BERRY ISLANDS

The fortunate angler flying between the extraordinary fisheries of Abaco and Andros is advised to look beneath the plane’s wing for another Bahamian gem. Perched upon the northeastern edge of the vast Grand Bahama Bank, the Berry Islands are bordered by the sapphire waters of Northwest Providence Channel to the north and east and the Tongue of the Ocean to the south.  Comprised of about 30 large and 100 smaller islands, this area is very sparsely populated and a haven for the shallow water angler looking to explore vast areas that "go unfished for years at a time." 

        
 
   

Located at the southern end, the Chub Cay Club, has long been famous for offshore fishing and diving.  The Berry Islands feature idyllic anchorages as well as extensive wadeable white sand flats furrowed by ocean cuts, creeks, and sand bar channels.  In addition to the offshore and reef species, the shallow water fishing features larger than average, dark green backed ocean bonefish, as well as good sized schools from nursery habitats. Permit, including some very large permit, are found at the southern end, which lies but 12 miles from the Joulters Cays and banks of north Andros.  As in many areas of the Bahamas, the tarpon fishery begs further exploration.

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