Belize River Lodge


Top flies recommended for this lodge.

Raghead Crab

Sand Devil

Todd's Wiggle Minnow

Tarpon Toad

About the Fishing

Stella Maris Fishing Belize River Lodge offers anglers access to an extremely large area and wide variety of fishing conditions, fish species, habitat, and scenery. Fish species generally found in the area include bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, cubera snapper, jacks, barracuda, grouper, and others.

In this particular area of Belize, you will find a complex system of river mouths, creeks, lagoons, flats, small cayes, mangrove islands, and – further offshore – the Barrier Reef. Bonefish within this ecosystem average from two to four pounds, with larger fish found on a regular basis throughout the year. The tarpon fishing in this part of the Caribbean can be amazing, as the area is home to resident fish that range in size from five to over 200 pounds. The greatest number of larger tarpon are typically found in the months of March through July and September through November, although “giants” have been caught every month of the year. As far as the permit fishing goes, this part of the coast offers some excellent habitat and flats that are home to fish ranging in size from five to over 30 pounds. Permit in this area can be found throughout the year. For anglers interested in chasing snook, the rivers, creeks and mangrove lagoons fished Stella Maris Fishingfrom the lodge offer some of the best possibilities in the region.

For nature lovers, many species of birds and other wildlife such as manatees, howler monkeys, iguanas, turtles, and occasionally crocodiles may be seen while fishing from the lodge.

About the Lodge

Stella Maris Fishing Located in a true jungle setting only minutes from the Belize International Airport, the lodge sits directly on the banks of the Belize River amongst the palm, coconut, mahogany, logwood and mango trees. Accommodation options at B.R.L. include the Guest House, the Cottage, and the Bungalow.

The Guest House
A two story mahogany building that features four separate rooms. Each room features two single beds, a private shower, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and a screened veranda overlooking the Belize River.

The Cottage
A great set-up for two groups of two or a single family of four. Each room has a private shower, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and two single beds. Both rooms are separated by a connecting door and share an open veranda. One of the cottage rooms also features an additional sitting area.

The Bungalow
Features two rooms, each with a double and a single bed, private shower, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and a large screened veranda. The main Lodge houses the kitchen, the office, a small gift shop, “Mike's Fishing Closet”, a well-stocked fly tying area, the dining room, lounge area, a screened-in porch, and a self service bar. Stella Maris Fishing From the lodge’s kitchen comes a popular selection of the best Belizean, Creole, and American cuisine, and the cooks use the freshest and finest ingredients from throughout the area. The dining room's claim to fame are the three solid-slab mahogany dining tables, for years home to some of the finest dining, socializing, and story telling in all of Belize! When you return to the lodge from fishing each day, fresh water and ice will be ready and waiting in your room. Each evening your bed will be turned down for you during dinner.

About the Boats

Anglers fish from 23-foot pangas (flats skiffs) - usually two-to-a-boat. Each panga is equipped with a poling platform, removable lean-bar (casting brace) on the bow, rod holders, and a modern outboard engine. All of the lodge guides are Belizeans who know the area waters well. The guides are friendly, talented, hard working, patient, and very capable of offering instruction, whether you are a fly caster or spin fisherman.


For travel details and booking information please contact our Travel Partner, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.
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