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As of the 25th of March, Seychelles is welcoming guests from everywhere in the world, regardless of their vaccination status. The only requirement is a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure, as well as a Health Travel Authorisation. Enjoy this opportunity to truly get away from the crowds and experience the blissful isolation offered by our destinations in the Outer Islands of Seychelles.

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Alphonse Fishing Company

 

The most experienced fly fishing team in the Seychelles islands.

 

Choosing the right fishing operator can make or break your fishing experience. You need a team that is highly experienced, highly skilled and highly informed about local conditions.

Alphonse Fishing Company, with more years of experience on the outer islands than any other organisation, fills all three of these needs. You can rest assured that you’re at the best fishing spots, during the best times of the year, and under the watchful eyes of the world’s finest fly fishing guides and captains.

We also have 38 purpose-built boats of various sizes that play a vital part in accessing the fishing areas.

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Keith Rose-Innes

Keith, our Managing Director, oversees all Alphonse Fishing Company destinations. His management and guiding portfolio extends through 25 countries and more than 24 years exploring, pioneering, promoting and establishing the remote atolls of the Seychelles firmly on the world fly fishing map.

Keith is one of the world’s most respected and high-profile fishermen. With a wealth of experience and knowledge of fly fishing, Keith has been at the forefront of finding and exploring the world’s best fishing spots. He has also published numerous books and articles on fly fishing.

Devan van der Merwe

Devan has 15 years of guiding experience that extends to numerous different countries. He is a veteran when it comes to Seychelles fly fishing with 9 years of developing and managing the best saltwater guide team on the planet. Devan heads up 26 professional guides, captains and deckhands and runs a fleet of 48 vessels designed to work in the most logistically challenging environments. First and foremost to Devan in the successful management of these world-class destinations are sustainability, conservation and life-changing fishing experiences, creating memories which will last a lifetime.

Our Team

Enjoy the best fishing destinations during the best time of the year, and with assistance from the world’s finest fly fishing guides and captains. We are proud to enjoy the services of a highly skilled and experienced team. With extensive local knowledge of the best spots and fishing conditions in the Seychelles, our 36 guides, captains, deckhands and managers are well-positioned to ensure you get the very best from your fishing experience.

Crew Profiles

Our crew is knowledgeable and highly experienced. They are all on hand to help you get the most out of your fishing trip.

Keith Rose-Innes

Group Director

His management and guiding portfolio extends through 25 countries and includes more than 24 years exploring, pioneering, promoting and establishing the remote atolls of the Seychelles firmly in the world’s fly fishing consciousness.

Devan van der Merwe

Group Fishing Manager

Devan has 12 years guiding experience that extends through numerous countries in Africa. He is a veteran when it comes to Seychelles fly-fishing with seven years at Alphonse Island as head guide and hotel manager.

Wayne Haselau

Head Guide, Mentor, Host

Wayne is celebrating 20 years as a guide with Alphonse Fishing Company. He started his journey with us in 2000. Wayne developed the fly and techniques to catch milkfish. He has been at the forefront of pioneering many of the fly-caught species in Seychelles. Prior to his Alphonse journey, he gained his experience guiding in … Continue reading Wayne Haselau

Bradley Simpson

Astove Head Guide and Manager

Bradley has guided and managed lodges since 2010, joining AFC in 2012. Over the years he has worked in Angola, Sri Lanka and the Bahamas but still relishes the wild beauty of the Seychelles. Bradley has had the opportunity to guide on many of the outer islands including Desroches, Poivre, St. Joes, Alphonse, Farquhar and … Continue reading Bradley Simpson

Cameron Musgrave

Cosmoledo Head Guide

Cameron has more than five years’ guiding experience throughout the outer atolls of the Seychelles. He is the head guide at Cosmoledo Atoll and has helped elevate the destination into the world’s fly-fishing consciousness.

Kyle Simpson

Alphonse Head Guide

Kyle has ten years guiding experience on various atolls in Seychelles, both on and off the flats and is also an experienced bluewater captain. He has been a guide on Alphonse, Poivre, Astove and Cosmoledo.

Matthew Solon

Guide

Matthew has an overall total of nineteen seasons of guiding experience, spread between Ireland, Argentina, Russia and Seychelles.

Cullan Ashby

Guide

Cullan was born and raised in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and joined the Alphonse guide team in 2017. He quickly found his feet as a top guide and has excelled at guiding for Permit at Farquhar and Poivre Atolls. Off-season he spends his time on the Ponoi River in Russia, guiding for Atlantic Salmon.

Serge Samson

Guide

Serge is the most respected and experienced Seychellois fly fishing guide in the Seychelles. His 15 years’ guiding at Alphonse Island has seen him pioneer and name most of the famous spots on St. François Atoll.

Jamie Melvin

Guide

Jamie has been guiding with Alphonse Fishing Company for three seasons and is an experienced flats and blue water guide. He has a lifetime of blue water experience in Kenya and ran a bonefish lodge for two years in the Bahamas.

Yousuf Shaikh

Guide

Yousuf has five years’ guiding on Alphonse Island and is famous for being the world’s first-ever Bangladeshi fly-fishing guide. He has spent 12 years on Alphonse and has a reputation that supports his incredible success.

Scot De Bruyn

Guide

Scot has 12 years’ guiding experience at various destinations in Africa and as far away as Norway. He has seven years’ guiding experience in the Seychelles where he spent four seasons at Alphonse Island.

Shaun Jacobs

Guide & Captain

A well-respected international captain with 16 years’ competitive bluewater angling experience. Shaun holds the Alphonse Island record for most fly caught sailfish in a season.

Rudolf Lubbe

Guide

Rudolf has five years’ experience guiding in saltwater. He also has deckhand training which he completed in his first season at Alphonse Island.

Alex Quatre

Guide

A solid all-round guide with five years’ flats guiding experience at Alphonse Island and Astove. He is known as a specialist when it comes to several of the tailing species that are found on the Seychelles flats.

Kyle Reed

Guide

With four years’ guiding experience throughout Africa, which includes three years’ experience at various outer islands in the Seychelles, Kyle is thorough and professional with a vast knowledge of African fisheries.

Mvelo Trevor Sithole

Guide

Mvelo is devoted to fishing and has four years’ experience guiding in freshwater, and two years’ in saltwater.

Stuart Webb

Guide

An electrical engineer by trade, Stuart manages the Alphonse Island fleet of boats. He is a talented guide with two years’ guiding experience at both Alphonse Island as well as in Africa.

Brandon Poole

Guide

Brandon has two seasons guiding at Desroches, Poivre, St. Joseph and Alphonse. Coming from a legendary fishing family, he has been actively involved in saltwater fishing his entire life.

Graham Hayward

Guide

It’s Graham’s first season guiding on Alphonse Island and we’re excited to have him as part of our team.

Warren Graham

Guide

Warren is an avid adventurer and fly fishing enthusiast. This is his first season guiding in Seychelles.

Shaun Wampach

Guide

It’s Shaun’s first season guiding on Alphonse Island. He is an all-around fisherman and has twenty years of fly fishing experience. He has previous experience guiding in Fiji and Gabon.

Tyler O’Connor

Guide

It’s Tyler’s first season guiding on Alphonse Island and we’re excited to have him on the Alphonse team.

Jordyn Kate Mackenzie

Reservations & Operations

Having numerous years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Jordyn is the central hub of the organization. Jordyn ensures our guests have an amazing trip and that their arrangements are seamless.

Scott Mitchell

Procurement & Logistics

Scott’s strong background in procurement and training in the hospitality makes him the perfect manager when it comes to procurement and logistics for the difficult outer atolls.