SALTWATER   >   MEXICO
ASCENSION BAY - CASA VIEJO CHAC

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Fly-fishing in Ascension Bay has it all for both first-time and experienced saltwater fly-fishermen. Great fly-fishing for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon, this region produces more Grand Slams for our clients than anywhere else in the world.

One of our favorite lodges in Ascension Bay is the locally owned and run Casa Viejo Chac. Manuel Chac has been fishing and working in Ascension Bay his whole life and has created a fantastic lodge in the heart of Punta Allen. We have been working closely with Casa Veijo Chac since its creation in 2008 and have a great understanding of the workings of the lodge and the fishing in Ascension Bay. For one of the most affordable flats fishing locations on the planet, it is very hard to beat!

  • Season: all year round
  • Ideal for both first time and experienced anglers
  • Great variety of fish species available
  • World’s finest permit fishery
  • Regular hosted trips and Bonefishing school
  • Fish from the Panga's or wade the shallow flats
  • Great value fly-fishing package
  • Average temperatures: mid 20s to high 30s, fairly consistent due to its Caribbean location

Ascension Bay, Mexico, is the flats' fly-fishing dream. Known widely as the 'Grand Slam' capital of the world, there is no place you would rather go to try and tempt a Bonefish, a Tarpon and a Permit all on the same day. To stop a Bonefish which is speeding across the flat, then land the acrobatic Tarpon, and finally tempt a Permit, the most fussy fish of them all: this is the ultimate achievement in saltwater fly-fishing.

Ascension Bay is a year round fishery. Yet it is the Permit and Bonefish that make this place extraordinary. There is an abundance of Permit on the flats and getting one of these fish to eat your fly will test your fly-fishing skills to the limit. This is what saltwater fly-fishing is all about. The Bonefish are also in large numbers and it is a great destination for fly-fishermen looking to experience the joys of wading the flats after these grey ghosts.

Fly Odyssey has developed an affordable fly-fishing package to enable anglers the chance to experience the Ascension Bay 'Grand Slam'. You will be based in the heart of the Sian Ka'an biosphere world heritage area and be accommodated in locally owned Casa Veijo Chac. Casa Veijo is owned and operated by famous local guide Manuel Chac. Our European exclusivity of this lodge ensures that you will be able to visit during the prime weeks that we select. Each year we run several hosted trips to the lodge including a Bonefish academy for first time flats anglers.

  • Season: all year round
  • Wide variety of species to target Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Jacks
  • All fishing is guided and a typical day 8am-4pm
  • 2 anglers and 2 guides per boat
  • Mostly fly-fishing but with spinning for Barracuda and Jacks also available
  • Well serviced and maintained boats
  • Knowledgeable and experienced guides

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

CONTACT OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

The lodge is easily accessible via Cancun, which is a major hub for US and European flights.

Transfer between Cancun and the lodge varies between four and six hours depending on road conditions in the Sian Kaan Biosphere. If the Biosphere road is in poor shape we arrange a van and boat transfer option which enables a quicker and more comfortable route to the lodge.

Transportation to and from the lodge is provided in comfortable air-conditioned vans.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au