The crews

Didier Jeanne: Didier Jeanne, Professional fisherman and fishing Captain in France for 30 years, in the Normandy fleets, around the Channel Islands.

Not ready for retirement, he moved to Cape Verde and created his own fishing center.

Didier did set up "Residential Alto Fortim" to receive fishermen and tourists in Cape Verde.




Stuart Simpson:
Born in South Africa in 1981, skippering professionally since 2001. He has fished out of South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, New Zealand and Costa Rica. He has a great knowledge in Fly fishing for Marlin and Sailfish, Live baiting, pitching baits and Lure fishing, also experienced in Jigging and Shark fishing.

Personal best: Blue Marlin 1062 lb. Best days fishing, 1 Black marlin 400 lb, 5 Striped Marlin and 13 Sailfish for the day.







Steeve Webb:
Formidably efficient, Steeve is a skipper with a strong experience, he came in the islands to defy the capeverdean marlin.


Stuart and Steeve will be your allies of all moments, and they will support you at all times, they will take you to the best spots from where you will bring your best memories.


WHAT DO WE CATCH?

With statistics of 350 days of sunny skies a year and constant NE prevailing winds of 15/20 knots, Cape Verde is a paradisiac archipelago where sub-marine mountains have been discovered by Marlins well before men did.

The channel between São Vicente and Santo Antão is a marlin spot well known by international anglers. This São Pedro spot, protected from the trade winds, has given to the Cape Verde Islands their reputation, with an average of 400 to 700 lbs catches, and more than a few Granders.

The season usually starts in March and ends around October/November, with some empty periods due to the temperature variations.

Remember that fishing or not, you are sure of best things in life: sunny skies, 70°F at night and 85°F day time, dry weather, no bugs of any kind, political stability, low cost of living, good restaurants, no religious fanaticism and… on top of everything the only surrounding country all around is the sea.




Other species like Wahoo (locally called "Serra" and plentiful all year long) or yellow fin tunas, dorados and sharks ("atum") are to be found.

When drifting or bottom fishing, you will be able to catch many sorts of groupers ("garoupa"), jacks ("esmoregal"), or even dorados or sharks.

Big game and light trolling can be done all year long, keeping in mind that December and January can bring some quite rough seas.

You can also go surf casting in many spots, and we can take you there and, if needed, we can provide an experienced fishing guide.



BOATS AND TACKLE

Both our boats are perfectly maintained and fully equipped with tackle, electronics and safety equipment.

Dimeu
40' PACE
Yanmar 6LYA2 440 hp
SIMRAD autopilot,
FURUNO sounder and plotter
2 VHF transmitters
FURUNO 64 mile range color radar

TACKLE
LEE outriggers
4 X 80lbs and 2X50lbs Normic rods
Shimano reels: 80/130 lbs and 50/80lbs
Stand up rods and reels 30 and 50 lbs Penn Senator
Fighting chair Pompanette and harness

    
Nha Crêtcheu
Bertram 33 Sport Fisherman

- YANMAR 6LPA-STP 315 hp
2 VHF transmitters, depth finder
2 GPS, on board computer turbo 2000
Plotter, autopilot
8 persons liferaft

TACKLE
LEE outriggers
4 X 80lbs and 2X50lbs Normic rods
Shimano reels: 80/130 lbs and 50/80lbs
30 lbs stand up rods Shimano and 50 lbs Penn Senator
Fighting chair and harness

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