Fishing is one of the favorite sports among visitors to Mexico for one simple reason: the country is full of beaches, rivers and lakes with a wealth of flora and fauna and an abundant natural beauty for you to enjoy while you are waiting for a bite.
Casting your line into the water is the beginning of an adventure like few others, reserved for those observant and patient individuals who plan a strategy for trapping the best prey. While you await a fish who is prepared to play with you and to fall into the trap you can enjoy a beer and have a relaxed chat with other sportsmen or local fishermen.
This is an activity that tends to be practiced as a family or between friends, making the wait one of intimacy, significance and experience.
Then suddenly there is a tug on the line – a fish has taken the bait! The time has come to pull with all your might and wind the reel in order to bring the creature to the surface. Now you feel triumphant, victorious – and once the first one has been caught, capable of bringing up one after another.
What is most enjoyable about the sport is that it has rules, meaning you have to return the fish to the water for them to continue with their lives and to reproduce, or – in some cases – there is a limited number you may catch for personal consumption; without posing a risk, of course, to the exotic species or those at risk of extinction.
In Mexico you can fish at your leisure on your own or take part in the numerous sport fishing competitions that are organized each year.
Los Cabos, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta and Playa del Carmen are some of the best destinations for enjoying this activity, which is both fun and entertaining.
The equipment you’ll need includes a fishing rod, spools, hooks, a knife, nets, and sunglasses and preferably a hat. Once you have got hold of the tools, you can fish from jetties or from boats at some distance from the beach.