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Alphonse Island Season Highlights

29 July 2020

Season Highlights

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When the opening week of a season starts off with 14 giant trevally, 11 permit and 12 triggerfish, then it’s a sure sign that it’ll be an incredible season!
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This week we are looking back at the epic season we had at Alphonse Island from September 2019 to March 2020. This past season was 25 weeks of pure fly fishing bliss!
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In the Seychelles we have been COVID free since May and we are happy to announce the reopening of our borders. We welcomed our first guest back to Alphonse Island this past week. We are excited to share more back-breaking, arm-throbbing, mind-blowing fishing experiences with you!
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It was such an eventful season at Alphonse Island and St. François Atoll, that we actually don’t even know where to start.
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As usual, the bonefishing was fast and furious, but additionally Alphonse and St. François proved to be true to its reputation as a well-rounded fishery with impressive numbers of flats and bluewater species having been caught too!

Here are just a few of the achievements that were truly remarkable this season:

  • The ‘most bonefish in a day’ crown for the season goes out to Leo Tallis, who caught 61 fish in one session.
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  • The most bonefish caught in a week added up to a whopping 584 bonefish.
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  • Rob Tjian landed 120 bonefish in one week.
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  • The most bonefish caught in one day was 334 bonefish between 5 anglers.
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  • The biggest bonefish of the season was a beautiful specimen of 68 cm caught by Chantal Chone.
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  • Christiaan Pretorius proved his legendary reputation by landing three permit ranging from 40 – 65 cm.
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  • Paul Collins caught the largest permit of the season with a 70 cm trophy fish.
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  • Tarquin Millington-Drake landed a beautiful 130 cm milkfish.
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  • The biggest bluefin of the season was caught by Ashley Reed, measuring an incredible 74 cm.
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  • The most GT’s landed in a single week tallied up to 33.
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  • The largest GT of the season belongs to Peter Ross who landed an enormous beast of 127 cm.
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Some of our Favourite Moments of the Season
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In Other News: The Fly Tying Station

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What better way to prepare for the ultimate fly fishing trip than sharpening your fly tying skills. We created a series of fly tying videos to ensure that you are ready to take on some of the world’s most sought-after saltwater species. Ranging from giant trevally flies to must-have permit flies, we’ve got you covered.

In our latest fly tying video Alphonse Fishing Co. guide Stuart Webb shows us how to tie the Garlic Butter, a fly that works incredibly well when it comes to targeting giant trevally on the flats. Watch our videos here.
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Rods Available for the Upcoming Season


Alphonse Island is known for its amazing accommodation options, fantastic food, and a host of other experiences.

Why not make use of our available rods for the upcoming season, and have the fishing trip of a lifetime while creating lifelong memories with the family?
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2020/2021 Season Availability Calendar
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