Whether your preference is inshore or offshore fishing, the abundant variety of fish in Tobago's tropical waters is enough to keep any fishing enthusiast's interest from fading. Moreover, the highly competitive annual Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament offers very attractive prizes making fishing on the island all the more exhilarating.

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  • Offshore Fishing

    Dolphin fish

    (Coryphaena hippurus)

    Rainbow coloured acrobat, often found around flotsam

    King fish

    (Scomberomorous cavalla)

    Razor-toothed and voracious – use a wire trace!

    Wahoo

    (Acanthocybium solanderi)

    Sleek, steel-blue speedster

    Marlin

    (Makaira nigricans)

    Seasonal and not that common, but well worth the wait

    Sailfish

    (Isteophorus platypterus)

    Energetic and excitable – a good candidate for fly gear

    Tuna

    (various species include..)

    Bonito (false albacore), yellow & black-fin. Tough & Stubborn

  • Inshore Fishing

    Throughout the year, Tobago's coastal and reef fishing is known to be quite excellent as well as the variety of fish one is expected to find. Tarpon is predominantly found immediately off the North-Western coast between the airport and Plymouth-cove where most of Tobago's hotels and villas are situated.

    Off the shores of Crown Point and Buccoo are popular areas to hook Tarpon 40 pounds and larger on fly. Reasonably, salt water bone fishermen can retreat to the flats at Friendship (between the Crown Point airport and Lowlands) in search of some of the islands more popular bones inclusive of Snook, Snapper and Permit. Other popular fly fishing spots are the Plymouth Bay's dilapidated jetty where the locally named "Bonito" (false Albacore) may be the catch of the day and Pigeon Point.

    Rock fishing is a popular pastime among young locals and is usually done with nothing more than a simple line and bait (usually crab meat or fish pieces). The colourful Parrotfish is the popular catch via this method.

    Pulling seine, as it is called locally, is practised on many of Tobago's beaches. Local people as well some tourists can be seen hauling in nets in the early morning on beaches such as Mount Irvine Bay, Turtle Beach, Castara and Bloody Bay just to name a few. It is probably one of the more rewarding forms of exercise you can find since anything caught is usually shared among participants. Species of fish you can be expected to encounter on your inshore fishing adventures include:

    Barracuda

    (Sphyraena barracuda)

    Fast, aggressive & always hungry

    Bonefish

    (Albula vulpes)

    Nervous, elusive and fast!

    Croaker

    (Genyonemus lineatus)

    Always obliging – fun for the kids

    Crevalle Jack

    (Caranx hippos)

    Aggressive, stubborn, strong and fast

    Moray Eel

    (Muraena helena)

    Night-time feeder – beware it bites!!!

    Horse-eye Jack

    (Caranx latus)

    Big, bad, bulldog of a fish

    Houndfish

    Sleek and fast acrobat

    Grouper

    (Epinephelus striatus)

    Tough and stubborn rock-lover

    Tarpon

    (Megalops atlanticus)

    The Silver King – need I say more?

    Mutton snapper

    (Lutjanus analis)

    Always hungry / good to eat

    Parrotfish

    numerous species

    Spectacular colouration – loves rocks/p>

    Permit

    (Trachinotus falcatus)

    Ultra-cautious & very strong

    Wrasse

    various species

    Loves rocky crevices and prawn bait

    Snook

    (Centropomus undecimalis)

    Prefers low light or dirty water

    Red Snapper

    (Lutjanus campechanus)

    Young ones hang around rocks

    Pompano

    (Alectis ciliaris)

    Pretty, silver diamond-shaped fish

  • Charters

    Boat Name
    Builder
    Captain
    Contact Info
    Hard Play
    Custom 41
    Peter Amman
    1 868 639 7108 e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Hard Play II
    Bertram 31
    Gerard de Silva
    1 868 682 3474 e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Super Cool
    Bertram 38
    Stanley Dillon
    1 868 639 8765 e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Grand Slam II
    Bowen 32
    Kester Herburt
    1 868 683 1958 e-mail:
    Coast Runner
    Calypso 32
    Mark Anthony
    1 868 734 8124 e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Big Deal
    Bertram 31
    Peter de Silva
    1 868 680 1357 e-mail:
    Barbie Doll
    Phoenix 38
    Gary Story
    1 868 620 3655 e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Melissa Anne
    Bertram 68
    Francis Sa Gomes
    1 868 680 4426 e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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