Preferred by many anglers, the finest and shallow salt waters of Seychelles offer an unbelievably fantastic fly fishing experiences. When you combine the diverse species of fishes with epic scenery and amazingly beautiful waters, the opportunity to catch fish is a win-win! During fly-fishing in the islands of Seychelles, you would inevitably end up with a fishery unlike any other found on earth. You would see over 60 different species of fish, some of which include, Giant trevally, bonefish, triggerfish, Indo-Pacific permit, and milkfish. There is just no other place on the planet that offers the same level of fly fishing. It is a heaven for fly anglers!
Hitting the bucket list of every fly angler, Alphonse Island provides a lifetime experience of fly fishing. It is the most famed saltwater destination in the Indian Ocean and one of the most prolific Bonefish fisheries. The atolls are home to incredibly large populations of barracuda, Grouper, Triggerfish, Parrotfish, and Milkfish. This diversity is a boon for anglers who can target a myriad of several species. Moreover, the St. Francois fishery allows only 12 anglers at a time keeping in mind the quality experience and environmental sustainability. You'll get top-notch guides who would share their angling tips and tricks. The island is accessible via charter through Mahe. Moreover, it is mandatory to have a 6-months valid passport followed by the last day of your trip.
The Alphonse Fishing Co. offers you a fly fishing package at USD 9495 which includes-
Located at a stone throw distance from Aldabra, the World Heritage Site, Cosmoledo's untouched ecosystems boasts of vast sand flats and beautiful islands. Due to the very less pressure being exerted by humans on its environment, the magnificent atoll offers an amazing fly-fishing experience to the anglers. Within this fishery are two islands, Menai and Wizard, named after two ships that had explored Cosmoledo in 1822 during Moresby Expedition. The islands in the north offer a good number of fishes. The Cosmoledo fishery has continued to amaze the fly anglers with the variety that it has to offer. Moreover, after being closed after six years, the ecosystem has rejuvenated itself with more species, especially that of hungry giant trevally. Some of the other species are Bonefish, Bluefin Trevally, Indo-Pacific permit, Golden Trevally, Sharks, Emperor Fish, Barracuda, etc.
The best time for fly fishing is supposedly from early November to Min-December and late February to late April. The Atoll allows a maximum of eight anglers per week, and it is mandatory to have a valid passport. It can be reached through Mahe.
The Fly Shop travel offers you a fly fishing package at USD 14,950. It includes-
There was a time when the adventuresome salt waters of this atoll were known only to the inner circle. But today, the varied flats, coral lagoons, and copious blue waters make Farquhar one of the world's best multi-species fisheries. Accessed by mothership in the past, nowadays anglers enjoy at a small lodge which is a perfect fish camp at this island and the one with best values in Seychelles. It lies 450 miles southwest of Mahe and hence is accessible through a charter flight. The islands here create a perfect habitat for milkfish, parrot fish, bohar snapper, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, etc. To maintain the balance in the ecosystem, two anglers per boat and ten anglers in total are allowed. Also, the best suited season for fly fishing lies between October-April.
The Flywater Travel offers a package of USD 9500 per person which includes-
a. St. Joseph's Atoll
Lying in the Amirantes chain of islands, this atoll is a gem. It comprises an area of 12 km and flats that pop out during the low tide. The roughly oval shapes atoll is famous for its healthy population of Bonefish and Indo Pacific Permit. The anglers follow these fishes on foot making it way more exciting. The size of bonefish you are expected to have range sbetween 4-8 lbs which isn't a bad deal.
b. Poivre Atoll
It consists of 2 islands, namely Ile du Sud and Poivre. The crystalline and shallow lagoons form not only a picturesque location but also a home to Permits. The turtle and coral grass that surrounds the island creates a perfect habitat for a wealthy population of the Indo-Pacific Permits. They are so frequent near flats that here too, anglers are found stalking them on foot. Other species of fishes include Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Bonefish and Giant Trevally.