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Fishing in Little Cayman and Cayman Brac

Little Cayman

World class offshore, sports and deep sea fishing and flyfishing can be done in Little Cayman. If you’re staying at a hotel on the island – bring your catch back at the end of the day and your chef will cook it up for your next meal. It doesn’t get fresher than that!

Catch and release is practised in the Cayman Islands and local anglers respect Marine Conservation Laws. Experienced guides are available at the Southern Cross Club (345) 948 1099.

  • Tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi and occasionally marlin are caught year–round.  The drop off is very close to shore, so boats spend very little time getting to fishing grounds, maximising the time spent actually fishing.
  • Bonefishing is an exciting sport that can be done in the flats of South Hole Sound, almost directly in front of the resorts in this area. South Hole Lagoon and Owen Island are well known spots for bonefish. Bone fishing in the flats off the southern shore is very exciting and guides can take you on a full or half day trip. Bonefish caught in this area typically weigh 3-8lb, while permit weighing as much as 35lb school off the south-eastern end of the island. All Tarpon Lake and flats’ fishing species are catch and release only and guides will usually take you out on a half day trip
  • Fly Fishing for permit, bonefish and tarpon in the flat inshore waters is particularly good in Little Cayman.
  • Sports fishermen will enjoy trying to catch tarpon. These notorious fighters live in Tarpon Lake, an inland lake where a school of tarpon have been trapped since a storm cut off access to the sea. Tarpon fishing usually takes place at sunrise and sunset, and a revive and release policy is in effect.

Cayman Brac

Cayman Brac is a popular destination for deep sea fishing. Traditionally, fishing was necessary for putting dinner on the table, and a means of earning a livelihood for your family. Today, Cayman Brac’s rich waters are the site of a number of notable fishing tournaments, such as the Brac Jackpot and the Cayman Islands’ International Fishing Tournament. Anglers keen on reeling in their next big catch flock to the Brac’s waters, where Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Blue Marlin are aplenty. Check your hotel information booklet for charter information. For a quick boat trip across to Little Cayman to enjoy flyfishing, call El Jeffé Fishing Charters (345) 948 0555.