Cosmoledo is just a stone’s throw away from the World Heritage Site of Aldabra, often described as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean.
The atoll’s pristine and untouched ecosystem boasts vast, wadeable sand flats, beautiful islands of different shapes and sizes as well as a wonderful lagoon.
With humans having placed very little pressure on its environment over the years, the encounters you’ll experience are proof of how remote and preserved this magnificent atoll is.
Located 560 nautical miles south-west of Mahé in the Seychelles. A three hour flight from
Mahé to Astove (via Alphonse) connects with a one hour boat transfer to Cosmoledo.
Flights and boat transfers take place on – Mondays & Thursdays.
FLY FISHING AT COSMOLEDO ATOLL
Cosmoledo enjoys the reputation of being an explosive saltwater flats fly fishing experience. It’s here you’ll find enormous white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels, all ruled by the incomparable Giant Trevally.
What has become known as the “GT capital of the world” also boasts impressive numbers of other fish, including big Bonefish, Bluefin Trevally, Bohar Snapper, Barracuda, Milkfish, the finicky Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of triggerfish species.
The sheer numbers and variety of fish species has amazed the fly fishing world, with anglers from across the globe sampling the ultimate fishing playground!
The hard white sand, turtle grass or coral flats of Cosmoledo make for easy wading, thus separating it from many other destinations in the world.
Seychelles are usually hot and somewhat humid with daily temperatures hovering at ± 35 ° C.
The evenings are also always warm.
FISHING SEASON AT COSMOLEDO ATOLL
The main fishing season lasts from November to April.
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 LO AN
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)