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Alphonse Atoll Fishing Report 16 – 23 September 2023

Our fishing week on Alphonse Island was an absolute hit with 12 eager anglers! Despite the weather playing its mischievous games, we managed to reel in some awe-inspiring catches and create memories that certainly left the anglers and guides grinning.

The Southeast trade winds kept the water on St Francois exceptionally clear, which meant we were in for excellent permit and GT fishing. Talk about a sight to behold: the sneaky Permit made their presence known, small groups of them indulging in a series of gourmet feasts off the backs of rays on the white sand flats. Neill set the bar on the first day of fishing, landing a beautiful 69 cm Permit with his guide Dean. Justin, who had the magic touch this week, landed not one, not two, but four Permit, including a mesmerising 67 cm beauty. Well done Justin and Neill. A total of 7 Permit were landed for the week.

The Giant Trevally were out and about with a total of 12 on the tally at the weeks end. Angler Kyle, a newbie to the saltwater fly fishing world, found himself amidst a shoal of colossal GTs. The battle that followed was nothing short of EPIC—an adrenaline-pumping boat chase, a flickering rod battling against the Geets strength. Kyle emerged victorious, hauling in a whopping 117 cm geet. Well done, Kyle!

A couple of the anglers opted to spend a few days blue water fishing and their trips were nothing short of a Sailfish extravaganza! These acrobatic marvels are around in large numbers at the moment, flipping and twirling through the air like daredevil circus performers. The best blue water day of the week saw our anglers skilfully catch and release eight majestic Sailfish.

Stay tuned for next week’s report.

Tight lines,
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Alphonse Island

Bonefish 131
Giant Trevally 12 (Largest 117 cm)
Moustache Triggerfish 4
Indo-Pacific Permit 7 (Largest a whopping 69 cm!)


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

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