Bonefish, permit, giant trevally, barracuda, sharks, all the fish you can hook on this wild archipelago lost in the Indian Ocean. A dream destination for any angler.
Sample of the ridiculous fishing available on St Brandon’s Atoll under the expert guidance of the FlyCastaway team.
The permit school at the end of the vid is just awesome.
St Brandon’s Atoll
Saint Brandon (Cargados Carajos) is an archipelago comprising a number of sand banks, shoals and islets. It is a group of outer islands belonging to Mauritius and is administered by the Outer Island Development Corporation (OIDC). Saint Brandon is located in the Indian Ocean about 430 km to the northeast of Mauritius. The islands have a total land area of 1.3 km². The reef measures more than 50 km from north to south, and is 5 km wide, cut by three passes. The reef area is 190 km². The islands have a small transient population, mostly fishermen, 63 in number on census night (Census of 2000) [source Wikipedia]
St Brandon’s Atoll Fishing
If wading and sight casting to double digit Bonefish, gloriously finicky Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of Trevally species on powder white sand flats in the Indian Ocean appeals to you.then look no further, St Brandons Atoll is the destination for you. St Brandons (Cargados Carajos Shoals) is a group of over 50 small islands, coral ridges and vast sand flats which is cut by three major passes and extends 50 km from north to south. Situated 268 nautical miles north-east of Mauritiuss main island this area is rich in fish stocks, flora and fauna. The magnificent condition of the coral and the lobster infested outer reefs is proof that other than a small population of Creole natives who live on Raphael Island in the north this area has had very little human interference. This magical atoll has quickly risen to iconic status in the world of saltwater fly fishing ..and for good reason. The flats fishing for Bonefish, Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of Trevally species is simply world class! For many years foreigners were banned from visiting her shores, but thankfully the red tape has finally been cleared to legally allow FlyCastaway to use the luxurious MY Gryphon for live aboard trips to St Brandons (…) Reservation on FlyCastaway.