This outlandish Indian Ocean atoll offers
you the finest skinny water flats fishing
to double figure Bonefish on the planet.
World-class fisheries with world class-guides!
St Brandon provides the most spectacular wade Bonefishing you will ever encounter. On most tides anglers can expect to see large numbers of these shallow water speedsters, including some enormous singles and doubles. St Brandon’s Bonefish average 5lb - 6lb (weighed), with most guests getting opportunities at fish weighing between 9lb -12lb during the week. We have however landed Bonefish with fork lengths up to 87cm and weighing 15lb.
St Brandon is also home to large numbers of Indo-Pacific Permit. Guests can be provided with daily opportunities at fish ranging between 5lb -15lb, although we have landed fish in excess of 20lb. All fishing for Permit on St Brandon takes place on foot, providing our guests with the ultimate walk and stalk flats fishing experience. If you’re serious about Permit, St Brandon is a must!
St Brandon isn’t a place where anglers are going to get shots at GTs everyday but it does offer opportunities at some real monsters. In truth, we catch more fish over a meter than under and have landed fish over 130cm. Large Bluefin Trevally are around in good numbers and we frequently land fish between 15lb - 20lb. Other notable fish species one can encounter on the flats include Golden, Yellow Dot and Green Spot Trevally.
Guests are accommodated in a low key but charming guesthouse on Raphael Island in the north of the atoll. The guesthouse accommodates a maximum of eight guests in four twin, air-conditioned rooms. Each room has two large single beds, is tastefully decorated and is serviced daily. Laundry is done twice during a standard seven fishing day tour. The guesthouse currently has two fully renovated bathrooms. A covered outdoor dining and lounge area provides an idyllic setting for enjoying a cold Phoenix (local beer) at the end of a great day of fishing. A separate mudroom/tackle room ensures all your gear has been cleaned and is neatly stored away and ready for another great day of wading.
We have four world-class fly fishing guides on St Brandon, ensuring a two guest to one guide ratio. These four young men are extremely personable, hugely passionate about the atoll and fish, and most importantly, are highly motivated towards our guests needs. Each of them has a skipper’s licence, first aid training and an abundance of knowledge and experience in respect to all the St Brandon species and the techniques that provide success. Their passion and dedication is infectious, so rest assured they will go the extra mile in search of your fish of a lifetime. All FlyCastaway guides are fluent in English and are strong communicators.
FlyCastaway Head Guide
Russell De La Harpe
"World-class fisheries with world class-guides!"