LINENE ISLAND RESORT
Linene Island Resort is situated on a small island in a tidal lagoon on the East side of San Sebastian peninsula. This is just South of the town of Vilanculos in Mozambique. The lodge is reachable by boat only. Transfers are done with the lodge boats between Vilanculos and the lodge whenever required. At times transfers can be delayed because of tidal movements, as it may not be possible to access the channels at low tides. If a flight arrives in Vilanculos over a low spring tide guests may have to relax for a couple of hours and enjoy a drink at Smugglers Bar while waiting for the water to come in. In extreme cases it may even be necessary to overnight in Vilanculos and leave for Linene the following morning. This does not happen often, but if it does the accommodation in Vilanculos is paid for by Linene.
ACCOMMODATION; Accommodation at Linene Island Resort consists of five wooden chalets, four three bed and oone four bed.
The entire lodge is built on stilts in order to make the most of the view over the lagoon and to capture the cooling sea breeze. Raised wooden boardwalks connect all buildings, which keeps sand and crawling micro fauna out of the living areas.
The main lodge area consists of a large open plan dining and bar area, which also has a television set, which receives a DSTV signal. The television is a bonus for those who enjoy keeping up to date with sport news etc. This area has a beautiful view over the estuary towards the beach.
Resident fishing guide ; Linene now has the knowledge and experience of a full time guide on the Island who is available to the guests at no extra charge. Adrian has fished the San Sebastian area for a number of years and has dedicated his fishing skills to hunting the giant kingfish.
Fishing – Boat hire and fuel charged This area is famous for its excellent fishing. The chef at the lodge will happily prepare your catch for you to enjoy, but please remember that the lodge falls within a conservation area and catch and release of excess fish is encouraged. No fish may be frozen and taken out of the area. Linene offers both offshore fishing with its boats and surf fishing from the beach. Use of the lodge’s boats and skippers for fishing is charged for. The lodge does have tackle available for offshore fishing for those who have not got their own. There are some very productive offshore reefs in the area and anything from sailfish and wahoo to kingfish, tuna and barracuda can be expected when fishing from the boat. Offshore fishing excursions can be arranged with lodge management. Preferably let management know the night before if you plan on fishing from one of the ski boats offshore so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
All year, on a rising tide, with live or dead bait, plugs and spoons (perks).
Species – Kingfish (a.k.a. Trevallies, Jacks or scads) Giant kingfish (Ignobilis), Yellowspotted
kingfish, Bludger, Blacktip kingfish, Bluefin kingfish, Bigeye kingfish, Queenfish, Garrick, Bonefish
and the odd shark, (Sand sharks, Blacktip reef sharks), Skates, Pompano amongst other.
The concentration of Kingfish is higher during summer, when spawning takes place.
Large adults are solitary, smaller fish are often seen in groups, in the waves and estuary
surrounding the Resort.
Deep sea fishing ; All year, during the day, on any tide. (One might experience a Whale Shark or Turtle)
Reef fishing: There are over 20 productive reefs in the vicinity of the Resort. One which is The Lighthouse explained below.
The Lighthouse Reef ; The lighthouse reef is a good low tide fishing spot. Plugs and spoons can be thrown off the reef itself at low tide, as well as over patches of reef to the South. This area is home to many big king fish, which will test your skills and tackle to their utmost. The deep channel directly in front of the reef is also a great spot for light tackle lure fishing or fly-fishing. This channel is roamed by various species of kingfish, spotted pompano, queenfish, bonefish, threadfin and a couple of snapper species. Access to the lighthouse involves being dropped off by boat up the lagoon at Pescada’s dive camp and walking 7km down the beach. This walk is not for the faint hearted! Plan this as a day trip and arrange a packed lunch the night before with lodge management.
Perking(Jigging spoons – 4 ounce and heavier) is very rewarding.
Species – All kingfish species, Rockcods (Peacock, Coral, Yellow-edged lyretail and more)
Kawakawa, King and Queen mackerel, Wahoo and many more.
Trolling (trawling) ; Over, around and between reefs with lures (Rapala or Halco), live or dead bait
and skirts, one can expect to encounter the following:
Species - Sailfish, the odd Marlin, King and Queen Mackerel, Wahoo, Dorado, Kawakawa, Bonito,
Yellowfin tuna, Barracuda and many more.
Estuary fishing (Light tackle, Bass rod, 6 Kg / 12 pound line and Fly)
Predominantly during winter on the incoming tide.
The Lagoon ; The lagoon offers fine light tackle lure fishing, either from the side or from a drifting boat around the reef area. On a pushing tide the reef in the lagoon attracts large shoals of baitfish which are in turn hunted by big king mackerel which enter the lagoon on the push in search of these shoals. It is often very productive to catch live bait and put one out from the boat while catching more bait. Lures trolled in the lagoon, especially the deeper channels towards the mouth area can also produce good gamefish on the pushing tide. Species such as snapper, sand gurnard, rock cod, sea pike and kingfish can be caught on small lures over the reef as well as from the side of the lagoon when fished into the deeper channels.
Species – King and Queen mackerel, Barracuda, Queenfish, Mullet, smaller Kingfish and various
tropical reef fish, Sardines, Karrapow and Halfbeaks (Used for live and dead bait).
Swimming, Snorkeling ,shell collecting , Beach games
CORPORATE AND TEAM BUILDING EXPERIENCE ; Linene Island Resort is an ideal venue due to the Resort being an hour and half away from mainland giving you a true island experience.
It is down time away from the hussle and bussle from everyday life, which can be customized to the profile of the group and their objectives.
The resort offers a rustic yet exceptional service allowing a phenomenal opportunity for guests to learn about themselves as well as those they join in their encounter with the ocean and all it has to bring to the experience.