ST BRANDONS, MAURITIUS
There's no place like it...
LODGE/LOCATION: St Brandons atoll, 268 nautical miles north-east of Mauritius.
METHODS USED: Fly.
SPECIES: Indo Pacific Permit, Bonefish, Trevally, GT, & more including Bluewater species
EQUIPMENT HIRE: Yes. Limited.
WADE FISHING: Yes
BOATS USED: Yes. Skiffs.
There’s no place like it……
Be amongst the lucky small number of fishers to visit this remote atoll to target large numbers of specimen Bonefish with many caught at 10lbs and above. As well as this, Trevally are on the flats here too, so you can expect shots at many in your week and they can be Bluefin, Golden, Yellow Dot or Green Spot. You may also be lucky and get tight into one of the huge GTs this place produces. What else could you wish for? Well, this place could be deservedly described as one of the best places there is to target Indo Pacific Permit in shallow water. What an incredible fishing destination!
The journey is worth the rewards.
On arriving at St Brandons no time is wasted as guides put their vast Indian Ocean experience and planning into practice as you venture out to spend your days exploring the multitude of pure white sand flats and broken coral islands, all of which are infested with large naive Bonefish. This certainly is the most spectacular bonefishing you will ever encounter, as on most tides anglers can expect to see shoals of these shallow water speedsters as well as enormous singles and doubles. Over the past few seasons, numerous Bonefish of up to 87cm fork length and weighing 15lbs have been landed.
The GT fishing can be quite varied. Some days you see a fair number and at other times none at all. St Brandons isn’t a place where you are going to get shots at GTs everyday but it is certainly the place to break the 100 cm mark. The fish are all large and we catch more over a meter than under. We have in fact seen and hooked fish well over the 150cm. Large Bluefin Trevally are also around and we have caught some truly world class specimens. Other notable fish species one can encounter on the flats include Golden, Yellow Dot and Green Spot Trevally.
And of course, the challenge of Permit……
St Brandons is also an extremely productive Indo-Pacific Permit fishery, possibly the best you will find. When specifically targeting these gloriously finicky fish, guests are afforded multiple shots each day. Over the past seasons guides have refined their tactics for the Permit of St Brandons and enjoy nothing more than watching their clients lean into sizeable specimens.
All trips to St Brandons are led by a team of world class professional fly fishing guides. Each guide is a qualified skipper, has first aid experience and is extremely experienced with regards to all facets of fly fishing the remote saltwater destinations of the Indian Ocean. Their passion and dedication is infectious and rest assured they will definitely go the extra mile in search of your fish of a lifetime.
Opportunities are few. Take the steps and experience this remote flats fishing destination that dreams are made of.
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