Many waterfront cities with their restaurants, beaches, walking trails tracing rich history, parks are great holiday destinations. But there is also the rather unique recreation of going fishing or angling as it is known. This is more a sport than anything else. Many Pacific rim countries have a rich variety of more than 415 species of fish. This is because of the ‘seagrass meadows’ that are present. These unusual marine flowering plants provide sustenance to many aquatic animals including the fish.
The harbours attracts anglers, both professionals and first timers to its fishing charters which are expeditions into the harbor on board comfortable boats accompanied by qualified guides who will teach you to prepare bait hooks and angle for fish. They take you during all times of the tide, to the best places for a catch, educate you about the types of fish you might catch, and even help you to fillet your catch!
The boats are sturdy with a canopy to shade you from the sun and rain and ample deck space to take a leisurely walk. The guides know every small wharf and the timings of the tides, where to get the best fish, so much so that within twenty minutes of setting out, a fish has already bitten the bait, when in fact, angling is supposed to teach you patience if not anything else.
Some FAQs about fishing charters:
- How do you book a fishing charter?
One can book online. There are many different packages available, for single anglers, for families, for groups, for half a day and for a full day. One can choose a convenient package as per their comfort and convenience.
- What do the fishing charters provide?
They provide all the fishing gear like rods, reels and tackle as well as the bait. They also provide raincoats in case of rain.
- What should the guests bring along with them?
They should bring their food, water, sunscreen and preferably wear long sleeve shirts, light footwear and a hat, and of course a camera to take pictures and make memories which will last lifetime.
- Do they allow only one or two species of fish to be caught?
No they are in the business because there are a variety of fish which are available. Variety makes it interesting. Most of these fish are catch and release, so that makes it more of a sport than anything else. They also clean the catch, if it is to be eaten.
- Do they have child size rods and tackle?
The children are able to handle the rods and tackle once they are taught by the guides. Customers are allowed to bring their own rods also. So it is very safe for children and elderly as all safety precautions are taken to ensure safety of our customers.
- What if the weather is really bad?
In that case, the fishing charter is rescheduled to any convenient date desired by the customer or the money is refunded.