Lying just off the north end of Andros, the Joulter Cays adjoin what is perhaps the finest, most famous bonefish habitat in the world. From Lowe Sound to Rum Cay spread clean, white contiguous flats of white sand so broad and vast, one could spend years exploring all the little bays, creeks and flats available. The Joulters Cays’ flats are mainly hard, white sand making this area an ideal spot for anglers who like to wade. We feel the best way to access this area is with North Andros Fly Fishing located in Nichol’s Town. Comfortable accommodations, great guides, good equipment and delicious food make this spot a sure winner.
The guides are a key component in securing Angling Destinations’ “seal of approval” for North Andros Fly Fishing. Experienced and friendly, these guys fish long, hard days and have a great track record with satisfied clients. They use 16-foot Dolphin Super Skiffs and Mavericks, complete with poling platforms, 75-170 HP Yamaha outboards, and roomy casting decks. All the guides at North Andros Fly Fishing take pride in their instructional abilities and are good with novice as well as the “old salts”.
Phillip Rolle is the head guide and owner. He is a native Androsian and a Certified Bahamas Flyfishing Guide, Phillip's years of experience on the Andros waters, have made him a knowledgeable, patient and personable guide. The second guide is Elias Griffin. Elias is a quiet man, who knows where the fish are and how to get you to them. Also a native of the area, Elias learned from the masters and has worked for several of the leading bonefish lodges on Andros. The third guide “Schemer” is well know to Angling Destinations clients as he was one of our main guides on our Outpost liveaboard that plied the West Side waters of Andros a few years ago.
If you decide to fish this area, the main target species is bonefish, which can be fished year-round. The average bonefish is between 3 -4 pounds, but you’ll get shots at some larger bonefish in the 6-10 pound range during your stay. The habitat available to visiting anglers is virtually limitless and it’s easy to find remote and lightly fished areas with the seasoned guides the lodge employs. The Joulter’s Cays boat launch is only 15 minutes from the lodge and is located at Lowe’s Sound. The Joulters are a sensational bonefish area, but permit and tarpon are sometimes spotted. In addition, access to the West Side flats can be arranged and is out of the settlement of Red Bays, approximately 25 minutes from the lodge. The West Side is known for big bones, some tarpon in the creeks, and permit in the slightly deeper rocky areas on the edges of the flats. The best time to fish tarpon and permit is in the late spring thru the early fall. These two launch sites offer an amazingly extensive and productive area anglers can explore during their stay.
Accommodations are in the form of a recently renovated, air-conditioned house with three bedrooms, full kitchen and two private baths. There is a tastefully decorated living room complete with cable TV. Dinner is served “family style” in the adjacent screened dining porch. Your hosts Phillip and Betsy Rolle live nearby where the meals are prepared then delivered to your house. A beautiful white sand beach is only a few minutes walk from the house. Nicols Town is a short 10 minute stroll south down the beach or a 15 minutes walk down the lane that parallels the beach. There is good snorkeling and sunbathing at your fingertips. You can snorkel the ocean Blue Hole in Conch Sound or walk to the mysterious Evans Cave and Blue Hole (explored by Jacques Cousteau). Two bicycles are available for your use. Our taxi driver, Alan Russell, can be hired for half or full day tours of Andros Island.
Each morning you'll awaken in the morning to the smell of fresh coffee and your modified continental breakfast will be waiting for you. Your guide will pick you up at your front door, and you'll be off for your short 15-minute ride to Lowe Sound, the jumping off point for fishing the famous Joulter's Cays. North Andros Fly Fishing only books intact groups of 4-6 anglers or groups of 2 by special arrangement.
We rank this destination as top-notch for the fish first angler. North Andros Fly Fishing offers a very economical opportunity to fish some of the most beautiful and productive flats in the world.