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CAMPECHE TARPON CLUB

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Fly fishing for Tarpon in the Campeche region of the Yucatan Peninsula offers the opportunity to explore the waters of the Los Petenes Biosphere, a reserve protecting extensive mangrove-lined creeks, bays and lagoons.

Exploring these waterways and sight-casting to the numerous baby Tarpon that inhabit this ecosystem is an experience all fly-fishermen should put on their bucket list.

  • Season: all year round
  • Baby Tarpon fishery
  • 6 anglers per week
  • Ideal for individuals and small groups
  • Historical city location
  • Average temperatures: mid 20s to high 30s, fairly consistent due to its Caribbean location

Staying at Campeche Tarpon offers you the options to stay in a hotel in Campeche. There are three hotels which are generally used by anglers.

  • Hotel Castelmar
    This is an excellent choice for the traveling angler who is looking for the true Campeche experience. The Castelmar was initially built as army barracks before becoming one of the first hotels in the city. Operating as a hotel since the late 1800’s, Hotel Castelmar is nestled right in the historic center of Campeche. Restaurants, fortifications, cathedral and the city square are all within walking distance. This is a great option for those who would like to feel the true heartbeat of the city of Campeche.

  • Hotel Ocean View
    Located in Campeche’s ocean-front Malecon, The Hotel Ocean View in Campeche is within walking distance of the town’s Cathedral Plaza, Central Park, down town, and a large number of restaurants and bars. The rooms at the Ocean View are clean, modern and air-conditioned and the hotel features amenities such as a swimming pool, a 24-hour cafe, a gift shop, laundry services.

  • Other hotel options
    As Campeche is a busy city, there are other hotel options such as Hotel Plaza located in the historic district of Campeche and the Hacienda Puerta Hotel which offers greater levels of luxury and is set within restored 17th century historical properties.

As the fishing day starts before most of the hotels are ready, you usually get a pre-packed breakfast which includes coffee, juices, fruit and pastries which is picked up by your your guides who also carry the packed lunches and plenty of drinks for a day out on the water.

Evening dinner can be taken in one of the many restaurants in the town and it could be a different restaurant every night if you prefer.

For the non-angler, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Campeche town itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers plenty to explore with museums, art galleries and shops. Campeche is also home to some of the most interesting and impressive Mayan ruins in Mexico. Guided tours can be aranged along with wildlife and birdwatching. Some of the hotels also have swimming pools if you just prefer to relax.

WIFI is available

Fishing at the Campeche Tarpon Club is all about juvenile Tarpon from five to twenty pounds in weight. The fishing is mostly from skiffs and in the ribbon of mangroves and backcountry lagoons, flats and creeks which run from the north of the city for over one hundred and twenty kilometres. This makes for a huge area to explore and fish and it is the main reason for the consistency of the fishing which is outstanding.

Most of the fish range between five and fifteeen pounds in weight and a twenty-pound Tarpon is considered a 'good fish'. Anglers will also get the chance to have a shot at a Snook as these fish also frequent the mangroves.

The guides who look after you during your fishing know these waters very well and are dedicated professional full-time guides who aim to ensure that they put you right onto the fish.

The skiffs which are used are custom-built for the backcountry and the narrow channels but are comfortable with plenty of room for two anglers and a guide and are very stable for casting.

Customers and guests services is paramount at Campeche, whether fishing or non-fishing and they will work hard to ensure you have a successful and memorable time.

We would advise anglers to bring all the equipment and gear they need, rods reels lines and flies wading boots polarized sunglasses etc, however, if you break your rod or would prefer to rent, the lodge does have some fully equipped rod outfits but it is a better option to bring the gear you need. The lodge does have flies and leaders, should you run out.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

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Take a direct flight to Mexico City, Campeche or Merida airports. Flight time is approximately ten to eleven hours from the UK and eighteen to nineteen hours from Australia. From Merida Airport, Campeche is a two-hour transfer. From Campeche airport, it is just minutes.

Please note that an exit tax is due on leaving Cancun.

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OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

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Tel: +44 01730 825626
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Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
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