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Articles: Arrasó Norysur en Cayo Largo, Cuba!

by: Juan Dumas

Norysurs first trip to Cuba turned out far beyond our expectations.
Our group consisted of nine anglers, men and women members of the club. Some had a vast fishing experience, while others were enjoying their first fishing trip abroad. Some anglers wives joint in too, and decided to make the most of the Caribbean sea and the activities offered by the hotel where we were staying in Cayo Largo.


We traveled to Havana through Panama, and we stayed in the excellent Parque Central Hotel, located in the historical area of the city.


We traveled to Havana through Panama, and we stayed in the excellent Parque Central Hotel, located in the historical area of the city.
The tour was very interesting. On the one hand, the beauty of the historical buildings, forts, the cathedral and its square, that was being restored by the UNESCO. On the other hand, the general neglect which called our attention; cars from the 50s, bicitaxis manpowered vehicles similar to the Chinese sampan. It didnt show an equal society. Anyway, it was really worth taking an extra day to go sightseeing round this city which reached great splendor a long time ago.



We took a 30-minute flight to Cayo Largo the next day. We stayed in Sol Melia Hotel. In the afternoon, Avalon staff gathered us to give us a very professional presentation on how our week was going to be organized. We met our fishing guides, who would have to put up with us the whole week because they didnt rotate. We were crossing fingers, hoping the good luck was on our side.


We checked our tackle and everything was ready to set out the following day. We were going to spend the next six days in an amazingly clear sea, chasing bonefish, permit and tarpon as the main species. Those who could catch the three species on the same day would achieve a Grand Slam.


The fishing was excellent in every way. The quantity, variety and quality of the fish were everything a fisherman could dream of. By the first morning, two anglers from the group had achieved a Grand Slam, making the guide even prouder than the angler himself. On the following days, the number of Grand Slams continued to rise reaching six.


With regard to the species, the bonefish, racing to a speed and distance hard to believe, had an average size which was bigger than in the other destinations we had fished. It is quite illustrative to point out that a trout can reach 8 km per hour, while a bonefish can reach 40!!!.


The permit, regarded as the jewel of saltwater fly fishing, is quite scarce, suspicious and shy, but can fight very violently. The largest we landed weighed around 26 pounds.
Lastly, we can find tarpon. Fishing this species does not require delicate movements but fast casting speed when the fish shows up and energy to hook it up and fight. Tarpon may reach big sizes (the biggest we landed weighed about 88 pounds) and the battle is spectacular, as the fish races away and leaps out of the water many times.


We spotted other species all the time, like the barracuda (it is caught with wire at the end of the leader because of its sharp teeth), jacks, sharks, needle fish, rays, etc. We caught some of them.


Even though it was hot and we had to shelter from the sun, it was not stifling, as there was always a light breeze from the sea soothing the heat.
At midday, we d find some shade to enjoy the picnic that we had prepared at the hotel and have some rest, specially the guide who had the hardest work, and recharge our batteries for the rest of the day.


The days went on marvelously. The photos attached to this story are a faithful reflection of our everyday feelings.


We kept precise record of the catches we landed, but what prevailed above all was the overwhelming sense of having experienced the best fishing ever.


Sight casting adds quality and emotion to the fishing experience. We returned full of images of an incomparable nature and a generous and exciting fishing experience.


We cant wait to go back!!!

Total catches:
Bonefish: 238
Tarpon: (45) 17
Permit: (9) 7
Jack: 19
Barracuda: 3

Buenos Aires, 22nd June 2010


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