CAPE VERDE FISHING Well its that time of year when the winter cod fishing has tailed off and the summer species seem so far off. Well its a perfect time for a fishing holiday but were do you go??? Well in the last few years I have visited a few of the Islands off the West coast of Africa, called the Cape Verde Islands these islands boast a constant tropical temperature and plenty of sunshine not to mention some fantastic fishing from shore and boat. To say we have just scratched the surface is and understatement how can you possible do everything in such a short time, but believe me we certainly tried... I was joined by fishing mad father and son Meizyke and Paul from Fleetwood and match angler Stuart Dewhurst from Preston who has had his fair share of big fish from the Gambian coast and and huge Halibut and Cod from Norwegian waters, not to mention lots of match wins in the UK which keeps him up with the best in the Penn League.. Fellow holiday maker Rolf from Dortmund in Germany left his wife at the bar and joined the lads for a few of our fishing trips. Fishing certainly does bring people together and I have made some fantastic friends simply through fishing.. We fished from the shore and caught so many different species it was difficult identify some of them, so many wonderful colour shapes and sizes it is an anglers paradise and you really don't know what you are going to catch next... Here are some pictures from past and present... Getting ready for an evenings fishing.. Wasn't long before the first fish started hitting the beach.. Stuart pulls in a nice Cobina or also known as a Grunt.. Set some gear up for our German friend Rolf and he too was in to the fish... These fish gave a good account of themselves on standard beach gear and even caught a few on the light quiver set up which was awesome.. Well after getting bitten off a few times we decided to put on the wire traces and we started to land some good size Moray eels and some small Sharks.. During daylight hours came lots of smaller species including Bream, Bone-Fish and Parrot fish.. I think the lads have a few more pictures to send across to me, will add them when I get them. Well folks if your looking for a a short break with a bit of sunshine and some good fishing I seriously recommend the Cape Verde, Go now before it gets to popular and gets spoilt.. Well I think we all had a smashing time lots of fish, lost some monster's me and Paul both had a fish on for 40 minutes before losing it, we put them down to huge stingrays as they would tear 100yrds of line off the reel before stopping and sitting tight on the bottom, only to move off again as and when they felt like it... But that's fishing.. All the best and Tight-lines. Gary.