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BAIRS LODGE

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Established as a fly-fishing lodge in the 1990's, Bair’s Lodge is situated on the east side of South Andros Island in the Bahamas archipelago. It is sandwiched between Deep Creek and Little Creek.

These east to west arteries spill into an expanse of inland flats with hundreds of small cays and connecting channels, covering more than a hundred and twenty square miles.

  • Season: all year round (March-June offers the most consistent fishing)
  • World-class Bonefishing and Permit, with great Bluewater options
  • Maximum of ten anglers
  • Ideal for fishing groups or couples
  • Fly-tying bench and fully stocked fly shop on-site
  • Average temperature: 21-28℃, fairly consistent due to its proximity to the equator

Overlooking the Creeks is Bairs Lodge, which offers deluxe ocean-side lodgings in an attractive plantation-style building surrounded by tropical flowers and palm trees. The bright, airy lodge is nestled on a sparkling white sandy beach.

Bedrooms are clean and comfortable, with soft cotton sheets, tropical weight duvets and, of course, each room has air-conditioning. There is plenty of storage space and electricity outlets to recharge phones and camera batteries. All bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms and all open out onto an ocean facing verandah.

The living-room and dining areas face the ocean and, with air-conditioning, provide the utmost comfort.

The lodge dining is based upon Bahamian specialties with a focus on magnificent fresh seafood.

There is a fully stocked bar and a guest office that includes telephone facilities and a computer station with internet access. There is also a Satellite TV that allows you to catch-up on news and sports during cocktail hour. Outside, there are plenty of lounge chairs and hammocks as well as benches and tables where you can enjoy a coffee or a beer.

Bairs Lodge is perfect for small fishing groups with a maximum of ten anglers, which enables the resort to really focus on providing a top level of service. This is noted by the number of repeat visits to the lodge and bookings well in advance is highly advised. The combination of great lodging and hospitality, combined with huge expanses of prime bonefishing flats is hard to beat.

The lodge has all the facilities that a visiting angler needs including a shop that stocks Sage rods, Abel reels, Rio lines, backing and tippets, a brimming selection of area-specific flies, sunscreen and lip balms, fishing shirts, caps, and t-shirts, as well as a selection of Costa polarized sunglasses, and more.

The lodge can also offer ‘loaner’ fly rods free to guests if required.

Handy rod racks and hose beside the outdoor showers provide a great facility for washing down your tackle on returning from a day’s fishing. Back in the lodge you’ll find there is a the fly-tying station which is always fully stocked.

The Bahamas and Andros are often referred to as the 'Bonefishing Capital' of the world with good reason. The south and westside flats are remote and renowned for large, unpressured Bonefish which can be targeted on hard, expansive white flats. They are perfect for wading and provide ample room to stalk cruising and tailing Bones or you can target them from the skiff in the mangrove lagoons—expertly maneuvered into range by one of the Bairs professional guides.

The variety of fishing locations is also an advantage, with Deep Creek and Little Creek offering good protection and shelter than the ocean side flats, should the wind pick up. This variety bolstered by some of the most consistent fishing in the Bahamas chain is why South Andros is considered the 'Bonefishing Capita'l of the world.

Bair’s guests can also target the elusive Permit and the occasional Tarpon and Snook—making a Grand Slam day within reach for many accomplished fly-fishers. The expert guides that work from the lodge have an intimate knowledge of the surrounding waters and can advise on the techniques required to ensure your best chance of hooking a large Bonefish.

A typical day on the water starts with skiffs leaving the dock around 8:00am and finishes at 4:00pm but this can vary to suit conditions. Clearly, if fishing unguided, you can suit yourself. Lunches are packed just after breakfast and taken out on the water. Anglers fish from 16-foot Dolphin Super Skiffs, complete with poling platforms, 85 HP Yamaha outboards, and spacious casting decks outfitted with angler lean bars.

In addition to the bonefishing, guests can also pre-arrange some Bluewater fly-fishing off-shore, to target Wahoo, Tuna, Snapper, Mahi Mahi and other species.

As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly-fishing guide and advise of travel requirements prior to your departure.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

CONTACT OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

Passport with minimum six months validity.

Nationals of the European Union and Australia DO NOT require a visa to enter the Bahamas.

There are various international flight options either direct or via US or Canada to Nassau. From there, take a flight to Congo Town international on South Andros or take a seaplane flight direct to the resort. An other option is a short boat transfer to the resort from South Andros Island.

There is a Bahamian departure tax of $15.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au