Punta Allen Fishing Club, Mexico
Great comfort and fantastic location
Punta Allen Fishing Club sits in the heart of Ascension Bay. This well-appointed and beautifully located 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. Along with big permit and enormous schools of bonefish, there are tarpon and snook on hand too so the area is a great place to try 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. The shallow – one to two feet of water – crystal clear flats are home to plenty of smaller bonefish, whereas the three to four foot deep flats host the bigger bonefish and permit.
Each boat operates with two anglers and two guides, which means that when you are out wading the flats each angler always has a guide on hand to assist. The boats are 23-25ft pangas specially adapted for flats fishing. Each boat is powered with a 40-60hp engine with an unlimited daily fuel allowance allowing anglers to reach deep into the bay. 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 colourful style typical of Mexico but also offering 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 prides itself on anticipating your needs and wishes, to make your trip the best fishing holiday possible.