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walker
Link to this postPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 10:00 pm    Post subject:  Application for BVI Pleasure Fishing License

Click here for an application for a BVI Pleasure Fishing License.

The application was reproduced and generously provided by Glenn Ashmore.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 1:31 pm    

Walker,

Thanks for posting this. With the apparent change in enforcement, this will be very handy.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:17 am    

Hey guys. As of 2/06, the cost for a "pleasure fishing license" is $25.00 + $10.00 fee for a total of $35.00 (not $45). The previous form is inaccurate. Have fun!
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:52 pm    

The form I printed still says $45.00 on it. Will they process it if I send $35.00??
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:08 pm    

I am sure that they will process it. The $45 is on the instruction page. I just uploaded the new form.
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:20 pm    

Wlaker, Thanks, that was really quick! You updated the link! I printed it out!
I see you are a pilot also, I fly the ones with no engines (sailplanes)
It sounds like we will get to meet you on our trip to BVI!!
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:49 pm    

I am a glider pilot also -- got my glider rating in 1975. I also have hundreds of hours as a tow pilot!
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ChrisfromCT
Link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:29 pm    

If i am only fishing from shore... do i need a license?

this still the appropriate form?

thanks

Chris
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:52 pm    

No Fishing Permit required when fishing from shore!
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ChrisfromCT
Link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:04 pm    

Does fishing from a Kayak counts as a "boat"????


If i need one.....
Is the above form the right one to use still?

Chris
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:30 pm    

I would not worry about a license while kayak fishing. The license thing is only enforced for real boats. For that matter, it is actually only enforced for sport fishing boats. While technically a license is required for fishing from a sailboat, the practical matter is that it is never enforced. There is a big difference between the sport fishing sector and the fishing-while-sailing sector. To date, the enforcement actions have all come against sport fishing boats coming out of the USVI but fishing in BVI water.
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ChrisfromCT
Link to this postPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:35 pm    

Thanks for all your help Walter.

1 month and 7 days and i will be there!! CANT WAIT!!!
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:49 am    

Walker wrote:
I would not worry about a license while kayak fishing. The license thing is only enforced for real boats. For that matter, it is actually only enforced for sport fishing boats. While technically a license is required for fishing from a sailboat, the practical matter is that it is never enforced. There is a big difference between the sport fishing sector and the fishing-while-sailing sector. To date, the enforcement actions have all come against sport fishing boats coming out of the USVI but fishing in BVI water.


Welp then I'm a sucker, bought 4 fishing permits to avoid being busted while trolling under sail this year alone...
While it all sounds good, if a charter sailor were popped for no permit, the same still goes, confiscate the vessel and go to jail and also pay huge fines??
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:58 pm    

Just giving empirical observations.

The only enforcements that have been reported involve USVI charter boats venturing into BVI water with no permit.

On the other hand, lots and lots of charter boats fish with no permit. Never heard of any getting busted - and they would be such easy targets. Yeah - it could happen, but as far as I know never has.
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Rusty
Link to this postPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:02 pm    

Well, I'm not having much luck with this process. First day call the number ask for the ext, ask for a
license. Give the nice person me email to recieve the form. I get no email. I wait a couple days and try again. I get the email but the attachment wasn't attached with the email. I email him back and ask him to resend it. This time the attachment will not open. I come to this sight and down load this form from this thread. I send it to the person I'm dealong with to ask if this is still the correct form. I get no reply. So today I go ahead and send every thing he asked for with this form and still get no reply. Now what? confused
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:57 pm    

Why do you want to get a fishing license?
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Rusty
Link to this postPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:43 pm    

To be legit. To have a souviner. But license or not, I will fish.
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Backe
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:37 am    

I have been trying to get a license as well. It started off pretty good and I got an email adress to Mr Kenrick Thomas who was kind enough to send the application forms. I returned them togeteher with creditcard info and passport pictures and waited.

Two days ago I mailed him again to check if there was any progress, his reply was fast and short:

"This is the only email I got from you."

Checked my outbox to see if I forgot to send the applications but i hadnīt. Sent then again and asked him to confirm that he recived the application, no reply.

Devided all the attachments into 4 different emails in case the mail was to big for him to recive, no reply.

Mailed him again yesterday to check if he recived anything, no reply.

Well, leaving my office and faxmachine today, arriving Tortola tuesday. Guess I will have to take my chanses. Their loss unless they bill my card.
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Rusty
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:54 am    

Mr Kenrick Thomas is also my point of contact.
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:54 am    

The easiest way to get a fishing license is to contact Scott at Island Surf And Sail - http://www.bviwatertoys.com/

He will get your license for you and have it waiting for you when you get here.

