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Ready to chase fly-crushing GTs in the surf? How about sight-fishing and tailing Indo-Pacific permit on remote atolls, wrangling wily triggerfish and bumphead parrotfish? And let’s not forget about the endless flats filled with hard-fighting bonefish!
THE SEYCHELLES offers anglers multiple species and challenging angling opportunities. An archipelago country in the remote Indian Ocean, the Seychelles hosts a truly wild fly-fishing experience while enjoying luxury accommodations, fine dining, incredible guides, and service.
Diverse Fish Species
in beautiful SEYCHELLES, AFRICA
(GT, Geet, Gangster of the Flats)
No matter what you call them, these fish have captured the imaginations of anglers everyone and are the focal point of many Seychelles fishing trips. These large apex predators create viscious, violent and visual takes and are incredibly strong fighters. The Seychelles is the premier destinations for targeting Giant Trevally.
Bonefish are found in excellent numbers across the Seychelles. In some fisheries, they are the predominate game fish and the go to target species for fly anglers. In other destinations, they play a supporting role to more exotic query like Giant Trevally. Either way, the bonefishing in the Seychelles is among the best flats fly fishing available period.
Permit everywhere are recognized as one of the most discerning and difficult species to target on the fly. The Indo-Pacific Permit are no different that the Atlantic counterparts, and can breed the same compulsive focus from serious anglers. Convincing an Indo-Pacific Permit to eat a well-presented crab fly is one of the most rewarding experiences, whether it’s on the coral edges of Farquhar Atoll, in the lagoon on Astove, or tailing on the flats of Cosmoledo.
(Bumpies, Buffalo Parrotfish)
“Bumpies” are a totally unique species found in tropical waters near coral. These fish are incredibly beautiful and strong. As a gamefish, they are unpredictable, but can be caught on the fly when feeding on or around the coral, or when they are tailing on large schools, typically on turtle grass flats. The secret is keeping the fly totally still! Bumphead Parrotfish are only found consistently on Farquhar and Providence Atolls. The vivid colors, prominent parrot-like beak, and the massive bump makes this fish recognizable in every photo.
(Milkies, fork-tailed devil, Bandeng, Bangos)
Milkies are a unique species to target because the primary flies imitate the appearance of algae! They can grow to over 6 feet long and are extremely hard fighting fish with unusual endurance. Milkfish are also known as the fork-tailed devil, because like permit, they are extremely finicky. They’re surprisingly easy to spot when on the flats – they are usually found in small pods cruising over algae patches with their tails protruding out of the water as they feed on the bottom.
(YELLOWMARGIN, Moustache, Picasso )
There are primarily three species of triggerfish found in Seychelles: Yellowmargin, Moustache, and Picasso. They prefer the shallow coral reefs and flats. The yellow margin triggerfish prefers sandy-bottomed areas close to patches of turtle grass and coral. It is also common to find a yellow margin close to a large coral “Bommie” situated on a white sandy flat. Remember these 3 things when fly fishing for triggerfish: Approach quietly and keep maximum distance, make your first cast count, and make your first cast count!
Angler Adventures has been expertly planning trips to the Seychelles since 2000. We specialize in putting anglers at the right destination at the right time. From selecting your destination, to booking your flights, to packing the right gear, we provide honest advice and personalized service. Whether you’re chasing trophy GT’s, crossing exotic species off your bucket list, or searching for awesome fishing with a luxury experience for a non-angler, Angler Adventures can get you to the right place. Looking for more than one experience, we love putting together customized multiple week/destination packages.
The Seychelles might be the most dynamic, remote fishery on the planet. Uninhabited atolls in the middle of the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles from the next sign of humanity. Angler daydreams of cranking down the drag on a 3-foot Giant Trevally heading from the surf to the edge of reef, or trying to stay calm while casting a crab to a feed Indo-Pacific Permit, or setting the hook into the beak of a Bumphead Parrot fish, or stalking a Yellow Margin Triggerfish as it tips down to eat. These wild and unique fisheries are coupled with incredible programs that provide elite service, luxury accommodations, and a lifetime of memories.
Interested? Angler Adventures will get you there.