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.
August 2019 to the end of May 2020
- 7-night/6-day fishing package is from US $8,975 based on single accommodation and shared boat/guide.
- 7 night/6-day leisure package is from US$5,950
- Charter to/from Mahe US $865 per person
- Park fees $175 per person
Subject to further announcements on Thursday it seems that travel to the Seychelles will be possible again...
The form remains the same - the Seychelles remain on the Safe List thus no 14-day quarantine required.
The UAE is also now on the Safe List so flights through Dubai look more appealing too.
Space is ...
If you want to know how Alphonse is for non-fishing partners - have a read here. It is excellent and has never been better.
There are three accommodation options:
Beach Bungalow (standard rate)
Click on the following links for further reading on Alphonse Island and Cosmoledo...
Alphonse comes of Age - reflections on how good Alphonse Island is for non-fishing partners or a beach or dive holiday.
The long wait for the start of the 2020 – 2021 Alphonse Island season is finally over with the arrival of three of our long-time fishing friends. The beginning of the week presented neap tides and slow-moving current allowing for time to fish the entire atoll. The fish catches started to roll in immediately with permit, GTs, bonefish, yellowmargin, and giant triggerfish being caught on a daily basis. The “Grand ...
It is time to get out and go to the Seychelles!
The Seychelles is now on the FCO Safe List. From 18th October Alphonse Island will have a flight to Alphonse on a Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. This means that guests can fly into Mahe on the British Airways schedule arriving on a Thursday or Sunday, and then jump onto a plane to Alphonse and fly directly to the island, do a tackle set up and fish the very next day. It has never been ...
When the opening week of a season starts off with 14 giant trevally, 11 permit and 12 triggerfish, then it’s a sure sign that it'll be an incredible season!
This week we are looking back at the epic season we had at Alphonse Island from September 2019 to March 2020. This past season was 25 weeks of pure fly fishing bliss!Read more
Week 15 which spanning over New Year is just as magical on Alphonse Island as Christmas week, and the competition just as tough! Most of the Christmas 'locals' stay on for a second week and really get the rods bending in order to beat the previous weeks' stats. Tom, Mark, Murray, Ian, El’Davo, Christian, and Oleksanser all jumped straight on the GT train and thought they were in the running for either ...
Week Six, although a little challenging with windier conditions, did not stop any angler from catching their fish of a lifetime! Antonio landed a stunning bone of 60 cm, Bernard landed two GT and Turner landed his first moustache triggerfish of 35 cm. Two trigger slams were landed by Vladimir and Sergie which consisted of a yellowmargin, a moustache and a picasso trigger while on a surf walk, and Sergie went on to ...
The Beechcraft landed with 12 very fortunate anglers to open the St François fishery for Week One of the Alphonse Island fishing season. The guides still had antifouling under their nails from prepping the fleet, but the anticipation was felt by each guest as they stepped off the plane, which carried through into day one with some excellent permit action, with Ray landing a golden nugget of 58 cm! The ...
A 127 cm GT landed on St Francois Atoll, a mixed week of leisure, diving, and fishing guests, but still a 104 cm GT in the surf for Cosmoledo. Astove had two anglers with impressive catch numbers and a testing week on Farquhar tut still some great catches.
Alphonse Island Fishing Report
14th - 21st March 2020
This season's GT record broken on Alphonse, two flat slams in one day for Farquhar, a 67 cm Indo-pacific permit on Cosmoledo and great fishing despite testing weather on Astove!
Alphonse Island Fishing News
7th to 14th March 2020
We have had a great week on Alphonse and St Francois Atoll. The weather has ...
Alphonse Island Fishing Report
29th February - 7th March 2020
The fishing around Alphonse and St Francois has been exceptional over the last week. Although the weather was poor and a strong wind blew for the entire week some brilliant catches have been reported. Anglers were able to fish a neap tide for most of the week.
Alphonse Island Fishing Report
15th February - 22nd February 2020
Ten very eager anglers descended upon the shores of Alphonse Island for week 22 of the season. Some anglers were returning guests having fished Alphonse and St Francois more than five times and others were new anglers keen to test their luck at landing a GT or that ...
Alphonse Island Fishing News
25th January - 1st February 2020
Great fishing was experienced on St Francois Atoll last week. The week started with a spring tide and 10 eager anglers keen to wet their lines and bend their rods. A strong westerly wind blew making casting a ...
Ten very eager anglers descended onto the shores of Alphonse Island this week. The weather was good however a strong north-easterly wind did make things challenging. The neap tides allowed anglers to have some amazing shots at the ‘Big Five’. The fishing was boundless for anglers willing to put in the ...
It was a rather wet but successful week on Alphonse Island over the past week. A great group of anglers joined us that were heavily focused on landing a 'GT for the first time'. The spring tides and full moon allowed for good fishing and shots at the BIG 5. The spring tide allowed for some amazing bonefish action. ...
Alphonse Island Fishing News - 3rd - 11th January 2020
This week at Alphonse Island there were nine very skilled and eager anglers. The weather was good, and the moon was in its third-quarter which brought on a neap tide. The neap tide brought a lot of warm water ...
St Francois Atoll was on top form over the past week. An event occurred that only happens once every few years. Massive schools of rabbitfish formed bait balls and moved into the lagoon which in turn made the GT’s go absolutely wild. The GT fishing was fantastic over the last week coupled with amazing bonefishing and even a few permit and triggerfish being caught in between. Not only was the flats fishing amazing but also the bluewater ...
Alphonse Island Fishing News - 7th - 14th December 2019
From a tropical cyclone last week to the most perfect weather the Seychelles has to offer this week, anglers were extremely lucky to experience amazing conditions throughout the entire week. The wind turned ...
Alphonse Island Fishing Report - 30th November - 7th December 2019
A cyclone, extremely strong winds and heavy rains, didn’t stop anglers from landing fish on St Francois and Alphonse Atoll last week. Anglers from around the world descended onto Alphonse in search of the catch of a lifetime. ...
Alphonse Island Fishing News - 19th - 26th October 2019
It has been a busy week on St Francois Atoll. The strong south-easterly wind brought both good and bad weather which made for tough but very productive fishing conditions. This week the 12 anglers fished a neap tide allowing them ...
Alphonse Resort, Seychelles 2020
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