Fishing in Grand Cayman
Fishing is an extremely popular sport in Grand Cayman. Bone, fly, tarpon, reef and deep-water fishing are available throughout the year. Chartering a boat, although fairly expensive, can be the highlight of a trip for many. Half and full-day charters are offered by numerous operators.
- No licence is required for catch-and-release fishing.
- Only Caymanians can fish from the shore.
- Possession and use of spear guns, Hawaiian slings etc by visitors is prohibited.
- No fishing is permitted in Marine Park Zones (the most popular diving areas) or the Environmental Zone (Grand Cayman’s North Sound).
- Lobster season runs from the beginning of December till the end of February.
- Only spiny lobsters with a tail greater than 6 inches can be taken.
Catch limit is 3/person or 6/boat each day.
- Lobster cannot be taken from any Marine Park, Replenishment (shallow-water lagoons) or Environmental Zone.
Turtle hunting is strictly controlled and licences are only granted to Caymanians.