Antigua Island Fishing

Antigua Island Fishing
Anglers will find world-class sport fishing in Antigua. The Leeward Island in the eastern Caribbean is surrounded by nutrient-rich flats, lagoons, bays and live coral reefs. Both light tackle and offshore, big-game fishing are popular.

Deep-sea Fishing

Hook a trophy catch on a deep-sea fishing excursion. The waters surrounding Antigua are home to marlin, tuna, kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, shark and barracuda.

Calm-water Fishing

The lagoons, bays, mangroves and flats are premier calm-water fishing grounds. Anglers can use light tackle to easily hook a variety of exotic fish.

Bonefish and Tarpon

Landing a feisty bonefish or hard-fighting tarpon on your fly is a popular and thrilling pursuit in Antigua.

Take a Charter

There are several fishing charters available on the island. Rates are usually about $500 for a half-day of deep-sea fishing and $800 for a day-long guided excursion. Private charters are also available.

Fishing Tournament

The Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Association sponsors an annual fishing tournament. The 44th annual contest will be held May 28-30, 2010.

Article Written By Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University

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