St Brandon's Atoll - Hosted Trip By Dan Shepherd - Oct. 8-18, 2018
If wading and sight casting to double digit Bonefish, tailing Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of Trevally species on powder white sand flats on an extremely remote Indian Ocean atoll appeals to you then look no further, St Brandon’s Atoll is the destination for you. St Brandon’s (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 northeast of Mauritius’s main island this area is rich in fish stocks, flora and fauna. 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!
8 October: All guests are requested to meet at Le Suffren Hotel breakfast/dining area at 9am.
Two of the FlyCastaway guides will meet the group and assist with the transfer across to the
transport vessels (short boat ferry & 2 minute walk). The Sportfishers are moored at the La
Marina du Caudan, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis. Please ensure you have your passport
handy when arriving onboard as this needs to be handed over to the head guide so he can
pass them onto the captain who needs to clear the departure with the port authorities.
Once you are all settled into your cabins, the Sportfishers will depart for St Brandon’s.
The journey should take between 24 – 26 hours (weather dependent), which means you will
arrive on Raphael Island around midday on 9 October. While guides prepare for the week
fishing guests are welcome to fish on foot for the remainder of the day
10 – 16 October: Fish St Brandon’s Atoll. (Fishing times are light dependent and as such
guests usually head out after breakfast between 07:30 – 08:00)
17 October: The Sportfishers will depart St Brandon’s at approximately 10:00am (weather
dependent) for your return leg of the journey.
18 October: The Sportfishers will arrive back at their mooring in Port Louis at approximately
12:00pm (weather dependent).