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Bairs Lodge Bahamas fly fishing South Andros

Special Offer - On certain weeks in June & July we can offer 6 days fishing for the price of 4 that's a saving of over £1,000 pp
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Saltwater Fly Fishing in Bahamas

Andros Island considered by many people to be one of the least explored pieces of land in the western hemisphere. It is 100 miles long by 40 miles wide and covers an area of roughly 2300 square miles; it truly is one of the last under-exploited Bonefish flats in the world.

Bairs Lodge Bahamas is ideally situated to take advantage of the numerous flats that produce shots at Tarpon, Permit, Barracuda, Jacks many different types of Snapper. The main attraction to Bairs Lodge is the name this part of the world has earned over the years: ‘ Worlds Bonefish Capital.’ Due to the sheer amount of chances, one will get during a weeks fishing. To say it’s teeming with Bonefish is no exaggeration, so if your focus is to try for a double-digit Bone or simply enjoying the endless opportunities, you will find that your experience is second to none.

Bairs Lodge Bahamas offers exceptional personalised guest service to small groups of 12 anglers per week; with this small intimate number of guests per week, you will soon feel part of the family, which is very important to the Lodge owners and its staff.

FISHING AROUND BAIRS LODGE

Andros Island has long been known for the biggest Bonefish in the Caribbean; in particular, the southern and western shores of the island have built a reputation for producing true giants. Bairs Lodge, positioned between the South Bight and Waters Cays near Little Creek, gives Bairs Lodge Bahamas guests easy and direct access to the very famous south and west flats while still taking advantage of the many sheltered locations in the interior of the island.

During your stay, some of the fishing opportunities include fishing around some of the worlds most extensive and most varied flats, creeks and bights either via flats wading on from one of the lodges many boats. It’s these incredible Bonefishing opportunities combined with the sheer number and size of Bonefish that make South Andros the Bonefish capital of the world.

Weather permitting, Bairs Lodge Bahamas guests will be offered a unique opportunity to wade the famous Grassy Creek. This fantastic flat stretches as far as the eye can see and holds a considerable abundance of Bonefish. If you decide you would like to fish in areas such as Hawksbill Creek or even Cistern Point, you can expect a 40-minute boat ride, but please remember that this is only available if the weather conditions dictate. If you decide to fish these areas, one can expect to wade in and around vast shoals of Bonefish, an authentic experience of a lifetime. Why not look at some stunning saltwater fly fishing videos on our Youtube

HOW TO SALTWATER FLY FISH

The advantages of fishing around South Andros are the number of opportunities one will receive each day, meaning if you miss cast or don’t quite set the hook, there will be another Bone along pretty soon afterwards. Along with your Bahamian Guide, certified by the Bahamian Guide Association, we will customise your fishing day to meet your expectations. Whether you choose to fish locally or take advantage of the further afield pristine white-sand flats, you will be in for one of the best saltwater fly fishing experiences of your life.

If you decide to fish the local flats such as Deep Creek and Little creek, these will only take a few minutes boat ride from the lodge. These fantastic flats open into large bays encompassed by many small cays where there are always flats protected from the wind. Both creeks allow excellent access to the famous west side and many other cays to the south. When conditions are perfect, these provide guests with the possibility of trying for Permit and Tapon to complete the famous Grand Slam.

As mentioned before, due to the sheer number of shots you will get each day, this destination appeals to saltwater novices. The numbers of Bonefish in this area are outstanding; however, for the dedicated trophy hunters, the reward of a bigger fish is very high. Bairs Lodge Bahamas offer rental rods free of charge, plus spinning rods and reels for Bonefishing or an outing on the reef for barracuda, jacks, or grouper.

Bairs Lodge Boat & Guides

Each pair of anglers will fish with a professional Bahamian guide out of an 18-foot Dolphin flats boats powered by Mercury outboards. Having access to these superb boats will allow you to be fishing within minutes of leaving the lodge and weather permitting, you can even choose to fish the further away flats, reached by a 40-minute boat ride.

The Bahamian guides have been hand-picked for their service and experience of the local waters. They are all certified by the Bahamian Guide Association and classed as the best in the Bahamas; with their professional and personable approach, they will soon put you on the fish and help with any flaws in your casting abilities.

Accommodation

Bairs Lodge Bahamas is designed as an attractive plantation-style building encompassed by exotic flowers and stunning palm trees on pristine white sands will be your home for the weeks stay. Bair’s Lodge offers exceptional personalised guest service to small groups of 12 anglers per week. Cuisine includes Bahamian specialities and fresh seafood.

Around the Lodge, you will find plush sofas for relaxing that line the airy living and dining areas, an indoor bar area, satellite TV, and a unique stocked fly tying table for guests to use.

Guests are accommodated in six large rooms, each with twin double beds, ensuite bathrooms and hot showers. Guest rooms are light and airy with tiled floors, luxury bedding and stylish bathrooms, and many guest rooms open directly to an open ocean view, perfect for soaking up the mid-afternoon sun. The guest rooms are a quick walk to the beach, where you will find an ideal white sandy beach, perfect for an evening stroll. Convenient rod racks sit beside outdoor showers, with fresh-water hoses to wash down your tackle in the evenings.

Bairs Lodge Restaurant

Bairs Lodge Bahamas offers a full breakfast buffet, with fresh bread, pastries and cookies baked each day. Guests choose their lunches each night via menu selection cards. Enjoy an open bar each evening, and delicious appetisers served on the veranda. Three-course dinners include local produce, fresh fish, conch, and lobster, followed by Bahamian specialities like chocolate decadence, key lime parfaits, and rum cake with coconut ice cream. Bair’s Lodge chef will cater to any dietary needs upon request.

