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Crpalp 09-15-2019 06:50 AM

Do you somehow bring fish back from other country trips?
This may be a stupid question for people that have done fishing trips but I am starting to look into a good place to fish and wondering if you end up giving your catch to locals or somehow bring it home?

mikee332 09-15-2019 08:10 AM

Had friends bring home their catch from CR. What they did is bring a vacuum sealer and insulated cooler. Fillet the fish, vacuum seal, put in freezer then pack it in cooler. Secure the cooler tightly and bring on board plane as checked luggage. Never a problem. We plan on going there in Dec and will do the same.

stratt7777 09-15-2019 08:21 AM

Brought home yft from Panama in a cooler without issue. Cooler was packed tight with frozen ziplocs and all was still still frozen when arrived MIA (no connection). Worked great! Good luck!

barrell 09-15-2019 11:28 AM

Some outfitters will get it cut,sealed,and flown to your house when you get home.

malty falcon 09-15-2019 12:02 PM

I've done it often from Baja. Must be frozen, with no loose ice. I knew the drill, and twice have put very fresh, unfrozen fish underneath! I was able to pay my airfare by selling it in my restaurant!

meritmat 09-15-2019 12:04 PM

CR, Bahamas,Cabo. I have brought a vacuum sealer to CR and Bahamas. Freeze the day before and toss in a soft sided cooler. Never a problem. This is bringing back to Canada

pje 09-15-2019 01:23 PM

I use an AO 36 can softside cooler as carry on . Freeze solid and you are good to go . Sometimes use a couple of them . We freeze ours on the boat , and if I have fish from last day I freeze in the walk in at hotel . Take everything out of the softside cooler and put the cooler in the freezer as well , it makes a difference .

A 48 can cooler may work , look at dimensions and see if it meets carry on standards .

If you go the hard cooler route , take it to ticket counter and let them look at it , then go have it shrink wrapped and take back to counter . Have seen people have to open it and then wrap again .

nfairbank 09-15-2019 01:43 PM

As one who has been transporting fish across borders for thirty plus years, my suggestion is that you bag and freeze the fish. Then when ready to leave wrap the frozen fish in newspaper. It will last until you get home.

ondarvr1 09-15-2019 01:51 PM

I try to have it vacuum packed and frozen, but it doesn’t always work out that way.

I now use the $5.00 soft zipper cooler purse looking thing from Walmart. It works fine, sometimes I line it with an insulated bag if the flights are longer or there are layovers, looks just like the bubble wrap padding in an envelope.

Works as checked or carryon, it will hold 50 pounds of fish.

Fold it it up in your luggage for the trip there, or buy one onsite.

Crpalp 09-16-2019 09:58 AM

Thanks guys.

Stanley Orchard 09-16-2019 10:26 AM

Bring it back
Yeah thank you for the insight on this, I was vurious about that as well

rickboat 09-16-2019 10:31 AM

A friend of mine does this. Storing it at the beginning, then see him eating the fish 1:30 in.

Tommy81459 09-18-2019 09:40 PM

I brought fish back from CR and the Bahamas. Just froze them in plastic bags & packed in suitcase. Since they were in the baggage compartment, they stayed frozen for the flight home. No problems whatsoever.

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