Photos of the Day: The Monsters of St. Brandon’s Atoll


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dave hoists an 11-pound Indo-Pacific Permit, also known as the snub-nosed pompano.
All photos by Christiaan Pretorius 

Orvis vice chairman Dave Perkins and his wife Nancy Mackinnon recently took a trip to St Brandon’s Atoll off Mauritius, where they were hosted by FlyCastaway. As you can see, they had an okay time. You can read their guide’s exciting description of Dave’s permit catch here.


Nancy gets in on the action with a gorgeous bonefish.

The bonefish of St. Brandon’s are big and powerful.

Nancy fights a bonefish screaming across the flats.

A crab pattern was just the ticket for cruising bones.

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