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Fishing in BVI #281765
05/06/2022 12:32 AM
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We plan on doing a little fishing in Anegada. Do we need a license? Thanks

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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #281768
05/06/2022 06:57 AM
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Yes, you need an individual fishing license and the boat needs to be registered to fish as well. Many boats have not been registered. Check with your charter company.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #281773
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If you are just going to hire a fishing charter, vs fish off your boat, your guide will take care of that.


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #281774
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Has anyone actually been able to get a license recently?

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #281775
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Rates for fishing trips include a guide, equipment, cooler with ice and water, fishing license and are based on 2 friends per boat. Rates for long term and large groups are negotiable.


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #281779
05/06/2022 10:01 AM
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I put some info together here if you plan to do it yourself: BVI Fishing

Are you going to go fish the north drop?

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #281789
05/06/2022 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Tarheelnani
We plan on doing a little fishing in Anegada. Do we need a license? Thanks

not if you are fishing from shore.


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: GeorgeC1] #281790
05/06/2022 11:02 AM
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For our two charters last year and one this coming July, Fiona from BVI SUP has handled the fishing license. She has my info on file and submits the application. I've never seen the license and was told that if I was questioned to tell whomever that I was on file.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #281798
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Thanks everyone- yes we will be fishing from shore.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #281809
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Originally Posted by Tarheelnani
Thanks everyone- yes we will be fishing from shore.

No license needed for recreational fishing from shore on Anegada. In fact, no such license even exists in the BVI.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Matt W] #281810
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Originally Posted by Matt W
I put some info together here if you plan to do it yourself: BVI Fishing

Your statement "There are no specific size limits (that I have been able to find) with the exception of lobster" implies that lobster fishing is legal.

Absolutely no lobster, conch, or whelk of any size may be legally taken by visitors.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: duckfat] #281811
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Originally Posted by duckfat
Originally Posted by Matt W
I put some info together here if you plan to do it yourself: BVI Fishing

Your statement "There are no specific size limits (that I have been able to find) with the exception of lobster" implies that lobster fishing is legal.

Absolutely no lobster, conch, or whelk of any size may be legally taken by visitors.


The USVI does allow two lobsters per day per person.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: GeorgeC1] #281812
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Originally Posted by duckfat
Originally Posted by Matt W
I put some info together here if you plan to do it yourself: BVI Fishing

Your statement "There are no specific size limits (that I have been able to find) with the exception of lobster" implies that lobster fishing is legal.

Absolutely no lobster, conch, or whelk of any size may be legally taken by visitors.


The USVI does allow two lobsters per day per person.


I love lobstering in the USVI - we have always taken our limit. There have been so many we could have plucked out of the water and onto the grill in the BVI. Sigh.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: duckfat] #281813
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Thanks, yea that's confusing. I'll change it.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: GeorgeC1] #281827
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Originally Posted by duckfat
Originally Posted by Matt W
I put some info together here if you plan to do it yourself: BVI Fishing

Your statement "There are no specific size limits (that I have been able to find) with the exception of lobster" implies that lobster fishing is legal.

Absolutely no lobster, conch, or whelk of any size may be legally taken by visitors.


The USVI does allow two lobsters per day per person.

The article is titled "BVI Fishing Tips". What part of the USVI is in the BVI?

Last edited by duckfat; 05/07/2022 09:11 AM.
Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: TC42] #282547
05/17/2022 12:20 PM
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The Moorings just told me it would be a $50 to register the boat for fishing. I thought all the boats were registered are they just asking for more money or legit? And the each person fishing needs a license if they want to fish from the boat.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #282549
05/17/2022 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarheelnani
The Moorings just told me it would be a $50 to register the boat for fishing.


In 2020 Moorings told me only their cats were registered for fishing. They were not registering the monos.
It's a question that needs to be asked upfront. Since this policy was not in writing, they refunded me my deposit. Time$ are changing.


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #282554
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They charge a 50 dollar fee. The boat should already be registered. It’s just revenue. They say it covers the cost of processing the registrations.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: GeorgeC1] #282558
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Thanks

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: cwoody] #282559
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We are bareboat charter a powercat

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Tarheelnani] #282600
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Last November we paid the $50. The Moorings said we were good. We ordered our fishing license and rented poles and equipment through the place the Moorings promotes. I think it was Sail Caribbean Divers, but I would have to go back and look that up. They are located at the Moorings base. When we got there they did not deliver the poles or license to us. They said that the boat was not registered. They told us they would bring the equipment to us or we could pick it up at Cooper Island when they got it straightened out. The next day they called me and told me to call the Moorings about registration. Sorry, I paid you to work out the details. We never got the poles or license, nor did we get charged for them. I was not happy with either of them. We tried to do everything right and had the paperwork to back it up. Still caught a few fish on the limited small equipment we brought with us. You can ask the question multiple times prior to getting there, but they will tell you everything is fine……until you get there and they did to follow up. Huge premium for the Moorings. Our same boat for this year for the same week was up 40% over last year. Pretty easy choice to give the other charter companies a chance to earn my business.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: TRIM] #282604
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Thank you so much for all the great info. We have been using the Moorings for the last 10 years, their prices this year are astronomical.

Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: TRIM] #282615
05/18/2022 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by TRIM
Last November we paid the $50. The Moorings said we were good. We ordered our fishing license and rented poles and equipment through the place the Moorings promotes. I think it was Sail Caribbean Divers, but I would have to go back and look that up. They are located at the Moorings base. When we got there they did not deliver the poles or license to us. They said that the boat was not registered. They told us they would bring the equipment to us or we could pick it up at Cooper Island when they got it straightened out. The next day they called me and told me to call the Moorings about registration. Sorry, I paid you to work out the details. We never got the poles or license, nor did we get charged for them. I was not happy with either of them. We tried to do everything right and had the paperwork to back it up. Still caught a few fish on the limited small equipment we brought with us. You can ask the question multiple times prior to getting there, but they will tell you everything is fine……until you get there and they did to follow up. Huge premium for the Moorings. Our same boat for this year for the same week was up 40% over last year. Pretty easy choice to give the other charter companies a chance to earn my business.


Sorry your boat was not BVI registered to fish.

ALL TMM Charters boats are registered for fishing. (And besides, their boats are well maintained and customer service great).


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: TRIM] #282628
05/18/2022 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by TRIM
Still caught a few fish on the limited small equipment we brought with us..


Just to be clear, did you just admit you fished anyway, without a license, on a public forum, on the internet?


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #282634
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
[quote=TRIM]
Just to be clear,



Shush ! noevil


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: GeorgeC1] #282649
05/18/2022 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Has anyone actually been able to get a license recently?


Yes, I obtained fishing license for our trip a couple of weeks ago. They were very quick with responding.


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Orange_Burst] #282666
05/18/2022 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Orange_Burst
Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Has anyone actually been able to get a license recently?


Yes, I obtained fishing license for our trip a couple of weeks ago. They were very quick with responding.


Did you do it on government website? Previous several times I did application before trip and never heard back.


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Re: Fishing in BVI [Re: Deepcut] #282671
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I sent an email to fisheries@govbvi.onmicrosoft.com. I sent it on April 22 at 9:47 and had the blank applications at 9:58. Just 11 minutes later! I filled out the application and credit card form and sent it back along with a copy of passport on the 25th and received the licenses on the morning of the 28th.


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