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Fishing the Jardines de la Reina

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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 fantastic diving as well as fishing. The area itself was heavily fished and exploited until Fidel Casto declared the area a national park in response to security concerns that this isolated network of islands created. Consequently an area which was heavily over exploited has regenerated to an extent where it’s one of the best and least exploited saltwater fishing destinations on the planet.

For those who have not fly-fished in saltwater before Bonefishing is probably the first notch on the ladder. The fish are more often plentiful, capable of staggering runs but at times requiring the sort of patience and precision casts that would make a chalk stream fisherman feel at home. From there Tarpon and Permit are the other fish to land here.

Entire article available on Where Wise Men Fish.

Written by  Justin Maxwell Stuart.

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