Amazing fishing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panama. John Horsey and I took a winter break to catch some Central American sunshine and film some great saltwater fishing action.
Our base was the aptly named Paradis Lodge, located near a group of islands that provide stunning sport in sheltered water. We landed 14 different species with rooster fish, cubera snapper and a variety of trevally topping off a great week.
There are numerous areas to access by boat and the ocean here is very rich indeed. With such a vast amount of bait fish it is no surprise to find big numbers and variety of quality predatory fish to target. Depending on species and location methods include surface popping, sub surface lures, jigging, baits and even a few fish on fly tactics.
Paradise Lodge has superb boats and guides, includes all meals and is expertly run. Good value for money for a well run operation.
William Turnbull Chisholm… Bill to his many friends.
21 October 1935 to 11 October 2017
It is with great sadness I announce the passing of a great friend and angler. Bill loved his fishing adventures whether it was on his local river, the lakes in Ireland or the wilderness of northwest Canada.
I first met Bill as a client on a trip some 30 years ago. He became a firm friend and a valuable asset to my company.
He became part of our family and we enjoyed 27 Christmas’s together in addition to thousands of miles of travelling to many great places.
Bill fished with some of the worlds best anglers and he caught many big fish from Salmon to Halibut, Bream and Sturgeon.
He often said he was lucky but we both knew that with determination and hard work you make your own luck. Bill was a successful engineer and businessman and fishing was his passion along with his/our German Shepherd dogs.
He loved them and they him. His favourites Duke and Ruby pre both deceased him by a few weeks.
If there is an afterlife with rivers and lakes, you can be sure Bill will be fishing away with them by his side.
The end of an era.
Great action for blue water inshore fishing. With cooling water temperatures the fishing with expert guides is currently exceptional. Casting lures and bait fishing is producing a variety of quality species. Amazing value guided fishing packages.
Dave Lewis and I have just returned from an amazing recce trip to San Juan Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.
Fly and bait fishing produced great Tarpon action with the biggest fish around 120 pounds, caught by Harmohan Khanna. Best tarpon on a fly was landed by Andrew Leaves and weighed 65 pounds.
Local accommodation/guides supplied by Caribbean Fishing Adventures who operate a great value and most professional setup.
Packages for groups of 2 to 10 can be booked virtually year round although the best season is November to June. Direct flights operate from Gatwick on Wednesday and Saturday each week.
Call 01246 221717 for more details. Video clip to arrive shortly on our website.
Take a look at some of the big Lake Char (Lake Trout), caught and released this summer at Kluane Lodge on scenic Wellesley Lake.
Only around 16 anglers per week have access to this lake in June, July & August when the fishing is prime. It is Canada’s premier lure & fly fishing lake measuring 10 miles by 6 miles and only reached by float plane.
We have two trips planned in 2017 – June 20th & 27th
For leaflet and DVD call 01246 221717 or visit our website
Theo and his father Aiden enjoyed a great weeks fly fishing for fresh run, fighting fit, Steelhead and Coho Salmon on the Skeena River and its tributaries.
August and September are prime months with the best steelhead weighing in at just under 20 pounds.
Theo and Aiden stayed at the superb Kalum River Lodge and top owner guide Andrew Rushton knows all the best fishing beats to guarantee a fabulous weeks fishing in pristine surroundings.
Limited weeks available for 2017. Call us on 01246 221717.
I have always rated this excellent wilderness lodge as the best on the North American Continent. My trips at the end of August were divided into two different fishing experiences…
The float plane fly in to this extremely isolated lodge is always exciting and part of the holiday enjoyment despite the fact I have been making this same trip every year for the past 12 years. Such a remote access ensures exclusive fishing.
The extended season created some excellent catches for northern pike and lake char for client and friend David Brady, a regular visitor. With a long warm summer and changeable weather David found the pike at all depths and the lake trout (char) in deeper water. Jigging with soft plastics proved the best method for the bigger char and he landed 49 in his 6 fishing days. He had many in the twenties and thirties and his biggest was estimated in the forty pound range. The lodge prefers to work on a length/girth basis equation which is pretty accurate and kinder on the fish.
David had three 30’s and one forty on his last afternoon fishing with lodge owner/guide Brian Dack who also landed his third 50 pounder of the season.
When the weather is settled the fishing is at its best but during occasional squalls and strong winds when the lake chops up sport slows dramatically.
My week saw 6 anglers enjoy excellent pike on fly and lure tactics in a variety of depths from 10 to 50 feet (the deepest we have caught pike to date). Most fish sizes were estimate but a few were test weighed and the biggest tipped the digital scales at a touch over 20 pounds.
Char fishing was slow by the lakes high normal standards but the two days the weather settled down the char fishing was good with fish in excess of 25 pounds. Not as good as the previous week but knowing how good the water can fish we are looking forward to a return next summer.
For anglers wanting to fish the shallower margins with fly tactics (buzzers, dries and streamers) plus hitting the deeper marks with Di 8 HD (ultra fast sink) lines and jigs for those huge char, then June into early July is the prime time. The whitefish and pike in the shallows is very good too at this time and the weather generally as stable as it gets. Located 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle there is almost 24 hours of daylight to target this exceptional and exclusive lake.
Lodge dates for 2017… June 20th and 27th. Contact us for leaflet and free DVD.
01246 221717. Martin J Founds.
Fantastic wildlife viewing and amazing fly and lure fishing in remote rivers. Alaska is the true last frontier with lodges ranging from luxury to basic. Fly out trips guarantee an exclusive experience and the best fishing imaginable. Truly world class for salmon, char and trout. Expert or novice you are guaranteed to catch.