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Bahamas bonefishing school

Bahamas bonefishing school

FF&FT and Gofishing Worldwide have teamed up with the Bahamian Tourist Board to launch a bonefishing school, which will be based on Crooked Island, in southern Bahamas.

The course will last for a week and will cover all aspects of bonefishing, such as casting essentials and nuances, saltwater tackle set-ups, flies, fly choice, the food bonefish eat, wading, working with the guide, tides, moon-phases, weather and spotting fish. It will focus on first-time bonefishers, or those who want to brush up their technique.

Tutors will FF&FT's Mark Bowler, who first discovered the fishing on Crooked Island last century(!) and has visited the island and its neighbours regularly ever since, and Dave Grove, who has guided in Florida, and who first fished in the Bahamas in 1972.

"Saltwater trips are expensive, and we want to fully prepare people, so they can get the most from their trip", said Dave.

"We both host trips to saltwater venues, and often see clients who would have benefitted from a course like this beforehand", said Mark. "We also want the course to be poignant, and based mainly around fishing in a real situation, so people can distill and use any relevant information they have learned on the course", he added.

Both are confident they can provide sufficient teaching, advice and tips so any client would leave the school confident they could cope with fishing any saltwater flats venue, or even feel comfortable in a DIY bonefishing situation.

The school runs a combination of teaching and fishing (with guided fishing every day) and culminates in two full days of fishing.

The vast white sanded, crystal-clear watered flats surrounding Crooked Island are home to large numbers of Bonefish up to BIG sizes. There are also opportunities for permit, triggerfish, snook, barracuda, sharks and more.

Accommodation in Crooked Island is a stone’s throw away from the beach at Casuarina Pine Villas with air conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.

The Bonefishing School itinerary

Two courses: November 24 and December 1, 2017

Day 1: Fly from London to Nassau 

On arrival transfer to the Orange Beach Hotel for one night on room only

Day 2: Return to the airport for your flight to Crooked Island in the morning

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accomodation in the morning, with the start of your fly fishing tuition commencing in the afternoon

Day 3-5: A mixture of guided fishing for bonefish with local guides and teaching sessions with Mark and David  

Day 6-7: Guided fishing for bonefish.

Day 8 : You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Nassau arriving to connect with your flight to London via Miami .

Price per person: £2750.00
Price includes: Return flights London-Crooked Island, transfers on Crooked Island, 5 days tuition and guided fishing, 7 days full board at Casuarina Pine Villas, 1 night at Orange Beach Inn-room only.

Not included:  Meals in Nassau, transfers in Nassau, items of a personal nature and gratuities.

(ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. ATOL number is ATOL 2966)

To book and more information: info@gofishingworldwide.co.uk

Tel: 020 8742 1556


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