Fishing on Akasha!
AKASHA’s crew love fishing! And the tropical waters of the Caribbean are teeming, there is great blue water fishing especially when sailing between the islands, for example Virgin Gorda to Anegada, St Martin to St Barths or in the Southern Caribbean between St Lucia and the Grenadines anywhere there is a steep drop off from the Island.
Trolling lines are cast when sailing and the crew will help you set up the gear and choose the lures. You are also welcome to bring some of your own gear too.
Typical fish caught on board are Mahi-Mahi (taste so good it was named twice!), Wahoo, Tuna, Mackerel maybe if you are unlucky then a Barracuda!
When sailing in the British Virgin Islands, if Trolling on the way to Anegada you may catch Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Wahoo. For the more adventurous, you could head out to either the South Drop or North Drop for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish and Marlin.
Sailing back from Anegada to Jost Van Dyke, AKASHA can sail over the wreck of the Chikuzen, or past the pinnacles off Brewers Bay, any ship wrecks, reefs or rocky outcrops are worth sailing over as they attract large numbers! The captain can plan the prime fishing route with you in advance.
Very often Akasha is sailing at the perfect speed for trolling at around 6-8 knots.
The excitement is contagious when you hear the reel zip out with ferocious speed….”we’ve caught a fish!” then the hard work starts – reeling the catch in, guessing what it might be….. maybe taking turns if it is a big one, and there’s great photo opportunities! Depending on the size/type it may be returned to the sea or sent to the galley.
The best part is that your personal chef will prepare your catch for all to enjoy, sushi, sashimi or prepared on the boat’s grill, there’s nothing fresher along with the satisfaction that you caught dinner!
AKASHA carries two trawling rods and gear, for fishing whilst sailing, but for more specialized fishing in the BVI you can try your hand at fly-fishing with a local expert or bone fishing in Anegada.
It is a requirement that the yacht has a fishing license (not all do) and each guest over 18 is required to purchase a permit, this can be done online but must be completed a couple of weeks prior to your charter.
Here’s some more information on the British Virgin Islands!
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