IN THE BAHAMAS
Bonefish Paradise on Abaco Island
run several trips to Abaco each year; We believe
that here is some of the best bone fishing to be had
anywhere in the world. Our Host, Nettie, is a
Bahamian who has efficiently run her bonefish lodge
for 30 years. Situated in 300 acres of private land,
the lodge has immediate access to a huge area of
guides have huge amounts of experience and local
knowledge and will take you via skiff to their
favourite haunts. You will find shoals of Bonefish,
Tarpon and the elusive Permit.
and accommodation are second to none. Clients stay
in a very comfortable bonefish lodge sleeping up to
eight. All rooms are double occupancy, and the
standard of catering is very high. Nettie is a
legend on the island for her fabulous cooking.
hospitality is amazing. Guests are encouraged to
write their testimonials to the weeks fishing on the
walls of the lodge, and a homey relaxed atmosphere
is prevalent. This is not only a great place to go
fishing, but also to relax and enjoy real Bahamian
those who want t fish, but also bring the family,
Netties’ is a great place. Scuba diving, bird
watching, and eight miles of the most perfect white
sand beach are right outside the lodge. Water sports
of all types can easily be arranged.
fishing on Abaco runs for two seasons in the year:
15th of February to 15th June, and 1st of October to
the end of December. We usually run 2 trips in each
of these periods, although we can do more depending
Situated on 300 acres of private land, the operation
fishes either on the flats directly off the beach,
or in the Marl. This is a huge area of mangrove
islands that used to take an hour to access. In 1993
the owners cut a canal from the lodge to the Marl,
reducing access time to ten minutes. This remarkable
area teems with Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit. Because
very few other fishermen will be seen in the Marl,
the fish are not nearly as spooky as in other areas.
Shoals of 5 to 6 lb Bones hunt the area, taking
flies readily (but warily). Larger fish are to be
found, up to 10 or 12 lb. Unlike in many areas, here
a spooked Bone will return for another go at a fly,
giving the fisherman a second chance. Another great
advantage of this unique fishing area is the
sheltered aspect it enjoys from inclement weather.
All in all, a great place to fish.
We recommend the following items of
equipment for bone fishing.
Rod: 9 ft 8 wt.
Reel: Saltwater reel capable of accommodating
line and 150 yds of backing.
Line + tippet: Bonefish line with steep taper
Flies: Clouzer, Gotcha, Crazy Charlie, Pink Puff
an assortment of standard bonefish shrimp
Good quality Polaroid sunglasses and spares.
Sunhat with visor and neck guard.
Long sleeved shirt with long trousers –
lightweight and easy to dry.
Neoprene wading shoes or boots.
Heavy duty sun cream.
Atlantic Ocean off Eastern
tip of Florida USA
Arrangements and Accommodation
UK. – Nassau Airport,
Luxurious accommodation afforded with everything you
will need to enjoy your trip.
Lodge 1- North Riding Point Club
(Grand Bahamas) 7 nights / 6 days fishing.
- Sharing £1993.00 -
non-fishing £1363.00 - Single £3091.00. - 1st
Nov- Mid March.
- Mid - March – July - Sharing
£2351.00- non fishing- £1363.00 - Single
Lodge 2 – Peace and Plenty Lodge
all year round, 7 nights / 6days fishing,
- Sharing £1663.00- non-fishing
£1663.00, single £2950.00- Dec 16th - Apr 30th,
- Sharing £1581.00- non fishing
£1581.00, single £2790.00- May 1st - Dec 15th
Lodge 3 – Abaco Lodge
- Price is based only on 2
persons sharing £2550.00 - 15th Feb-15th June.
And 1st October – end of December