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Alphonse Fishing Company

The Ultimate Fishing Experience

We have gone to the ends of the earth to find the finest saltwater fly fishing on this planet and have found it in the Seychelles. The Alphonse Fishing Company is built around the simple principal of the best fly fishing destinations in the Seychelles, run by fly fishermen, for fly fishermen.

Considering the archipelago’s enormity, choosing the right Seychelles fishing operator is essential. With over 1,000 species of fish, off 115 islands, in waters covering almost 1.4 million km² , the enormity of the destination means you need in-depth local knowledge. With our expert guides and superior boats, equipment and facilities, Alphonse Fishing Co. will keep you uniquely positioned to get the most out of your fishing experience.

Our team of 36 guides, captains, deckhands and managers that run the fishing operations are not only dedicated but also extremely experienced. To compliment this team we have 38 purpose built boats of various sizes that play a vital part in accessing the fishing areas.

Fish with us and not only are you guaranteed a professional fishing experience, but also immense variety within each of our three operations or by combining them to suit your fly fishing requirements best.

 

Highlights

  • The most experienced fishing operator in the Outer Islands
  • Headed up by Keith Rose-Innes, renowned fisherman, explorer and pioneer
  • Bespoke fishing itineraries
  • Vast numbers of Giant Trevallies, Bonefish, Milkfish, Indo-Pacific Permit and Triggerfish
  • The incredible diversity allows anglers to target a myriad of other species as well
  • Number of anglers are limited to protect the various fisheries

Alphonse Group of Atolls

A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Located 400 km or 250 miles south-west of Mahé and just a 60 minute flight away, the Alphonse group of atolls (consisting of Alphonse Island, St. François Island and Bijoutier Island) are regarded as some of the most pristine, untouched islands in the world. The islands in the atoll enjoys an exquisite climate and miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons and sea flats.

The atolls are home to huge populations of Bonefish, three different types of Triggerfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Parrotfish and eight species of Trevally, including the Giant Trevally. The most challenging fish to catch, though, is the fabled Milkfish, a turbo-charged algae-eater growing to 40lbs.

What truly distinguishes Alphonse Island as one of the most outstanding fishing destinations in the world is the combination of comfortable hotel accommodation, perfect for anglers travelling with partners or their families, alongside the opportunity to fish 3 different islands right on your doorstep. It only allows for 12 anglers at any time in order to protect our fishery.

Cosmoledo Atoll

Where it is Always Summer

Located 1030 km or 640 miles south-west of Mahé, Cosmoledo Atoll is situated a stone’s throw away from the world heritage site of Aldabra, which is often referred to as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. Its ecosystem is pristine and untouched with humans having placed very little pressure on its environment. Assumption Island, the closest airport to Cosmoledo, is a 2 hour and 45 minute flight away from Mahé.

Cosmoledo enjoys the reputation of being an explosive saltwater flats fishing experience. It’s here you’ll find enormous white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels, all ruled by the incomparable Giant Trevally. Fondly known as the GT capital of the world, the atoll also boasts impressive numbers of other fish, including big Bonefish, Bluefin Trevally, Bohar Snapper, Barracuda, Milkfish, the finicky Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of Triggerfish species. The sheer numbers and variety of fish species has amazed the fly fishing world, with anglers from across the globe sampling the ultimate fishing playground.

As Cosmoledo Atoll is completely uninhabited, accommodation is provided upon our comfortable liveaboard, an ideal base from which to explore and fish these islands.

Astove Atoll

Breathtakingly Beautiful

The Astove Atoll is situated 1055 km or 656 miles south-west of Mahé (about a 3 hour flight away) and forms part of the remote Aldabra group of atolls. Uninhabited since 1969, this atoll has seen very little human presence which makes for a wild and unique experience. Its defining feature is the Astove Wall which is described as gazing down into the Grand Canyon. It consists of the large flats and reef dropping a vertical 90 degrees, from ankle deep water to water over a kilometer deep.

Astove Atoll is the place for catching the largest flats-caught Giant Trevallies in the Indian Ocean. Its shallow lagoon, surrounded by sheer drop-offs, makes the experience unique and offers a sanctuary for both juvenile and trophy size fish that feed on the shallow white sand flats. Aside from big GT’s, Astove offers innumerable opportunities for Bonefish, Permit, Bluefin Trevally, Triggerfish, Barracuda and Milkfish. The offshore fishing starts metres from the edge of the flat where anglers can test their skills against Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo and Sailfish.

To ensure that the atoll stays pristine, Astove Atoll only caters to 6 anglers per week.

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