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.
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.
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.
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