Africa‘s Top Fishing Rivers and LodgesMnyera & Ruhudji Rivers
Alphonse Island Fishing Company (AIFC) offers the rare opportunity to stalk bonefish, trevally, trigger fish, permit and more while wading the flats of uninhabited Alphonse, Bojitier and St. Francois Islands. Alphonse Island now offers single room accommodations and is the only outfitter with access to world renowned St. Francois Lagoon. The experienced guides, luxury accommodations, and excellent fishing make Alphonse Island an extremely popular destination.
Farquhar Atoll is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain. Formally too far south to be accessed by mother ship, FlyCastaway has established a land-based operation on Farquhar. Onshore, Farquhar is best known for both its Giant Trevally and Bonefish populations, however there’s quality fishing for Indo-Pacific Permit, Triggerfish, Barracuda, Milkfish, Bumphead Parrotfish & various other Trevally species. In addition the close proximity to deeper water allows for “offshore” fishing from the skiffs and anglers can come into contact with Grouper, GT’s, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and even Marlin on occasions. Accommodations are in an existing lodge building on the Atoll with 5 fully air-conditioned double occupancy rooms and a central lounge.
Desroches Island Fly Fishing Adventures is a new land-based fishing operation in the Seychelles. Anglers are accommodated in the existing and luxurious villas of Desroches Island Resort. The resort is the perfect place to bring a non-fishing companion and still offers great Seychelles fishing. The flats fishing occurs on near by St. Joseph’s and Poivre Atoll’s for bonefish, trevally, milkfish and Indo-Pacific permit. Desroches also affords anglers access to a variety of reef and offshore species.
St. Brandon’s Atoll, Mauritius is possibly the best bonefishery in the world based on numbers, size, and willingness to eat a fly. St. Brandon’s Atoll (also know as Cargados Carajos Shoals) is a collection of 50 small islands with a total landmass of less than 1-mile some 200 miles off the cost of Mauritius, a small island Republic just east of Madagascar. In addition to the bonefishing, there’s a mix of trevally, including some of the biggest GT’s and more Indo-pacific permit are caught here than anywhere in the Indian Ocean. St Brandon’s Atoll is a remote location with a limited 12-week season. Since the mother ship accommodates 8 anglers per week, Mauritius offers exclusivity in addition to the world-class bonefishing in a remote location.
Other Locations in Africa
In addition to the fishing in the Seychelles and Mauritius, FlyCastaway offers 2 excellent Tigerfish destinations: Panyame Camp in Mozambique and the Mnyera & Ruhudji Rivers in Tanzania. Tigerfish are a voracious predator fish that can grow to more than 20 lbs and that make powerful runs and acrobatic jumps when hooked. The Payame Camp offers a diverse delta flood plain fishery where anglers can catch lots of Tigerfish on the fly. The Mnyera & Ruhudji Rivers in Tanzania offer the best chance for trophy Tigerfish.