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Why the Florida Keys part one The Fish

As we start our 14 th year of offering Fishing Holidays in The Florida Keys and during a short enforced hurricane break, good news all going well and should be back to normal mid January, I have decided to take a look at what we do and give some basic information for customers.  Call me hard-core or old school but to me it was all about what’s on the tin and our tin said Fishing Holiday in the Florida Keys so it was all about the fish.  I now have to put my hands up and in a few cases this has come back to bite me and yes I got it wrong however I still have the words of an old Florida Guide in my ears.  ” The one good thing about a mistake is that it should not happen again so it’s a learning curve. ”  So I hope I have learned and must ask what each customer what they want and  learn more by asking more, its a very British thing to suffer in silence. So back to the fish and this is where the Florida Keys and our fishing holidays have excelled over the years.  The most iconic fish and still number one on most people’s bucket list is tarpon and that 100 lb fish of a lifetime.

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Of the 127 different species we have had to the boat so far its still our number one and over the years we have done very well with fish to  208 lbs and it still brings the biggest smile.  It’s a shame we can no longer do the money shot of a monster on the lap but the boffins a couple of years ago said no more so all fish over 40 in must stay in the water so be it.  Yes its a tough fish very hard mouth and loves to tie you up round the bridges or smash you up with a massive jump but its all the better when at last you have your fish by the boat job done.  Number two I thinks still has to be a big permit.