Our fly fishing school at Ascension Bay is the perfect opportunity for both beginner saltwater fly fisherman and those wishing to brush up on their saltwater fly fishing skills. You will learn how to deal with the sheer pandemonium of a freshly hooked fish bidding for freedom.
We have based this trip on 1 to 1 guiding to ensure each person gets full attention of the guide. Each day you will depart with a guide to the saltwater flats where you will be taught the art of saltwater fly fishing. You will also learn how to present a fly, strip the fly for the different species. This exclusive Sportquest Holidays Hosted trip is perfect for single anglers and groups alike and will take your saltwater fly fishing skills to new highs.
Fisherman Lodge is situated in the vast area of Mexico’s Ascension Bay approximately three hours south of Cancun. This area has been known for its natural beauty for hundreds of years and early inhabitants named it Sian Ka’an (origin of the sky). Sian Ka’an is now a protected area that spans 120 kilometres of coastline and encompasses 400,000 hectares of tropical forest, wetlands, sand dunes as well as many more precious habitats.
This protected area is home to some iconic animals, birds and marine life these include Jaguar, Puma, Ocelot, Central American Tapir, West Indian Manatee and four species of nesting Turtles.
Ascension Bay is the number one destination in the world for catching Permit. Additionally, it is known to have the most Bonefish per square acre of water compared to anywhere else in the world. The other highly prized species in these waters are the super-sized Snook that hunt the shallow bays. As you will have your own guide you can target whatever species you like.
Recommended tackle for this trip includes fly rods in 8#,9# and 10# with matching reels, all with smooth drags and large backing capacities. Tapered tippet lines going down to 10lb, 20lb and 30lb tips should cover most of the bases. Recommended flies include a range of small crab patterns, clousers and gotchas up to larger baitfish patterns such as Tarpon toad, double bunny and a selection of poppers.
The guiding at Fisherman Lodge is second to none with every guide having many years under their belt. Guiding is on a one to one basis which is a massive plus when trying to learn more about this kind of fishing.
Each day the lodge runs Eco tours designed at bringing non-fishing guests closer to the fantastic fauna and flora of this special place. Snorkelling trips are the perfect way to get up and personal with the many fish species that live in the bay as well as witnessing the grace of swimming turtles first hand. Days can be spent relaxing by the lodge pool with a drink in hand and sampling the world-class food that Fisherman Lodge has to offer.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have.