The islands and atolls of the Seychelles and Mauritius are a long way from anything, which is what has protected and preserved these insanely beautiful fisheries for us to marvel at today. The diversity of fish species available here to stalk and cast to is absolutely unbelievable, from Giant Trevally (GT’s) to Milkfish, and Triggerfish to Bumphead Parrotfish, this place will blow your mind with new and exciting targets that you can’t find in most saltwater destinations. This place is the definition of exotic.
Indeed, it is the uniqueness of each destination in the Indian Ocean that really sets this region apart. Each atoll has its own character and personality, often reflected in the shimmering sides of the fish most frequently found there.
All of the different fisheries are well known for their diversity, but even here, each option is absolutely unique. Some places are all about the GT’s, while others are home to the best Indo Pacific permit fishing in the Eastern hemisphere. Others are just about variety and how many different species you can add to your life list, from the ubiquitous bonefish to the one-of-a-kind bumphead parrotfish, to Milkfish and Napoleon Wrasse and of course, the monstrous GT’s… the “Gangsters of the Flats,” are a regular site marauding the edges of the shallow water. Each atoll is different, offering something for every saltwater angler with an adventurous spirit.
Fly fishing trips to the Seychelles are not for everyone. Most operations are wading intensive, chasing fish on your own 2 feet, not just sharing the nose of a panga, resting half of the day… But if you’re not afraid to get your feet wet and fish on the edge of the edge, in order to experience some of the finest saltwater fly fishing on the planet, then these trips are what you have been looking for.