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.
Jan - Dec, 2021 - 7N/6D fishing package from US $10,760 single accommodation/shared boat/guide. Included-internal flight ($910 pp). Conservation Levy $175 pp not included.
Cosmoledo Atoll Fishing News - 8th to 22nd April 2021
As the week's progress and the seasons change, we never really know how it will affect the fishing. Week 13 was welcomed with spring tides and 11 guests who had a few boxes ticked and personal bests were broken.
Even though the weather and the fishing were tough for week 13, Stuart, Willie, ...
MAPPING THE SPATIAL ECOLOGY AND POST-RELEASE BEHAVIOUR OF THE GIANT TREVALLY (CARANX IGNOBILIS) TO SUPPORT CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT DECISIONS
The flagship project bringing together academic expertise, fieldwork skills and incredible angling knowledge from all partners involved has officially been extended. The funds received will assist in extending the lifetime ...
Cosmoledo Atoll - 18th to 25th March 2021
Cosmoledo was back into neap tides on week four and welcomes five guests! Chantal being a familiar face on the atoll and the four new guests, therefore a brand new experience for them. The weather was predicted to be challenging and we expected the worst on day one and two.
The weatherman was wrong and the fish knew it so they were all out ...
Cosmoledo Atoll - 4th to 11th March 2021
Week Two after our break was a neap week with weather that was predicted to be very average. Each day we faced different weather from super still conditions to strong wind and rain. All the new guests had never experienced Cosmo and we were very excited to show them the complexity and brilliance of the atoll. The neap ...
The Icelandic government has announced that all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to border measures, such as testing and quarantine. Until now, this exemption has only applied to those presenting certificates from the EU/EEA Area but will now apply equally to everyone who can provide proof of a full vaccination with a vaccine that has ...
Cosmoledo Atoll - 25th February to 3rd March
After a four-week break, the season started up again with some familiar faces and a very excited guide team. The weather was not particularly stable with scattered rain and gusty wind conditions. The weather did not slow the anglers down and they cracked on with some exciting fishing.
The first ...
Seychelles opens up to the world - although the UK is still on a travel ban, there is some promising news for the future of travel.
The Indian Ocean island destination has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, as from March 25, 2021. Visitors from South Africa will still not be permitted to enter ...
Alphonse Island 6th to 15th February 2021
Great fishing was experienced on the St Francois Atoll last week as the quarter moon approached. The week started with the transition from a neap to a spring tide and some very eager anglers were keen to wet their lines and bend their rods. The weather has been absolutely brilliant with very little to no wind making conditions quite hot and tough ...
Cosmoledo Atoll - 7th to 14th January 2021
This week saw eight guests arrive on the shores of Cosmo, seven of which were making the trip for the first time. Nick, Matt together with their friend Mark. David, Spencer, Mike, Mika and Helena (Kitty).
The week started off to a great start, albeit the windy conditions, as Nick ticked the box off on ...
Alphonse Island - 2nd to 9th January 2021
What a week it has been on Alphonse Island. The anglers were excited and anticipating a good week and the fish could sense it! The weather around St. Francois was harsh over the week. Anglers experienced heavy rain and strong winds with some sunshine in between. The tides moved from a spring tide to a neap tide over the week allowing some amazing ...
Cosmoledo - 12th to 19th December 2020
Spring tides for week three brought huge excitement for the guests who had already completed one week on Cosmoledo Atoll. With lots of fish seen over the neaps, guests and guides were preparing for a great week.
It was a new experience and a first time out on Cosmoledo for two of the guests. Lance and Graham had a week that will ...
Alphonse Fishing Company News - 28th November to 05th December 2020
Perfect weather, brilliant fishing and amazing people are all good ways to describe Alphonse Atoll over week eight of the season. Anglers were lucky enough to fish a full moon spring tide over the week which allowed anglers to fish for all species and walk the surf.
Day one was off to a good start for two ...
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
The species of Alphonse
What Alphonse can offer!
Alphonse Island, Seychelles
An introduction to Milkfish
Landing a milkfish
Phases of catching a milkfish
When to plan your milkfish adventure
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