Killing Time Before Fishing in Mauritius

by | Apr 9, 2017 | fly fishing St. Brandons Atoll | 2 comments

Scott, Ben and I spent yesterday and today touring around the small island nation of Mauritius here in the boonies of the Indian Ocean.  We’re killing time before we head fishing to St. Brandon’s Atoll.  It’s been a fun two days meeting the welcoming people of Mauritius, checking out markets, beaches, beer drinking and good food but now we’re ready to “Let the games begin”.




Unfortunately, the games still won’t begin until Tuesday afternoon.  This is because we have a 28-hour boat ride that still separates us from St Brandon’s.  This boat ride begins tomorrow morning at 11:30 AM.  The ride has a reputation of being brutal due to high seas and wind.  We’ll see.  I think most of the brutal part comes from waiting another day to start fishing.


This may be my last post until the trip is over because we won’t have internet.  This trip to St Brandon’s is what they call an “Extended Trip”.  We will not be back to civilization until April 21st.  HELL YEA!  But not to worry, as usual I will document every day and every cool fish from this trip and share the day by day accounts when I return.


Although this may seem like an unobtainable adventure – actually it isn’t.  Feel free to Contact Me and you can book this incredible trip to St Brandon’s with us at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Mark Cooper

    Looking forward to seeing all the pics from your adventure buddy. Have fun and why did you choose St Brandons over other islands in the Seychelles (not they’re all not outstanding) just curious if it’s species, etc?? My bucket list trip is that area.

  2. Jeff

    Mark Cooper, I chose this St Brandons first because I haven’t been and was invited by my South African friends to check it out. The place is also known for its cooler water and in turn more large bonefish and heaps of Indo Pacific Permit. Although close, Mauritius is 1000 miles away from the Seychelles and its own nation. Heading off right now!! Stoke!!

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!