Shore Fishing in Bermuda
Shore fishing in Bermuda does not require any kind of permit or license. While Bonefish at the shallow waters is a typical catch, barracuda, snapper and pompano are also caught by the anglers from Bermuda shores.
Although May to November is the best time for fishing in Bermuda, you can also catch Bonefish even in the winter time. They will usually be medium sized and weigh between 6 to 10 lbs. Remember, bonefish usually hide in sheltered shallow waters. And they are strong pulling fish.
So which are the best places for shore fishing in Bermuda?
You should look for large expanses of shallow water area along the shore. In the western pat of the island, Great Sound, Little Sound, West Whale Bay and Spring Benny's Bay are typically very good for shore fishing in Bermuda.
Ely's Harbor (near the Somerset Bridge) and Daniel's Head are also popular shore fishing areas at the western end of Bermuda. Much of the south shore is good for fishing. Watch Hill Park is an anglers favorite. There are great options for shore fishing at the eastern side of Bermuda as well. St. George's Harbor, Harrington Sound in Hamilton Parish have enclosed shallow areas and are excellent for shore fishing.
Other great shore fishing areas in Bermuda include:
1) Castle Harbor,
2) Cooper's Island Nature Reserve (along the rocky coastline),
3) St David's Head,
5) Devonshire Bay, and
6) John Smith's Bay.
Tackles and Fishing Equipment in Bermuda
There are many local tackle shops in Bermuda where you can buy or even rent fishing equipment. You can rent them by days or even by weeks. There is usually a security deposit (to the tune of $30) required. The daily rent of the tackles vary starting from $10 onwards depending on the type and make etc.
Here are some well known outfitters who rent out fishing equipment in Bermuda:
Fly Bridge Tackle
Located on Church Street, Hamilton City (opposite bus terminal of Church Street)
Phone: (441) 295-1845, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The center is the host of the Bermuda Junior Anglers Tournament and sponsor of the Bermuda Billfish and the Mid Ocean Wahoo Tournaments.
Four Winds FishingTackle Ltd.
2 Woodlands Road, Pembroke, Phone: (441) 292- 7466
Mangrove Marina Ltd.
Located at the end of Cambridge Road, Mangrove Bay, Somerset
Phone: (441) 234- 0914
Harbor Road Marina
Newstead, Paget, Phone: (441) 236- 6060
Pompano Beach Club & Waterports,
Southampton, Phone: (441) 234- 0222, Extn: 212
Salt Kettle Yacht Charters Ltd.
(You will need to take a boat on rental. The tackle comes with the boat)
Salt Kettle, Paget, Phone: (441) 236- 4863
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