International Fly Fishing Travel - Flats Wading - Seychelles
Located approximately 600 miles south west of Mahe and 200 miles North of Madagascar in the far reaches of the Aldabra chain lies Cosmoledo. This stunning jewel in the Indian Ocean is home to some of the finest wildlife and flats fishing anywhere on the globe, and is an adventure in itself. A 3 hour flight from Mahe to Assumption, followed by an overnight crossing aboard the "Indian Ocean Explorer" will have you standing on flats that have hardly seen fishermen, and fish that have barely seen flies. It is a bonefish and trevally heaven. The Indian Ocean Explorer is being used during the purchase of a brand new luxury schooner.
Typically anglers will be up early and after a quick breakfast head out to the flats to fish the first tide in two tender boats. After the session they'll be collected and returned to the "Indian Ocean Explorer" for lunch before heading out later the afternoon for the second fishing session. During the midday break anglers snorkel, tie flies, or just laze around the boat. Number wise, experienced anglers can catch as many as fifty bonefish per day, and giant trevally of over 70lbs have been landed on the atoll on fly tackle. There are also the famous milkfish which are often caught with the help of the Fly Castaway guides. There is no shortage of fish, and with the offshore fishing a mere 250 yards from the shore there is plenty of opportunity to tangle with bluewater species as well.
The group will be hosted for this trip on the Indian Ocean Explorer. She is fully equipped with all the facilities needed to explore the most remote atolls in the world in comfort. There are seven double cabins - all air-conditioned and with en- suite facilities. Additionally, she is fully kitted for scuba diving and fishing, she has two outboard tender dive boats which makes accessing the flats quick and easy. She also boasts a spacious lounge/dining-room that is centrally situated to the cabins. Meals are taken in the lounge dining area or on the outside entertainment area on the aft of the vessel. This trip is for the obsessive compulsive fisherman, but is also suitable for non - fishers who enjoy diving and eco walks. Space is limited with set departure dates. Please call for details.
“ Your teaching and enthusiastic support for our aspirations were truly inspiring. We had a great time learning the basics and look forward to learning more, probably next year, about other aspects of fly fishing.”
Steve & Adam Morley (London) - 2 Day Fly Fishing Course