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Fishing

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Fishing

How is the fishing in Scarborough? My husband is an experienced fly fisherman from the US and we travel to the caribeean 2x a year to vacation, fish, sun bath on the beach and relax. How would his fishing experience be? He brings his own fly rod and fishes from shore--would this be a problem?

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First of all Scarborough is on the atlantic side which is usually fairly rough. Quieter waters on the caribbean side. Fishing from the beach might be a bit of a challenge there.....especially fly fishing.lol. However to do some deep sea fishing might be more fun for you both...lots of boats to take you/rent. There are plenty of spots to fish from shore, but you'd be better off having a local show you where. Where will you be staying??

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Hi there

Around Scarborough, as LRS suggests, it's pretty poor. You can catch small jacks, barracuda and needlefish off the rocks but it's hard work and the surf can be quite hairy and the incessant onshore wind makes casting a problem. If he can get to the Lowlands estate there are baby tarpon to 20lb in the brackish ponds around the golf course and mangroves, but access might be a problem - houses were being built when I was there in 2005.

Also in Lowlands, Frothy de Silva had a fishing pond behind the Hilton that was stocked with some good fish: snapper, tarpon, mullet and snook, I think, with some fish well over 20lb in there. They took tilapia livebaits mostly, but I got takes from the tarpon on dark, soft baitfish flies at dusk. I'm not sure if it's still running - you might want to contact Hard Play (see the fishing section in mytobago.com) to find out. I think it cost around US$15-20 for a day ticket there.

There is good fly fishing in the mangroves and on flats if he wants to go out on a boat. Hard Play and Kester Herbert have specialist inshore boats for this sort of fishing and they get tarpon and ladyfish in the mangroves, bonefish on the flats. I think they operate from Bon Accord lagoon, which is about half an hour by taxi from Scarborough.

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Wonderful advise!! Thanks!

Dorset, United...
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Not at all. Thanks for the courtesy and wish your husband tight lines from me.

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