Providence Atoll, Seychelles October 2024

Providence Atoll is an extraordinary fly fishing destination. Large portions of this remote speck in the Indian Ocean remain unexplored. Among the myriad saltwater species here are metre long GTs, large permit, trevally, bonefish, and bumphead parrot fish. It is a real bucket list trip for the adventurous saltwater angler.

Alexander Kennedy will be hosting a very special week here in October 2024 during which the number of rods will be just six rather than the usual 12. This is a result of the week being reserved for guide training and offers a wonderful opportunity to fish this remarkable spot with even less pressure than usual. There will be five guides available, three experienced professionals and two trainee guides.

Accommodation is on the large, comfortable and sturdy MV Dugong. Because of the limitation this week to only six anglers, single cabins will be available for all. Furthermore, there will be no weight restrictions on baggage being carried on the domestic flight from Mahe to Farqhuar Atoll, where we board the MV Dugong.

Dates: 15 to 22 October 2024

Cost: US$15,500 per person from Mahe.
Included: 6 days guided fishing, 7 nights on board MV Dugong single cabin, full board, return domestic flights with no baggage weight limit.

Excluded: International flights, hotel and meals in Mahe, alcoholic beverages, gratuities.

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Providence, Seychelles, hosted trip, October 2024, Aardvark McLeod

Providence Atoll – A true fishing wilderness experience

Providence Atoll consists of two islands surrounded and separated by vast sandbanks, flats and channels. It is 55km long and 15km wide and offers some 345sq km of fishing. The populations of large bonefish feed to the rhythm of the tides and several fish of over 10lb have been landed. The GT fishing is equally exciting with one notable afternoon session when a group of anglers caught 35 fish in a few hours. The bluewater fly fishing can be equally spectacular with large numbers of sailfish, dogtooth tuna and wahoo found just off the reef.

The operations have been considerably refined since the early days and the trip operates a purposely fitted out live aboard vessel, the Mayas Dugong. Anglers fly into Farquhar Island and then take the six hour sail to Providence during which time the excellent team of guides will have helped to set up and organise all your kit.

For more information and an itinerary please contact Peter McLeod or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.