Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Fly Fishing

The Kids in Action summer program is back

The Youth Scuba Summer Camp, Kids in Action 2023, was launched on Monday, July 17th, at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium with the enrolment of 50 children. The two-week program is divided into three fields. Some participants will learn scuba diving, while others will take lessons in snorkeling and swimming, and the third option will include fly-fishing training.

2022 Kids in Action certifies new divers, fly-fishers, and swimmers

The 2022 Kids in Action Youth Scuba Summer Camp held a special event on Sunday, July 24th, to introduce its new set of young students who completed their diving, fly-fishing, and swimming program. The closing ceremony of the annual camp saw the certification of 40 kids in scuba diving, six in fly-fishing, and eight in the swimming section of the educational summer camp.

El Pescador recognized as 2022 Orvis International Destination of the Year

Fly-fishing is a popular sport attracting thousands of anglers to Belize’s iconic Ambergris Caye every year. Among the different fly-fishing options on the island, one synonymous with Ambergris Caye is the El Pescador Lodge and Villas, located north of San Pedro Town. The lodge has developed an exemplary international reputation which continues to be recognized. Their hard work has again paid off, meriting the 2022 Orvis International Destination of the Year award recently presented at the annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana, USA.

Jaguar spotted swimming off Ambergris Caye north coast

Fly-fishing tour guide Michael Peralta and his guests witnessed a rare sighting on the northwest coast of Ambergris Caye on Tuesday, September 14th while on their way to the fishing flats. They suddenly spotted something swimming in the water and to their surprise, it was far from a marine creature, but a full-grown jaguar.

Minister of the Blue Economy comments on the proposed development of Cayo Rosario

The controversial Cayo Rosario development of Ambergris Caye is again a concern to residents of San Pedro Town. The proposed tourism development, which has received environmental clearance and green light for construction, includes over-the-water structures. These buildings will be erected above protected fishing flats - the bloodline of the local flyfishing industry. The area also lies in the middle of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. For these reasons, stakeholders continue to oppose the development and hope that the new administration will intervene and save the multi-million-dollar industry, which is the livelihood of many.

New fly-fishing guides in San Pedro Town receive their licenses

A short ceremony was held at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve Office in San Pedro Town on Wednesday, September 26th, to officially issue licenses to the newest fly-fishing guides of the island.

San Pedro graduates new fly fishing and tour guides

On Thursday, September 6th a group of island residents, including commercial fishermen, were recognized with certificates for completing a three-month course in tour guide and fly-fishing training.

Boat rally against Cayo Rosario development held prior to public meeting

Concerned stakeholders and islanders protested the development of over-the-water structures at Cayo Rosario, and residents are urged to attend the public meeting planned for Tuesday, May 15th, 7:30PM at the Lions Den.