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Alphonse Atoll Fishing Report 30th September – 07 October 2023

It’s been a tough week on Alphonse Island, with gusting winds and unpredictable rain, fishing conditions were harder than usual. Despite the weather, the small group of anglers for the week persevered and managed to get some good fish to the net.

Every cloud has a silver lining, and the less favourable weather conditions, strong winds and high tides meant fresh, cold, and clean water was constantly moving over the flats and into the lagoon. This made ideal conditions for big GT’s with anglers being spoilt daily for opportunities at them. A total of four Giant Trevally were landed, all of which measuring greater than 80 cm.

The Permit fishing was also quite exciting, but at the same time a bit heartbreaking. Anyone who’s fished for these fish know that they are up there as the toughest fish to convince to eat a fly. There were a lot of them around during the week, many following thorny-back rays. A few were missed, some lost, but one lucky angler managed his first Permit during the week.

A variety of fish species have been around in healthy numbers and the weather is on the cusp of change, with the northwest season imminent, offering different advantages to the southeast trade season we are coming out of. We are looking forward for what is to come in the weeks that follow.

Tight lines,
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Alphonse Island

Bonefish 83
Giant trevally 4
Milkfish 1
Indo-Pacific Permit 1
Bohar Snapper 1
Batfish 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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