Alphonse Island is considered by many as the finest saltwater destination in the world and provides an ideal location for your first experience of The Seychelles.
Alphonse Island is the longest established destination in the Seychelles and has a reputation that grows year on year for producing superb bonefishing. It also has become one of the premier destinations to cast to and hook one of the real speedsters of the sea: the Milkfish.
The atolls of Alphonse and St Francois are home to incredibly large populations of Bonefish that provide enjoyment to novice and experienced fly-anglers alike. The sheer variety of species in the island waters is truly staggering and it provides fishing opportunities rarely found anywhere else in the world. It is possible to target three different types of trigger fish (Yellow Margin, Giant and Picasso), eight species of Trevally (Giant, Bluefin, Brassy, Bigeye, Yellow dot, Golden, Black and Fulvie), Snappers, Groupers, African Pompano (Indo Pacific Permit), Parrot Fish and, of course, the incomparable Milkfish (Chanos Chanos).
The choice is almost limitless and the island resort has caught over sixty different species of fish on the fly. So, come well equipped!
A typical day starts after breakfast when all anglers meet at the fishing club-house where you are taken by the daily mothership catamaran to St Francois. Once inside the island lagoon, you transfer onto skiffs and explore with your guide the islands fishing.
Most of the fishing is walking and wading and the boats are used to access the shallow flats and occasionally chase down large fish. The guides are rotated with the guests and all are very experienced skippers. There is two anglers per guide.
On return around 4:00pm, guests are welcome to fish the home flats of Alphonse and target Bones, Snapper and a variety of other species.
There are some back-up rods and flies at the fishing club-house but we would advise all anglers to take their own gear and fishing equipment - rods, reels, lines flies, good wading boots polarized glasses and lots of sunscreen.