Jardines de la Reina 2010

Jardines de la Reina 2010 (J.D.R)

Our first trip to Cuba in 2010. For us many years too late. What a wonderful country, stunning fly fishing and awesome experience.


Arrival at Jucaro Port by buss from Havana and preparing for the boat trip to the floating hotel Tortuga in JDR

Action everywhere as soon as new guests have arrived

Leaving Jucaro harbour enroute to Jardines de la Reina or the Gardens of the Queen
At open sea
The first mangrove islands of the archipelago
Just arrived at the floating hotel Tortuga in the centre in the Gardens of the Queen
The first fishing trip just 40 minutes after arrival
Playing my first ever bonefish, hooked behind me almost in the mangroves
Landed, photographed and released again!
Our first Caribbean sunset, very short but powerful
A warm welcome when returning from fishing
The next day a new location and trying a heavier rod
Our guide was right ….wow…. another fish that I never caught before
Another location for bonefish in shelter, perfect for Ina to give it a try
This time Ina hooked her first ever bonefish
What a nice size for her first ever bonefish and what a fight…………
The Avalon Fleet I is heaven on earth.
How a mangrove Island start
Caribbean sunset at JDR
Sun setting in the ocean
What can be nicer then returning from fishing with these views around you
A turtle case find at one of the Islands
The mangrove forests of JDR
Full concentration on Permit
One of the guest trying for king-size tarpon that we run into during our journey to a very remote Island
Hunting for the big one!
After nearly 2 hours in awe drive we arrived at wreck Island by our small but very safe skiffs
Must be indeed a very dangerous place with all the different ship wrecks around

One of the boats for divers at JDR
No problem to catch a horse eye jack while wading and actually fishing for bonefish
A good fight with light bonefish tackle
One of my most favourite fish……… took over 200 meters of backing
One of my strongest fights in JDR
Jack Crevally
The channels
no words needed

Jardines de la Reina 2011 (J.D.R)