Out of 12 destinations highlighted Fishing Booker names Turneffe Atoll in Belize as the number one fishing destination on its inshore bucket list.
Turneffe Atoll is the largest atoll in Belize, roughly a 2.5 hour boat ride from Ambergris Caye. Particularly recognized as a top dive destination, this slice of paradise not only offers world class diving but also offers incredible fishing opportunities. With 131,690 protected hectares bursting alive with tropical fish, its crystal clear untouched waters make it the perfect base for saltwater fly-fishing.
Article highlights Turneffe being a top destination to land a “Grand Slam”
Sitting 20 miles off the coast of Belize City, Turneffe Atoll is one of the world’s top Bone fisheries. The sheer number of Bonefish makes this the perfect place to hone your skills, or even catch your first fish. Most are medium-sized, but don’t worry, there are plenty larger, battle-hardened Bones around too.
Belize’s bonefishing is incredible, but the country is mainly known for its Permit. Turneffe Atoll is no exception, with a massive Permit population averaging 10-20 pounds. Big fish can reach up to 30 pounds or even more. The best part? You can catch them on the flats all year round
Bonefish? Check. Permit? Check. Someone’s still missing, though: Tarpon. Yes, of course you can catch Tarpon here. Smaller fish live in the channels and lagoons year-round. Come summer, Silver Kings worthy of the crown come barreling through by the hundred. They can often tip the 10-pound mark and some get closer to 150 pounds!!
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A Fishing Holiday to Remember
Belize home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, makes it a great place for fishing. Particularly for Fly Fishing, there are endless opportunities for anglers to get a “Grand Slam.” You cannot go wrong with choosing Belize as your next fishing vacation destination. You cannot go wrong with choosing SunBreeze Hotel in San Pedro town on Ambergris Caye as your fishing base. Plan to book your fishing charter before arrival or once on the island our concierge desk will be happy to assist.