We were very excited about this trip and fishing was a central reason for choosing a stop at Arenal. We are avid fishermen. We specifically checked with him that the fishing was good, and he was extremely confident and reassuring. BUT once we got out on the water it was a different story. He was much more concerned with getting back on time (even early) than the fact that we caught no fish and I was shocked that we spent so much time doing very unproductive fishing instead of mixing it up. A good guide should know where the fish are, not search around for them.
He also was very light on equipment which meant we had to do a lot of re-tying and lure changing - which is very bad form for a high priced guide.
He was a nice guy and gave good service, everything was good if you don't care about the things that relate to catching fish.
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