From its prime position tucked inside Abaco’s famous Marls region, Abaco Lodge offers anglers a pristine swathe of unpressured flats to explore. With one of the biggest populations of bonefish in the Bahamas, ten to 15 fish days are quite possible here. Average size is around two to four pounds, with larger fish in the five to eight pound class, although harder to seduce, found in good numbers.

Another highlight here has been the influx of permit to the Marls. The guides report seeing permit almost daily, and they are some of the largest permit found anywhere in the world. Though you are unlikely to have multiple permit shots every day, each fishing session has been bringing anglers the opportunity to land a trophy permit larger than 30lb.

The Bahamas Abaco Lodge reopens

Around 90% of the permit fished to here are riding on the backs of stingrays, feeding on the crabs and shrimp that flush out from ray while it is feeding. This changes the typical approach to permit and allows for very visual and exciting fishing. The guides are excited about the growing opportunity to target these mysterious fish, and are learning more and more every day about how to catch them.

The Bahamas Abaco Lodge reopens

For true permit addicts, the exciting news from Abaco Lodge for this coming season is that they are opening up the fishery to a few exclusive groups during the tidal and seasonal windows when the greatest number of these coveted fish charge onto the flats. With a maximum of just six anglers per week, the top guides will be on hand to ensure an unforgettable experience. So, if a Bahamian permit is on your bucket list, now is the time to get in on the action.

Permit special – Available dates:

16th to 22nd June 2024 – (6/5) – 4 rods
22nd to 28th June 2024 – (6/5) – 6 rods

Permit special deal – costings

Single room and guide US$9,950
Single room and shared guide US$6,550

Prices include accommodation for six nights and five days fishing.

General Abaco Lodge Availability 2024

Feb 7th to 11th (4/3) – 8 rods
Feb 11th to 15th (4/3) – 2 rods
Feb 18th to 22nd (4/3) – 8 rods
Feb 22nd to 27th (5/4) – 8 rods
March 10th to 15th (5/4) – 4 rods
March 16th to 23rd (7/6) – 2 rods
March 23rd to 29th (6/5) – 6 rods
May 12th to 18th (6/5) – 2 rods
June 12th to 16th (4/3) – 8 rods

Abaco Lodge Rates 2024

US$7,950 – 7 nights / 6 days fishing
US$7,350 – 6 nights / 5 days fishing
US$6,750 – 5 nights / 4 days fishing
US$5,650 – 4 nights / 3 days fishing
US$4,275 – 3 nights/ 2 days fishing

Abaco Lodge has seven rooms with two queen beds each. Starting 15th March 2024, there will be nine rooms so most will sleep single.

For more information on Abaco Lodge rates and availability for 2024 please contact Alex Jardine or call us on +44 (0) 1980 847389.