Fishing in Cayman Islands

Fishing is deemed the unofficial national sport all along the Cayman Islands, and with both an impressive fly fishing potential and a solid deep sea portfolio, it's pretty easy to see why. If you ever wanted to break that fly fishing Grand Slam in style - not only catching Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon all in one day, but doing so in a tropical paradise, surrounded only by palm trees and some of the most idyllic sunsets in the world - Caymans are most certainly going to be your cup of tea. On the other hand, if you're only worried about the quality of fishing provided, Cayman Islands are not about to leave you empty-handed either. Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo and Mahis can be caught year round, with a healthy dose of billfish action during the spring and summer months. And even after the pelagics are gone, you're still left with a stunning array of reef fish to choose from - Snapper, Grouper and Amberjack fishing has never looked so good!

Known For

Stingray City, George Town, Tarpon and Bonefish hotspots, Rum Point, Boatswain’s Beach, Butterfly Farm, Seven Mile Beach, Prolific summer Billfish season, Hell town, Pedro St. James Castle, Atlantis Submarine

Rules & Regulations

Anyone is allowed to fish from a boat in deep water as long as they are well away from the shore. However, if you are not Caymanian or possess Caymanian Status you are not allowed to fish from the shore unless you have a fishing licence. A licence can be obtained from the Department of Environment, located in the Cayman Islands Environmental Centre on North Sound Road. Anyone, however, can line fish from shore or within standing water as long as they practice ‘catch and release’ and the fish are not harmed.
Spear fishing of any kind is prohibited to non-Caymanians and importing any kind of spearing device is illegal.

Types of Fishing

Reef fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Yellowtail, Amberjacks and more, Fly fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit, Heavy duty trolling for Marlin, Light tackle offshore fishing for Dorado, Wahoo , Barracuda, Tuna etc.

Cayman Islands Fishing Calendar