in a neighbouring village. In the early afternoon you will work with the fisherman to mend the net and prepare it for the evening. Then you will be free to take the paddle boat or RIB line fishing for yourself. There will be another early evening river trip up the next river. The net will be laid again at sunset.
Day 04. AM After collecting the chain you will be taken directly to Tombo, a busy fishing village. There you will become a member of an 18- 22 strong team of fishermen. Fishing is in a traditional large boat. When the chain is in place learn to beat the rhythm with the team to maximize the catch. This is a unique experience indeed.
Day 05. You will be taken to Banana and Rickets Islands, rich fishing grounds. You will stay at Dalton’s guest house and your host will take you out in his sturdy boat with engine for a day’s fishing off the coast of Rickets. You may see the crab catching monkeys as well.
Day 06. AM explore the extent of Banana Island and be shown the best fishing spots for line fishing. PM relax and/ or go line fishing. Sunset go off for an all night fishing trip with Dalton.
Day 07. Return to Tito’s Paradise for chain and line fishing.
Day 08. You will visit John Obey, where you will become a member of a land chain fishing team. Be trained in listening to the caller and experience the camaraderie involved in this ancient skill. Land the catch, help mend the nets and drink in the local fisherman’s bar to swap fisherman’s tales.
Day 09. You will be taken to Tokeh for another full day’s fishing as part of an 8 man team, yet another style of chain fishing.
Day 10. AM Final session of line fishing. Now you know the best places.PM you will be taken back to the airport by one or two of our team.