Fishing in the Seychelles offers the opportunity to catch a number of different species such as Yellow Fin Tuna, Barracuda, Milkfish and Bonefish. However the one fish that stands out as the main attraction is the Giant Trevally and out here they reach immense sizes. Fish of up to one hundred and thirty pounds have been hooked and landed on fly rods. They will test you and your gear to the absolute limit of its capabilities. Anglers from all over the world are drawn to face this challenge.
The Mayas Dugong visits three main atolls during each trip, Assumption, Cosmoledo and Astove.
Access to Cosmoledo Atoll which is the largest of these atolls has until recently been closed due to piracy. Thankfully the operation is back up and running and the fishing is better than ever. Cosmoledo is regarded as one of the finest, if not the finest location, for saltwater flats and GT fishing in the world. The sheer size of the wadeable flats, diversity and numbers of fish are staggering in and around the atoll, the islands and outcrops, inlets, channels and sandbanks offer numerous opportunities to target large fish. Combined with some rare and unusual seabirds and turtles, all making this a very special location.
Astove is a smaller atoll and offers the chance to target some really huge GT's along with Permit and Bonefish. It also offers some of the best bluewater fishing in the Seychelles. Just outside the reef edge the ocean walls just drop away and is home to various species such as trophy-size Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna.
Assumption is usually the last atoll to be visited and offers beautiful beaches and surf. Guest can walk and wade along the beach taking shots at the large predators that patrol the reef and beach edge. Or, if you fancy a break, it is the perfect place to snorkel and explore the undersea world.
The Mayas Dugong has four tender boats that ferry one guide and three anglers to each atoll island. There are four guides including one head guide. All the guides are professional and experienced skippers and fishing guides with First-Aid experience. They all understand and know the waters around these atolls very well. They will go the extra mile to ensure you catch the fish of your dreams. Most of the fishing is walking and wading and the boats are used to access the shallow flats and occasionally chase down large fish.
A typical day starts after breakfast and you should be on the move around 8:00am if not earlier and look to finish around 4:00pm-ish. Lunch is usually taken as a packed option but you can return to the ship if you prefer.
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. Most of the fishing is walking and wading.