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Discover Sea Fishing in Africa

Gary Terrazas

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In the recent past, there has been an exponential rise in the number of people getting booked on sea fishing holidays in Africa. There is a number of probable reasons for this increasing popularity of sea fishing holidays to Africa.

For one, most of the African coastline is tropical, and is thus home to species that cannot be easily found in other waters. Of course this is a fact which has always been there, only that it is only recently that it has received the marketing publicity it deserves. The fact that most of Africa's waters are tropical increases the possibility of catching a ‘trophy fish, ’ which is the ambition of many a fisherman.

Furthermore, the warmer temperatures in Africa's waters make them ideal for fish breeding, which translates into bigger fish stocks. Nobody wants to go fishing and come empty-handed, you know. Indeed, the huge fish stocks in Africa's waters have even attracted commercial trawlers, with some travelling from as far as Europe and China to the Southern and Eastern African fish-rich coastlines.

The fact that commercial fishing in Africa caught on much later than in other continent's waters means that there are bigger fish stocks in Africa's waters - though this is a dynamic which is fast changing.

Secondly, there is the friendly fishing climate - which is also a function of Africa's location on the tropics. As it were, most of Africa's coast does not experience the bitter (freezing) winters which make fishing virtually impractical and which are experienced elsewhere. This means that one can comfortably go fishing Africa waters at almost every time of the year.

Of course this can't be said of the other continents’ waters. Indeed, it is virtually impossible to go fishing in some other continents’ waters for up to half of the year.

The third factor that has contributed to the increased popularity of tours that are mainly aimed at fishing Africa waters is the emergence of companies offering well organized fishing charters. The major companies offering fishing charters to fish Africa waters have modernized their operations, and developed well targeted marketing strategies and a strong web presence to an extend where a tourist can organize for a fishing charter right from the comfort of his home somewhere in North America or Australia, and sometimes months - even years - before the expedition to fish Africa waters.

And with increased efficiency and competition, most companies that offer boat charters to tourists to go fishing Africa waters are becoming more and more affordable. Indeed, gone are the days when a fishing expedition to Africa was considered a high-cost trip. Nowadays you can find a reasonably priced fishing tour to Africa.

In terms of fishing charters, people planning to go fishing Africa waters have a choice of either a crewed fishing charter of a bare-boat fishing charter for their expedition. The bare-boat charters are generally quite good if you are fishing along the shorelines, but if you are to step into the high seas, you certainly need to book a fishing charter which is backed by professional crew, unless you are a knowledgeable sea-fearer conversant with the African waters. Professional crew are more likely to know the best fishing routes and getting in the high seas is not a very far off possibility if one is not an experienced navigator.

Ultimately, the increased popularity of African sea fishing tours can be seen as a combination of the increased awareness about what the African waters have to offer and better organization and marketing on the part of the companies that offer fishing charters to Africa.

Now you have discovered the reasons to take a fishing tour in Africa . Go to to find out how you can book your space.


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