Colombia was never going to be a major fishing destination on the South American odyssey – but that wouldn’t stop me from swinging the long rod.

I never found any flats or areas to really target Permit in Colombia. I had quietly hoped to do so…

We hiked in to a beach in the middle of Tayrona National Park – no one around. Practically deserted! I really thought I’d find a Jack or two in the deep channel on the beach. While searching for a something bigger with fish imitations, I happened upon a shoal of little Permit feeding hard in the shore break.

A quick fly change later and I officially landed my fish Atlantic Permit. It was my only fish out of Playa Brava!

Amazing how such a small fish can put such a big smile on a chap’s face 😀

Playa Brava, meaning wild beach. We shared it with only 12 people for 3 days; I really hoped for better fishing!
The deeper where I was hoping for something bigger…
Fred Davis

Fred Davis

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