Alphonse Island Resort and the expansive hard white sand flats surrounding the atolls of Alphonse and St. Francois provide the background for the fly fishing experience of a lifetime. The atolls are home to incredibly large populations of bonefish, 3 different types of triggerfish, barracuda, snapper, grouper, permit, 3 species of trevally (including the giant trevally), and the incomparable milkfish just to name the most popular.
The accommodations and facilities at Alphonse are among the most comfortable at any fly fishing destination in the world.
With multiple species caught on a fly, diversity gives anglers the opportunity to target a myriad of species during their stay. To ensure guests the ultimate fishing experience, only 12 anglers fish per week. Top notch guides are on hand to share their passion for this unique fishery.
Beachside bungalows feature queen-sized beds, sitting area, private bathroom and private outdoor shower. The ‘Le Lys’ central dining and bar area allows guests to socialize while enjoying their favorite drink and dine on the very best of traditional Creole creations.
As a general rule, an 8 or 9-wt. outfit for bonefish and permit, 10-wt. for the triggerfish and milkfish and a 12-wt. for the GT’s and bluewater. A complete gear list will be sent upon trip confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.
Alphonse Island is accessed via private charter from the main island of Mahe. Most US and UK clients access Mahe via Dubai with Emirates Airlines. Access to the Mahe can also be made via Condor Airlines from Frankfurt, Germany and Etihad Airlines through Abu Dhabi. Due to the complex nature of these flights, Frontiers will be glad to assist with your travel plans.
There are numerous activities for the non-angler such as snorkeling, eco-walks, swimming, hiking, paddle boards, kayaking, bicycling and more. You must possess a passport valid for 6 months after the last day of your trip.
October 2017 to the end of April 2018
- 7-night/6-day fishing package is from US $8,500 based on single accommodation and shared boat/guide.
- 7 night/6-day leisure package is from US$5,250
- Return charter from Mahe US $750 per person
- Park fees $175 per angler and $70 for leisure
Tarpon > 40” Fork Length
Do not remove them from the water. This causes too much damage and stress, and decreases their chances of survival.
Minimize the time you handle the fish next to the boat before release.
Tarpon < 40” Fork Length
Minimize handling, since this can remove protective slime from the fish.
If you handle a fish, use clean wet ...
Do you have a desire to go fishing in the Seychelles at a discounted rate? If your schedule is flexible and you can travel on short notice, usually one to two months, let us know. On occasion, we receive emails from either the Alphonse Fishing Company or FlyCastaway with offers of discounted trips due to last minute cancellations or unsold space. Due to the discounted rate the outfitters ask that Frontiers be discrete and don’t ...
The 2017 / 2018 Alphonse Island season started off with a bang, picking up where they left off last season. Trevally, triggerfish, bonefish, Indo-Pacific permit and milkfish all joined the party on the flats while wahoo and sailfish crashed the bluewater festivities. The guides are excited as they start another memorable season at Alphonse Island Resort.
It’s that wonderful time of the year when the Alphonse Island fly fishing ...
Alphonse Island Fishing Company has exciting news from owners and operators of Alphonse, Astove, Cosmoledo and A’Mani Liveaboard programs.
Starting this fall at Alphonse Island, in order to improve on the guest experience while on the water, they are introducing new custom built Evo-X East Cape skiffs. These skiffs were chosen due to their extra length (17’9”), comfortable ride, practicality and the ability to pole. ...
Alphonse Island and the rest of the lodges in the Seychelles continue to offer outstanding fishing. Because of this, they are having a tremendous early booking surge. So if you are considering a trip to Alphonse Island for the 2017 / 2018 season (October 2017 – April 2018) or the Cosmoledo Atoll or Astove Island programs, you should book as soon as possible. – Bob Artzberger
The following is the mid-season fishing report ...
Alphonse Island, Seychelles
Alphonse Island, Seychelles