Most Exhilarating Saltwater Fly Fishing in the World

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World-class Flats and Blue Water Fly-fishing

Considered a fly-angler's paradise, the expansive flats surrounding the Alphonse atolls provide the fly-fishing experience of a lifetime. Ten thousand acres of hard white sand flats provide easy wading and world class sight-fishing.

Highly Sought After Species

The atolls are home to incredibly large populations of not only Bonefish, but also 3 different types of Triggerfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Parrotfish, 8 species of Trevally (including the Giant Trevally), and the incomparable Milkfish.

Exceptional Staff, Facilities and Purpose-built Boats

Experienced and professional guides with comprehensive local knowledge. Huge range of quality equipment to satisfy all levels of anglers, and cover all aspects of fly fishing techniques. Fleet of Purpose-built boats. Fly shop and top quality rental gear on location.

Spacious and Luxurious Accommodation

Great accommodation options for fishermen, couples and larger groups alike. Very spacious and private. Your own piece of paradise, a few steps away from the beach. Nestled within nature.

Popular Catches

Bohar Snapper
Bohar Snapper
Moustache Triggerfish
Yellowlipped Emperor
Yellowlipped Emperor
Sailfish
Yellowmargin Triggerfish
Bonefish
Milkfish
Permit Fish
Permit
Jobfish
Jobfish
Dogtooth Tuna
Dogtooth Tuna
Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo
Giant Trevally
Barracuda
Bluefin Trevally
Bluefin Trevally

My Experience on Alphonse Island

Experienced Crew, Top Equipment and Purpose Built Boats

We are proud of the most experienced recreational angling team in the Seychelles, with more years fishing on the outer islands than any other organisation. Alphonse has 8 full time fly fishing guides that 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.

Anglers will fish in pairs sharing a skiff and guide each day. 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. What makes the Alphonse guide team stand out from the rest is that they pioneered the techniques which have allowed fly anglers to target Milkfish on fly. Alphonse also accounts for more than 90% of world’s Milkfish caught and released on an annual basis.

We also have a comprehensive list of suggested equipment, clothing and accessories to bring with you to Alphonse. There is a fully kitted fly shop at the fishing center that can provide you with most of the tackle you will need for your trip. There is a full range of flies that are custom tied for Alphonse on the right hooks and with the correct material. There is also a 9, 10 and 12 weight fly rod rentals service.

A Variety of Excellent Fly Fishing Locations and Opportunities

The magnificent island threesome comprising of Alphonse, St François and Bijoutier lies in the very heart of the Indian Ocean as part of the Seychelles outer islands. Considered a fly-angler's paradise, the expansive flats surrounding the Alphonse atolls provide the fly-fishing experience of a lifetime. This spectacular wilderness has ten thousand acres of hard white sand flats which provide easy wading and world class sight-fishing. The Alphonse group is one of the most famed saltwater fly fishing destinations in the Indian Ocean and is one of the most prolific Bonefish fisheries in the world.

The atolls are home to incredibly large populations of not only Bonefish, but also 3 different types of Triggerfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Parrotfish, 8 species of Trevally (including the Giant Trevally), and the incomparable Milkfish. This diversity gives anglers the opportunity to target a myriad of different species during their stay.

Incredible Natural Beauty and Protected Marine Life

Alphonse Island is an intimate private lodge situated on Alphonse Island, the largest in the Alphonse group of atolls. This group of atolls is considered one of the most pristine, untouched Eden’s of the world, making it a nature lover’s paradise.

We are committed to protecting the unique fauna and flora of the area with ongoing research, rehabilitation and monitoring programs, focusing especially on nesting sea turtles, giant tortoises, sensitive marine habitats and forest rehabilitation. Fishing is done on a strict catch-and-release basis, with environmental fishing practices consistently practiced. The St. Francois fishery caters for just 12 fly-anglers at a time to maintain exclusivity and sustainability. Many of the guides also hold qualifications in the field of ecology, and therefore conservation best practices are always applied along with our catch-and-release policy.

A Unique Location

Alphonse Island is an incredibly remote and secluded paradise to enjoy your fishing holiday! There is no malaria in the Seychelles and no vaccines are required when visiting, although some travelers elect to protect themselves against hepatitis A with an immunoglobulin injection (short-­term protection) or the longer lasting vaccine. Alphonse Island has no cyclones (sheltered and predictable weather conditions), no poisonous snakes or spiders, no dangerous animals and no cars.

With only one intimate lodge on the entire atoll, you will experience a great sense of space, both indoors and out, with ocean views from your patio or deck and unblemished beaches just a few paces away.

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Browse the Accommodation

Not only is Alphonse Island one of the best fishing destinations in the world, it is also one of the most luxurious. Alphonse Island features one intimate resort with accommodation perfectly suited to your needs. After another successful day of fishing, kick back and make yourself at home… in paradise.

Experiences on the Island

Besides outstanding Fly Fishing, Alphonse Island is an outdoor enthusiast and nature lover’s paradise with miles of white sandy beaches, indigenous forests and protected coral reefs. Take advantage of all the diverse experiences this island paradise has to offer.

  • Fly Fishing
  • Game Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Ocean Experiences
  • Island Experiences
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Dining
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