Belize’ diversity of species and natural beauty makes it a popular fishing destination. Home to the largest living barrier reef in the world, fishing has become a thriving sport. Whether using hand lines and hooks, trolling or fishing on the fly, one is sure to have a great day out at sea.
When looking at the fishing calendar, fish are around year-round. Nevertheless, at certain months’ species of fish are more abundant than others. In particular, for fly fishing, it can be most exciting from March through to August when the Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit are migrating. Try your hand at catching tarpon weighing up to 100 lb – 180 lbs. Belize is also one of the few places in the world you can catch a “Grand Slam”- catching all three (Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish) in one day. Belize’s sandy flats, mangroves and river mouths are popular hangout spots for these fish. Travelling great distance to have the opportunity to get a "Grand Slam" is defiantly worth it.
Fishing doesn’t have to end there, head offshore in a quest for Wahoo, Dorado, Black Fin Tuna, King Mackerel and with some luck even a Blue Marlin! Many game fishing tournaments are also hosted throughout the year, open to all anglers to join.
Let us help you plan your fishing vacation. Various fishing lodges offer special fishing vacation packages which include professional guides to show you all the fish’s hideout spots.