Punta Allen Fishing Club, Mexico
Great comfort and fantastic location
In the Heart of Ascension Bay sits the well-appointed and beautifully located Punta Allen Fishing Club. With its multi-cultural background the lodge combines Mexican, French and Italian influences to offer guests great comfort and a fantastic fishing experience on one of the Caribbean’s most productive flats systems.
Big permit, Grand Slams and Super Slams
The Punta Allen Fishing Club offers fishing from November through to July from its base in the Sian Ka’ an Biosphere, Ascension Bay. The bay features miles and miles of shallow flats, a perfect breeding ground for crabs, the cherished delicacy of permit, and the reason permit grow to world-record sizes here. The bonefish are plentiful, so your opportunities for landing these fierce fighters are numerous. Ascension Bay is world-renowned for its seemingly endless saltwater flats and fishermen come here primarily seeking the challenge of the elusive permit and bonefish, plus the chance to achieve a Grand Slam.
The area hosts some of the biggest permit in the world and enormous schools of bonefish. With tarpon and snook on hand it forms one of the world’s best places to go for a Grand Slam or Super Slam. You get great value out of a day of fishing here with so many opportunities to present flies and lures. It’s a diverse fishery for experts and beginners alike. There are crystal clear flats with one to two feet of water that a lot of smaller bonefish call home, plus three to four foot deep flats where bigger bonefish and permit roam.
Each boat operates with two anglers and two guides, this means that when you are out wading the flats each angler always has a guide on hand to assist. The boats are 23-25 ft pangas that have been especially adapted for flats fishing. Each boat is powered with a 40-60 hp engine with unlimited fuel allowance each day allowing anglers to reach further in the bay than at other lodges. All boats are equipped with radios, first aid kits, life jackets and tagging equipment (for scientific use).
Great location and comfortable rooms
The Punta Allen Fishing Club is located just 50 yards from the beach on Ascension bay, right in the heart of the lobster fishing village of Punta Allen.
The Lodge was built in 2009 using local indigenous hardwoods, Mexican stucco style brick and tiles, following the local tradition. It is within the Sian Ka’ an reserve and not only built to blend in as an “eco-friendly hotel” but also to meet the strict environmental regulations.
The lower level features five modern rooms decorated in the colorful style typical of Mexico but also offer a little a French touch which has been added by the lodge’s owner. Each room is equipped with two singles, one king or one queen bed, ceiling fan, air conditioning and private bathroom with Italian-style shower.
Upstairs, under a traditional Mayan Palapa, is the dining room, bar, lounge with fly tying benches and an internet corner. The Lodge is managed and run by a dedicated team, who all share the passion for saltwater fly fishing. The team, with its multi-cultural background, prides itself on anticipating your needs and wishes, to make your trip the best fishing holiday possible.
Location: Punta Allen, Mexico
Water Type: Saltwater
Capacity: 10 anglers
Season: November to July
Price: US$3,100 per person
Species: Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahe Mahe), Snappers, Bonefish, Marlin, Permit, Sailfish, Snook, Tarpon, Triggerfish
Activities & Amenities
Mexico is 6 hours behind GMT and flying time from London is approximately 10 hours plus transfer time. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have direct schedules from London Gatwick. British Airways fly on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays whilst Virgin Atlantic fly Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
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