Fishing in Belize

If fish gods exist, they most certainly have a soft spot for Belize. The country is a gracious host to a cluster of natural factors, all pulling together to attract mighty pelagics to its coastline. From infinite flats teeming with Bonefish to trolling offshore for Billfish and Dorado, Belize is a sight for any angler's sore eyes.

Known For

Great Blue Hole, World’s second largest Barrier reef, The Maya ruins of Xunantunich, Tarpon Caye, Punta rock music, Ambergris Caye,  Renowned bonefishing prospects, Ancient city of Lamanai, 500+ reef fish species, Jaguar Preserve, Lush Jungles, Untapped deep sea fishing potential

Rules & Regulations

Anglers wishing to go Sport Fishing have to get a license from the Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA). Please note that some charters include fishing licenses in their overall package prices.
All Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit are Catch and Release.
Purchase or selling of Bonefish is prohibited by law.
Shark fishing is also strictly prohibited.
There will be no spearfishing within any marine reserve.

Types of Fishing

200+ miles of flats, Trolling for Marlin and Sailfish, Generous Wahoo and Dorado seasons, top Fly Grand Slam destination, Niche fishing opportunities - superb inland river fishing, Plenty of Tarpon and Snook, Cornucopia of diverse reef fish species

Belize Fishing Calendar