The Fishing Trip of a Lifetime

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Game Fishing

An isolated & undisturbed fisherman’s paradise

The unspoilt waters of Alphonse and St François Atolls are home to the most incredible variety of blue water fish species, translating into a great destination for offshore fishing. The structure and sheer drop-offs are ideal for attracting a variety of pelagic species that can be caught on fly as well as conventional trawling methods. Fish such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado can be challenged on any given day. Anglers can choose to either spend a half or full day targeting some of the hard fighting fish on offer.

Although Alphonse practices a strict “No Conventional/Spin Fishing” on or close to the islands, flats and reef to preserve the resident species that use the shallow reef as an access point onto the flats and surrounding areas, fish can be caught for consumption. Guests are therefore invited to bring their catch back to shore and liaise with our chefs to prepare it fresh for dinner.

 

Highlights

  • Unrivalled diversity and abundance of fish species
  • Conservation-minded fishing
  • Experienced and knowledgeable fishing guides and team
  • Variety of bluewater techniques practised

Guides

The Most Experienced Recreational Angling Team in the Seychelles

To ensure the ultimate fishing experience for Alphonse guests, an international team of knowledgeable guides and qualified managers are on hand to share their passion for this unique fishery and its environment.

Alphonse’s full time guides are all professionals and have a very comprehensive knowledge of the areas in which they operate. They are all fluent in English and some speak French and Creole. Guiding takes place on a rotational basis allowing anglers to experience all the different characters within the guide team. All the guides carry waterproof VHF radios and are in constant communication with each other as well as the base on Alphonse. They are all qualified skippers and their boat handling skills are impeccable.

Boats

Bijoutier

BIJOUTIER is a 33ft walk around Lee Cat, powered by twin 225hp Yamaha outboard engines. She is rigged with the latest Lowrance electronics for navigation, communications and radar. The layout of this boat makes her extremely versatile for all kinds of fishing. She is fitted with a casting platform on the bow, and aft showcases an open plan for ease of fighting big game fish. She can fit a maximum of 10 anglers with one captain and deckhand.

St. François

ST. FRANÇOIS is a 44ft Powershuttle Catamaran. She is very spacious and has adequate rod holders as well. Powered by two 225hp Yamaha Outboard engines, St. François handles well with a very smooth and comfortable ride. Depending on the type of fishing you would like to practise, she can take up to 10 passengers and 2 crew members.

Equipment

Alphonse Fishing Tackle & Gear Shop

All of our fishing equipment rods and reels are of the Shimano brand, which is amongst the highest quality available on the market. Ranging from Light 30lbs rigs (perfect for switching Sailfish and the ever present Wahoo) to the Heavy 130lbs rigs (ideal for going all out when targeting the Marlin who frequent our diverse waters, attracted by the abundance of various baitfish in the area). All of our rigs are stand-up rigs.

For the more avid spin fisherman, we are well equipped with top of the range Shimano Stella reels paired with 8ft popping rods. This will put you in prime position to take on the large Yellowfin Tuna that quite happily terrorize the resident Flying Fish population in the area and will readily inhale a popper off the surface.

Popular Catches

Yellowfin Tuna
Jobfish
Jobfish
Dogtooth Tuna
Dogtooth Tuna
Dorado
Wahoo
Wahoo
Giant Trevally
Black Jack Trevally
Black Jack Trevally
Barracuda
Blue Marlin
Blue Marlin
Sailfish
Indo-Pacific Sailfish
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