Belize City Fishing

Perhaps less populated by visiting anglers compared to its sister fisheries of Placencia and Ambergris Caye, Belize City is just a short boat ride away from the same notoriously prolific flats and the majestic Barrier Reef. Snook and monster Tarpon dominate the nearby flats and lagoons, with the sizable Bonefish and Permit population securing Belizean reputation as one of the greatest fly fishing hotspots of the 21st century. For those of you in search of a great family outing, the Reef is both a vibrant marine ecosystem fully worthy of exploring, as well as a great spot to target a variety of Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, Mackerel and more!

Known For

The Belize Zoo, Museum of Belize, St. Johns Cathedral, Trophy Snook Opportunities, Carnival festival, The Government House, Tours to Altun Ha, Old Belize, Belize Tourism Village, Superb Reef Fishing Year-round, Old Belize River, Baron Bliss Lighthouse, Cave Tubing

Rules & Regulations

Fishing permit must be obtained before fishing in Belize. Some fishing charters, however, do include licensing as part of their overall package prices. For more information, please consult the ‘Amenities’ section of any particular charter or ask for a fee quote.
Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon are fished on a Catch and Release basis.
Shark fishing is not allowed.

Belize City Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.