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Fishing License #156023
03/04/2018 03:23 PM
03/04/2018 03:23 PM
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Savannah, GA
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Hey! We have just booked our 7th charter for May 9-20! WooHoo! It's been a long 7 years since our last trip.
Captain wants to throw out a fishing line. Can anyone point in the direction of fishing licenses? I felt like there use to be a link somewhere around here.
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Re: Fishing License [Re: bvichree] #156027
03/04/2018 04:15 PM
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Just fyi, the rules changed about 2 years ago. On top of each individual who will be fishing needing a license, the actual boat will need a "fishing vessel registration number." If the boat you're on doesn't have it, you won't be able to legally fish. So, you may want to check that out before forking out the money for a license.

Re: Fishing License [Re: bvichree] #156073
03/05/2018 06:40 AM
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Soper's Hole Marina, Tortola
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Good Morning. Island Surf and Sail www.bviwatertoys.com can help you sort out your fishing permit if you prefer to not deal with it yourself. You can email us at info@bviwatertoys.com or call 1-284-345-0123. Have a great day!

Re: Fishing License [Re: bvichree] #156900
03/16/2018 08:34 AM
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As tradeiwnds said the boat also needs a licence. We chartered with Dream Yacht and their boats are not licensed as fishing vessels - cue one disappointed fisherman!



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Re: Fishing License [Re: Nobbie] #156922
03/16/2018 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Nobbie
As tradeiwnds said the boat also needs a licence. We chartered with Dream Yacht and their boats are not licensed as fishing vessels - cue one disappointed fisherman!


I'm surprised they aren't licensed. We had a boat in the DYC fleet before Irma and it was licensed. They even had it posted inside the boat. It was my understanding that they were licensing all of their boats. I guess things have changed post Irma.

Re: Fishing License [Re: TWB] #156930
03/16/2018 02:12 PM
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They probably brought new boats into the fleet and they haven't been licensed yet.

Re: Fishing License [Re: bvichree] #156933
03/16/2018 03:25 PM
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We are chartering with Conch on their new (new to them) Lagoon 500. They register the boats as fishing boats before they charter I think. The Lagoon 500 is registered.

Re: Fishing License [Re: bvichree] #157160
03/20/2018 12:21 AM
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Headed down for a 10 day charter beginning 4/9/18 with BVIYC. I sent them a email a couple of days ago asking if our catamaran was registered as a "fishing vessel" and explained that we would like to be able to drag a line.

They said that it was not, but then explained that they would (and did) apply for the permit, which they will now issue in the BVI for pleasure charter vessels. As soon as they make application, you can apply for your fishing license.

You cannot apply for a fishing license earlier than 2 weeks out, and you cannot apply if you are within 5 days of your charter start date.

Contact your charter company and ask them to register your boat as a fishing vessel.

More information here:

https://www.carefreecharters.com/bvi-fishing.htm


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