Accommodations: Hotel with private rooms/baths and meals in local restaurants
Cost: See rates below
Dates: Year round
Duration: 4 Night/3 day to 9 Night/7 day; max. 6
Location: Campeche, Mexico
Not Included: Air travel to and from Merida or Campeche, gratuities, phone service, and alcoholic beverages
Phone Number: 1-800-410-1222 ask for Gary or Mike
Provided: Lodging, guided fly fishing, fishing license, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, guest taxes, and ground transfers to and from Campeche or Merida Intíl Airport
Species: Baby Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Snapper
Technical: Experience Helps
Technique: Fly Fishing & Light Tackle
|Campeche Tarpon Club - Campeche, Mexico
Welcome to Campeche Tarpon Club! This incredible destination is located in the Gulf of Mexico along the coast of Campeche, Mexico. Campeche Tarpon Club offers world-class angling for "baby" Tarpon - 5 to 35 lbs! With over 30 miles of coastline, this unique year-round fishery offers the fly angler a multitude of environs in which to pursue these acrobatic species. From the maze of backcountry lagoons to the gin-clear turtle grass flats, Campeche Tarpon Club is the ultimate playground for the Tarpon enthusiast. FISH ON!!!
Campeche Tarpon Club is truly a unique fishery for baby Tarpon. Ranging in size from 5 to 35 pounds, these Tarpon reside in a multitude of environs - from turtle grass flats, backcountry lagoons, to mangrove-lined shoreline, creeks, and bays. This amazing habitat is also home to many Snook and Barracuda.
The hallmark of the fishery at Campeche is its gin-clear water. This enables the fly angler to experience the ultimate visual display in fly fishing... spotting the Tarpon, making the cast, watching the Tarpon track your fly in predatory pursuit, slashing your fly with a vengeance, and the perfect finale - an explosion of water as you jump the Tarpon on the hookset!
Campeche Tarpon Club utilizes spacious 18 foot pangas with an extensive front casting deck. All fishing is conducted out of these stealthy, stable, and comfortable fishing platforms. The boundary of the fishery is very close to the boat dock and, therefore, only requires a 10 minute boat ride to arrive at nearest fishing area. However, with over 30 miles of fishable coastline these powerful, fast pangas are able to extend to the far reaches of this amazing fishery. Each panga is equipped with rod holders and padded bench seats for your comfort.
Most anglers prefer to fish 7 to 9 weight rods at Campeche Tarpon Club. On calm days, a 7 weight provides great sport for these baby Tarpon. When weather conditions and/or size of fish dictate, 8 to 9 weight rods are the order of the day. The wonderful part of fly fishing at Campeche Tarpon Club is that most of the fishing is done with floating lines. The Tarpon cruise or "fin" on flats as shallow as one foot deep! This shallow water pursuit demands lightweight Tarpon flies.
Finally, the remarkable and challenging aspect of this incredible fishery is its gin-clear water. This clarity, along with the diversity of environs, gives anglers the opportunity to test the breadth of their angling skills. This is a more "technical" fishery (compared to Tarpon Cay Lodge) that offers anglers numerous shots at baby Tarpon. Accurate casts of 50+ feet and lengthy leaders as long as 10+ feet are often required to stealthily offer a fly to the hungry Tarpon. The excitement of "making the cast", watching a Tarpon waking behind your fly and a top-water "blow-up" finale is a heart-pounding event that will etch angling memories of a lifetime!
Lodging is provided by the new and well-appointed Hotel Plaza Campeche. This full service hotel offers a host of services and amenities - restaurant, coffee shop, bar, swimming pool, business center with free internet access, and room service.
Each spacious guest room has two full sized beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, and a full private bath with shower. There is a housekeeping service that cleans the rooms and replaces linens, towels, bottled drinking water, cups, and bar soap each day.
The meals are yet another highlight of your stay at Campeche Tarpon Club. Hearty portions with a local flavor are an absolute culinary delight for the big appetite. Breakfast is served in the coffee shop from a full menu (American and Mexican dishes). Your breakfast will be promptly served in the morning to assure you an on-time start of your daily fishing adventure. Lunches are taken with you on the boat and consist of sandwiches, snacks, and assorted beverages.
Each evening, you will be treated to a different local culinary delight. You will dine "out-on-the-town" to experience a variety of local flavors during your stay. Each restaurant has its own unique dishes and flavors that are a signature of the establishment. Entrees may include chicken, pork, or the catch-of-the-day - fish, shrimp, or even lobster! The meals at Campeche Tarpon Club are truly unique and delicious.
Located in the heart of beautiful downtown, Hotel Plaza Campeche resides in the historically and culturally rich walled district of Campeche. The hotel is conveniently located near many restaurants, shops, and historical sites and museums. Many guests enjoy taking a daily leisurely stroll through the town square to experience the culture and observe the aged history of this remarkable city.
2009/2010 Single Destination Package Rates:
4 Nights/3 Days Fishing - $1,995 dbl./ $2,750 single
5 Nights/4 Days Fishing - $2,495 dbl./ $3,250 single
6 Nights/5 Days Fishing - $2,895 dbl./ $3,750 single
7 Nights/6 Days Fishing - $3,295 dbl./ $4,250 single
2009/2010 Combo-Destination Package Rates:6 Nights/ 4 Days Fishing - $2,795 dbl./ $3,550 single
7 Nights/ 5 Days Fishing - $3,195 dbl./ $4,050 single
8 Nights/ 6 Days Fishing - $3,595 dbl./ $4,550 single
9 Nights/ 7 Days Fishing - $3,995 dbl./ $5,050 single
Combinations available April thru October and are as follows:
Tarpon Tour: Tarpon Cay Lodge & Isla del Sabalo
Yucatan Tour: Isla Blanca & Isla del Sabalo
Tarpon Route: Tarpon Cay Lodge & Isla del Sabalo
Grand Slam Tour: Tarpon Cay Lodge & Isla Blanca
Campeche Tour: Isla del Sabalo & Campeche Tarpon Club
Combo Sample Itinerary (8 Night/6 Day fishing pkg)
Day 1: Arrival/pickup day
Day 2-4: Fishing days at 1st destination
Day 5: Transfer day
Day 6-8: Fishing days at 2nd destination
Day 9: Departure day
Winter rates (November thru March) 15% less per angler
Lodging, guided fly fishing, fishing license, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, guest taxes, and ground transfers to and from Campeche or Merida Intíl Airport
Air travel to and from Merida or Campeche, gratuities, phone service, and alcoholic beverages
For information/reservation please call Gary or Mike @ 1-800-410-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org