Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tortola BVI
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Make sure you obtain a license in the BVI before you fish! In general few people I know fish from sailboats in this area due to several reasons. Where most sailboats go the fishing is poor, the cost of license and bait is high and they make a heck of a mess in the cockpit. A potential problem with reef fish related illness appears to be increasing.
I know I can buy all the fish I want/ need for much less than the price of a license and bait. If you are only going to be in the islands a week or so it may be reasonable just for the fun of it but definitely not a cost effective activity unless you just want to wet a hook and fall into that fishing trance some people seem to enjoy.
For many boats it is far too much trouble for the limited enjoyment and hassle of storing the equipment. In many boat you will have to sleep or bath with your fishing pole!!!!! It is your choice which.
I prefer a sailboat to a motorboat, and it is my belief that boat sailing is a finer, more difficult, and sturdier art than running a motor.... Jack London