An insiders guide to game fishing
A great way to experience
Barbados dazzling waters... Barbados fishing
expeditions are an age old phenomenon, as old as the
island it self. Fishing in Barbados spectacular waters
dates back many centuries. To a time when this beautiful
island was home to the native Indians of the region like
the Arawak Indians.
In those early days before the island was settle by the
English fishing made sense to the these early inhabitants.
Today fishing still makes sense to the modern day
Barbadian. You only have to watch the fishermen after a
long day off load the days catch from their brightly
painted fishing boats at Tent Bay, Martins Bay and
Or the boat builders at Six Men's perfecting their craft,
to realize that for most Barbadians... life revolves
around the sea.
However over the last forty years with major
developments in tourism and with the formation of the
Barbados Game Fishing Association, the fishing industry in
Barbados has been transformed. Like other tourist
destinations fishing in Barbados is now more than a way of
life it is also a popular pastime. Providing entertainment
and relaxation to the many vacation seekers who come
to the island each year.
Today Barbados boast of having a number of game fishing
operators many with well equip custom built boats offering
deep sea fishing expeditions to both experience and
inexperience anglers. Barbados is a fisherman's delight,
with many different types of fish in the waters around the
island these include Yellow fin tuna, Dolphin
referred to as (Mahi Mahi or Dorado), Wahoo (king fish),
Barracuda, Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, and Bonita.
Barbados Fishing Tournaments
There are a number of fishing
tournaments that are organized through the Barbados Game
Fishing Association the island’s premier sports fishing
organization founded in 1961. Fishing in Barbados is not
only a way of life for the islands fisher folk but it is
also a popular past time for many locals as well as
Anglers from all over the world
travel to Barbados to take part in the islands most
prestigious fishing tournament the Sagicor/ Mount Gay Rum
International tournament. This annual tournament organized
by the Barbados Game Fishing Association is the highlight
of the island deep-sea fishing season.
February to April are busy
months for the association which also has its annual deep
sea fishing tournament which consist of five 1 day events.
And in November/December they are also hold the popular
Wahoo tournament which consists of three 1-day events.
These fishing tournaments are a great way to meet anglers
from through out the region and from as far away as
Europe, North and South America.
Barbados Game Fishing Season
Fishing in Barbados takes place in some of the most ideal
conditions clear blue skies and crystal clear waters, with
such beautiful waters many of the fish species are in the
waters all year round. However like most things there is a
season for fishing in Barbados which usually runs from
December to April.
During this period all of the main species like Wahoo
(king fish), barracuda, dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Yellow fin
tuna, white and blue marlin are available in much greater
Barbados Fishing Charters
If you are interested in sport fishing in Barbados there
are a number of professional charters offering exciting
deep sea fishing opportunities. Many of these charter
companies have well equip purpose build boats manage by an
experience captain and crew.
You can choose from whole or half day charters often with
all tackle, bait, food and drink provided. As and added
convenience some of the fishing operators will pick you up
from your hotel or guest house and take you back when you
have catch your prize one.
Barbados fishing is one of the great ways to experience
the island’s ideal conditions and natural beauty. So
weather you are a beginner are experience angler you can
have the most memorable sports fishing day you can
To book your fishing charter and experience Barbados from
the spectacular turquoise waters simply, pick your package
and e-mail the form below...