Angling Charter Captain
n Sea, Essex
Tel 01621 776445
Mobile 07860 920 964
Maldon Road, Bradwell on Sea, Essex. CM0 7HY
Tel 01621 776445 Mobile 07860 920 964
simply the best............
better than all the rest...............
Carole and I have been running fishing holidays to Islamorada in the
Florida Keys, U.S.A. for 18years now. These
The main species we target are big tarpon and
sharks. Tarpon are the number one inshore sport fish in the
world. They are spectacular giving huge jumps, long searing
runs and a great fight that you won't forget.
The tarpon are fished for either early morning or
evening in two ways, you either drift using 30 lb conventional
tackle or sight fish (casting at individual fish) using 20 lb
spinning rods. The main baits are small live fish or live blue
The sharks are big and mean. They are
mainly lemons, bulls and blacktips and
are huge. These are fished for during the day using 30 lb
conventional tackle or 25 lb spinning gear with dead baits or chunks
of fish. Most shark fishing is done from a static boat,
fishing into slightly deeper channels that run through the shallow
flats. It is very visual, you can see them coming often on the
surface and actually eat the bait, which adds to the excitement.
Most of the other species are fished for with ten or
twelve pound spinning gear using either baited jigs, plugs, live
shrimp or small live fish.
holidays have turned out to be very popular and we have been fully booked
from the start. The period we operate from is mid January to early June
to capitalize on the best fishing, the best weather and from March the
huge run of big tarpon migrating through the Keys channels.
Holidays March, April & May
Our fishing breaks from mid March to June are geared to
coincide with the main run of giant tarpon and big sharks migrating
through the Keys channels. The tarpon are nearly all over 100 lb
and the sharks grow huge but are regularly landed over 400 lb.
Most of the other species previously mentioned in our earlier break can
also be caught this time of year with the addition of permit and
The weeks run from Sunday to
Sunday. Included in the week's holiday are 5 fishing trips and 7
nights self catering accommodation in our luxury house which is right on
the water. Extra trips can be booked if required. All
flights, car hire and insurance are your own responsibility but we can
help you with this if you need assistance. We do not include this in the
package as many people like to stay extra days in the Keys or travel up
to Orlando to extend their holiday so we leave you with the flexibility
of picking your own flight, car and holiday insurance. If you want
to stay in Orlando checkout the following website for excellent
available for next year can be found following the tab at the
bottom of the screen. We can cater for up to 8 anglers fishing
with two, three or four on each boat. All rods, tackle and bait
are supplied for the trip but you do need to buy a fishing licence to
fish in the Florida Keys. These can be booked before your trip
for around $30.
Islamorada is spread over four islands, situated
virtually halfway between Miami and Key West - about 70 miles from each.
It is known as the "Sport fishing Capital of the World" because of the
huge diversity of fishing that is available. You can fish the
Oceanside on the offshore reefs and in the Gulf Stream for sailfish,
tuna, amberjack, dolphin, barracuda, grouper, kingfish, snappers and
sharks or the Bay side where there are tarpon, bonefish, permit, jacks,
sharks, redfish, trout, snook, barracuda, stingrays, etc. etc.....
Islamorada has many waterfront
bars and restaurants and is a great place to relax and chill out and
very close at hand you can arrange Everglade Tours, diving and
snorkelling trips, swimming with the dolphins, go shopping or visit Key
West. Also in the centre of Islamorada is the biggest fishing
tackle shop you will have ever seen called Worldwide Sportsman.
2013 will be our last year in Florida, John is retiring from Florida -
lets make it our best year ever - book now to secure your places!
The Florida Keys Fishing Holiday business is for
sale for anyone who wants to run a fishing business in paradise!
Give me a call if you are interested.
Islamorada, Sport Fishing
Capital of the World
Holidays January & February
The weather in the U.K. in January and February is at best dismal so why not treat yourself to a spell in the
Florida sunshine experiencing some of the best light tackle, sportfishing in the world.
The Florida Keys at this time of year offers a huge
variety of different species including small
tarpon up to 50 lb, big sharks, cobia, king mackerel, giant Goliath grouper, spanish
mackerel, sea trout, jacks, lady fish, pompano, snappers, barracuda,
bluefish, snook etc. etc. The fishing is all done during the
daytime with temperatures in the 70's to low 80's and no humidity.
Fishing at times is hectic with lots of fish and multiple hook ups are
common. A lot of the fish this time of year are good eating and
bringing a few back to put on the bar-b-que or take to a local
restaurant who will cook them for you is a great way to finish the day.
This new week long winter holiday
break will give you 4 days guided fishing with seven nights self
catering accommodation in our luxury canal front home with the option to
book extra fishing either backcountry or offshore bluewater or visit the
many attractions the Keys has to offer. The dates and prices can
be found following the tabs at the bottom of the screen. The
holiday is based on 4 anglers fishing 4 to a boat but there is an option
for 2 or 3 anglers per boat if that is what you prefer. You can
also book extra fishing if you want to.
Florida Keys Fishing