Oct 18th, 2018
No doubt you have heard the stories from wide-eyed anglers returning from the heart of the Indian Ocean. For those who have not yet been, the tales, while true, are hard to swallow: steady streams of large, aggressive bonefish flooding pristine flats, huge trevally and barracuda, ellusive Indo-Permit, mysterious schools of super-charged milkfish, and blue water rich with sailfish and wahoo. Often referred to in recent times as the best bonefishing in the world, the only downside to the Seychelles is that once you have fly fished here you will be forever spoiled.
The 23rd November is a full moon, so the Spring Tide will ensure some fast and furious action in areas that aren’t usually accessible on the neap tides! This includes the top section of the lagoon where one can target Permit, GT’s and big Bonefish as well as the Eastern side of the lagoon mouth which would only be accessible on the medium to high tide on the spring cycle.
November is an amazing time to fly fish in Seychelles as you are likely to experience light winds, tranquil oceans and great visibility.
November 19 – 26: 3 rods
The full moon on the 21st January will ensure quicker water movements and along with that, excellent opportunities at GT’s and Milkfish with large Bonefish making their appearance known as well. Come and experience the innovative and groundbreaking Cosmoledo Eco-Camp which has been set up for the season, and be part of the team that is pioneering a new form of luxury eco-tourism in the outer islands of Seychelles.
January 17 – 24, 2019
Alphonse Island and St. Francois Atoll
Alphonse Island and St. François Atoll always offer a fantastic fishing experience! With miles and miles of dazzling white and easily wadeable flats, you will have an amazing time targeting various species such as tricky Triggers, the golden-finned Permit, finicky Milkies, the bullish GT’s – all in one of the most prolific Bonefish fisheries in the world.
March offers fantastic weather as the season starts to move from the North Western to the South Eastern Tradewinds, and you are likely to experience some of the very best fishing weather that the Seychelles has to offer.
March 23 – 30, 2019
Providence Atoll is just short of being the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles and contains two major land masses, namely Providence North and Cerf Island. This remarkable atoll has remained largely untouched, with fewer than a thousand people having visited this tropical wilderness in the last century. The sheer size and amount of fish holding area makes both the flats and offshore angling potential almost limitless. It is a true fly fishing wilderness! Providence offers fly fishermen the opportunity to wade and sight fish a possible 46 kilometers of pristine sand and Turtle grass flats, an enormous lagoon system as well the numerous channels which link these structures with the Indian Ocean. Anglers can expect to target record size Giant Trevally, Bonefish, Triggerfish, Indo Pacific Permit, Milkfish as well as Bumphead Parrotfish. Due to its size and diversity fly castaway will be placing five of their extremely talented and experienced guides on this remarkable atoll, together with five tender boats to be used exclusively on Providence. These tenders will surely improve both flats accessibility and help maximize the fantastic offshore fishery Providence is blessed to have!
December 4 – 11, 2018: 3 rods
April 9 – 16, 2019: 5 rods
April 23 – 30, 2019: 9 rods
November 19 – 26, 2019: 7 rods
November 26 – December 3, 2019: 4 rods
Long known to only the inner circle of adventuresome saltwater anglers, Farquhar was one of the earliest outer islands to be discovered. Its reasonable size, varied flats, coral-strewn lagoon and prolific blue water fishery make it one of the world’s best multispecies destinations. In the past it was only accessed by mothership but today anglers enjoy a new lodge that makes it the perfect island fish camp and one of the best values in the Seychelles. The new lodge has been extremely well received by every guest thus far. On top of this, the number of meter plus GT’s landed on Farquhar is on par with any other destination you can think of and with it’s incredible diversity, it remains the true jewel of the Seychelles!
March 8 -15, 2019: 4 rods
March 22 – 29, 2019: 8 rods
March 29 – April 5, 2019: 1 rod
April 5 -12, 2019: 4 rods
April 19 -26, 2019: 2 rods
November 6 – 13, 2019: 4 rods
November 13 -20, 2019: 6 rods
November 27– December 4, 2019: 6 rods
December 4 – 11, 2019: 5 rods
St. Brandon Atoll
Deep within the Indian Ocean, due east of Madagascar and 300 miles northeast of the island of Mauritius, lies an obscure and seldom visited atoll that may be the greatest bonefishing destination in the world. Scouted and eventually made accessible to fly anglers by the veteran South African saltwater outfitters at Fly Castaway, St. Brandon’s atoll is a wade fisherman’s paradise blessed with enormous hard sand flats and staggering numbers of huge bonefish. In addition to the incomparable bonefish resource, anglers will also encounter good numbers of Indo-Pacific permit, bluefin, golden, yellow dot and green spot and giant trevally.
April 8 -18, 2019: 6 rods
April 23 – May 2, 2019: 6 rods
April 29 – May 9, 2019: 2 rods
May 20 – 30, 2019: 4 rods
September 30 – October 10, 2019: 5 rods
October 7 – 17, 2019: 4 rods
October 14 – 24, 2019: 5 rods
October 21 -31, 2019: 6 rods
October 28 – November 7, 2019: 2 rods
November 4 – 14, 2019: 4 rods
November 11 – 21, 2019: 2 rods