Alphonse Island

Destination: Alphonse Island
Country: Seychelles
Saltwater: Flats wading
Capacity: 12 per week
Season: Mid October to Early May
Specialties: Oceanfront property, Skiff fishing, Tackle hire, Wading
Species: African Pompano, Barracuda, Blue Fin Trevally, Bonefish, Dog Toothed Tuna, Giant Trevally, Milkfish, Moustache Trigger Fish, Permit, Picasso Trigger Fish , Yellow Margin Trigger Fish


The Lodge




Description

Alphonse is probably one of the finest bonefishing destinations in the world.

292 miles southwest of Mahe lies the St François Lagoon and adjacent Alphonse Island, part of the Amirantes group of Islands. Alphonse is the one of the famed saltwater destinations of the Indian Ocean and perhaps home to the most prolific bone fishery in the world. In addition to the abundant bonefish (ranging in size from 3 8 lbs) there are three species of trigger fish, five species of trevally and a plethora of other flats and offshore species. Perhaps the most challenging fish to catch is the fabled milkfish; a turbo charged algae eater growing to 40lbs. The guides on Alphonse Island have pioneered techniques which have allowed these vegetarian and notoriously difficult fish to be caught. This diversity gives the angler the opportunity to target a myriad of different species during the course of one trip.

The fishery caters for just 10 anglers, two per skiff and guests are guided by some of the most experienced saltwater guides in the world. Anglers are transferred for the short run from Alphonse to St François lagoon by the 40 mothership to where the skiffs are kept anchored. The fishing is very much tide dependent so the prevailing conditions will dictate which species you will focus on. You are then able to access the vast expanse of flats, lagoons, channels and reefs which spoil anglers in the choice of environment and species for which they would like to hunt.

Combined with the fabulous fishing, the accommodation at Alphonse is amongst some of the most luxurious of any fishing camp in the world. Guests stay in one of ten deluxe private air conditioned chalets offering every kind of comfort. The recently renovated bar area provides the ideal venue to relax in the evening breeze after a hard day on the flats and also houses the superb new restaurant serving fresh sea food of the highest quality. A standard package would include flights with Air Seychelles to Mahe and from there fishers will be then transferred to Alphonse by charter plane; a short 45 minute journey.

It is with great pleasure we are now able to offer this fantastic fishery for those wishing to sample the cream of international saltwater fishing. The seasons runs from early October to early May and we will be taking advantage of the best tides in order to maximise fishing opportunities. With huge experience in the Seychelles we can also organise some further time in the Seychelles if you wish to unwind or spend time with the family.


Client Comments:
"Time and time again, I have returned to Alphonse; it is undoubtedly one of my favourite destinations." M.T. - UK

"Alphonse has remained at the top of my list for saltwater fishing for a decade, and everytime I go I fall in love with another species. It took me a couple of years to get trigger fish out of my system, and I am now a Milkfish fiend. The accommodation is second to none." V.R. - UK

Travel Tips:
The Seychelles is 3 hours ahead of GMT and flying time from London is approximately 10 hours plus transfer time.

Visa's are not required for British passport holders.

Please contact us with any questions or for booking information.