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Old 02-12-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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My wife and I will be in Bermuda in early May on a cruise and would like to do some fishing from shore if possible. We will dock at King Wharf and be there about three days. We are experienced fishermen but are not able to take a charter. Any suggestions as to places to fish from shore, or from a dock, that are easy to reach? We are not picky as to what we catch. Just want to have something pull our string. All catch and release.

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[quote=ccm71118;3529925]Hi,
My wife and I will be in Bermuda in early May on a cruise and would like to do some fishing from shore if possible. We will dock at King Wharf and be there about three days. We are experienced fishermen but are not able to take a charter. Any suggestions as to places to fish from shore, or from a dock, that are easy to reach? We are not picky as to what we catch. Just want to have something pull our string. All catch and release.

Thanks in advance for taking time to reply.[/quo

You can fish right at the end of the Pier at Kings Wharf or if you want to target Bonefish try Long Bay in Somerset.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:54 AM   #3
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Like Dansar said you can wet a line off of the pair, at Kings Wharf in Dockyard. If you decided to rent scooters I would suggest you take a ride up to Watford bridge in Sandy's. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/4035229 It is a popular place for locals to try their luck at catching fish. It is real close to Dockyard only about 2 1/2 miles and you could walk their, but I would not recommend the walk if you have small children.

Some spices you are most likely to hookup with fishing inshore in Bermuda are the Bermuda Chub, Bream, Squirrel fish, Grunt, and if you are lucky a Grey Snapper or two.

Since you will be traveling late spring the Mackerel or Little Tunny, and Jacks, might have put in their annual inshore appearance.

The bait of choice is fry or glass minnow, and squid, but anything will do.

If you really would to catch a better verity of fish check out http://www.bermudareeffishing.com/ and http://www.jollyrogerbermuda.com/rates.asp

They are very reasonable with their prices, and are located close to your boat.

I hope you have a good stay
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help.
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You can also fish for pompano on just about any beach on the south shore. I found them consistently in the breakers in just a few feet of water. Believe it or not, bread seemed to be the best bait. They're pretty small, but one of the few fish I was able to catch from shore consistently when I was there. Also should be some cudas around the beaches.
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I work in Bermuda every couple of months. US citizen on a temp work permit. What license would I need if fishing from shore or boat rental if not on a charter??
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stickman56 you should be good.

As of now there are no required fishing licenses to land and keep fish from inshore, or offshore waters for that matter in Bermuda. If you plan on selling fish than a lic is required.

Boat rentals here are restricted by HP, I believe 30hp is the max allowed. No lic or previous boating experiences are needed.

If renting a boat I suggest renting from Cambridge Beaches in Sandy's. They use the TwinVee catamarans hulls and not those 13ft Boston whaler hulls other Co. use.
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Thanks. I work in Hamilton and family in Tuckers Town. Know anything out that way? Sandy's great, but generally I'm not out that way.
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Blue Hole Watersports http://www.blueholewater.bm/motor.html is in the same area as Tuckers Town. If you want something more century located with larger boats take a look @ http://www.aquaticbermuda.com/boat_rentals.htm
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When I first moved to Bermuda I had pretty good success off the rocks along north shore near shelly bay(all catch and release)
Hogfish have also been caught near pompano\nine beaches - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH2cUp93bcw
If you decide to do a charter, I recommend the Baxter reef fishing - it's $100 for 4-5 hours of reef fishing.
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There's a dock and a marina directly across the street from the aquarium.
It's a stretch of water that connects the bay to the ocean. The currents run pretty good, and I've done well there with "Rapala" type swimming lures.
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