Bonefish & permit-tagging challenge coming to Belize River Lodge

November 10th, 2011| No Comments

On May 12-18, 2012, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, Belize River Lodge and Frontiers Travel will hold the inaugural Belize River Lodge Bonefish and Permit Tagging Challenge.

Obviously that’s already great news. But the even-better part is that you could be part of the action.

Not only will you get to spend plenty of quality time fishing out of one of the Caribbean’s best fishing lodges, but you’ll do so knowing that your efforts are helping in the conservation efforts for the fish we all love.  There will also be a number of chances to win new gear donated by top manufacturers for this departure.

During this trip (which is exclusively offered by Frontiers Travel), the plan is to tag as many bonefish and permit as possible with “spaghetti tags” thus allowing their growth and migrations to be followed. In addition, the organiser are hoping to place at least one satellite on a big tarpon.

BTT scientists will be on hand to discuss and teach tagging and fish handling techniques and to answer questions about BTT’s research and conservation efforts. A presentation of recent scientific findings about the target species will be presented one evening.  This will be a great opportunity to swap stories and have a chance for a one-on-one talk with a BTT scientist to really get into the “why” and “how” of bonefish, tarpon and permit biology – and angling.  Prizes will be awarded on the final evening to those who tagged the biggest bonefish, biggest permit, most bonefish and most permit.

Fishing opportunities at Belize River Lodge are second to none.  The lodge was one of the hosts for the BTT television show Buccaneers and Bones and is one of the top locations in the world for catching IGFA registered inshore grand slams and super slams.

To sign up for this adventure contact Denise Schreiber at Frontiers Travel (dschreiber@frontierstravel.com ).  The cost of the 6-night/5-day fishing package is $3,199 per person based on double occupancy and a shared guide. Frontiers and Belize River Lodge will be making a donation on behalf of each trip participant to BTT.

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