Our Story

FLY FISHING ON ANDROS is world renowned and there is no better place to experience the excitement of flats fishing than at Stafford Creek Lodge. Prescott Smith will be one of your guides. Prescott and our other experienced guides will put you on the right flats at the right tide, giving you the best opportunity to sight and catch fish.

Stafford Creek Lodge can accommodate up to six anglers at one time. Some groups prefer to book the entire Lodge. Others mix with visiting anglers from around the world.  All levels of angling experience are welcome.  The serious angler will be rewarded with the opportunities for Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit, while the first time angler will catch their first bonefish!  For the non-anglers we offer nature walks, birding, a visit to a blue hole, stand up paddle boarding in the creek, eco-tours, and dolphin watching.


We can also arrange a stroll on white sand beaches, snorkeling and diving, or a taxi tour of historic sites and artisans workshops on the island. Whatever your choice, you will experience a new dimension in lodging, a home away from home atmosphere, and a feeling that this Lodge belongs to you. We look forward to your visit to Stafford Creek Lodge.

The Legend

Charlie Smith is a man of many names. His son Steve calls him “The Big Father.” Prescott, “Daddy” and to his other children and select family friends, he is simply “Dad.” In addition, he is referred to as “The Godfather of the Flats,” “Bonefish Charlie,” or just “Crazy Charlie,” after the fly fishing fly he designed of the same name.

Charlie was born in Abaco, Bahamas in 1936. He began fishing at age 6, using a hand line. After a stint in the US Navy on Andros, Charlie got a job at the Andros Light House Club where he fished, cooked and played music.


Charlie built the first bonefishing lodge on Andros Island in 1968, paving the way for the sport and making a name for himself and his family in the Bahamas. Today, at 76, he lives on Pot Cay, where the famed Bang Bang Club is located.