The Salty Dog Team 

Paul Haldenwang

Paul has been fishing since he was 5 years old with his father as his mentor. As a result, he loves wild oceans which he came to know and understand in South Africa where he grew up. His love of nature and his explorative character are always pushing him to discover new fishing destinations whenever the opportunity arises.

Paul has fished and sailed all over the world, including the West African coast, Central America, Caribbean, Pacific ocean, Ireland and Italy. His love of Africa has brought him back numerous times and it's safe to say he's an honorary local in Gabon, São Tomé & Príncipe, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. He is passionate about marine conservation and preserving the oceans for future generations, values he's passing onto his children also.

Paul has an unrivalled passion for travelling and fishing and is always keen to share this with friends, old and new. If you get him started, beware, it's hard to get him to stop!

Paul has a commercial skipper’s license and is an IGFA-registered captain. Since 2017 he is also an Orvis endorsed fly-fishing guide. He completed the Royal Geographical Society course on Travel and Exploration in 2013 and is always up to date on the St John’s Ambulance First Aid course, so you know you're always in safe hands.

Lisl Haldenwang
Director/Marketing Coordinator

Lisl is Paul’s partner of 20 years. She didn’t realise she fell in love with a mad fisherman with saltwater in his veins when they first met. But she’s not sorry she did and more often than not gets drawn in by Paul’s enthusiasm and passion for fishing. She loves travelling, although she doesn’t fish, except for that one time! Lisl loves to work behind the scenes. Therefore she takes care of the marketing, website, administration and accounts. So she comes in handy after all because Salty Dog needs those jobs done too!

Lisl is the perfect person to look after the ‘other’ Salty Dog jobs (i.e. not to do with fishing), because of her background in publishing and office administration and also a shared love of the sea.
She married Paul in 2000 and they have 3 ocean-loving children and a dog called Rolo.

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Rolo, a very excitable Sprocker, joined our family several years after Salty Dog was founded. The 'dog' was always missing from Salty Dog until he came along. You won't find a more exuberant, but loyal dog than our Rolo. At nearly 4, he has gone back to doggy-school to learn some manners, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't teach an old dog new tricks! He is very quick to learn and eager to please. Especially with a handful of liver by your side. Follow us on Facebook to see how he gets on. Rolo also loves fish.
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