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May 2015

Reel 'Em In

Photo: Ocean Surfari

Reel 'Em In

 

The BVI is the new "go-to" destination for sport fishing

By Jan Critchley

The BVI is long famed for its incomparable sailing conditions and pristine beaches. But did you also know that it is one of the best places in the world for sport fishing and your chance to land the "Big One?" A sport fishing Mecca by any other name, most of these excellent fishing grounds have been firmly held secrets, known only to local fishermen and passed down through generations. Recently, however sport fishing charters are increasing in number and popularity due to the variety and extent of our prime fishing grounds that range from inshore reefs to the Territory's most famous fishing spot, the "North Drop." Situated between Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, this area is such named because the seabed literally drops from some 300ft to over 2000ft and this is the place where that eternally prized, record-breaking marlin really can be caught!

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