Destinations Belize


Placencia Belize Fishing

John and Linda with permit February 2006Southern Belize offers some of the best saltwater fly fishing, light tackle and trolling anglers can find anywhere, and the waters around Placencia (Dangriga south to Punta Gorda) are justifiably famous for permit - many anglers believe permit fishing here to be the best in the world.

Shane HaasBut southern Belize fishing isn't just about permit - other abundant species include bones, tarpon, snook, King Mackerel, tuna (Black- and Yellow- fin), snappers (Cubera, Mutton, Gray, Yellowtail),  Barracuda, Crevalle Jack, Grouper and Wahoo.

Local guides are well-known for their knowledge of local waters, general guiding ability and versatility.

Scouting for Fish at Monkey River 14 April 2003For more detailed information about fishing out of Placencia, see our information on flyfishing, recommended gear and tackle, tide chart (for Belize City - add 30 minutes for Placencia) and a Placencia fishing calendar.  

BrentJack 2Also, check out our sample Fishing Packages to get an idea of costs and logistics for a Placencia fishing trip.  And, anglers traveling wtih non-anglers (yes, such people do exist) will find the Placencia area a great place for keeping friends and family members occupied while the really important fishing is going on.  (See our Tours and Attractions page for more information on non-fishing activities.)

We hope you'll come fishing with us, and please do contact us with any questions you might have.

Tight lines -- and we'll see you in Placencia!

Destinations Belize, LLC
Phone:  561-315-6161
Fax:  603-386-6632