The Indian Ocean is home to some of the most famous and productive salt water fisheries on the planet. This comprises of a few different fisheries, including Madagascar, St Brandons and the famous atolls of the Seychelles.
The Seychelles Island Group lies between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator. Just over one hundred islands make up this archipelago and can be assigned to one of two distinct groups; These groups being the inner and outer Islands.
The Inner Islands comprise of roughly 40 granite Islands. Mahe is the principle island in the group. The remaining seventy plus islands belong to the Outer Islands which extend in a SW direction towards the east coast of Africa. The outer islands are made up of 5 groups; The Amirante Islands, Alphonse Group, Aldabra Group, Farquhar Group, and Southern Coral Group. It is to these outer atolls that fly fisherman from around the globe are drawn to the unparallel flats and, not to be neglected, blue water fly fishing on offer.
The rightfully more famous of these atolls includes Farquhar, Providence, Astove, Cosmoledo, and Alphonse. Each atoll offers unique fly fishing opportunities to suite individual expectations and budgets.
Having an in depth understanding of how the different species of fish move and feed on the different atolls is imperative should you want to fully appreciate the world class flats fishing on offer. Bonefish, GT’s, trigger fish, permit, milkfish and the less publicized bumphead parrot fish and wrasse species are all popular targets. Fishing the correct location, at the right tide with the right tackle is vital for success.
The deep drop-offs surrounding these atolls offer world class blue water fishing. Sail fish, dogtooth tuna, yellow fin tuna, dorado and wahoo are all on offer. Hookless teasing is a productive method when targeting sailfish, wahoo and dorado. Deep dredging over mapped pinnacles and reef walls is also productive when targeting doggies and yellow fin tuna.
When booking a trip with Tourette Fishing you can be rest assured that you will have the best pre trip info in the build up to your trip, as well as being guided by professionals who intimately know the atolls they guide on. Their knowledge and skill, transferred to you, will make sure you fully experience the finest salt water fly fishing the Indian Ocean has to offer when you visit the wild outer islands of the Seychelles.