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Fly Fishing

The Seychelles has long been famed for its unspoiled sea’s and as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Onboard our boats, we will guide you to some of the most amazing fly fishing grounds in the world. Turquoise flats are abound in this idyllic setting and the thrill of landing bonefish on the fly is a must for the zealous angler.

Our Boats, Angler’s Playground and Ce la Vie, is the perfect platform for launching your Fly Fishing holiday, with a team of dedicated fly fishing guides who’s familiarity with these fishing grounds goes unsurpassed. We are very pleased to introduce you to what is regarded by some as the finest salt-water fly-fishing in the world. All fly fishing trips are to the outer islands, those situated beyond the Seychelles plateau. The most common group for Fly fishing is the Amirantes group. The islands which compose this group are considered to be un-spoiled by man due mostly to their remoteness. The waters and flats surrounding the islands here are home to a huge variety of sea-life including abundant numbers of bonefish, the main species targeted. Fly fishing is mainly done wading on the “flats”, the shallow areas protected by the coral reefs or offshore for larger species. Several fish species can be caught: bonefish, pompano (Trachinotus blochii), trevally (blue fin, yellow spotted, golden and giant), snappers, queen fish and barracuda. Mahe and Praslin are interesting for first time saltwater fly fishermen or for those on a limited budget to fish the outer islands.

There are very few bonefish on Mahe but it is possible to catch the odd one. On the other hand, there are numerous 10″ to 14″ snappers and emperors and on overcast days it is possible to cast to trevallies. African Banks and St Joseph islands are the two most popular islands to launch from. These two turquoise jewels are among the most outstanding bone-fishing destinations in the world! Average size 5 to 7 lb and 30 fish per day are common. The bone-fishing is awesome here, and anglers have a good chance to hit a Seychelles Grand Slam: a bonefish, a pompano and a trevally in one day. Add a barracuda and you have a Super Slam!