Seychelles

The best saltwater fly fishing in the world.
Turn your fly into a fish’s ultimate temptation. The Seychelles, with its 115 islands and deserted atolls, ideal weather and warm Indian Ocean waters, is renowned for being home to some of the world’s richest fishing grounds. You don’t even have to venture too far to break fishing records!

You’ll be amazed by its waters teeming with aggressive predatory fish, including giant trevally, bonefish, triggerfish, permit as well as algae-eaters like the turbo-charged milkfish. If you’d like, you can even put your skills further to the test in a blue water fishing environment and face trophy sailfish, sharks, giant barracudas, rainbow runner and wahoo.

It’s challenges like these that make Seychelles the best fishing destination for experienced fishermen and beginners alike.

The AFC Experience

Choosing the right Seychelles fishing operator is essential, especially when you consider the archipelago’s enormity. Over 1,000 species of fish, off 115 islands, in waters covering almost 1.4 million km² means you need in-depth local knowledge.

Alphonse Fishing Company, with its expert guides and its superior boats, equipment and facilities, boasts the most experienced recreational angling experience in Seychelles with more years on the outer islands than any other organisation.

Fish with us and you’re guaranteed a professional fly fishing experience. You’ll enjoy the immense variety of our 3 operations or you can combine them for an even more rewarding experience.

  • Fly fishing with AFC

    We organise our Seychelles saltwater fly fishing trips with one thought in mind: helping you enjoy the very best of this fly anglers’ paradise and its thousands of acres of white sand flats, easy wading and world class site fishing. Our international and knowledgeable team of guides and managers ensure you enjoy the very best experience. We also limit the number of fly anglers at all of our destinations to maintain exclusivity and sustainability. To ensure prolific fisheries and to limit our impact on these wildernesses, a strict catch-and-release policy is practiced..

  • Blue water fly fishing with AFC

    Now you can target some of the hard fighting fish on offer as Alphonse Island is home to an incredible variety of blue waterpelagic fish species. You’ll have the opportunity to challenge fish including Sailfish, Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado. Anglers can spend either a half or full day on our Blue-Water experiences.

  • Guides

    Keith Rose-Innes, our Group Director, oversees all Alphonse Fishing Company destinations. His management and guiding portfolio extends through 22 countries and includes 18 years’ exploring, pioneering, promoting and establishing the remote atolls of the Seychelles firmly on the world fly fishing calendar.

    Rest assured that fishing with us gives you access to the best destinations at the best time of the year. And since we boast the most experienced recreational angling team in Seychelles, you’ll be under the watchful eyes of the world’s finest fly fishing guides and captains.

    Our fishing team of 36 guides, captains, deckhands and managers run the fishing operations. You can be assured they are dedicated and extremely experienced, with hundreds of thousands of hours under their belts.

    We go to these lengths to ensure that you enjoy some of the world’s best fly fishing.

  • Boats

    Our experienced team is complemented by 38 purpose-built boats which play a vital part in accessing the best fishing areas. You’ll also enjoy quality accommodation on board these vessels.

  • Equipment

    You’ll have also enjoy access to a full range of equipment which you can rent or buy, including rods, flies, hooks and lines. Even better, we have a range of generic and custom-tied flies designed by our own guides, specifically targeting the species at our fishing destinations.

  • Facilities

    Our accommodation, restaurants and bars are amongst the finest of any fishing destination in the world. We ensure our fishermen enjoy a superb and comfortable stay, and we attend to all your needs.  Whether it’s the comfortable Alphonse Island Lodge, The Astove Lodge or the Cosmoledo Live-aboard, our destinations provide the finest facilities to make your trip a memorable one.

Destinations

Our destinations offer challenges to all fishermen - and are ideal for fishing experts and novices alike. Here are short introductions to the atolls you can visit on your trip.
Alphonse Atoll

Alphonse Island is renowned for its expansive sea flats, which offer easy wading and world class fishing.  The atolls are some of the most pristine, untouched islands in the world yet the island is only 60 minutes flight from Mahé.

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Cosmoledo Atoll

Cosmoledo Atoll is close to the World Heritage Site of Aldabra, known far and wide as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. Its pristine and untouched ecosystem, with saltwater flats and a huge variety of fish species, attracts fly fishermen from around the world.

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Astove Atoll

Home to the biggest Giant Trevallies in the Indian Ocean, this island offers superb fly fishing in a shallow lagoon surrounded by sheer drop-offs. It’s over a thousand kilometres from Mahe, making this atoll part of the remote Aldabra group of atolls.

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