Picture yourself on a shallow flat beneath an endless blue sky, with a silver-streaked bonefish tearing line off your reel. It is just you and the fish as you stalk the plentiful bonefish in the waters of Flamingo Lake, right in front of the holiday cottage you are staying in for the week. Your fishing dream holiday has begun on the island of Providenciales.
Harbour Club Villas overlook the best bonefishing lake on island. At any time of day, from dawn till the sudden island nightfall, just grab a rod and one minute later you can be wading the lake and experiencing the world class bonefishing offered in these waters.
"Harbour Club Villas overlooks the best bonefishing lake on island."
If one of you doesn't fish... no worries. We can direct you to spots where both of you will be happy!
Our villas are at the centre of everything yet away from it all!
Each morning, I waded right out front of the Harbour Club in Flamingo and Turtle Lake. Although I caught my first DIY bonefish in Flamingo several years ago, I spent most of my time kayaking around Turtle Lake where the incoming tide produced many tailing fish in the early morning. In fact, I am already planning a return visit next year to coincide with an early morning incoming tide.
All in all, Providenciales is a great winter getaway spot, very “spouse friendly” and a good choice for DIY fishing when you don’t have all day to fish.”
The clear advantage to spinning gear over fly tackle is the wind. There is usually a 10-20 mph wind blowing on the Turks and a spinning rod gives you much more control than you could ever get from a fly rod. And yes, I can hear the fly fishing enthusiasts challenging me on that fact but I know what I prefer. My first fishing excursion was a half day trip with a guide who brought me a few miles outside the harbor. There was no wind – one of my only times bonefishing where there was no wind – and he proceeded to point out bonefish ahead of the boat which I would cast to. It took about an hour to adjust my style of fishing to being a bit stealthier as bonefish do spook easily. Finally my first bonefish was hooked.
Sure, I have seen how they run when hooked on television shows but none of that prepared me for the wild ride this fish put on.
On our last trip in January we caught 21 bonefish the first day all ranging between 2.75 – 5.5 lbs. The second day we fished for bigger fish only landing 10 of them and lost three that we could see weighed in excess of 7 lbs.
When not fishing with a guide there are plenty of ‘drive-by’ fishing opportunities on the island of Provo.