The beautiful landscapes and biodiversity existing at most of the coasts, rivers and lakes in the country, contribute to making Guatemala the perfect place for sport fishing. The new Fishing Law regulates the practice of this sport’s development in an orderly, controlled and sustainable fashion.
The National Marine Fisheries Service-NMFS- of the United States Government says “The great abundance of species in Guatemala is due to the narrow continental platform which allows for the proximity to be as close as the first 20 nautical miles.”
Records and Services
Guatemala is considered the best destination in the world for billfish sport fishing and the second in the world for marlín fishing. Other variety of fish like yellow tuna, sea bass, red snapper and dorado are easily found.
Guatemala has the record in:
Catch and releases in one day
Catch and releases by boat in one day
Catch and releases by boat in one year
Ground and helicopter transfers
Tradicional accommodations or fishing lodges
All day fishing tours
Conventional fishing equipment
Fly fishing equipment
Sport fishing is the most important economic activity in the coastal áreas, attracting investment for the development of tourism accommodations and marinas as well as the recuperation of the natural hidro biological resources.
Guatemala is the pioneer in developing the circular fishing hook, now used worldwide for the appropriate practice of sport fishing.