Long Island Fishing

Roughly 60 miles long, a width of just two miles separates two very different worlds on Long Island. On the rugged east coast, sheer cliffs give way to deep blue seas and the Atlantic crashes against the rocky coastline. Meanwhile, the west coast is peppered with a succession of powdery, white sand beaches, shallow bays and flats. As you’d expect, the contrasting geography also influences the fishing – the west coast’s shallow, mangrove-fringed bays are a perfect habitat for flats favourites like bonefish (as well as occasional permit, tarpon and barracuda) while the east coast, washed by the North Equatorial Current, offers some spectacular reef and deep-sea fishing opportunities. Choose from a list of Long Island fishing lodges, guides and charters below or find your chosen destination on the map…


Photo credits: Ida Regina