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About The Belize River Lodge

The Belize River Lodge rests quietly on the lush, green banks of the Belize Old River. This beautiful mahogany lodge is situated amidst a lush tropical setting. Balmy breezes rich with bird song drift among the private cottages. Relax and enjoy our Belizean hospitality & a combination of fine Belizean-Creole-American cuisine.

The Belize River Lodge is a tried and proven world class fishing lodge in continuous operation since 1960. It was the first fishing lodge built in Belize and was known as Barothy's Caribbean Lodge Ltd; then Keller Caribbean Sports Ltd (KCS); and since January of 1987, Belize River Lodge. We specialize in some of the very best saltwater fishing in all of Belize, and we also offer customized eco-tours.

Strategically located, the Lodge is just ten minutes from the Belize International Airport (BZE), approximately 10 miles north of Belize City, and 4 miles from the Caribbean Sea. While conveniently located, we are also a short and easy run to the Flats. Sight fishing the FLATS is our specialty, with variety our main attraction. BONEFISH, TARPON, PERMIT, and SNOOK are the main species caught by fly fishing and/or spin casting anglers. About 75% of our guests are fly fishers, men and women, who are in pursuit of the Grand Slam.

Belize River Lodge operates two systems of fishing; fishing from the Lodge and fishing from the Motherships. Whether you choose to stay at the Lodge or aboard one of the Motherships, you will surely enjoy your ultimate tropical adventure with us.

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FISHING FROM THE LODGE

Guests stay in the comfortable, well kept Mahogany Lodge, which is located in a setting of tropical greenery and colorful flowers on the bank of the Belize Olde River. Fishing is from 23' fiberglass Panga skiffs, usually two anglers to a skiff with an experienced professional guide.

The FLATS, cayes, reef, mangrove channels, Belize River, Sibun River, Manatee River, Black Creek, and several other creeks & lagoons in between are the areas fished from the Lodge in a normal five day fishing package. This is a very large area with a great variety of fishing conditions, fish species, and scenery. Game fish species generally found in this area include PERMIT, BONEFISH, TARPON, SNOOK, Cubera Snapper, Jacks, Barracuda, Grouper, and others. Visual Grand Slams & Back Country Grand Slams occur every day. Landed Slams will depend upon your skill, the fish, & a little luck. Many species of birds and other wildlife such as Manatees, Howler Monkeys, Iguanas, Turtles, and occasionally Crocodiles may be seen while fishing from the Lodge. Comfortable skiffs, modern outboard engines, and English speaking, professional licensed guides help make this a memorable fishing vacation.

Tell your guide what your desires for the day are, and he will try to fulfill your every request. All of the Lodge guides are Belizeans, who know the waters; and are friendly, talented, hard working, patient, and very capable of instructing, whether you are a fly caster or spin fisher. While you search for your trophy or cast for your Grand Slam, be sure to absorb the natural beauty of Belize.

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FISH OPPORTUNITIES

The coast of Belize is a complex  system of river mouths, creeks, lagoons, flats, small cayes, mangrove islands, and the Barrier  Reef. The eco system that exists here supports millions of crabs, shrimp, bait fish, and other aquatic life, which is why there is  an abundance of game fish; Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Snappers, Jacks, Groupers, Cobia, and Barracudas, to name a few.

The Belize coast is world known for its Permit fishing. From the lodge, Permit range from 5 to over 30 pounds. The best time to fish for Permit is October through July. This fish is the ultimate fisherman's trophy.

Bonefish within this ecosystem vary from 2 to 8 pounds, with the majority being 4 to 6 pounds. Bone fishing is year round. Bonefish are considered to be one of the most powerful fish, per pound for its size. Tarpon, the silver king, is one of the most acrobatic fish sought by anglers. These fish along the coast of Belize range from 5 to over 200 pounds. The bigger Tarpon are mainly found in the months of March through July and September through November. Smaller Tarpon (5 to 60 lbs) are found year round. The explosive Snook, saltwater's bass, can be found in sizes of 5 to 25 pounds. These fish are mainly caught February through November. Snappers, Jacks, Groupers, Cobia, Barracuda and a large variety of other saltwater game fish can be caught year round along the coast of Belize. The months noted above are typically higher concentrations of those particular fish.

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