 

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Itinerary

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

The below itinerary is flexible should you require additional fishing days or additional free days to explore; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive Nassau Depart Nassau

Arrive Congo Town.

You will be met and transferred straight to the lodge (Approx 20min)

Overnight Accommodation: Bair’s Lodge (Twin Room) F/B

Days 2 & 3: Fishing Days

Fishing starts around 8 am and normally fishing days are based on two rods to one guide.  You will access the Marls directly from the lodge dock. The flats on the ocean side require a short drive, runs to the flats vary from 10 to 45 minutes.

Overnight Accommodation: Bair’s Lodge (Twin Room) F/B

Days 4 & 5: Fishing Days

The skiff that you will be fishing from is equipped with padded seats, a backrest and a lean bar in the front making them the perfect platform to cast from at patrolling fish. However, wading opportunities do exist if you prefer to try and get up closer to your target species.

Overnight Accommodation: Bair’s Lodge (Twin Room) F/B

Day 6:

At a pre-arranged time normally after lunch, you will be returned back to South Andros Airport to start your return journey home.

Depart Congo Town

Arrive Nassau Depart Nassau

Day 7:

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from November to June.

Bonefish

Season: March to July - Oct to Nov
Peak: April to May
Weight: 1lb to 10lb
Average Weight: 3lb

Permit

Season: March to July - Oct to Nov
Peak: April to May
Weight: 1lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 7lb

Tarpon

Season: March to July - Oct to Nov
Peak: April to May
Weight: 10lb to 100lb
Average Weight: 50lb

Package Details

Prices from
£5,617
per person

Included

  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4 days fishing
  • Loaner rods & reels
  • All meals at Lodge
  • All beer, wine & spirits

Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Terminal tackle
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff

Optional extras

  • Additional fishing days
  • Flight upgrades
  • Additional nights either at Lodge or Nassau

Price Supplements

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Dates, Prices & Availability

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Departing Returning Days Price Availability
01/01/2022 31/01/2022 7 £5,947 Enquire Now
01/02/2022 28/02/2022 7 £5,947 Enquire Now
01/03/2022 31/03/2022 7 £5,947 Enquire Now
01/04/2022 30/04/2022 7 £5,947 Enquire Now
01/05/2022 31/05/2022 7 £5,617 Enquire Now
01/06/2022 30/06/2022 7 £5,617 Enquire Now
On certain weeks we can offer 6 days fishing for the price of 4 On certain weeks we can offer 6 days fishing for the price of 4
01/10/2022 31/10/2022 7 £5,617 Enquire Now
On certain weeks we can offer 6 days fishing for the price of 4 On certain weeks we can offer 6 days fishing for the price of 4
01/11/2022 30/11/2022 7 £5,617 Enquire Now
01/12/2022 31/12/2022 7 £5,617 Enquire Now
01/01/2023 31/01/2023 7 £5,851 Enquire Now
01/02/2023 28/02/2023 7 £5,851 Enquire Now
01/03/2023 31/03/2023 7 £5,851 Enquire Now
01/04/2023 30/04/2023 7 £5,851 Enquire Now
01/05/2023 31/05/2023 7 £5,851 Enquire Now
01/06/2023 30/06/2023 7 £5,851 Enquire Now

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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Reviews

Bill

We can’t say enough good things about our whole holiday, its staff and accommodation and we will continue to return as long as we have our good health.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Nice review thank you so much.

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Harold

On behalf of the entire group, I would like to express my gratitude for your efforts during our recent stay at Bair’s Lodge.

It is obvious that you are passionate about making Bair’s a wonderful place to stay and fish. I was particularly impressed with the luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere that you and the rest of the staff have created at the lodge.

My group was also impressed with the quality of the guides, they cared about finding and helping us land some bones and they showed friendliness and patience at all times.

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Harold

Nice review and very kind words.

A massive thank you.

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Jim

Thank you so much for making our trip such a blast.

Coming back to reality was very painful, but successful.

I have fallen in love with the Island and the fishing not to mention our new friends from Argentina.

We had a perfect time and look forward to the next visit.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Its hard not to fall in love with this destination, thank you for the review.

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John

I feel in love with Andros and Bairs lodge

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Thats not hard to do John, it was a pleasure talking to you on the phone after your holiday and I am pleased to of helped you with your travel plans. Regards Paul

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Paul

Great weather, great people and great fishing thats all I have to say

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Paul, thats all we like to here, happy returning customers. I will pass on your feedback to all the staff as it makes their job feel better when so appreciated. Regards Peter

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Dale

The lodge and personnel were “top-notch” making for an enjoyable stay.

We felt over-joyed with it all.

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Dale, thank you for sharing you views and taking the time to write a review.

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Archie

THANKS FOR TAKING SUCH GREAT CARE OF US

Everyone had such a great time.
You did everything right… not just some things… everything!

The fishing, the guides, the lodge, the food, the people.

Everything. Everybody was already talking about rebooking for next year before we even left the island.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for such a great review, all you kind comments will be passed on to the staff.

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Michael

Our party had a great week at the Lodge last week, and the hosts were perfect.
Despite challenging fishing conditions, the guides acquitted themselves very well, and put each boat onto fish.

The house staff were very accommodating, and the food was up to the usual Bairs standards.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for the review, it seems that Bair's is always coming out on top.

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James

All the guys had a great time at Bairs.

The fishing and the guides were first class.

The hosts were perfect and great company.

Faultless from start to finish.

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Thank you for the destination review and your kind comments.

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