He is very reliable.
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Rusty
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:16 pm    

Oh well I tried. Extra pain killers for the crew.
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Rusty
Link to this postPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:18 pm    

And hopefully a Mahi Mahi steak
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TarheelJohn
Link to this postPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: Note Shore,yak,dingy, sailboat fishing license requirement

So are we all in agreement....? No real requirement if you are fishing from shore, kayak, dingy, or sailboat ?
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:14 am    

I'm in agreement.
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Kerry
Link to this postPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:49 pm    

I am in agreement too..
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:55 pm    

Kerry being in agreement means a lot. There are few people around that know as much about the ins and outs of life down on the water here as her.
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Kerry
Link to this postPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:00 pm    

Smile I was going to add "at this point in time" things may change on a dime..as we all know.
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TarheelJohn
Link to this postPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:27 am    

Kerry, I am looking forward to the Marolanga.
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Kerry
Link to this postPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:26 pm    

Good to see you on line and researching the fishing possibilities John! Gosh I do hope the fishing luck picks up for us shortly....
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Fred
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:10 am    

In May, we decided to purchase 1 license ($45.00) for our main fisherman - mainly because we planned to head up to the north drop and troll around w/o sails. An interesting twist to this was that our charter company asked to see our fishing license when they saw we had tackle. I don't know what they would have done if we didn't have a license. We were never checked by the BVI fisheries folks.
Fred
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:22 am    

What charter Co asked to see your fishing permit?
Over 2 dozen charters and always had gear and fished, nobody ever said a thing!!!

Gear is packed, trolling rods and Waay Cool handlines, tons of lures, etc.

Wheels up next Monday! Mr. Green
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guitar_mon
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:44 pm    

I'm curious too.

BTW, I tried getting a license directly from a contact at the Fisheries Department that I heard about on TTOL . He replied after I sent my forms and told me I can email my payment info. So I did and never heard back from him or nor received my license.

I may just pick one up next Friday morning when I'm in Road Town.

Wheels up on Wednesday.
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Rusty
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:55 pm    

saildoggie wrote:
What charter Co asked to see your fishing permit?
Over 2 dozen charters and always had gear and fished, nobody ever said a thing!!!

Gear is packed, trolling rods and Waay Cool handlines, tons of lures, etc.

Wheels up next Monday! Mr. Green


My last trip in Feb. I rented a rod holder from Last Stop Sports. The lady asked if I had a fishing permit. which I did.
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:55 pm    

Rusty wrote:
saildoggie wrote:
What charter Co asked to see your fishing permit?
Over 2 dozen charters and always had gear and fished, nobody ever said a thing!!!

Gear is packed, trolling rods and Waay Cool handlines, tons of lures, etc.

Wheels up next Monday! Mr. Green


My last trip in Feb. I rented a rod holder from Last Stop Sports. The lady asked if I had a fishing permit. which I did.


Ahh, she was trying get a little extra $$ and get your Fishing Permit for you.

Far as no response Guitarman, got my Permit faxed within a few hours of emailing the Application, scan of my Passport and payment information, better safe than sorry...
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guitar_mon
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:33 pm    

Yeah. I heard some where able to get the permits emailed to them. No worries. I'll get one on Friday.

I'm trying to save a few bucks rather than using one of the gear renters to process the permit. This also includes making my own handlines. Similar to Waay Cool but with paracord 550 rather than braided 5mm. Hope they work good. I've never used handlines so I'm not sure how they will handle if I catch another monster Kingfish or Shark like I have in past BVI trips.

Saildoggie, I'm curious how Waay Cool attaches the braided line to the mono. I was going to just use a hoop on each (Sleeves and Thimbles on the Mono) with some lashing or shrink tubing on the cord knot to prevent weed pickup.
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:22 pm    

Sounds like a plan, I got some black paracord from Amazon to replace that portion of a handline that found a spinning prop, I think a big fish grabbed the lure and ran past the boat while under in a "I'll show them" move, ended up spinning the prop off!

Waay Cool does thimble and swedhe the lines, finishes with shrink wrap, bought an extra Waay Cool rig as well, doing 2 handlines, one rod and reel.

They easily handle big fish, you get them aboard much quicker than with rod and reel and travel easily.
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guitar_mon
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:38 pm    

Hey thanks! Good luck when you are down there (fishing and racing). Would have joined ya for the Lopsta Regatta but our charter is a week earlier.
Cheers!
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:14 pm    

No worries, we come down on June 25, will be at Apple Bay before starting our charter on the 30th., maybe see you at Cane Garden Bay?
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Fred
Link to this postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:38 pm    

That would be Conch, but couldn't figure why or what they would have done if we didn't have a license and your guess is as good as mine.
Fred
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guitar_mon
Link to this postPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:27 am    

Saildoggie, maybe we will see you. We will likely be in CGB on the 27th or 28th but not sure if we will stay the night yet. Sailing a Belize 43. Where are you likely to be limin?
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saildoggie
Link to this postPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:18 pm    

Cool, we should be around, usual spots, Myetts, Stanleys, Rhymers, maybe Sailors Rest for lunch..
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