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65lb tarpon caught on fly
The Torrecilla Lagoon interconnects with 6 other lagoons offering superb guided fishing for prolific and big Tarpon and small to medium size snook.
The lodge has experienced guides and excellent inshore boats with excellent facilities. All tackle and bait is supplied. Bedrooms are well furnished and air conditioned. 10 single/doubles with one Queen sized bed. 1 bedroom has a large bed and second smaller bed again air conditioned. There are two comfortable lounge areas a patio with small swimming pool and a bar area where breakfast and lunch is served (included on fishing days.)
Tarpons Nest Lodge is situated close to amenities and the harbour. Fly fishing and Bait fishing are most productive. Tackle for bait fishing and bait is supplied.
Fly fishing for tarpon.. Anglers should take their own fly gear require.. 8 to 10 weight rods, Sink tippets essential. Floating and medium sink lines, saltwater gear. Expect tarpon in the 5 to 80lb range but with the chance of 100lb plus fish. Fly fishing tackle and the best flies can be supplied locally with prior notice. See Dave Lewis blog link for his tackle tips. Our new Youtube Film will be available in January.
A private "villa" style property on the water in a residential area and within a short walk of the many "street food" style cafe restaurants which provide good value food. It is where the locals eat.
There are 10 bedrooms ensuite and each with a double bed. We accommodate one angler per room with 2 sharing a boat/guide. Two couples would therefore have 2 bedrooms and one boat guide unless all four wanted to fish). Arrangements can be made for non anglers with visits to beaches, shopping malls and rainforest nature areas. The property is located just 15 minutes from the airport and the end of the runway faces the lagoon. Expect aircraft noise until 11pm and from around 0430 hours. We did not find it an issue.
The Tight Loop is a Hewes 18', Redfisher. The skiff is rigged with a 115 hp Evinrude e-tech engine. Has two 30 gallon live-wells and a Lowrance GPS/ Depth finder. Customized by the Tarpon's Nest Lodge crew, specifically for the backwater tarpon fishing here in Puerto Rico. With this light weight, fast skiff you are sure to reach any destination faster and more agile to get into any fishing spot. (recommended for party of 2-3 and fly fishermen)
The Silver King is a Bone Boat, Cape Island 20' customized by the Tarpon's Nest Lodge crew specifically for the backwater tarpon fishing here in Puerto Rico. The skiff is rigged with a custom 55 gallon live-well , a Humming Bird GPS/ DEPTHFINDER and powered by a 130hp Honda engine with this heavy skiff you are sure to glide over the water smoothly.
The Sharky is a 16' Cape Horn Customized by the Tarpon's Nest Lodge crew specifically for the backwater tarpon fishing here in Puerto Rico. This small, heavy and tough skiff is sure to do handle any situation. Powered by a 90hp Yamaha fuel injection engine. Rigged with a 35 gallon live-well and a Garmin GPS/depthfinder. (recommended for party of 2-3 and fly fishermen).
Best Season; November to June. 7, 10, 11, 14 night tailor made holiday options are available. Clients can mix n match any number of accommodation nights with any choice of pre booked fishing days
Flights from the UK are not included. There are no direct flights from the UK. We would recommend Virgin flights via Atlanta with a possible overnight stay in Atlanta. (Please note you will need to arrange an ESTA if you fly via the USA).
Other routes include flights via Madrid or Miami.
PRICES FROM: £2598 per person
7 nights' accommodation at Tarpons Nest Lodge - single air-conditioned rooms with Queen-size bed
Breakfast each morning plus lunch on fishing days
5 fishing days, fully guided with expert local guides - 2 anglers per boat
One free day to explore the region
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