Placencia Fishing Reports

Day of Discovery

March 24, 2015 by Erwin Westby

Trip Info


It’s a sunny and wonderful day here on the waters of Belize. Captain Martin Westby, tagging along with him is his nephew Darnell Leslie, a junior angler here at HFC. Today the guest is a man who spends his nights dreaming about fishing and most of it actually fishing. Henry Becht our guest of honor is a man who fishes daily back in his home of Canada and is always up for a challenge using light tackle to land huge fish. The captain took him down to the Monkey River where many snooks, barracudas and tarpon call home. Henry is a man who spends a lot of time fishing but the type of fishing here is different it’s a lot of direct casting and so you must hone your skills and be precise, aiming for a spot under rivers edge with overhung mangroves. Martin a patient and helpful guide steered Henry with his wisdom into making wonderful casts that brought him a day of discovery as he learnt to fish the Belizean way.

Book your trip with Hardcore Fishing Charters- 23 ft

Hardcore Fishing Charters- 23 ft

This vessel design is ideal for fishing the flats because of its shallow draft which allows it to access to the lagoons and shallow water areas which are great for fly fishing as well as spin casting among shallow patch reefs and lagoon tributaries.…