Fishing

Fishing

Tobacco Caye is situated right in the middle of the largest barrier reef system in the northern hemisphere. The reef stretches about 170 miles from north to south.

Reef’s End is found on the southern tip of Tobacco Caye just a few yards from one of the rare openings in the reef. The next opening is about 6 miles south and the opening north of us is 18 miles away. This means that a lot of action is found right outside our lodge as tides pushes baitfish in and out of the reef opening – either inside towards the flats or out towards the deep blue waters. This attracts predators such as Barracudas, Snappers, Jacks, Tarpons, King Mackerels and even bigger fish such as Marlin, Wahoo, African Pompano and several other species. These fishes are often caught with artificial baits such as poppers, wobblers, jigs and other lures even if live bait (small sardines) is the safest way to go.

Fly fishing around the island is becoming more and more popular as there is a large school of tarpons all year around in the reef opening (100 yards from our restaurant). They weigh as much as 200 pounds and vary in number from about 50 to 100 individuals. These fishes are also caught on live bait.

Bonefish is another famous target and there are some great spots close by where they normally hang out. They are not the biggest in the Caribbean but healthy and strong and will give even the most experienced fly fisherman a fight.

The Holy Grail for fly fishermen coming to Belize is off course the Permit. They are found on the flats within comfortable distance from Tobacco Caye and even though you find them you need to be convincing and experienced to make them take your fly.

Net, net – it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced fisherman – we can assure you that you will have a great time fishing in our waters and our experienced guides will get you closer to your dream catch.

We can provide top of the line rental gear if you don’t want to bring your own stuff. Just let us know in advance so that we can reserve the gear you need (please note that you need to bring your own fly fishing equipment) .

Also - and very important – all fishing with Reef’s End is catch & release i.e. all fish except a few that we keep for dinner - is quickly released back into the sea after photographing. This is how we make sure there is even more fish next time you come back.

Tight lines and hope to see you soon!

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