Whether you are an avid angler who has mastered the art of freshwater trout fishing or a new-recruit to the thrill of chasing a blue marlin, Turks and Caicos fishing will provide the perfect setting from which to cast your line into the unknown. The beauty of the islands where nature and man can commune with ease, provide a haven of gorgeous resorts and exclusive Turks and Caicos villas where you can set up base camp and enjoy a vacation that centres on fishing in Turks and Caicos.
Introduction to Fishing in Turks and Caicos
Let’s start off with a little bit of information about Turks and Caicos. This group of about 40 low lying coral islands, 5 of which are inhabited, are located in the Atlantic. In all regards though, the islands have a Caribbean flourish. With up to 360 days of sunshine each year, the dry climate ensures the perfect conditions for enjoying a vacation both on and off the water.
The main island, Providenciales or Provo, is the largest of the islands and Grand Turk, further south, is the administrative capital of this island group. It’s only a short hop by plane between Provo and Grand Turk and there are boat links that can ferry vacationers between some of the smaller islands.
The turquoise waters are clear and temperate with an extensive reef system (the 2nd largest in the world). This underwater architecture is the perfect haven for marine life and it attracts many species and subsequently their larger fishy predators – see our guide including Turks and Caicos Marinas for more information. And like all food chain structures, the fisherman is the ultimate predator … unless you get onto the wrong side of a shark, of course!
So, what exactly can you angle for when fishing Turks and Caicos?
Fish – What you can expect to find.
If, like me, your knowledge of fish is almost solely (pun!) menu based, you might benefit from this brief introduction to some of our piscatory pals that are born, live and reproduce in and around the sublime shores of Turks and Caicos.
About Mairead Moriarty
Born and raised in Co Kerry, lived in London, New York, San Francisco, Dublin. Owner of one very battered suitcase, a well-worn passport and a million memories.
It seems very fitting for a travel writer that my surname translates as ‘Skilled Navigator’. Apart from an occasion when, aged 3, I got lost in a Supermarket in Tralee, I have managed to live up to my name! Curiosity is probably the driver that has sent me on magical mystery tours around the world. I want to ‘feel’ a place. I want all my senses to be engaged: from the history and geography that has influenced a country or city, the arts and achievements of its natives, anything and everything really. Regardless of whether I am on a local train travelling through Morocco, or poking around in Marconi’s study in Bologna or on a canal boat weaving through the heart of the English countryside, the same rules apply - ask questions, talk to locals, eat what they eat, sit quietly with nature and simply be. Assimilate as much as is possible so as to understand the soul of a place. That is my passion. That is the compass by which I navigate.