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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
UK Managing Director
Manages Frontiers UK office.
UK Sporting Specialist
Deals with Alphonse, Argentina, Iceland, Russia, and UK Shooting and Stalking.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Seychelles and Mexico's Yucatan fishing programs.
Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.
The final week of the Alphonse Island fishing season marked the end of what has been an excellent eight months on the flats and surrounding waters of St François and Alphonse atolls. To say that the fishing has been outstanding is an understatement but we’ll leave the seasons stats to the next fishing report.
After coming back from a successful trip on A’mani to the Amirante’s, Chris began his week with ...
There were some beautiful neap tides and so many great things to say about last week’s fishing at Alphonse and St. Francois. The weather played along all week with light winds from the South-East and very little cloud. The guides consider these tides and weather conditions to be the ultimate triggerfish bonanza and the number of triggers landed did not disappoint with 16 for the week.
Alphonse Island Fishing News 1 - 8 April 2017 - Milks On The Flats!
The change in wind direction made sure that the St. François lagoon stayed cool all throughout the week and made for some red-hot fishing. The bonefishing was available at any stage with 271 landed for the week.
Scott Wakeman and Steve Gross opened the week in style by landing a pair of fin perfect Indo-pacific permit. The ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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; ...
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 ...
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 ...
Alphonse Island, Seychelles
Alphonse Island, Seychelles