New Fishing in Cuba

Have exclusive yacht, will travel...

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel

Avalon Cuban Fishing Centers continues to broaden their horizons. "We are growing and looking for new fishing hot spots to satisfy all anglers preferences in salt water, and tempt the species that have us hooked," says Filippo Invernizzi of Avalon. "This is why, as of January 2010, we will be launching our new operation at SOUTH ANA MARIA. This is a new destination in the Gulf of Ana Maria, easternmost corner of the famous archipelago of Jardines de la Reina, where we can fish the species we are so fond of, like monster tarpon, bonefish, permit, jack crevalle, snapper, barracudas and snook, amongst others. This spot is ideal for fly fishing. Here we can offer guests a wide array of possibilities all year round."

The yacht Avalon will be using in this area is Caballones, which is equipped for groups between 4 and 8 anglers, along with crew and guides who are at angler's beck and call throughout the entire fishing week. The advantage of having an exclusive yacht and crew is that anglers can fish more hours per day, up to 12 hours daily, and sleep close to the best fishing spots. Another benefit is the unique gastronomy —seafood and fish caught minutes before serving, a wide variety of salads and the wonderful local Cuban cuisine. Caballones has 5 rooms, 4 of them with 2 bunk beds and the other with queen size bed, and all rooms with private bathroom and air conditioning.

Fishing in this area is exciting as it is unspoiled, virgin territory, that has not yet been explored. It is absolutely ideal for fisherman who adore nature and spontaneous surprises. "We can find tarpon swimming peacefully on the flats while we fish for bones, unspooked - allowing for a quick rod change and immediate cast. This also happens with the jack crevalle that we can tempt while looking for barracuda with poppers on the surface. The fascinating aspect of this type of fishing is simply not knowing what will pop up next from the depths when we cast the fly. Of course, the classic sight fishing is always present, as the area has numerous white sand flats, coral bottoms, reefs, etc. The water is ever transparent, which is so valued and expected along the southern coast of Cuba," Invernizzi says.

Prices during the first year is simply cheaper than other Caribbean destinations, which makes the program very accessible and permits all fishermen the possibility to come and enjoy this paradise. They look forward to hosting you in Sur de Ana Maria to enjoy this wonderful hot spot together with your party. Go to