Thursday 10 March 2011

Questions answered

South Andros Island

A lot of people asked me many questions about the fishing at Andros whilst at the Hooked live show - over the next few days – I’ll post some of the answers for you. If you are interested in experiencing some of the best bonefishing in the world please don’t hesitate to mail.

Andros Island

Andros Island is the southwest-most island in the Bahamas, and the biggest island in the Bahamas, and the least densely populated in the Bahamas. It’s a big place without a lot of people.

Its called an island, but Andros is actually a collection of a whole bunch of islands. The tidal systems on Andros are really complicated, with countless ‘creeks’ that flow through the island.

Right near the middle of Andros are three major waterways that cut the island into its major pieces – these are known as the Bights.

The Bights

The North Bight, the Middle Bight and the South Bight are giant saltwater openings in the middle of Andros, and they split the island up into its major parts (which also happen to be its administrative districts). The whole of Andros Island north of the North Bight is called, appropriately, North Andros. Between the North Bight and the Middle Bight are a whole bunch of smaller Cays. Between the Middle Bight and the South Bight is Mangrove Cay. And the area south of the South Bight is, you guessed it, is where I have fished – South Andros.

South Andros Island

South Andros is even less developed than the rest of Andros. Somewhere in the neighbourhood of 800 people live in a handful of settlements, spread almost entirely along the east coast of the island – places like Congo Town (where the airport is located), Kemp’s Bay and Mars Bay (the southern end of the road).

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