Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:07 AM
I'm coming to Cozumel next week and will be looking to go fishing. I'll be booking a guide to bonefish for at least 1 day but wanted to know whether I needed a license to fish on my own from the shore on Cozumel. If so where do I get this?
I think I'm going to be staying in the Melia which is in the north, not too far from the flats areas and lagoons where the bonefish are, but would reaaly welcome any advice people had about good places to fish. Particularly areas I can wade out from the shore. Whats the fishing on the west coast like, big surf by the looks of it. Any good tarpon spots anywhere on Cozumel? I do this kind of thing all over the world and kind of know what I'm doing and looking for. I just want to be sure that I'm not going to get told by a policeman that I'm not allowed to fish. Are the beaches all public?
Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:53 PM
You won't find any tarpon or bones that are accessible from shore.
Carey lists a guy likes on the "tours that we trust" link at the top of the page. One of my guests swears by Alex Evan. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you go out by boat, then the boat will have the license for you. I buy an annual license from CONAPESCA at:
It takes about a week for the license to arrive via US Mail as they are very responsive.
Nah Ha 602
Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:49 AM
I think that's Carlos Vega in the tours we trust, I've emailed him about fishing. Plus someone called Nacho I found online. I'll also email Alex.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:03 AM
When you fish from a boat then the boat needs to have a permit, not the individual (unless you spearfish).
I see Tarpon around Melia/El Cozumeleņo when the water gets stirred up....... too bad for you though you canīt fish from the Cozumeleņo pier....
"spear to live and live to spear"
Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:30 PM
While the locals fish with a hand string and a spark plug for weight, a decent surf rod will get you out to at least the first drop off.
Better yet, go spearfishing with Leo and you can see, chase and shoot your dinner!
Nah Ha 602
Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:39 AM
carey's guy is great, but he is more focused on deep sea fishing. you need someone dedicated to flats fishing if you want a really good flats day and the 2 guys we work with grew up there cause their dads and grandparents did the same. you can PM me if you like so get all details. the trip could be with tortuga or with ministro.
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