Cosmoledo Atoll is an atoll of the Aldabra Group and belongs to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles and is located 1,029 km southwest of Mahé Island’s capital. Its off-grid location means it has had next to zero fishing pressure throughout its existence, leaving it flourishing with marine life.
The strict catch and release policies over the past 10 years have allowed this fishery to continue in its prime natural state, and as such it has become one of the most prolific saltwater destinations in the world – famous for giant trevally and a benchmark for anglers searching for an outstanding saltwater fly fishing experience.
Large white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels are ruled and overrun by the notorious GT’s, while a magnificent number of other species make Cosmoledo an extraordinary fishing destination. Bonefish, milkfish, Indo-Pacific permit, triggerfish, bluefin trevally and others call this amazing atoll home.
Cosmoledo is known for being the giant trevally (GT) capital of the world, but it is also home to many other species. Although many anglers head to the atoll searching for the infamous GT, there will be no shortage of action when walking the flats or the surf – including triggerfish, bluefin trevally, milkfish, grouper, snapper, bonefish and many more.
But fishing is by no means limited to the atoll. The surrounding waters are equally prolific, including sailfish, wahoo, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna and barracuda. Just be prepared for the fight of your life once hooked into a blue water species.
There are 6 skiffs shared amongst no more than 10 anglers, with 2 anglers to a skiff as standard. All Cosmoledo trips are led by a team of world-class professional fly fishing guides who have amassed a very considerable amount of hard-earned experience fishing the waters of the Indian Ocean. Each guide is a qualified skipper, has first aid experience and is extremely experienced regarding all facets of fly fishing in a remote saltwater destination such as that at Cosmoledo. Their passion and dedication is infectious, and rest assured they will definitely go the extra mile in search of your fish of a lifetime.
With its commitment to the conservation and preservation and protection of the natural resources, this is where nature meets creative hospitality and understated luxury.
The distinctive Cosmoledo Eco Camp draws a sense of serenity and adventure from its surroundings, whilst conveying a unity with its location.
The 8 recrafted and air-conditioned Eco Pods blend into the natural wilderness. Equipped with modern amenities, the eco pods are decorated in soft neutral colours.
Food & Cuisine
Enjoy a world class dining experience, with a fantastic mixture of Creole and international food, featuring fresh fish at any time.
Day 1 – Home City to Cosmoledo Atoll
- Flight from home City to Mahé Island
- Over night in hotel – Recommended
Day 2 – Mahé to Cosmoledo
- Charter flight departs Mahé from the IDC hangar for Astove (3hrs)
- Transfer to vessel to Cosmoledo Atoll
- Overnight at Cosmoledo Eco Lodge
Day 3 to 8 – Continued fishing on Cosmoledo Atoll
- Breakfast at 07h00, teams to be ready to leave the lodge at 08h00 for fishing. There is a choice between a packed lunch or lunch at the lodge. At 17h00 your team will head back to the lodge
- Continued fishing days
Day 9 – Cosmoledo to Mahé Island
- Depart on vessel for Astove island
- Flight from Astove to Mahé IDC Hanger (3hrs)
- Overnight On Mahé
Day 10 – Mahé to Home city
- Depart Mahé international airport on flight to home city
- Continue with own arrangements
- Seven nights on Cosmoldeo
- Charter Flight from Mahe-Asove and boat transfer to Cosmoledo
- Six days guided fly-fishing with guide and skiff shared between 2 anglers
- Full board
- Rod and reel rental
- Soft drinks and wine with dinner
- Domestic flight: Mahe – Astove
- International flights
- Alcoholic drinks
- Ground transfers on Mahe
- Travel and medical insurance
- Fly lines and flies
- $175 Conservation donation
- Telephone or internet charges
- All clients are required to submit “From Scene of Accident Medevac Insurance” prior to arrival
- It is required that guests take out travel insurance that covers part or full cancellation of a trip due to flight delays, health, weather or force majeure
Do I need a Visa to travel to the Seychelles?
If you are travelling under a British passport, you will not need a Visa to visit the Seychelles.
Why Travel with LOOP?
LOOP travel has extensive teams worldwide, all working to give you the best possible advice when travelling the world in search of top-class fly fishing. Our advice is totally free to you and booking with us comes at no extra cost.
Our years of experience between the teams and plethora of knowledge is second to none. Our team members know these destinations backwards, having spent many years guiding, managing or fishing these lodges.
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The Seychelles requires several rods to be used on a is angle weeks fishing. Flats fishing for bonefish normally requires 7wt rods. Triggerfish, permit, parrotfish and others require a 9/10wt rod, and of course, the giant trevally requires 12wt rods. Please contact us for more information.
The OPTI fly reel range is available in various diameter sizes and designed for optimised performance for an extensive range of species and fly fishing applications. Each model features a large arbor spool incorporating a unique V-shape designed for faster, more efficient line retrieval and less line memory. Making it perfect for the saltwater
Dry bags and rain jackets are key when travelling to the Seychelles. Your full-day will be spent out on the river on a flats skiff, the weather can get wet, and waves can splash the boat. Keeping camera equipment, fly boxes, and your lunch dry is a crucial part of the day. The Seychelles sun is brutal; covering as much skin as possible is key. Our Marauder Long Sleeve Tech Shirt is ideal for UV protection.
Water-resistant fly boxes are a key element when fishing saltwater. The salt rusts hooks very quickly; keeping them dry will prevent having rusty hooks.