Cosmoledo – the GT Fly Fishing Capital of the World

Fliegenfischen Cosmoledo Seychellen

Cosmoledo – the GT Fly Fishing Capital of the World

Cosmoledo has become known as the best GT fishery in the world and has become the benchmark for anglers searching for the ultimate saltwater flats destination. The sheer numbers and variety of fish species has amazed the fly fishing world, with anglers from across the globe queuing up to sample the ultimate fishing playground.

The Fishing

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 planet earth's GT headquarters! GT’s are however not the only species which can be found here in numbers. Bonefish, Milkfish, the finicky Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of Triggerfish species all call Cosmoledo home and hence make this truly special fishing destination. Assumption is generally the final fishing option, as the mothership anchors in the calm lee of the island the night before guests are scheduled to fly back to Mahe. Deep water begins very close to shore at Cosmoledo and Assumption and it is possible to fish these fish filled waters from the tenders. Here the most common species encountered are Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Wahoo, Yellowfin & Dogtooth Tuna, Sailfish and the occasional Striped Marlin.

Cosmoledo | Seychelles


Cosmoledo has a unique eco-lodge situated on Wizard Island, where nature meets creative, eco-friendly hospitality.
The lodge is home to eight eco-pods which can be catered for as a double or twin bed setups, with a beautiful verandah and out-door shower, they have all the amenities and modern luxuries one can expect. The communal dining and entertainment area is equipped with all the necessary features to make your stay one of comfort in style, including a fully stocked bar. Nature enthusiasts, divers, anglers, single travellers, and couples alike dine together for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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.

Getting there

The flight from Mahe to Assumption is 2 hours 45 min onboard a private chartered Beechcraft 1900. Guests are met by the the crew at the landing strip and are then led on a 5 min walk to the bay where the live aboard will be anchored. The group will spend the days fishing and exploring the islands, flats and channels of Assumption and Cosmoledo Atoll. On the last evening the mothership will cruise back to Assumption for where the charter flight will pick the group up.

Hosted-trip with Stefan & Alexander Haider

Dates on request

Fishing Package 2024: US$ 19.145

Included in cost

Seven (7) nights of double occupancy accommodations aboard the Lone Star catamaran mothership. Six (6) full days of guided fishing (three anglers per guide/boat). All meals while on board the ship. Round-trip inter-island IDC charter flights between Mahe and Assumption. Water transfers from Assumption to Cosmoledo. Use of tender boat and all fuel for daily transportation. Seychelles fishing license. Seychelles conservation license of US$ 175 per person. Daily laundry services. Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

Not included

Round-trip airfare from your home to Mahe Intl. Airport (SEZ). Meals and accommodation on Mahe or any other en route cities. Single Room Upgrade: US$ 3.150 per week. Bar tab and alcohol aboard the mothership. Gratuities for staff and guides. All fishing equipment, tackle and flies.

Quick Facts Cosmoledo Atoll

Location Cosmoledo Atoll, Seychelles (Outer Islands) approx. 560 nautical miles southwest of Mahe
Season Early November to mid December and late February through late April
Capacity Maximum of 8 anglers per week
Closest major air hub Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)
Target species Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Golden Trevally, Bonefish, Indo-Pacific Permit, Emperor, Sharks, Triggerfish, Barracuda and more
Documents required Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries

For more details, please contact Stefan Haider via telephone +43 316 82210415, email or live chat!