Fly Fishing

fly fish with experts

Perched above the Rio Grande River and just a short boat ride from the Caribbean Sea, Copal Tree Lodge is a fly fisher’s paradise. Cast for tarpon and snook on the rivers and in the mangroves, spend the day fishing the flats for permit—or head out to the white sand beaches of the Sapodilla Cayes for bonefish. The majority of our fishing takes place in protected marine reserves and national parks.

Southern Belize is best known as a world-renowned permit territory—and while most anglers who visit the region are intermediate to advanced, our experts are also happy to guide beginners for a one-of-a-kind fishing experience. Copal Tree Lodge’s guides are all local to the Southern Belize region and will customize each day’s itinerary to your fishing preference and style. They’re extremely patient, professional—and understand that this is your trip.

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Full Day Fly Fishing

Copal Tree Lodge’s prime location on the Rio Grande, just minutes upstream from the Caribbean Sea, provides numerous options for anglers. Experienced and novice anglers alike are at home with Copal Tree’s highly trained guides. Most anglers visit for the world-class permit fishing. However, we also have a very good tarpon fishery for mid-size fish averaging 10-60 pounds in the local river. We also offer a very special, weather dependent option to make a 1 hour plus run to the barrier reef and walk and wade for bonefish. In addition to fly fishing we can spin-fish for various species such as tarpon, barracuda, jacks, snapper, grouper or mackerel. Guides will meet with you in the rum bar the evening before you fish for the first time to go over gear and answer any of your questions. Be sure to visit our fly shop where we stock a specialized selection of flies proven to be effective in the region as well as other fly fishing accessories, clothing, sun screen, sun glasses and gifts.

Schedule: Based on request