For years, our outfitting friends at FlyCastaway have been on the search
for the next, if not the last, great saltwater fishing frontier. It has not
been easy. Most of their missions fell short of their criteria until the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched their Vision 2023 campaign and shifted towards
welcoming international tourism. With this shift, more than 300 KM of pristine
flats and islands known as the Farasan Banks became accessible for the first
time. These flat are very pristine and due to the wealth of the nation there
are very few subsistence fishermen, meaning the fisheries are very healthy and
home to multiple species of trevally, triggerfish, Indo Pacific permit,
bonefish, and bumphead parrotfish.
The Farasan Banks is a new and exciting destination in the Red Sea offered by Fly Castaway, a long tenured and trusted outfitter in the Indian Ocean and Mauritius. With Saudi Arabia now actively seeking western tourism and thus opening access, this portion of the Red Sea has long been eyed as a prime fishing target for those in the know. This trip is very much in the "exploratory phase" and much about the fishery is still to be determined. For many this makes the trip a must-do for any serious saltwater adventurer.
Please join me on this epic adventure and be among the first to experience this fascinating saltwater playground.
Dates: April 20 - 27, 2024
Rate: $10,000 USD per person based on double occupancy
April 19: Depart home, Arrive Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, overnight at a predetermined hotel (not included in package)
April 20: Depart Jeddah, arrive Al Lith (approximately 2.5 hours transfer), board the yacht
April 21 - 26: Six full days of fishing
April 27: Depart yacht, transfer to Jeddah for evening flights home
Included: 6 days guided fishing, all accommodations and meals on the yacht, water and soft drinks, ground transfers in Jeddah
Not Included: International flights, overnight accommodations and meals in Jeddah, Global Rescue membership, tackle & flies, gratuities, personal expenses (alcohol is not permitted in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Dylan's passion for the sport has taken him to countless destinations throughout Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Christmas Island, Venezuela, Bahamas, Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and all throughout the American west.
Suggested Farasan Banks Gear
In addition to finding the right water, having the right gear can help make any day that much better. For over 20 years Fly Water Travel has been fly fishing's most trusted and respected source for finding the right water. Now, along with Sage, RIO Products, and Redington, Fly Water Travel is a proud member of the Far Bank Enterprise Family. As part of this larger team, we are able to access decades worth of manufacturing passion and knowledge enabling us to expand our role to include in-depth advice on the world's best rods, reels, lines, and flies.