We are developing exciting a Climate-Friendly African Adventure Fishing Safari Resort in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Our plan is to develop a multiple location SUSTAINABLE Sport-Fishing network as well as SUSTAINABLE artisanal fishing.
For lovers of sport fishing, whatever the technique - from the beach or a boat – Sierra Leone fishing is best known for it's famous destination: Sherbro Island not to be missed. Red carp, captains, giant tarpons, huge barracuda or jacks are caught regularly. Fishing is most successful during the rainy season, from April to September. Deep-sea fishing off the Atlantic shelf for giant Blue, Black, and White Marlin. Atlantic Sailfish, Swordfish, Barracuda, Bull Sharks, and numerous other species.
IGFA lists 14 of the 25 standing World Record Tarpon for various line classes as being caught in the Western Africa including the LARGEST TARPON EVER CAUGHT. These are monster Tarpon weighing from 166 to 283lbs. Beyond the obvious Tarpon fishing, there is the offshore Deep-sea fishing for giant Blue, Black, and White Marlin. Atlantic Sailfish, Swordfish, Barracuda, and numerous other species, much larger than their U.S. & Caribbean counterparts.
“Not only has the number of angler trips gone up, but the base expenditure per trip has finally been updated as well. The end result is that NOAA Fisheries is finally acknowledging that saltwater recreational fishing is an economic heavyweight.”
- Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy
Woodie Butler is a Patriotic, Southern Father & Adventurer/Angler from Arkansas with a classic southern charm and is Lovingly referred to as “American Woodie” by the citizens of Africa, but to his Chiefdom's residents, he is simply known as the adopted son of two Paramount Chiefs. American Woodie, lives with and raises his family in an African village, on a remote beach, where basic survival and unconditional love of one's fellow man has formed an unbreakable bond between them.
To see American Woodie in his 4x4 Jeep blaring Sweet Home Alabama, wearing his American Flag tank tops displaying large arm tattoos, and with a cowboy hat and a 15-inch Bowie Knife on his side, one can understand why his name and legend has spread like fire across this mysterious country. Visitors to Africa always describe him as a wild, American, muscled version of “Crocodile Dundee”, with no fear of adventure!
We are also planning to produce a TELEVISION SERIES following American Woodie's endeavors and adventures in Sierra Leone and other locations to change the perception of Africa and promote tourism there in the U.S. markets.
Our MISSION STATEMENT: To use some revenues driven by tourism to fund sustainable development and local fisheries, improvements to schools, build clinics, and to provide fresh water and ice to local communities.
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