As Deep Water Cay (DWC) works to ensure that their private island resort is fully booked for the upcoming year they have been adding to their team expertise!

The newest team member is David Tate, who joined the team last month as a fly-fishing guide. Tate grew up in Sweetings Cay and is very familiar with Deep Water Cay’s surrounding waters and fishing grounds. He spent the last seven years in Abaco, as the head guide at Abaco Lodge, where he guided for fly-fishing legends like Flip Pallott and Lefty Kreh. During his time in Abaco his skills as a bonefish guide were featured in many articles about Abaco Lodge, including, and various other sports fisherman websites.

“Deep Water Cay is privileged and very thankful to have David on our excellent guide staff,” said Buzz Cox, DWC General Manager. “His years of experience in Bahamian waters and hailing from Sweetings Cay makes him a fantastic addition to our ‘Dream Team’ of guides.”

“He has guided some of the greats in the business and his easygoing demeanor sets our clients at ease,” added Cox. “He is an excellent teacher, very patient, and gives his all to those that he takes out on the flats. We welcome him and look forward to a long list of happy guests!”

Recently the resort has been promoting their dive amenities, but fly-fishing is still the leading supplier of guests to the resort and what makes the cay so notable in the fly-fishing world. Tate will join the nine Bahamian guides who have managed to help their clients catch two lodge record bonefish within the past two years – one over 14 pounds and one 15+.

These expert guides have spent their lives around the areas where bonefish are caught and now make their livelihood working on the very same marls. For more information on the resort visit their website at or their social media pages.

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