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Providence has it all: GTs, Bumphead Parrotfish, Yellow Margin and Moustache Triggerfish

Providence Fly Fishing

Providence has it all: GTs, Bumphead Parrotfish, Yellow Margin and Moustache Triggerfish

Providence has it all: GTs, Bumphead Parrotfish, Triggerfish and Bones. This enormous atoll is just short of being the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles, lying 710km south west of Mahe.

The Fishing

The major attractions angling wise lie in the 30 miles of fishable flats, channels, cuts and lagoons that lie between Providence North and Cerf island. Fishing conditions include sand and Turtlegrass flats, the surf zone and an enormous lagoon system along with the hundreds of channels and drainage areas. Providence has it all, shoals of up to 50 GTs rampaging across a Turtlegrass edge, Bumphead Parrotfish waving their paddle sized-tails as they scour the bottom in search of a feed, fields of Yellow Margin and Moustache Triggerfish on the slower neap tides and the bonefishing during certain tides proving to be quite special, with very few fish falling below the 5lb mark.

Providence Fly Fishing

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Accommodation

The ship MV Dugong will be the home and base for this week of fishing. The MV Dugong is an ex-research vessel which has been upgraded and modified into a mother ship catering for long range sea voyages. The vessel can accommodate up to twelve fly fishermen, four guides, as well as eight crew members who cater for their guests every need. A large, spacious and extremely stable vessel, the MV Dugong is the perfect base with which to explore the remote outer atolls of the Seychelles and other Indian Ocean waters. As a fly fisherman it would be difficult to find a better boat from which to operate out of, with its ability to store and transport four tender boats on its spacious aft deck.

Providence Fly Fishing

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Getting there

Guests need to fly into the main island of Mahe. Guests will then catch a charter flight onboard a Beechcraft 1900 to Farquhar (1hour 45min).The mothership will be on anchor waiting for its guests arrival and will depart for Providence shortly after guests have unpacked and settled in. The crossing generally takes approximately 8 hours most of which is done throughout the night.

Hosted-trip with Stefan & Alexander Haider

Dates: 26. Nov - 03. December 2019  

Rates 2018/2019: US$ 12.600

Included

Seven (7) nights of double occupancy accommodations aboard the MV Maya’s Dugong 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 Farquhar Atoll. Water transfers from Farquhar to Providence Atoll. Seychelles fishing license. Seychelles conservation license of US$ 175 per person. Daily laundry services aboard the mothership. 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. Beer and wine aboard the mothership. Gratuities for guides and crew. All fishing equipment, tackle and flies.

Quick Facts Providence Atoll Live Aboard

Location Providence Atoll, Seychelles (Outer Islands) approx. 400 nautical miles south of Mahe
Season Early October through late November and late March through early May
Capacity Maximum of 12 anglers per week
Closest major air hub Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)
Target species Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Bonefish, Bumphead Parrotfish, 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!