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Alphonse Atoll Fishing Report 28th October – 4th November 2023

What a week it was for the anglers who found themselves on our little island paradise for the week! The northwest season is now in full swing with lots of hungry an willing fish around.

We welcomed the return of surface-feeding Milkfish on the outside of the atoll. Father and son, Noah and Fernando took full advantage and each landed quality fish, the biggest of the two stretching the tape to an impressive 97 cm.

Noah did not stop at the Milkfish, and proceeded to put on a GT fishing masterclass and bagged himself a total of five Geets for the week, the biggest coming in at a cracking 96 cm. In addition to this, Noah brought to hand an epic 51 cm Yellowmargin Triggerfish, a monster by any standards and a serious challenge just to hook, let alone land. This Trigger did not come easy, and in typical Triggerfish fashion it charged into a hole in the coral once hooked. After a dive and recovery attempt by both guide and angler the fish was eventually landed. Congratulations on some epic fishing Noah.

Angler Ashley, who is still getting into fly fishing, certainly will not forget her time fishing the flats of St Francois. Amongst some Bonefish, Ash caught herself two beautiful Geets and a massive 53 cm Moustache Triggerfish! Congratulations on your awesome week Ash and we look forward to having you back again soon!

On the Permit front, Fernando can be very proud of his fantastic 63 cm Permit. The only Permit for the week and an absolute beauty of a fish. Dennis claimed the Bonefish angler of the week awards, catching a massive 64 cm Bone which gave a proper account of itself on the nine weight setup. Well done Fernando and Dennis!

The blue water fishing continues to remain consistently action packed. Anglers William and Kathy went out for a morning session and each landed a Sailfish and Wahoo on the fly. These powerful pelagic’s are a serious physical challenge on fly and we are stoked that William and Kathy were able to get it done!

We look forward to another epic week on Alphonse and St Francois, stay tuned for next week’s report.
Tight lines,
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Alphonse Island

Bonefish 91
Giant trevally 13 (biggest 96 cm)
Indo-Pacific Permit 1 (63 cm)
Yellowmargin Triggerfish 1
Moustache Triggerfish 3
Milkfish 2 (biggest 97 cm)
Bluefin Trevally 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

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