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Alphonse Island Resort

If you check one destination off your bucket list, it should be Alphonse

Alphonse Island Resort and the expansive hard white sand flats surrounding the atolls of Alphonse and St. Francois provide the background for the fly fishing experience of a lifetime. The atolls are home to incredibly large populations of bonefish, 3 different types of triggerfish, barracuda, snapper, grouper, permit, 8 species of trevally (including the giant trevally), and the incomparable milkfish just to name the most popular.

The accommodations and facilities at Alphonse are among the most comfortable at any fly fishing destination in the world.

Fishing

With multiple species caught on a fly, diversity gives anglers the opportunity to target a myriad of species during their stay. To ensure guests the ultimate fishing experience, only 12 anglers fish per week. Top notch guides are on hand to share their passion for this unique fishery.

Accommodation

Beachside bungalows feature queen-sized beds, sitting area, private bathroom and private outdoor shower. The ‘Le Lys’ central dining and bar area allows guests to socialize while enjoying their favorite drink and dine on the very best of traditional Creole creations.

Gear

As a general rule, an 8 or 9-wt. outfit for bonefish and permit, 10-wt. for the triggerfish and milkfish and a 12-wt. for the GT’s and bluewater. A complete gear list will be sent upon trip confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.

Trip Specifics

Alphonse Island is accessed via a private charter from the main island of Mahe. Most US and UK clients access Mahe via Dubai with Emirates Airlines. Dubai can be accessed from many major airports in the US; Emirates Airlines or Delta Airlines are the most popular. Access to the Seychelles can also be made via Condor Airlines through Frankfurt, Germany and Etihad Airways through Abu Dhabi. Frontiers will be glad to assist you with you travel plans.

Non-fishing activities include swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, bicycling, tennis and more.

Rates

October 2017 to the end of May 2018
- 7-night/6-day fishing package is from US$8,500 based on single accommodation and shared boat/guide.
- 7 night/6-day leisure package is from US$5,250
- Return charter from Mahe US $750 per person
- Park fees $175 per angler and $70 for leisure

News

Seychelles - Alphonse - 20 weeks, 7976 Fish caught and released.

Through continued management and preservation Alphonse and St Francois atolls hold the reputation as the best bonefish fishery in the world.  This fishery has once again proved itself with 7602 bonefish caught and released during the first 20 week of the season. An average of 380 bonefish per week is not only what makes this destination so sought after but the variety of species has opened-up a spectrum of "Slams" that can ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 18th to 25th February 2017

The unpredictability of St. Francois atoll is what makes this special place so unique and it did not disappoint this week. It has truly been a highly diverse week with a wide variety of species being caught.  

The tidal phase was perfectly timed as it gave both the opportunity to spend time inside the atoll on the coral finger flats as well as being able to walk the surf during the later stages. The early neap tides led to ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 25th to 3rd March

With a full complement of clients fishing St Francois and multiple blue water trips happening throughout the day, the week was jam-packed with a large variety of opportunities to cover all the species that these atolls and the surrounding areas have to offer.  

The week provided us with some large spring tides unlocking the entire atoll to different opportunities. The early morning high tide brought in ice cold water, which ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 11th to 17th February 2017

Another memorable week of fishing at Alphonse Island after the bad weather system that had hindered fishing for the past two weeks finally moving off, heralding clear skies and bright sunshine. With the majority  of the weeks anglers being return guests their sights were set on targeting more of the challenging trophy species on offer.

During the first few days the tides were ideal for targeting GTs. The vast spring-tide ebbs ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - January 28th to February 4th 2017

This week saw some of the worst weather we have seen throughout the season but despite a few setbacks there were some great results from both the flats and bluewater expeditions with everyone persevering in spite of tough conditions. The team of anglers mostly comprised of returning guests and avid saltwater fly fishermen looking to target the more challenging and elusive species the flats have to offer.

The tidal movement remained ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 4th to 11th February 2017

This week’s group of anglers left with many treasured memories, photos of trophy fish but also with line cuts and broken rods casting a light on tales that might have been. It has been another rollercoaster of a week with both the flats and the bluewater fishing producing some fantastic results. Unfortunately, the bad weather system from last week hung around causing some delays on the first day. However, the guests were not deterred ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - January 14th to 20th 2017

At the half way point of the Alphonse Island 2016-17 season, one very important thing to notice is the remarkable consistency of the fishing. Certain weeks ebb and flow in favor of different species but the bottom line is that this fishery still maintains some of the most incredible saltwater fly fishing available anywhere. AFC flats guides are fortunate to be exposed to one of the world’s most pristine saltwater environments every ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - January 21st to 28th 2017

The 17th week of the 2016 - 17 season has just come to a close which marks the beginning of the second half of the Alphonse season. It has truly been a week to remember with some unforgettable fishing experiences. The sheer diversity and beauty of the atoll is only rivaled by its unpredictability.  

This week saw the transition between the neap and spring tide cycle. This gave the group ample opportunity to spend time ...

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Seychelles - Current availability

There is currently the following space left available on Alphonse, Astove and Cosmoledo. 

