Beyond the Reef, Seychelles, luxury catamaran Seychelles, family holiday Seychelles, Aardvark McLeod

Alphonse Island, Seychelles

This tiny, arrow shaped island remains relatively undiscovered by those looking for a Robinson Crusoe island hideaway. Although no newcomer to a flats fisherman, Alphonse is a beautiful island in its own right and deserves to be on any discerning travellers wish list. The palm shaded paths call for you to explore the island; there is a little visited cemetery on Alphonse and plenty of shady beach spots in which to settle so pack a picnic and go exploring. Alternatively, the clear waters of the surrounding flats just call out for you to kayak or snorkel and if you want to sink deeper into her waters, Alphonse is PADI registered with an excellent dive team. If that sounds like too much hard work, just relax in a hammock or by the pool and enjoy the sea breeze. If that doesn’t relax you enough, the small spa certainly will. The Beach Villas and Beach Bungalows are all sea facing, have ensuite facilities and private outdoor showers and nothing is ever too much trouble for the team. Please don’t just think about it, this is a stunning island and you deserve to enjoy it and grow to love it as much as we have.

Alphonse is now open year round and from the 1st of May to the 30th of September guests can stay for seven nights but only pay for five. You can read all about this wonderful offer HERE.

If you would like to receive more information contact Charlotte Chilcott or call the office on +44(0)1980 847389.

Poronui Lodge, New Zealand, Fishing, Hunting, fishing guides New Zealand

Poronui Lodge, New Zealand

Poronui Ranch is a luxury lodge nestled in the Taharua valley south-east of Taupo on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island, offering guests exclusive access to trophy trout rivers and incredible hunting grounds on the 16,000 acre property. The landscape at Poronui is as varied as the sky is big. Crystal clear mountain water tumbles through forests of beech and native ferns, then twists its way through alpine meadows of wild grasses on the valley floor.

The Lodge offers seven individually appointed guest cabins in the Main Lodge and also a separate house, Blake House, for larger groups of families. Each room is beautifully appointed and offers stunning views. The Lodge kitchen is renowned for its gourmet food, expertly prepared by their team of chefs who pride themselves on sourcing locally and in season. This is perfect combined with the lodge’s extensive selection of wines.

Fishing isn’t everything at Poronui, the operation is a wonderful outdoor playground. They offer a range of excellent facilities for hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, shooting and rafting. There are more than 100 miles of private roads and tracks that wind their way through the hills and along the streams. Close to the main lodge, a modern sports and relaxation centre has gym and health club facilities.

If you would like to receive more information contact Alex Jardine or call the office on +44(0)1980 847389.

Estancia Tipiluke, Argentina

Estancia Tipiluke first opened as a trout lodge in Patagonia over 20 years ago and has since evolved into a lodge that offers incredible service and comfort within a spectacular setting for both fly fishing and non fishing guests. Fly fishing remains at the fore of this operation, but it has so much more than now and is one of our best combination lodges, offering an array of non-fishing activities.

The lodge is located in the center of the property and has 9 bedrooms with private bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and a cozy bar. There are also two private houses, Casa Pablo and Casa Mayal, the former has 3 bedrooms, the latter has 5. The lodge has a special garden within the park of the main estancia. There are about 200 species of different trees from all over the world, acquired and planted during three generations of the family.

Horseback riding, hiking and visits to the charming town of San Martin de los Andes can be arranged for non-fishing guests. Birding with a local expert can also be arranged for an additional cost.

Located just minutes from San Martín De Los Andes airport, Tipiliuke Lodge is nestled at the heart of a 50,000-acre working cattle ranch. It has just nine stunningly appointed ensuite guest rooms that lead to several indoor and outdoor communal guest areas.

If you would like to receive more information contact Olly Thompson or call the office on +44(0)1980 847389.

Tiamo Resort, Bahamas, Aardvark McLeod

Tiamo, The Bahamas

Tiamo is located on South Andros and was built as a boutique luxury spa, and with direct access to some of the best Bahamian bonefishing it is a perfect couple’s getaway to combine with a day or two’s fishing. With just 11 villas and two rooms located within its own unspoilt and private cove, the resort offers a wonderful and romantic escape. The rooms and villas offer everything from simple and comfortable accommodation through to more luxurious villas, all of which have been recently remodelled. Some of the beach front cabanas have plunge pools in the private decking. All of the cabanas are on the beach, sheltered from other guests by mature shrubs but only a very short walk from the sea. There is a central pool, bar and dining area and there is a spa and small gym on site for non-fishers. Tiamo has access to some excellent guides and boats for those looking to add a few days’ flats fishing. The guide can take you off directly from the beach in front the lodge allowing you to maximise fishing time.

If you would like to receive more information contact Charlotte Chilcott or call the office on +44(0)1980 847389.

Spanish Pyrenees, Zebra Trout, trout fishing, fishing in the Pyrenees, Aardvark McLeod, Spain

The Spanish Pyrenees

A little known fly fishing destination sits on the sunny side of the Pyrenees, astonishingly beautiful and strategically located. Indulge in an environment of warm sunshine, exotic culture, delicious food and stunning landscapes. Ernest Hemingway visited Spain in 1920 and found himself fascinated by the rivers, mountains and the warmth of the local people. Follow in Hemingway’s footsteps and experience what he called “The closest thing to heaven”, travelling and fly fishing in the Spanish Pyrenees.

The spectacular fishing venues are all situated within the Ordesa National Park, certified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunning area to visit for both fisher and non fisher alike. With the comfortable accommodation and plethora of non-fishing activities in the region this is the perfect getaway for fishers all parties. Non-fishing activities include rock climbing, horse riding, nature tours, golf and on-site spa facilities.

If you would like to receive more information contact Alex Jardine or call the office on +44(0)1980 847389.