Fishing in Seychelles

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Experience Fishing in Seychelles

The Seychelles archipelago’s marine territory is spread over 1.3 million kilometers of Indian Ocean waters making it an aquatic paradise for fishermen all over the world. The fishing options in Seychelles are endless, ranging from fly fishing to deep sea fishing.

The 115 islands comprise of both coralline and granitic islands, some of which are located along shallow reefs or alternatively at very deep drop offs. There are many Islands for Fishing in Seychelles but here we highlight 3 great Fishing places.

Bird Island

Bird Island is a small island located 65 miles north of the main island Mahe.

This tiny island is home to a colony of sooty terns which nest on the island from May to October every year.

Besides the sooty and terns and other 20 bird species, Bird Island also offers the perfect location for fishing in Seychelles.


Species such as Trevally and Bone fish can be caught off the shores. Fly fishing is offered for free! Clients must provide their own equipment. Deep sea fishing can be organized for a fee.
Bird Island Lodge located on the island offers 24 fan-cooled bungalows, restaurant, bar, boutique and library.

 

Alphonse Island

The Alphonse Atoll, lying south west of main island Mahe consists of three islands; namely Alphonse Island, Bijoutier and St. Francois forms part of the Alphonse atoll.

The large, shallow white sand flats around the atoll extend over 10,000 acres making for the perfect location for fishing.

Large populations of Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Dog-tooth Tuna, Barracuda and 50+ other species can be found in these waters.


What makes this location unique is that Alphonse Island Fishing Company only allows 12 anglers per week, offering a unique and exclusive fishing experience in Seychelles.

The daily fishing itinerary begins with a boat ride in Tam Tam, a 40 foot catamaran. Anglers then pair off with guides to fish at the multitude of sand flats around the atoll.

The accommodation at Alphonse Island Resort is top-notch, offering luxurious beachside chalets complete with plush beds, air conditioning, Jacuzzi baths and internet access.

 

Farquhar Atoll

Farquhar is the most southerly atoll, located 700 km south west of Mahe Island. Its ear-shaped lagoon is 18 km in length, with many flats between Ile du Nord and Ile du Sud.

With such a large lagoon of flats, coral and weeds, anglers are spoilt for choice when it comes to fishing; species include Bonefish, Trevally, Humphead Parrotfish, Yellowfin Tuna amongst others.


The main island houses a simple but practical guesthouse, which can host a maximum of 10 anglers for a 7 day fishing trip. The lodge has 5 twin bedrooms equipped with air conditioning, hot water, daily housekeeping and laundry service. Meals are served in the main dining area. Water and soft drinks are included in all packages, however wines and beers are sold at the bar.

 

These fishing trips are easily organised at Hotel La Roussette on Mahe Island

Depending on the flights you take to the Seychelles, you may need to spend one night or two on the main island Mahe before catching your next flight to the outer islands.

Hotel La Roussette offers the perfect accommodation for your first, or last night on Mahe. We are located less than 10 minutes away from the International Airport and offer all the comforts and services you will need for a short stop over on Mahe.

Our Twin, Double or single rooms are complete with air conditioning, bathroom with shower, free WIFI, TV and satellite channels. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the hotel’s restaurant & bar.

Alternatively, guests can choose to book a day use room, or pay a small fee to use the shower room facilities.

Contact us here for rates.

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