Ascension Bay offers an array of saltwater fly fishing opportunities for novice and experienced fly-fishermen alike. With plenty of Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon on offer, the area is one of the best in the world for our clients seeking a Grand Slam, landing all three species in one day.
Nestled away in the heart of Punta Allen and the Sian Ka’an biosphere world heritage area you’ll find the locally owned and operated Casa Viejo Chac lodge. Established in 2008 by the late Manuel Chac, this cosy lodge allows anglers to enjoy very affordable flats fishing with great local hospitality and a professional, expert guide team who run a diverse fishing program throughout the week.
The food is excellent and lodging, clean and comfortable with attentive staff. Fly Odyssey has been working with Casa Viejo Chac in Ascension Bay every year since its opening, and it has been one of our most popular hosted group trip destinations year on year for a reason.
This has given us an excellent knowledge of the fishery, including logistics and travel both to the lodge and throughout Mexico from your arrival into Cancun.
Fly Odyssey has developed an affordable fly fishing package to enable anglers the chance to experience the Ascension Bay ‘Grand Slam’. You will be based in the heart of the Sian Ka’an biosphere world heritage area and be accommodated in locally-owned Casa Viejo Chac.
The locally-run lodge provides clean, basic twin share accommodation with en-suites, air conditioning, bar, dining and lounge areas in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
Meals are prepared from fresh local sources with seafood, local produce, vegetables and a well-stocked bar, with breakfast each morning consisting of eggs, fruits, and cereals with packed lunches provided daily.
Ascension Bay, Mexico, has been well known for a long time as one of the premier fly fishing destinations in the Caribbean. Known widely as the ‘Grand Slam’ capital of the world, there is no place you would rather go to try and tempt a Bonefish, a Tarpon and a Permit all on the same day, with the opportunity to land Snook, Jacks, Snapper and Barracuda also a possibility. Bonefish are in good numbers from 2-4lbs with the acrobatic Tarpon 10-60lbs, and Permit typically between 5-20lbs also available on well-presented shrimp and crab patterns.
Runs to the flats each day are typically 20-40 minutes, while you can also fish the mangrove and creek areas throughout the day. Ascension Bay is a year-round fishery. Yet it is the Permit and Bonefish that make this place extraordinary. There is an abundance of schooling Permit on the flats and getting one of these fish to eat your fly will test your fly fishing skills to the limit.
This is what saltwater fly fishing is all about, with schooling Bonefish in large numbers with shots at single and double fish in the 4-6lb range also available daily. It’s is a great destination for fly-fishermen looking to experience the joys of wading the flats or from the comfort of the lodge pangas, ideal for beginner to experienced saltwater fly fishermen.
The lodge is easily accessible via Cancun, which is a major hub for US and European flights daily and has a great range of resort and hotel accommodation available to bookend your fly fishing time in Punta Allen.
Transfer between Cancun and the lodge varies between four and six hours depending on road conditions in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere. If the Biosphere road is in poor shape, we arrange a van and boat transfer option from Tulum which enables a quicker and more comfortable route to the lodge.
Transportation to and from the lodge is provided in comfortable, private air-conditioned vans.
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Our tailored fly fishing and accommodation itineraries are designed with you in mind to suit your preferences. They are also quoted in your local currency with very favourable exchange rates.
Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
This includes flight bookings, transit accommodation, transfers and a host of non-angling activities and experiences.
We specialise in family, couples and group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in Mexico will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
This includes extended coastal stays in Cancun and Isla Holbox, the Baja Peninsula or south in Belize.
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