The Chenu brothers, Guillaume and Benoit aboard Pacemaker, with Jackson Safari as skipper from 9 to 12 June
June 9: Sao Pedro, 3 contacts, 2 wahoo caught
June 10: north of Sao Vicente, 3 views, 2 marlins caught
June 11: north of Sao Vicente, 1 marlin caught, too much wind, back to Sao Pedro, 1 marlin caught
June 12: 1 contact, a big fish, gone after two minutes
Fishing was OK, the customers are happy, they caught their first marlins
Mr. Cuvelier and Mr. Fonroques from June 6 to June 10 on our Bertram, Stuart Simpson was the skipper.
June 6: north of Sao Vicente, 6 marlins seen, 3 caught (200, 80 & 150 kgs)
June 7: 4 views, 1 marlin lost after 18 minutes of fighting
June 8: with Steeve Webb as skipper, at Sao Pedro, 4 views, 1 marlin caught (180 kgs)
June 9: 4 views, 1 double, 1 marlin lost and 1 marlin caught (200 kgs)
June 10: 6 views, 1 marlin caught
Total 7 blue marlins caught, the customers are happy.
The Roger Sutherland's team on "Nha Cretcheu" with Stuart Simpson as skipper from May 29 to June 3
May 29: we go straight to São Nicolau, 2 marlins seen, 2 caught
May 30: 5 fish seen, 4 marlins caught
May 31: 1 marlin caught
June 1: 4 marlins seen, 2 caught
June 2: 3 seen, 2 caught
June 3: Back to São Vicente, 1 contact in Santa Luzia
Total: with 11 marlins caught and a good action, the customers are delighted
Schwarz family (father, son and daughter) on the Pacemaker 40', with Tara Thompson as skipper, Fabio and Ja as liner, from 23 May to 27.
First day: in São Pedro, 3 fishes seen, 1 marlin caught
Second day: 3 fishes seen, 1 marlin caught (450 lbs)
Third day: 2 fishes seen, 2 fish from the pitch (400 lbs and 320 lbs)
Fourth day: 1 fish seen, not caught marlin
Fifth day: 3 marlins seen 1 marlin caught
Total: 5 blue marlin caught, 11 seen, customers went away happy.
Adam Webb on Bertram with Stuart Simpson as skipper, Steve Jackson and Safari Web as liner, from May 23 to 27
First day: The boat goes to Sao Nicolau, 4 fishes seen, 0 caught
Second day: 6 fishes seen, 4 marlin caught
Third day: 3 fishes seen, 5 marlins caught
Fourth day: 7 fishes seen, 10 marlin caught
Fifth day: 3 seen, 3 marlins caught
Total: 17 blue marlin caught for 27 followed, the customer was satisfied.
Fishing trip Cabo Verde May 2016
Rick Zeedijk and I left to Lisbon on Thursday 12th May, where we stayed one night. The next day we flew to Sao Vicente to start our 6 days fishing for Blue Marlin.
Initially the first day, we planned to go fishing with Randy Das on Cal Rai, was on Sunday but after talking to him we decided to reschedule to Saturday. The waters around São Vicente were green, so we decided to go further towards Santo Antao. It took us three hours to sail to the good spots, which left us with only five hours for fishing. With the catch of 2 blue marlins we can say we had a good start of our fishing trip: 2/2.
Sunday we were free and on Monday we had a seven hours trip to get to Sao Nicolau with the Nha Cretcheu and captain Stuart Simpson. We agreed to fish there for 5 days. It turned out to be fantastic fishing days with 4 and 3 marlins on the last two days. Catch with Stuart in 5 days: 12/19.
In total we caught 14 marlins and a wahoo. Wednesday the 18th of May, I caught my 100th billfish and with 8 marlin in 6 days it became my most successful Big game trip ever.
Many thanks to Didier Jeanne from family hotel Alto Fortim and captains Randy Das and Stuart Simpson and their crew Daddy Das, Steven and Jacko.
I'm already looking forward to our next trip to Cabo Verde. This is planned for the 2nd week of May 2017. The Penn Challenge tournament will be organized from Mindelo on Sao Vicente as part of the open Dutch EFSA Big gameChampionships. If you are interested to join these Championships, please contact me as soon as possible, phone nr: 0031633150610 or send an email to email@example.com.
Frans van Oss
Dominique and Michel regular curtomers, with the Bertram and Stuart Simpson as skipper.
First day in Sao Pedro, 2 blue marlin caught (800 lbs and 600 lbs)
The second day, they changed to fish in Santo Antao (green water in Sao Pedro): 1 marlin caught
On the third day, still in Santo Antao: 2 marlins caught
The fourth day: 1 marlin caught.
The fifth day: 2 blue marlin caught
The sixth day: nothing, only tracking a fish and back to Mindelo
The seventh day: back in Sao Pedro, nothing, it was strange because there were many birds, many dolphins, many detections in sonar, but nothing.
Anyway Dominique and Michel were satisfied with 8 fishes. They will come back next year.