Fishing in the Seychelles

An archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 900 miles east of mainland Africa, the Seychelles is many a fisherman’s idea of the promised land – deserted atolls, palm-fringed white-sand beaches, and aquamarine waters boiling with aggressive predatory fish. Giant trevally of monstrous proportions patrol the flats, bonefish come together in unfathomably large schools, and other exotics like the turbo-charged milkfish lie in wait, ready to test the skills of even the most adept fly-fishermen. To fish the Seychelles is to travel back in time and get a glimpse of what the oceans were like before man’s influence inevitably took hold. The numbers of fish coupled with a baffling variety make this one of the premier destinations of the world for the dedicated sportfisherman. Choose from our selection of the finest Seychelles fishing lodges and resorts below or browse the map to find your desired location…


Photo credits: Guenther Bosch




Farquhar Atoll, SeychellesFarquhar Atoll, Seychelles

The most southerly atoll in the Seychelles, Farquhar is a fly-fisherman’s paradise. The flats are home to bonefish, monster GTs, Indo-Pacific permit, triggerfish, milkfish and bumphead parrotfish, with excellent bluewater sport nearby. Featuring simple, comfy lodgings, Farquhar Atoll has emerged as a great alternative since piracy forced the closure of some of the remote mothership operations. Find out more


Desroches IslandDesroches Island, Seychelles

A relatively new operation in the Seychelles, Desroches Island Fly Fishing Adventures combines all the amenities you would expect at a luxurious Seychelles resort with a knockout fishing program (this is a great place to chase milkfish) that focuses on the remote flats of the St Joseph’s and Poivre Atolls. A good option for those travelling with wives (or husbands) who don’t fish. Find out more


Alphonse Island, SeychellesAlphonse Island Resort, Seychelles

Almost as remote as it is beautiful, Alphonse Island Resort lies 250 miles south-west of Mahe, giving anglers access to the famed atoll fisheries of Alphonse, Bojitier and St. Francois. A massive variety of flats species are present and, as a bonefish destination, it’s right up there with the world’s best. Luxury accommodations round out the experience and make this a good option for non-fishers. Find out more