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Fishing

Fishing (Mindelo, São Vicente) – the excursion outfit “Billfish-Club Cabo Verde” organizes sports fishing trips from Mindelo harbor (www.capeverde-fishing.com). Billfish-Club had the distinction of catching one of the biggest marlin anywhere in the globe (weighing 1,093 lbs.) – astonishing, considering that the average marlin weighs in between 200-350 lbs. Billfish-Club also won the prestigious “AFTCO Captain of the Year Award” for Atlantic Blue Marlin a total of five times. The main season for marlin is from March through to October although marlin are regularly caught during the winter and increasingly we are fishing during these months, weather permitting.
Other fish frequently caught are Wahoo (weighing up to 80 lbs.), and yellowfin tuna (weighing in excess of 200 lbs). Later in the season, visiting fishermen may also catch white marlin, longbill spearfish, shortbill spearfish, Atlantic sailfish, and Dorado. Shark fishing is also good here, especially for tiger shark, and Billfish-Club can make special arrangements for shark fishing trips. Contact captain Berno Niebuhr for details: marlinberno@capeverde-fishing.com or +238 991 5748.