Colombia: Of Tarpon and Caiman

The coast north of Tayrona National Park in Colombia`s La Guajira district is broken by hundreds of rivers. Majority are large and effected by rainfall. And all scream fish! We unfortunately arrived on the tail of two weeks of rain and the rivers were running high and muddy. My first thought was that my chance […]

New Species: Robalo

Robalo (Centropomus undecimalis), or Snook as it is known by most fishermen is super fun fish to catch. These ambush predators reminded so much of small mouth bass in their nature. Super aggressive, these fish take to the air in awesome aerobatic displays when hooked. Fishing a smaller brush fly, Clouser or Surf Candy close […]

New Species: Trachinotus falcatus

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 […]

Colombia: Trucha in the hills

They were small but I found them! A stunning stream that reminded a lot of a Cape Stream, although the massive wax palms in the background did make it rather unique. The Rio Quindio runs high, cold and strong from high in the Colombiam los Nevados National Park. Their is a small local fishing community […]

Colombia: Rumours of Trout

Arriving in the Zona Cafe, I was not expecting to see signs of trucha (Spanish for trout!) everywhere in the tiny town of Salento. Famous for its coffee, hummingbirds and wax palms, I wasn’t expecting this! Our hostel, Les Palmes, held the first real clue with a jumping trout in their coat of arms. Dinner […]