St Brandon’s, a remote atoll, north of mainland Mauritius, remains one of the most pristine saltwater fisheries in the Indian Ocean. With an unavoidably long journey to get there, what is it that makes it so special? Easy. Extensive, white sand flats, variety and size.
A shorter season brings fewer rods and less pressure to the atoll, its miles and miles of hard, white sand flats provide not only an easy wading environment but are home to some very big specimens of target Indian Ocean species. This is where you come to target double digit bonefish feeding in skinny water; to hunt for St Brandon’s gargantuan GTs and its golden permit.
This is classic skinny water bonefishing Indian Ocean style, realistic chance of double digit bonefish while keeping your eyes peeled for the trevally species that feed on these vast flats.
Golden trevally, bluefin trevally and yellow spot trevally and giant trevally (of magnificent size) all patrol these waters as do Indo Pacific permit; it is a destination that has to be on anyone’s bucket list.
There are a few rods left in 3-13 October 2017 so it is not too late to fish St Brandon’s this year. If you would like more information please contact Charlotte Chilcott or Peter McLeod or call us on ++44 1980 847389. Alternatively click HERE if you would like us to contact you.
Charlotte Chilcott’s trip report is online HERE and as St Brandon’s atoll is now lodge based, click HERE for the update on the lodge, now in its second season.