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Seychelles - Alphonse - The annual Alphonse Invitational

The annual Alphonse Island Invitational is an event comprising of 16 anglers taking part in two man teams, with 12 fly fishermen on the flats and four fishing offshore on a rotational basis each day. The competition is judged by ‘fork length’ with prizes for six main categories: the longest measured GT, milkfish, bonefish, yellowmargin triggerfish and moustache triggerfish as well as the most GT’s caught by any angler ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 24 to 31 December

The final week of the year on Alphonse Island proved to be memorable as always. The lodge was full to capacity with fishermen and their families enjoying the festive cheer. Santa Claus was able to find his way to this very remote atoll to the delight of all the children present. Unfortunately, the seasonal rains arrived just at the wrong time and Christmas day was a wash out. This didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits though and everyone ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 31st December to 7th January

Often a new year begins with plans and expectations of great things. For the Alphonse Fishing Co. team this attitude is nothing new, this is how we feel about the fishing going into every new week. 2016 was full of fish and loads of unbelievable stories. 2017 is definitely promising to be the same and even better, with big projects on the horizon the team is full of excitement.

New Year’s day dawned with some spectacular ...

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Seychelles - Availability for the rest of the season - All lodges

The Seychelles had earnt is reputation for being one of if not the best saltwater fishing desintations in the world. If you have never tried saltwater fishing then you are missing out. On this wet cold wintery afternoon why not think about trying something new!

Below is the space currently available for the rest of the season in the Seychelles. Please get in touch with one of our experts below if you are interested in taking up one of ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 17-24 December 2016

The Alphonse festive season began with the run up to Christmas, a packed house at the hotel and a full complement of anglers out on the flats. The entire extended family was together, big ‘flats lunches’, mega snorkels and beach rugby. This is what makes the festive season on Alphonse as special as it is. As well as all the activities out on the water the atmosphere at the bar and restaurant was something to savour with groups of ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 3rd to 10th December 2016

Seeing St Francois atoll for the first time usually makes a profound impression on all of our guests. As you enter the lagoon a vast array of sand and seagrass flats open up before you each one as enticing as the other. The unparalleled beauty of this atoll is almost as memorable as the actual fishing.     

This week we were incredibly fortunate to have some of the calmest weather of the season with the wind ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - Week 9

A ‘perfect’ bonefish session is something that only comes around once in a blue moon. Masses of bonefish dropping off the flats left, right and center often leave guests and guides dumbstruck. With their huge appetite for flies and their long runs, which often see the backing screaming off the reel, bonefish are possibly the most smile inducing fish to target on the flats. We are very privileged that St. Francois lagoon holds one ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 19 - 26 November 2016 – Permit, GT’s, Triggers, Milks and Bones!

After two weeks of less than favourable conditions, the weather finally began to subside, giving the team ample opportunity to concentrate their efforts on targeting the sand and finger flats, which are often highly productive during a neap cycle. With a decrease in water movement, less wind and some very excited guests. The stage was set for another great week’s fishing inside St François’s lagoon. 

In spite ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - 29th Oct to 4th Nov

Alphonse Island is probably the world’s premier destination for consistently targeting Milkfish on fly. The sight of a group of daisy-chaining milkfish will even have the most experienced anglers weak at the knees. With a slight reduction in wind speed and calming seas, the guide team had a brief window of opportunity to target these extremely powerful yet finicky fish.

This week saw a full seven skiffs out in St Francois ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - Week 4 Fishing Report

No words can describe the sense of anticipation on board the mother ship as she enters St Francois atoll, allowing all on board to get a first glimpse of the vast expanse of turquoise blue water that make up St Francois. After the sensational permit fishing last week the entire team were really excited to see what would be on offer this week.

A calm breeze kept things cool throughout the week. Slower tides can often mean warm water; ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse - Week 3 Fishing Report

Saltwater fly fishermen like to dream about the perfect day, the perfect cast or even the perfect session. There is one fish that will feature in a lot of these dreams, the Indo-Pacific permit. The past few days has seen the most Indo-Pacific permit ever landed on Alphonse in a single week. The sheer volume of opportunities and fish numbers was breathtaking. Weeks like this have a tendency to leave most of the guide team ...

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The Seychelles - Alphonse Island Fishing report 8th to 15th October

Alphonse Island Fishing News 8-15 October 2016  - The Permit Festivity Continues
 
A new week started in an almost déjà vu manner as we watched a full complement of guests being engulfed by the beauty of the palm trees, white sand and aqua coloured water that surrounds and covers this remote tropical paradise.
 
The week flexed off with relatively slow tides giving our team considerable ...

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The Seychelles - Alphonse Island Fishing - New Season Report...

The Alphonse Island 2016 – 2017 season has officially begun, with perfect timing as the South-Easterly winds subsiding to a light breeze almost as to welcome us home. With the guide team “chomping at the bit”, our eight lucky anglers were set for an incredible weeks fishing.
 
The season started on the first day with a few “close but no cigar” incidents where Permit where hooked and lost. True to ...

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The Seychelles - Alphonse Island Fishing report for last April week...

After last week’s tropical cyclone the team was concerned with what effect it would have on the fishery. As it turned out, to everyone’s relief, the impacts were very positive. The strong winds of the previous week had caused a mixing of surface water layers and thus a reduction in water temperature, which the fish were very happy about. This led to some really great fish being caught and there were many stories of the ones that ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse, Astove and Cosmoledo - New guidance info

Charter Flights: 

    • Throughout this season there have been a few cancelled or delayed flights. We strongly urge you to take out a travel insurance policy that covers you for weather related cancellations.  All guests should aim to arrive in Mahe the day before they are due to head to the Atolls. We also suggest you should consider booking an extra night on day of departure this should ...

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