An awesome group of anglers were welcomed to the world class fishery that is The Alphonse Group for an exciting week. With decreasing wind speeds and sunny days, our anglers were treated to excellent conditions out on the flats and in the deep blue. The spring tides meant plenty of water movement and options to fish sand flats, fingers, channels and the surf.
Each of the anglers enjoyed some spectacular bonefishing to get warmed up for the week, many of whom were pleasantly surprised at the extraordinary number of the species. Particularly on the spring drop, the Bonefish stack up and move in large shoals off the flats. Making the most of this, the anglers got stuck into them and a few managed to land more than 20 fish in a session.
As expected, the Permit fishing has remained consistent for this time of the year with many fish being seen. Two Perms were landed this week with the biggest measuring 62 cm, well done to Gareth on landing this beauty.
No one comes to Seychelles to fly fish without a burning desire to land the fabled Giant Trevally, and this week’s guests were well and truly up for the challenge. A total of nine Geets were landed in the week, and a number of these being firsts. A special mention to angler Pete who opened his GT account with an epic 92 cm fish, and then went on to catch two more Geets in the week to prove his quality fly fishing skills.
Another angler who showed his angling versatility was Albert, who brought to hand a beautiful 84 cm GT. Eager to add more fish to his tally, Albert turned his attention towards some Sailfish on the fly rod. In an action-packed day, where equipment was tested and in excess of 30 Sailfish were raised, Albert managed to land a total of five Sailfish on fly. Well done, Albert!
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Alphonse Island
TOTAL CATCH STATS WITH 11 RODS THIS WEEK:
Giant trevally 9 (biggest 92 cm)
Indo-Pacific Permit 2 (biggest 62 cm)
Yellowmargin Triggerfish 1
If you would like to know more about the fantastic fishing opportunities on offer on Alphonse Island you can contact our saltwater fly fishing expert Peter Collingsworth on 01603 407596 or via email at email@example.com.