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Tarpon fishing at Sherbro Island

Surrey, England
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Tarpon fishing at Sherbro Island

All our Club members fishing at Sherbro pre-dated the start of the civil war in 1991. Then they caught Tarpon in the 200lb range.

I just wondered whether anyone had been there more recently. And, if so, any thoughts on techniques - whether livebaiting or trolling lures is more effective. Also, if lure fishing, what type of lures worked and their size and colour.

Kindest regards


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1. Re: Tarpon fishing at Sherbro Island


my name is Brian Freestone and I have just returned from Sherbro Island where I ran a hotel lodge. Bonthe Holiday Village, Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone.

The tarpon are still there and fly fishing is very good. Over the past year 2 world record baracuda where caught as well as a record grouper.

I am no longer at the fishing lodge but you can contact Martyn Marriott on info@bontheholidayvillage.com

He is the owner of the lodge and can give you more information

Best regards

Brian Freestone

+44 7531441812

Surrey, England
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2. Re: Tarpon fishing at Sherbro Island

Hi Brian

And Many Thanks for your reply.

Our Club member did fish there earlier in the year and landed a big Jack Crevalle - 47lbs on 20 - potentially a World record. Unfortunately the leader, a necessary part of the IGFA's claim procedure was lost on the next strike - an even BIGGER Jack.

Tarpon-wise the fishing was disappointing. Locals were laying short long lines in the area the sports boats were fishing.

Kindest regards


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