Los Roques, Venezuela
As a bonefishing destination, Venezuela ranks amongst the very best with endless firm flats to wade and numbers of fish that are simply incredible.
A great attraction of Los Roques is that the flats provide a wealth of opportunity for wading and stalking bonefish, the ultimate challenge in clear water. Nursery tarpon are ever present in the many channels and in the shadows of the mangrove roots systems which offer protection from larger predators. The larger fish tend to be taken in deeper water, primarily in the cooler months of the year between October and March.
Permit are increasingly caught on the flats and there is a real chance of landing a grand slam here every month. With good numbers of bonefish found and a wide range of other species to go for, with firm sandy flats on which wading is positively encouraged, coupled with the ability to fish here in every month of the year, fishing in Los Roques should be considered by any and every saltwater angler.
2021 saw Ramon Paz and Felipe Reyes unify what were two separate businesses into Fly Fishing Los Roques. Together they work with the most experienced and well-known guides. The team have extensive knowledge of each of the approximate 300 flats and different fishing areas at Los Roques. Each flat is unique and slightly different from the other.
Guests on Los Roques stay at either Villa Caracol or Casa Play, which are just a short five minute walk from the airport and one minute from the beach where you start your days fishing.
Villa Caracol has six rooms and Casa Play has eight rooms. Both lodges are run by the Caracol Group who are used to catering for wealthy Venezuelans. The food is of an excellent standard with great variety although given its location, it is unashamedly biased towards seafood.
Los Roques is not only a fishery but also is home to several PADI certified dive shops, which can arrange superb diving for both the beginner and the expert. Several wreck dives and a wonderful array of coral reefs offer a wonderfully colourful diving experience that has to be seen to be believed.
Snorkelling is also excellent and the family friendly beaches are clean and unspoilt, offering a day of undiluted relaxation. First and foremost a destination for the serious saltwater angler, it also offers non fishing guests the chance for a fantastic holiday in great comfort.