Located 400km [250 miles] south-west of Mahé in the Seychelles. Alphonse Island is a one hour flight from Mahé. Bi-weekly flights between Mahé and Alphonse – Saturdays and selected Wednesdays.
OVERVIEW OF ALPHONSE ATOLL
Alphonse Atoll, a nature lover’s paradise, is one of the world’s most pristine, untouched Edens. The islands in the atoll enjoy an exquisite climate and miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons and sea flats.
Alphonse is one of three in the group and sits aside St. François and Bijoutier. All enjoy a perfect location in the Seychelles Outer Islands, in the very heart of the Indian Ocean. Although the accommodation is on Alphonse Island, the majority of the fly fishing is done around St. François Atoll.
What truly distinguishes Alphonse Island as one of the most outstanding fishing destinations in the world is the combination of stylish hotel accommodation alongside the opportunity to fish 3 different islands right on your doorstep.
Surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean you will find a retreat with white sandy beaches, stylish accommodation, luxurious experiences, a range of exotic animals and endemic plant life
FLY FISHING AT ALPHONSE ATOLL
Alphonse Atoll is one of the most famed saltwater fly fishing destinations in the Indian Ocean. Its ten thousand acres of white sand flats provide easy wading and world-class fishing.
The atolls are home to huge populations of Bonefish, three different types of triggerfish, Barracuda, snapper, grouper, Indo-Pacific Permit, parrotfish and eight species of trevally, including the Giant Trevally.
The most challenging fish to catch, though, is the fabled Milkfish, a turbo-charged algae eater growing to 40lbs.
You can also try the so-called BLUEWATER FISHING with top guides on great ships.
Lovers of all kinds of lure fishing will get their money’s worth. Popping, trolling, jigging is very popular here.
ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES
Set amongst lush, green and tropical vegetation, all 22 Beach Bungalows, 5 Beach Suites and 2 Four Bedroomed
Beach Villas are mere steps away from the white sandy beach and offer spectacular ocean views.
Seychelles are usually hot and somewhat humid with daily temperatures hovering at ± 35 ° C.
The evenings are also always warm.
FISHING SEASON AT ALPHONSE ATOLL
The main fishing season lasts from the beginning of September to the end of May.
TACKLE & GEAR
Alphonse has a fully stocked tackle and gear shop with an extensive collection of flies, flylines and accessories for sale, should you need extra, run out, our would like to take something home with you. We also stock Yeti coolers and flasks, Columbia clothing and caps, and Thomas & Thomas fly rods for purchase.
ROD & REEL
Fly fishing outfits consisting of Thomas and Thomas fly rods and Shilton reels, loaded with 300 yards of Cortland braided backing. Fly lines will need to be purchased from the shop and it is recommended that you pre-order a fly pack for your expedition, which would include all the flies you would need for the various different species on offer.
There is a full range of flies that are custom tied for Alphonse on the right hooks and with the correct material. It’s important that angler’s pre-book the rod loan. All rodbreakages will be for your account and will be billed at US$150 per section of rod.
If you would like to bring your own tackle and fishing equipment, we will be happy to help you choose the right tackle, and recommend the best lures for your hunt.
As well as choosing the right clothes. (can be bought on the island)
Other possible activities on Alphonse Island are:
- paddle board, kayak
- diving with sailboats or manta rays
- adventure trips
- experiential gastronomy
- exploring islands and more…