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Deep Water Cay featured in The Miami Herald

Family Island News

Published: Oct 30, 2013

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DEEP WATER CAY – Susan Cocking, a writer with The Miami Herald, recently visited Deep Water Cay fishing resort and documented her trip in the Outdoors section of her newspaper.

Cocking wrote two articles titled, “Conservation effort helps keep bonefish bountiful in The Bahamas” and “Resort’s recreation area now reaches under water”.  The articles can be found on The Miami Herald’s website in its Outdoors section.

Deep Water Cay was opened in 1958 as a fly fishing resort, but over the last few years it has included scuba diving on blue holes, paddle boarding, reef fishing, offshore fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, sunset cruises and much more.  Situated on a private cay off the coast of East Grand Bahama, this unique resort offers tranquil getaways in the confines of luxury.

Still at the heart of the resort is bonefishing, the prominent feature for over 30 years at the cay.  Cocking wrote that the conditions for bonefishing are better now than they were in the past.  In only a few hours, Cocking was able to catch over 50 fish on her excursion with Deep Water Cay fishing guide Harry Rolle.

In her article, Cocking also mentioned that the conditions for fly fishing at Deep Water Cay are excellent, as it has a lot going for it including “light fishing pressure; 250 square miles of sand, grass and rocky flats, creeks and lakes; natural channels that run north-south between mangrove islands providing a lee shoreline in the wind and a substantial tide differential within a short distance; and stewards working to protect the fishery”.

Catch and release is strongly encouraged at Deep Water Cay, and Cocking made mention of this, noting that Deep Water Cay works with both Bonefish Tarpon and Trust and the Bahamas National Trust to sustain the fishery.  Fish caught at Deep Water Cay are tagged and released, and the data is used to help the Bahamas National Trust in an effort to institute new national parks that would protect habitats.

“We are thrilled about the articles written about Deep Water Cay, as we are trying to become known for all of the activities we offer to potential visitors.  The articles are great publicity for us, and Susan Cocking is more than welcomed to visit us here again at Deep Water Cay,” said Buzz Cox, manager at Deep Water Cay.


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