Maio Island, from Shore or by boat
Maio is part of the Sotavento group of islands in the south of the Cape Verde archipelago, located off Senegal in the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous species of fish frequent this island including bigeye trevally, black trevally, amberjack, wahoo, dolphinfish, blue marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, groupers, various species of sharks (mako, tiger, nurse, hammerhead, lemon) and rays.
“Maio is neither very well-known nor very touristy and the fishing is very diverse,” explains Joris Nieuwenhoff from World Best Fishing Trips agency.
“Fishermen and non- fishermen alike really enjoy the nature and the wonderful climate here. Michael van Stein, our fishing guide, is of Dutch origin but has been living in Maio for several years and has done a lot of scouting. We now offer jigging for amberjack, trolling for wahoo, tuna, sailfish etc., bottom fishing with natural baits, casting from a boat (a Faeton 780) and from the shore, as well as specific land-based fishing for big sharks and rays (4.5-m or 15-ft tigers and 200-kg or 440-lb rays have already been caught from shore here by our clients!). For fly-fishing enthusiasts, there are some nice triggerfish to catch in the shallows. Accommodations are in well-equipped and perfectly located villas.”
Contact: World Best Fishing Trips, Joris Nieuwenhoff