The shore fishing in the British Islands is always exciting wether you are catching fish or not. During the day, the view is filled with breath taking colour in any direction you look. Crystal clear water means that you will be sighting fish before you cast. By night, anywhere street lights hit the water, especially bridges, will hold fish. I have spent many nights fishing off of the Queen Elizabeth bridge, which is the bridge that connects Tortola (the biggest island in the BVI) and Beef Island (home to the airport of Tortola)
The channel separating the two islands is home to numerous species of fish. By day you can watch jacks feet on small baitfish and if you are lucky you will see one of the channels biggest consitent residents, a five foot long barracuda. By the darkness of night the bridge area become a nightclub for tarpon. On any given day you can spot 10-20 tarpon lounging around the bridge. One would think this would make for an easy catch, but in my two months of fishing for them at night, they show little to no interest to lures, flies and live bait. I havent decided if they are just really smart fish, or extemely lazy.
For 2006, I will be keeping a log about the tarpon activity here in the BVI. To end 2005, I’ll be heading to Anegada with my girlfriend to take advantage of some of the best flats fishing in the world. Expect pictures, and enjoy your holidays.
Happy holidays everyone!