Fly-Fish & Flop


You may already be familiar with the Seychelles. A scattering of granite islands dropped like gems in the Indian Ocean, ringed by white sand and rocky outcrops, and topped by jungly interiors that echo with bird and animal life.

The equatorial waters of Alphonse Island, the renowned fisherman’s mecca, provide some of the best salt water fly-fishing on the planet; few sounds raise the heartbeat as much as the scream of the reel when your quarry bends the rod in its quest for freedom. Many dedicated fishermen and women return year after year for the incredible bonefishing over endless sand flats shimmering with translucent waters.

When you come to Alphonse you expect a challenging week; you might be in a tropical paradise, but the fish will fight you all the way. Land a Giant Trevally or enigmatic Milkfish and come back to earth with a smile on your face. Evenings are for reliving the highlights of the day, with toes firmly in the sand while the stars blink in the night sky above


After a tough week tussling with the Indian Ocean’s feistiest fish, perhaps it’s time to reward yourself and your family with a relaxing week island hopping in the Seychelles.

In the vicinity of Alphonse are a smattering of astonishing private escapes, nestled in this beautiful corner of the Indian Ocean archipelago. These islands are world-class luxury resorts, each with their own charm, offering exceptional experiences and superlative service allowing you to enjoy the simple pleasure of sitting back, cocktail in hand.

We recommend visiting Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, Six Senses Zil Payson or North Island for the best the Seychelles has to offer.


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Sarah Parker
With a wealth of travel experiences Sarah channels her intimate knowledge of varied destinations across the globe to give advice on Australasia, Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.