Cosmoledo

Cosmoledo Atoll, Seychelles

Cosmoledo is situated 560 nautical miles south west of Mahe and has become known as possibly the most remote and varied fishery in the world. The sheer numbers and variety of species has created the ultimate saltwater flats destination.

 

Cosmoledo is situated 560 nautical miles south west of Mahe and has become known as possibly the most remote and varied fishery in the world. Alphonse Fishing Company operates aboard the Lone Star, an 85ft sailing catamaran with a 39ft beam, which was completely re-fitted in 2015. The sheer numbers and variety of species has created the ultimate saltwater flats destination. Cosmoledo comprises a larger white sand lagoon surrounded by 18 islands, numerous pancake flats and two main channels.

Type of fishing

Cosmoledo‚Äôs 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 planet earth’s GT headquarters. GTs are, however, not the only species that can be found here in fantastic numbers. Bonefish, milkfish, the finicky indo-pacific permit and a host of triggerfish species all call Cosmoledo home and make this a truly special fishing destination.

The team is split up into groups of two anglers per skiff and a guide. The hard white sand, turtlegrass or coral flats make for easy wading and indeed most of the fishing will be done whilst wading. There are four purpose built Mini-Mahe skiffs and the guides are all qualified skippers and extremely experienced fly fishers.