Jan 30th, 2020
Until recently, North Africa, and especially the coast of Sudan has never been considered a viable fishing destination. Political unrest in neighboring Southern Sudan has cast an image that has been badly portrayed and dampened the potential for Sudanese tourism. Along the Red Sea coast of Sudan there are countless islands and wide expanses of shallow water flats. These offer the adventurous fly angler a treasure chest of fly fishing opportunities. In 2013, Tourette Fishing began the long process of exploring as much of the coast as possible in order to evaluate the fly fishing potential. It didn’t take long to see the massive potential, as the flats were home to incredible numbers of triggerfish, Bluefin, GTs, Bohar as well as shots at bonefish and permit.
Below represents some excellent availability for a trip to Sudan. You will see that there are two different trips available: the standard trip, which is a week-long northern circuit or, new for this year is an exploratory deep south 10 day circuit.
Contact Brian at 800.552.2729 for more information on Sudan
7 Night / 6 Day Northern Circuit Availability
Guests stay on the Elegante Mothership, a 98-foot schooner. All accommodations on the boat are single occupancy. The six full days fishing on this trip allows you the opportunity to engage yourself in the numerous fishing activities which this unique venue has to offer. Under the watchful eye of your professional guide, the majority of the time will be focused on exploring the flats, cuts and drop-offs of offshore islands. The sight fishing for tailing triggerfish on the flats is exceptional, along with good numbers of Bluefin, Bohar, GT’s, Barracuda and grouper species. Bonefish, permit, bumpies and milkfish are present and a normal week presents a few opportunities to target these iconic flats species.
May 1 – 8, 2020: 3 rods
May 8 – 15, 2020: 4 rods
May 15 – 22, 2020: 3 rods
11 Night / 10 day Southern Circuit Availability
African Waters has long know that the flats of Southern Sudan produce exceptional fish, but due to geography it required a special boat in order to access the area. New for the 2020 season they have accessed the Don Questo. This is a 100ft Steel hull boat that was originally built as a commercial fishing boat for the North Sea. This boat allows them to navigate under any weather conditions and is extremely spacious and comfortable. Each guest will have their own cabin, with AMPLE space. Food and the level of service from the crew is very high. On their scouting trip last season, they landed 46 GTs between 2 guests over 10 days, with exceptional trigger fishing and ample Bluefin and bohar.
March 24 – April 3, 2020: 3 rods
$4,125 per person based on double occupancy for a 7 night / 6 day northern circuit
$5,720 per person based on double occupancy for a 11 night / 10 day southern circuit
Accommodations and meals on the boat, 6 or 10 days guided fishing (3 anglers per tender/guide), fishing licenses, bottled water, transfers between Port Sudan airport and boat.
Airfare to/from Port Sudan, hotel in Dubai (if needed), Visa ( approximately €100), boarding fee (approximately €210), drinks, tackle, staff and guide gratuities.