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Old 07-18-2011, 09:04 AM
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Default DIY fishing in the Boca Paila area?

I'm off to Mexico for the first time in three weeks from the UK. Last year's trip to Cuba was superb for DIY angling, but I fancied a change and (as ever with family in tow) did plenty of research and settle on the Grand Sirenis hotel a few miles north of Tulum. Needless to say fishing was a major consideration! I can fish the rocks and beaches adjacent to the hotel and surrounding area, but I'm also tantalizingly close to Ascension Bay and Boca Paila. As a saltwater fly fisherman, I'm can't ignore this BUT the cost of a guide in Mexico is hellishly expensive compared to Cuba (the ones I've found anyway) and frankly is out of reach as it stands.

Does anyone have any suggestions of any cheaper guides? What about just wading and not having the expense of the boat? Also, what are the options for renting a car and driving down to the Boca Paila bridge and DIY fly fishing there? I'm not hung up on catching bonefish as I did that last year - any feisty saltwater species are good for me!

I'll be taking a plugging rod too, should the weather (wind) make flyfishing a bit tough. If anyone has experience in this area I'd be massively grateful for the benefit of your wisdom!

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