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
This week the anglers of Alphonse and St. Francois experienced the true heat of the Seychelles with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees and almost no wind to speak of. The flat, glassy conditions called on anglers to bring their best game as the fish were on high alert.
Four GT were landed with the best fish measuring 94cm, pulled out of a small shoal following a mess of rays on Top Sticks finger by ...
Anglers were met with extreme conditions this week as the waxing to full moon coalesced the spring tides. Most mornings started dismally as the strong north winds, black clouds and rain squalls collided with the atoll, however miraculously those conditions calmed during fishing hours giving way to sunshine and a distant view of the storm.
Honeymoon couple Joe and Jen from Alaska had a very special week landing a variety of ...
Tricky unseasonably wet and windy conditions have lingered due to a massive tropical depression off the coast of Madagascar. Regardless, St. Francois flats continued to yield good numbers of bonefish with a trophy-size of 70cm landed by Trevor who also landed the notoriously moody Yellow Margin Triggerfish after a battle that included a swimming guide.
Directly across the lagoon on the dead low tide, Russ was “holding ...
Strong winds and heavy seas paired with an all-day falling spring tide made for some challenging conditions at times out on the flats. The sun did shine and there were plenty of fish about with schools of bonefish making it fairy easy to catch 20 or more in a day.
Along with the bonefish the GT’s showed up with 10 large specimens landed during the week and many more incidents that the anglers did not win. The largest ...
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 ...
Alphonse Island, Seychelles
Alphonse Island, Seychelles