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Fishing In The British Virgin Islands

Fishing in the British Virgin Islands
Fishing in the BVI

The deep blue and crystal clear shallows found in the BVI offer some of the best fishing in the Caribbean. Sport fishers can reel in a trophy sized Blue Marlin, Yellow and Black Fin Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphin. Light tackle, inshore fishing can be very active also, hooking onto Dolphin, Barracuda, Kingfish, and Wahoo, and that’s what you'll yell when you hook into one of these hard fighting fish caught on light tackle!

As all of you fly fishermen know, salt water fly fishing is the fastest growing sport in the world, so if you are interested in catching fish "on the fly" in a new location, come and join us in the BVI and let our professional guides take you to the numerous unfished flats and reefs teeming with Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon. Some of the best saltwater fly fishing in the world can be found on several islands throughout the BVI and recent years have seen a marked increase in fly-fishing in the BVI, especially for tarpon, known as the "silver ghosts" of the flats. With the flat coral atoll of Anegada being legendary for its fishing Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon, it has become an increasingly popular destination for fly-fishermen, and several skilled local guides offer their services on the island.

BVI Fishing
Wahoo, Blackfin and Dolphin
What a catch!

Most sportfishing boats provide top-grade equipment as part of their fees, so it's not necessary to bring your own tackle unless you prefer to do so. Most also provide fishing permits as well. Deep-sea fishing boats operate charters from various marinas in the BVI and fly-fishing has caught on in such a big way that many charters have begun to offer fly-fishing trips for some of the trophy billfish, wahoo and dorado. For beginning anglers, a reef-fishing trip is probably the best way to experience fishing in the islands. A reef-fishing trip often involves using monofilament hand lines in the traditional ways of islanders, trying to catch grouper, snapper and triggerfish. Most reef-fishing trips last three to four hours, and you can book them through many resorts and hotels.

So while on your vacation, don't pass up the opportunity to fish the pristine waters and flats that the BVI has to offer to a novice or expert.

Check out our Fishing Guides listings to find the right guide for you.

Read article on Top 10 Flats in the BVI.

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