Captain Derren Doop is your guide at Little Knock-Em-Down Charters, operating out of Summerland Key in the Lower Florida Keys. Derren specializes in flats fishing with fly or spin tackle for tarpon, permit and bonefish.
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Nestled between unspoiled rainforest and the banks of the Moho River, Cotton Tree Lodge offers a tranquil retreat on 100 private acres in the undiscovered Toledo district of Belize. With 11 thatched cabanas in six different styles, Cotton Tree Lodge can accommodate individuals, couples, families, or friends travelling together.
Most people who know a thing or two about fly-fishing in Belize have heard of the Garbutt brothers – Scully, Oliver and Eworth – the legendary fly-fishing guides of Punta Gorda. After 15 years of working for lodges in the area, they opened this dedicated lodge in southern Belize – a dream destination for the serious fisherman and a must for the permit aficionado.
Nine miles from Dangriga in south-central Belize, the all-inclusive Thatch Caye Resort sits within a 10-acre marine park and offers access to fly-fishing, in addition to snorkelling, diving and sea-kayaking. There’s something for everyone here, making it perfect for fishermen and non-fishermen alike.
Fishing out of Everglades City, Captain Tony Polizos has 20 years’ experience of navigating these South Florida waters, and specializes in light-tackle charters targeting snook, tarpon, trout, and redfish.
A selection of suites, a pool and an award-winning restaurant nestled in lush gardens on Marco Island, this place is suitable for couples looking for a romantic getaway or vacations for the whole family, with the option to sample the area’s excellent fishing.
Located on the northern tip of Marco Island, Marco Resort & Club consists of 24 1-bedroom, 1-bath fully furnished units and plenty of amenities. With boat rentals available on-site and plenty of guides and charters on its doorstep, you’re right in the heart of a South Florida fishing hotspot.
An iconic destination in South Florida, the Everglades Rod & Gun Club dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, and has been catering to hunters and fishermen ever since. Located along the Barron River on the boundary of The Everglades National Park, the club comprises a selection of comfy cottages, a, pool, restaurant, cocktail lounge and dock in a traditional Old Florida-style setting.
Just a short walk from the beach, you’ll find Longboat Key Rentals Cottage and Studio – it’s what the folks here describe as “the ambience of Old Florida with today’s convenience”. You’ll also find the area’s superb fishing right on your doorstep, with plenty of backcountry and offshore charters in the area.
Located at the north end of Anna Maria Island, Florida, an hour south of Tampa and just steps from the Gulf of Mexico, this Old Florida-style hideaway features a selection of cosy cottages in a beautiful setting, with grade-A fishing and sightseeing on its doorstep. A great option for the fisherman travelling with family.