Big Game Fishing, Bone & Fly Fishing
Blue Water Big Game Fishing...
Where to fish?
We recommend off the outer islands such as Denis, Bird, Desroches, Poivre and Alphonse. These islands are near to the continental shelf drop-offs and are a mecca for the large, fighting fish. However, game fishing is also possible around the inner islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
What fish could we expect to catch?
Bonito, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo (King Fish), Barraccuda, Dog Tooth Tuna, Dorado, Blue Marlin and Sailfish.
Is it essential to live onboard for fishing?
No, because there is the option of either half or full day charters. If you plan to stay with us on one of the outer islands you are within a few minutes of very productive fishing grounds.
Alternatively we do arrange live-aboard charters for fishing trips for up to seven days and a maximum of 6 people. Please call for more information.
What is the general layout of a Game Fishing boat?
All the boats used by Seychelles Travel are fully licenced by the Seychelles Authorities and comply with international safety regulations. The majority of boats carry a minimum of 4 rods, 2 fighting chairs and out-riggers for Marlin, managed by an experienced skipper and crew member.
Generally a half or full day charter includes soft drinks, lunch and your choice of catch by agreement with the skipper. Most boats have sun canopies to afford protection. In the interest of economy, the cost of the charter may be shared between clients. Talk to Seychelles Travel about this.
When is the best time to go?
Seychelles is an all-year round game fishing location. Between June and September the seas can become quite rough, so the limitation is generally the effects of sea-sickness rather than lack of fish.
And the cost?
As a guide, £300/400 for half day charter, £700/900 for full day charter.
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Bone & Fly Fishing
Alphonse & St. Francois Atolls
Seychelles is paradise for saltwater fly fishing. The ultimate has to be Alphonse & St.Francois atolls with their expanse of warm clear sand flats supporting a multitude of high energy Bone Fish, GT's, Milk Fish, and Trigger Fish. Our guided fishing trips are for 7 nights/ 6 days full board beach front accommodation and includes shared guided fly fishing with skiff (2 rods), return flighst Mahé/Alphonse/Mahé with the season running from October 2016 through to May 2017. Alphonse is a perfect location for both the experienced and beginners. And, for 2016 and 2017, non-fishers are welcome to join and share the chalet accommodation.
We provide our clients with a recommended clothing list and gear to take with them including lures and flies.The island has a well-stocked rental shop with rods, reels, lures etc.
Guide price per angler for 7 night package including Alphonse domestic flights but excluding international flights: £6765.00. Accompanying non-fishers sharing: £4167.00. These are all guide prices - exchange rates etc can make a difference, so please request an up to date figure. View Alphonse Island
In addition, Seychelles Travel provides International flights from Europe (we are ATOL bonded), and additional Accommodation in the Seychelles if required.
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Fly-Fishing Day Excursions
Seychelles Travel also offers a range of fly-fishing excursions based around the islands of Mahé. Praslin and La Digue. Guided half day or full day flats fly-fishing with casting instructions and equipment upon request.
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Blue Water Spinning, Jigging
A different approach to fishing. Blue water spinning, jigging or fly fishing trips with an expert guide. These are mainly available around Mahé and the inner islands. Talk to a Seychelles Travel fishing guide.