The Bahamas has for a long time established itself as a leading bonefish fly fishing destination, every cay, cove and channel seems to hold good numbers of bonefish ranging from large shoals of smaller fish to big single fish. There is, however, little focus placed upon the other species that live in these waters and swim side by side with the bonefish but this is different on Crooked and Acklins Island

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When the new lodge on Crooked Island came online we were hugely excited, whilst it offered shots at bonefish it also highlighted the chances of catching other species too. This includes the Caribbean favourites of permit, tarpon and barracuda but also triggerfish, shark and jacks; all of which can be targeted on the fly.

The lodge covers a vast area of flats habitat, stretching from Crooked Island to Acklins Island. Within this area you will find hard sand flats, turtle grass flats, mangrove lined lagoons and drop-offs.

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The spring and early summer months offer some of the best fishing in the Caribbean and at Crooked & Acklins islands and the autumn months can also be hugely rewarding, here is the latest availability for the 2018 season:

24-31 March: 6 rods
31 March – 7 April: 6 rods
21-28 April: 4 rods
19-26 May: 4 rods
26 May – 2 June: 6 rods
9-16 June: 2 rods

Cost: US$3,290 per angler based on 7 nights / 6 days fishing, shared room and shared guide. There are single room and single guide upgrade options; a single boat supplement is US$1,500 and a single room supplement is US$400, per person per week.

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For more information on Crooked Island and The Bahamas please Contact Us or call +44 (0) 1980 847389.