BELIZE - PLACENCIA

Location

The town of Placencia is located in Southern Belize, at the tip of a 250 mile sand peninsula.

The Fishing

As an angling destination, Placencia was put on the map because of the quality of the permit fishing. The flats to the south and east of the village are world renowned for producing quality fish and there are few places better where guests can target tailing permit is skinny water. Everyone has heard about how difficult it is to land a permit on a fly rod. However, with the numbers of fish you'll see when fishing out of Placencia, your odds of catching a permit are greatly increased. The flats are hard packed and offer excellent wading opportunities. There are also resident populations of tarpon that live year round off the coast, with the average fish weighing between 30-70 pounds.

The huge mangrove estuary to the west of town is an excellent fishery and one that has remained largely untouched by angling pressure. For those unfamiliar with this type of backcountry fishing, it's a great way to spend a couple of days. This estuary stretches all the way down to Monkey River and is a prime breeding ground for tarpon and snook as well as a variety of other fish. Permit can also be found in this backcountry area as will a variety of jacks and snappers. This mangrove forest makes for a great place to spend a day or two if the wind is howling out on the ocean side flats, which does occasionally happen. And further south, the prolific Punta Ycacos Lagoon can be fished by those who don't mid leaving at first light to start their day.

This is not a strong location for bonefish and for guests who want to focus on bonefish so please check out some of our other locations.


Trip Information

Documents Required

For American, Canadian, and E.U. citizens, all that is required for entrance to Belize is a valid passport. If you plan to spend more than a month in Belize, you will have to request an extension from the Immigration Office. Guests from China, Columbia, Cuba, India, South Africa, and Taiwan require a visa for entrance to Belize. Visa information can be obtained from the Belize Immigration and Nationality Department, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. (telephone 011-501-8-22423 or fax 011-501-8-22662)

Boats and Equipment

23 foot Mexican style pangas with 60-75 h.p. 4-stroke engines. The skiffs have generous casting platforms at the front of the boat, along with rod holders.

Fly and spin casting welcome

Species

bonefish, jack crevelle, permit, snook, tarpon

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Season

Year-round

Capacity

8 anglers

Accommodations

We have accommodations available from the budget conscientious to 4-star hotels. Please contact for available options and rates.

Getting There

International flights to Belize travel through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte. American, Delta, Continental, US Air, and Taca all serve Belize.

Guests will fly into Belize City, where they will be met by a Flytreks representative. Guests are then escorted to a domestic air carrier for a 35 minute flight to Placencia. An assistant will ensure that luggage is properly tagged to the correct destination and will help with lost luggage should assistance be necessary. Upon arrival in Placencia, you'll be met by our taxi driver, who will drive you to the hotel.

What's included

  • Being met as soon as you clear customs at Belize International Airport
  • Round trip airfare from Belize International to Placencia
  • Round trip ground transportation from the Placencia airstrip to the hotel
  • Number of nights accommodations as specified in booking
  • Number of days guided fishing as specified in booking
  • Our information package on the town of Placencia

What's not included

  • Round trip airfare to Belize International Airport
  • Fly fishing equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
  • Departure tax is typically included in international airfare – please check with airline

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