I thought this may be helpful to some. I just arrived Eleuthera yesterday for a stay of 10 days. Knowing that the new Flats Fishing Regulations came into law on the 9th I was concerned about getting the license and where to get it. You can't get it online yet and I was worried that the Administrative offices would have no clue or means to issue one. At the same time I was still concerned that some official there would be going around fining fishermen without the lisence
The trip is not all fishing. My neice is getting married. My wife is helping out with the wedding plans and she was working with a concierge service on the island. I emailed and asked about the lisence and the concierge said she would see about getting me one. I sent scanned and sent her a filled out application form and a copy of my passport.
When we arrived I called her and she had gotten me a lisence or at least the next best thing. As I feared there was no official setup on the island yet to issue a lisence but Menishca, the concierge, had gotten me a receipt with my name on it that read "Fee received for DIY fly fishing". It was issued by Governers Harbor administrative office and had their stamp on it. She told me to keep that with me along with a copy of the application I had filled out and my ID.
I think mine was the first lisence issured on Eleuthera. Mensicha Barr was a great help with this. I would have hated to try and do it on my own. If others want some peace of mind while trying to fish Eleuthera you can contact Minsicha by email at
Anyway I got the license yesterday and was fishing this morning not worrying about being cited and paying a $250 fine. Conditions poor and not fish yet but hopeful.