Castor Banks with
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Castor Banks fishing

An extreme Doggy location - check Facebook for photos

Castor banks is legendary for its dogs and sallies. The banks are an easy sail from Nosy Be Madagascar. Doggs are always on the bucket list for Trophy Anglers and spearos as they are notoriously hard to catch. Island charters has the experience for a true Open Ocean Adventure. It’s a remarkable place with very azure waters and shallow reefs virtually in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

This is predominantly a jigging Adventure like no other, come get you dogs with us…

Brent is a master on getting you onto the right spots, he can read the currents and the baitfish movements and this comes from years of experience in the industry. Join us for the fishing adventure of a lifetime.


Where is this place?

Google earth Nosy be-Madagascar-Crater Bay-This is our collection point


The reef is scattered with bombies and mostly sandy shoals with drop-offs on the western side .There are some great walls sitting at 30 to 40m with unmarked pinnacles which we target. Most our fishing is working the walls and cracks and jigging is the priority in this location along with live-baiting.


Charters are scheduled from December through to end February. Please enquire for scheduled dates and availability. The duration of the charter is from 7 nights. Longer charters are available if you would like to include San Sebastian-Nosy Hara destinations to the North of Nosy Be.


Flights are from Johanesburg to Nosy Be –direct flights with SAA Airlink   and other international flights are every day from Europe.

Travel to the reefs

Travel time on the boat to the reefs is 8hrs .The waters are very calm and good fishing is found along the way.



December, January, May, June


  • Full use of Yacht
  • 6 x 50lb Ocean rods and reels (TLD 25)
  • 2 x 80lb big game reels and rods
  • Skipper and Crew
  • Transfers  to / from Yacht and Airport
  • Full board accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Soft Drinks - 6 Cases Coke, 2 Cases Sprite, 4 Cases Bottled Water and fresh juice
  • Snorkelling Equipment: Mask, Fins, and Snorkel
  • Fuel , water and gas
  • Please refer to general information on our website for additional information


  • Flights, Visa’s and Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation whilst not on-board
  • Alcohol - All alcohol can be pre-ordered and paid for prior to departure. A 25% handling fee will be levied for the service. This alcohol is very limited to only what we can get from local suppliers in the port of the destination charter
  • Gratuities
  • Please refer to general information on our website for additional information


As Part of our menu you will be offered, on all of our charters, local Madagascan Seafood dishes, Chicken and Fish dishes including barbecue. Please advise if there are any special dietary requirements.

Ice, Ice, Ice: we will have your ice requirements, please see our Catering information under the general info tab.