FlyCastaway, operator of Providence Atoll, Farquhar Atoll, and St Brandon’s, experienced some memorable fishing during the first half of the 2019/2020 season. After a break for the holidays, they are back at it. For those able to travel with short notice, they have a few open dates for the remainder of the season.
Farquhar Atoll: March-May 2020
· March 4–11, 2020 (One rod available)
· March 11–18, 2020 (One rod available)
· March 18–25, 2020 (One rod available)
· April 1–8, 2020 (Two rods available)
· April 29–May 6, 2020 (Six rods available; these rods have just become available due to a recent cancellation)
Providence Atoll: March–April 2020
· April 21–30, 2020 (special 9 night/8 fishing day tour - three rods available)
St Brandon’s: April–June 2020
· April 20–30, 2020 (One rod available)
· May 18–28, 2020 (One rod available)
· May 25–June 4, 2020 (Six rods available; these rods have just become available)
Providence Atoll is their flagship destination. The largest and least explored atoll in the Seychelles, it’s an outstanding giant trevally fishery along with the elusive bumphead parrotfish, bonefish, triggerfish, milkfish, and more. With offshore nearby, you can also target tuna, wahoo, and billfish, just to name a few. The rate for the 7-night/6-day fishing package is $13,500 + $100 Global Rescue policy. Note: this is a live-aboard operation on the 135’ MY - Dugong, a research vessel specially retrofitted for fly fishing.
Farquhar Atoll offers terrific diversity for both wading the flats and offshore fishing. Giant trevally, bonefish, triggerfish, bumphead parrotfish, and milkfish are some of the species available on the flats, with sailfish, tuna, wahoo, and more offshore. A land-based operation, the rooms are air-conditioned with en suite bathroom and private outdoor shower. The rate for the 7-night/6-day fishing package is $11,250 + $175 Conservation Levy.
St Brandon’s offers the ultimate fly fisherman’s adventure. Transport to and from the atoll takes 24–28 hours on two 64-foot supply vessels from Port Louis, Mauritius. Your accommodation is on Raphael Island in an air-conditioned guest house with en suite bathrooms. St Brandon’s is known for its large bonefish and Indo-Pacific permit population. Bonefish up to 14 pounds have been caught, with double-digit fish caught on almost a weekly basis. The average fish is 6–8 pounds. The atoll is also home to giant and bluefin trevally and more.
If you are unable to get away on short notice, FlyCastaway is booking all three destinations for fall 2020, 2021, and 2022 seasons. There are a lot of great dates available, so if interested or if you want some additional details, please contact us.