Sport fishing is one of the hottest sporting attractions in the Caribbean, and Dominica definitely have some of best fishing grounds around. Just ask Captain Jerry of Island Style Fishing, a licensed captain by the Maritime Association.
Jerry comes with over twenty years fishing experience and has done over 90% of all whale watching charters on the island.
From ever since I have known Jerry, long before he became the captain of his own fishing boat, he had a deep and involved passion with fishing which continues today.
Islandstyle Fishing offers an excellent experience in sport fishing,whale watching,seabird watching and breathe taking scenic tours off the coast of Dominica.
Types Of Fish That You Can Expect To Catch
According to Captain Jerry you can expect to catch Tarpon, Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Sailfish, wahoo, mackerel, and barracuda. Some of which are described below.
The Tarpon is a large, hard fighting fish and is judged by many to be the worlds most exciting gamefish. Once it feels the hook being set it begins the spectacular display of frequent, twisting, acrobatic leaps into the air to free itself from the hook. Most Tarpon landed are between 25 to 80 pounds on average but can range from a few inches in length to about 300 pounds. The world all tackle record is 283 pounds 4ounces.
The blue marlin is the largest billfish. The upper jaw forms a large bill. The body is cylindrical from anal fin forward. Two dorsal fins are present; the first dorsal fin is high and slopes steeply posteriorly, while the second is small. The caudal peduncle has keels. The lateral line forms a large net-like pattern of hexagons canvasing the sides of the fish. The pelvic fins are slender. The lateral keels on the caudal peduncle assist in making this fish a powerful swimmer of great speed and stamina. Grooves for the pelvic fins improve hydrodynamics.
Barracuda , any of 18 species of long, slender, predaceous marine fish with small scales, a large mouth with fanglike teeth, and a protruding lower jaw. The tail fin is forked, and the two dorsal fins are widely separated. Barracuda are found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. Smaller species swim in schools, but larger species are solitary. The northern sennet, which ranges from Bermuda to the Gulf of Mexico, is 46 cm (18 in) long.
What To Bring
First of all bring yourself. We are a very tropical island, you should bring along sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and be sure to wear light clothing.
Best Time To Fish
The best time to fish in Dominica is……. Any Time!!! 😎
My Open Thread On Sport Fishing
I love fishing; the only problem is I’m known to get seasick. Yep! I have inherited a weak stomach form my folks. Personally I believe that Sporting Fishing could be a big added attraction for Dominica’s tourism industry. Something the National Development Corporation and Fisheries Division should strongly consider developing in Dominica. Presently there are only a few captains who charters sport fishing on the island.
My best friend, who with his wife wants to visit us after we’ve retired to live in Dominica next year, is an avid sports fisherman. For me, fishing is a social activity that I like to do with my friend. Roger likes to surf cast and also fly-fish. He ties his own flies. We could never pay the rates that Island Style Fishing charges. But we sure would like to know about fishing from shore and fishing in rivers in Dominica.
I was wondering if you could give me more info about living/moving/buying at this beautiful place. I, like to live slow and peacefully in a great place..This looks like the island to study. I don’t want anything but peace and beauty. I know to live in a place like this I would have to give up a lot of conveniences but that’s OK, I’m ready, Any info would be great. Thanks STEVE
Steve, if you like to live slow and peacefully – then Dominica is the perfect island for you.
Below are a set of links to different websites where you can learn more about Dominica:
Dominica Government Website – http://www.dominica.gov.dm/cms/index.php?q=node/128
Discover Dominica Authority website – http://www.dominica.dm/site/index.cfm
Dominica Island photo travel guide – http://www.dominica-island.info/
The Dominica Govt website has all the information you need about living/moving/buying in/to Dominica.
Hi, does anyone have any information at all about fly fishing either in rivers or on shore in Dominica? I’m not interested in deep sea fishing and have to imagine that there are fish in the rivers.
is there anyone out there who did fly fishing on this island? I will visit Dominica in January 2011 and will bring my rods….
Any information would be helpful.
Looks like a great place to visit.
Planning a trip to Dominica and would love to do some fly fishing. Would appreciate any info on fly fishing.