With a decade of military service under his belt Justin Maxwell Stuart switched his focus from organising, running and leading military operations and expeditions for HM Forces into seeking out and arranging fishing trips. He now runs a travel company, WhereWiseMenFish, which specialises in arranging trips to some of the most spectacular and exotic fishing locations around the world. The opportunity to visit these destinations, combined with a passion for photography, film making and writing has given him an enviable insight into some of the fishing worlds best kept secrets.
Fishing for salmon in Russia, whilst having the traits of regular Atlantic Salmon fishing has an environment far more remote and extreme than what many fishermen would be accustomed to. Anglers come to Russia for two main reasons: 1) To try and catch a…"
Cuba is host to many amazing saltwater fly-fishing locations. What makes a location special to a fly-fisherman is the ability to access the best saltwater flats combined with good control and management of the fishing area. Las Salinas and Cayo Paredon…"
The Kola Peninsula in Russia has long been regarded as the destination to visit for anyone seeking an exceptional Atlantic Salmon fly-fishing trip and there are a great many who would say it consitutes the best and wildest salmon fishing on the planet. …"
Iceland is a country where fishing for salmon runs in people's blood. The country is packed with for the most part very prolific Atlantic Salmon rivers covering the every part of the coastline. An attribute which makes Iceland stand apart from other s…"
The Bahamas is a mecca for those seeing to fly-fish for Bonefish and of all the islands South Andros covers the best fishing of all the locations. South Andros is intersected by a myriad of channels running from East to West with the East and Southern …"
“Dorado are either the Argentineans best kept secret or else travelling anglers, hell bent on pursuing the admittedly excellent Sea Trout fishing, simply miss out on the opportunity.” In fairness neither of those statements are quite true. …"
I had been warned that the Tarpon fishing off the coast of Costa Rica, where the mighty Rio Colorado enters the sea, was something to behold. I had also been warned by a confidant that he would never go back...not because of a lack of fish but rather, co…"
The Kenyan coast has some fantastic blue-water fishing for both Sailfish & Marlin. Catching either of these fish on a fly is at the very limits of what is achievable on a fly rod. Picking the right time of year is essential but second only to that …"
The Salmon fishing season on the Kola Peninsula in Russia is very compact. It is typically not much more than 3½ months long. The benefit of this is that not only are the runs of Salmon more concentrated but it's easier to predict the general co…"
The Turneffe Atoll is the largest coral atoll in the western hemisphere and as such it has long offered fantastic saltwater fishing opportunities. Less well known is the fact that probably more permit are caught and released at this location than at any …"
We travelled to the eastern edge of Alaska, to the Kanektok River to do battle with the fabled King Salmon, a fish which regularly tops 40lbs, though weight aside, in comparison to the Atlantic Salmon the King Salmon was something of a unknown quantity. …"
This lake has gone relatively unnoticed because of it’s remoteness. It requires five hours journey over gravel tracks BEFORE leaving all trace of civilisation and jar and jolt our way over a desolate and seemingly unending lava field but eventually we a…"
A fishing trip to Southern Chile is much more than a bit of piscatorial madness that will see you pack your bags and travel half the way around the world just to feel the convulsive shake of a trout’s head and the bend in your rod. Of that you will have …"
Each lodge, destination and species of fish has its own characteristics and more typically one has preconceptions about what you‘ll find on arrival. The Royal Coachman, in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, is a fly out lodge which offers a slice of ever…"
Los Roques is an archipelago, rising out of the deep blue Caribbean sea and consisting of approximately 100 sq miles of islands, keys and underwater mushroom like profusions, which I later discovered went by the name of pancake flats. The sea off the co…"
100 kms west of the Cuban mainland, the Jardines de la Reina consists of broken strips of Mangrove forests on small strips of land surrounded by crystal green waters. These shallow plateaus border an oceanic reef where the sea-bed drops away making for f…"