The Seychelles has become the mecca for saltwater fly anglers but one location stands out above the rest, the Alphonse group. The Alphonse group is considered one of the most desirable saltwater destinations in the world. It is a paradise for fly fishing anglers due to its pristine waters and exceptional variety of saltwater species.
Situated approximately 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa and 310 nautical miles southwest of Mahe, Alphonse is a tiny, triangular coral island that it is one of three formations in a small and isolated group: Alphonse in the north, Bijoutier in the middle, and St. François in the south.
Each day you will depart from Alphonse in Tam Tam, a comfortable and fast mothership, which will take you on a 40 minute journey to the uninhabited atoll of St Francois. The majority of the fishing will involve wading the firm white sandy flats which are interlaced with channels leading to the perimeter reef which it is considered by many to be the world’s most exquisite and diverse saltwater fishery. This diverse fishery enables you to catch several of the now 60 species targeted on fly. Including three species of Triggerfish, seven species of Trevally, Milkfish, Barracuda, Sailfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and a plethora of other flats and offshore species.
One other advantage of our operation on Alphonse is that we also have available offshore fishing for either conventional tackle or fly fishing. These options allow you to upgrade any of your fishing days to an offshore day that provides anglers with the additional opportunity to catch exciting species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado.
On our Alphonse Island fishing trip, you will enjoy 8 hours of fishing each day, based on 2 anglers per one guide. Guiding takes place on a rotational basis, allowing anglers to experience all facets of the fishery and to fish with a different guide each day.
This Alphonse Island fishing, with its stunning island and resort, is perfect for non-anglers too. There are a variety of activities to participate in including cycle tours, Bijoutier Island visit, dolphin viewing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, spa and many more.
If you have any questions on the Alphonse Island fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.
You can also view our other Seychelles destinations.