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Old 07-28-2008, 05:31 AM
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A few tips

Hi Sander...
I went there in March 2007.
Im very bad at remembering details, but let me see what I can dig out

1)
Yes you do...
As far as I remember, you do also need to pay a "National Park entrance fee". Im pretty sure will be notified about the latter upon arrival to Los Roques.
The fishing license can be bought in a small cabin at the other side of "town". Actually I think you need to pick up the license from there, but need to go back to the airport and pay for it (thats a good way to keep stupid flyfishers entertained ). Once you have found a Posada to stay in, ask them and they will point you in right direction (its like a 5-10 min walk from the town square)

2)
We tried to do the same, but with no luck. Im not sure wether its actually "restricted area", but the guides/captains will probably assure you that it is. Nevertheless its worth the cost - at least for one day. We were on a tight budget as well and managed to arrange a guide for 300 USD/full day. If you find someone to split with, its not that bad.

3)
There are pohibited areas. The taxi boat captains know where you can go. I doubt they will drop you of somewhere illegal.

Btw, fishing around the main island (Gran Roque) can be quite fun. There are a few flats around the island, but they are hard pressured (or at least was back then). Instead, throw any fish-like fly into deeper water near a diving pelican and expect action

-Lars
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