Fishing In Bermuda
Most people are not aware of this but Bermuda is a tremendous fishing destination, one that is simply beautiful. That is especially the case when referring to light-tackle fishing. Most of those that visit are looking for blue marlin. Catches of this fish have been on the rise lately. Add some billfishing to the huge reputation that exists and we are faced with a wonderful fishing experience in Bermuda. You can easily go swimming every single day of the year. However, the best fishing is available from May to November. You will not need a license in order to fish. If you need it, you can get the needed fishing information from International Game Fish Association representative Keith Winter.
If you are up for a challenge, you want to visit and participate in the Bermuda Game Fishing Tournament. Any angler can participate if he/she takes enough time to fill out tournament application as big fish are caught. No extra special license will be needed but the catch needs to be weighed. Also, 3 witnesses are needed. There will be special prizes that will be awarded to the top 17 game fish species catches.
Bermuda Deep Sea Fishing
If you love deep sea fishing, you will love Bermuda. You can easily catch amberjack, white marlin, tuna, dolphin, blue marlin and various other varieties. Island outfitters do offer equipment if you need it so that you can easily have the best possible experience.
There are 3 main reef banks in Bermuda. They allow you to fish for great barracuda, Bermuda chub, little tunny, almaco jack, greater amberjack, yellowtail snapper and many assorted bottom fish. Inner System is the closest of the reefs and starts at just 1 kilometer from the shore, stretching for around 8 kilometers. Challenger Bank is around 23 kilometers offshore and the last of the banks, Argus Bank, is 50 kilometers away. You can end up catching larger fish as you are more away from the shore. There are different full day or half day charters available for those looking for fishing options.
If reef fishing is not for you or you simply do not want to travel much, shore fishing is available. There are many fish species like gray snapper, great barracudas, palometa and bonefish that you can catch. Most of the visitors and even the locals prefer West Whale Bay or Spring Benny’s Bay. If you want something that is not that populated, St. George’s Harbour or Great Sound are better options. Talk with people at the hotel where you stay in order to get inside information.