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Milkfish

Fishing For Milkfish - (Chanos Chanos)

Milkfish have an affectionate name, the fish of a thousand casts. To even hook a milky you need to be prepared to put in the time and effort. Once hooked, you are going to need to put in even more effort. The power to weight ratio of the milkfish makes it a challenging adversary to catch. Be prepared for some reel melting runs followed up by some spectacular aerobatics. The best part of the fight is it can go on for hours; tiring these fish out is a battle of the wills and stamina. 

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Milkfish Become a Reality. 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

    • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
    • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
    • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
    • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
    • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you fish for Milkfish?

You can fly fish for milkfish in the Seychelles, Christmas Island and various other destinations. 

Fishing Tackle for Milkfish

You will want a 9 or 10 weight 9 foot rod paired with a good saltwater reel and a floating tropical line. 

Fishing flies for Milkfish

The fly selection for milkfish could not be any simpler. As milkfish only eat algae, you need a fly that represents some floating algae. The best one is Waynes Milky Magic. 

Ask The Expert


Department Manager

Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Seychelles and Mexico's Yucatan fishing programs.


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Bahamas and Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.


Sporting Travel Specialist


UK Managing Director


Sporting Travel Specialist

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