seychelles - saltwater Fishing

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Cosmoledo’s large white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels are, without question, ruled by the notorious giant trevally, so much so that it is often referred to as the GT capital of the world.

Trip Overview

Cosmoledo Atoll is situated a stone’s throw away from the world heritage site of Aldabra, which is often referred to as the Galapagos
of the Indian Ocean.
Cosmoledo comprises of a larger white sand lagoon surrounded by 18 islands, numerous flats and two main channels. It is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the Seychelles, and can accommodate up to 10 fly fishermen per trip.
It’s an untouched ecosystem full of hungry, tackle-busting giant trevally. Cosmoledo’s large white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels are, without question, ruled by the notorious giant trevally, so much so that it is often referred to as the GT capital of the world. These fish are, however, not the only species that can be found here in impressive numbers. Large bonefish, bluefin trevally, bohar snapper, barracuda, milkfish, the finicky Indo-Pacific permit and a host of triggerfish species all call Cosmoledo home.

Package

The charter flight will depart Mahé and after 3 hours will arrive to Astove island, where the team will be transported on a vessel to Cosmoledo Atoll. During the trip, anglers will be briefed about the fishing and the area as well. Upon arrival anglers will be accommodated in their rooms and get their tackle ready.

A typical fishing day goes as following:
Breakfast is served at 7.00 hs and anglers are ready to leave the lodge at 08.00 hs. Anglers can choose between a packed lunch or return to the lodge for lunch. Teams will head back to the lodge around 17.00 hs.
Dinner is served at 19.30 hs.

Accommodation

Cosmoledo has a single Eco-lodge situated on Wizzard Island; where nature meets creative, eco-friendly hospitality. The lodge consists of eight double/twin en-suite rooms with a central communal dining and entertainment area.
The chef prepares a mix of Creole and international dishes and incorporates fresh fish on a daily basis, with fruit and vegetables which are farmed in the Alphonse garden.
The lodge is fully equipped with snorkelling and dive gear as well as stand up paddle boards and kayaks that are available for all guests to use.

Tackle and Flies

Reels: for saltwater and a good brake system, 20 pound test backing for line #8 and 30 pound test for lines # 10-#12 and # 14.

Lines: for saltwater and tropical weather for rod #8 Wt, WF floating line; for rod # 10 Wt, WF floating line and 300-350 grain sinking line; for rod #12 Wt and #14 Wt, 400-600 grain sinking line.

Leaders: 9 feet and 20 pounds of fluorocarbon or monofilament tapered leaders. Fluorocarbon spools of 15, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 pounds.

Flies for GT, Bluefin and Dorado: EP Blue Back Herring; EP Peanut Butter Olive/Polar; EP Peanut Butter Gray; EP Anchovy; EP Mackerel; Rainy´s Bubblehead Green Yellow; Rainy´s Bubblehead Olive/Silver; Leftys Deceivers; Large Clousers; etc. Hook # 2/0 and # 3/0.

Flies for Bonefish: Gotcha; Crazy Charlie; Bonefish Special; Spawning Shripms; Bo ogle Head; Borki´s Bonefish; etc.. Hook # 4 and # 6.

Flies for Permit: Del´s Merkin; EP Floating Crab; AVALON´s Fly; Bauer´s Crab-Tan; Rag Head Crab Tan; etc..Hook # 4 and # 2.

Flies for Billfish: FPF Ballyhoo blue/pearl/red; FPF Hot Fish; FPF Black Attack; Billfish Popper; FPF Squid; Leftys Deceivers; etc.. Hook # 5/0 and # 6/0.
Turbo Popper with hook # 6/0 or Klingon Billfish Fly also with hook # 6/0 or Flashy Profile Billfish Fly.

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Rates

2019 U$S 14,950

~ Per person on double basis, sharing room and skiff. ~

Rates include: Domestic flight to and from Astove, Scheduled transfers to and from Cosmoledo, 7 nights accommodation, all meals and soft drinks while fishing, wine with dinner, 6 full fishing days.

Rates do not include: International air tickets, Mahé accommodation and transfers, health insurance, Conservation Donation (USD 175), fishing equipment and flies, additional excursions and beverages, gratuities.

Notes: Ask for non angler package.

Fishing report

April 2019

Tough weather during the first week of the month, with strong winds and consistent rain, which made the fishing a bit harder than usual on the flats. Nevertheless it was a great week for triggerfish, 13 in total the biggest one a monster of 57 cm.

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