When we visit the Caye, we take our own inexpensive fishing rods. The collapsable ones that are available at WalMart, KMart, etc. seem to work just fine. It beats the equipment available on the Caye - your hands hook and line, only. I don't recall anyplace where you can get or rent fishing gear (Poles, reels, etc.) You can buy fresh sardines from locals for ten cents each. We cut them up and fished for several hours with only about 10. We did not bother renting a canoe, we just fished from the waters edge at the split. We caught some small yellow fish with dark stripes. I'm not sure what they are called, but they did put up a big fight for their size. Be aware, that you will likely get lots of "help" and advise from the locals on how to best land a fish if you are working from the split. You will certainly find more serene fishing if you can get away in a canoe. The kids are the best and they rarely see a fishing pole (it seems). At the end of our trip, we give the poles the kids that show a lot of interest. It gives us something to leave to them, and less for us to bring back home. If you fish from the split, beware of debris under the water that will catch your line. We also take a mask and snorkle so that we can retrive our line and hardware without having to break the line. Best wishes for good fishes!