Seychelles Bank is the ideal place for fishing big game where many record breaking dog-booth tuna, marlin, sail fish and sharks have been caught. Fishing – big game or fly- is a very big business in these islands. The Bird Island and the Denis Island are the nearest islands but charters also sail from Mahe. The best months for fishing are November to April. Fly fishing is more common in the outer island of Alphonse.
Schools of fish swarm in such numbers that even beginners get a handful of share. You can be a part of this game or just enjoy as a silent spectator. Fly fishers use a barbless hook. A strict catch and release policy is in force. The best time is September to June. Fishing competitions are held all the year round in some part of the islands or the other and can be a treat to watch.
Location: Alphonse; Seychelles Bank
Approximate Cost: 18,250 INR for a 3 hour fishing trip for two; 1200 INR for an additional person
For: All people and ages
Why you should do it: If you want to bring out the Hemingway in you, this the sport to go for.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Tips: Seychelles has a release policy. You have to give your catch back to the ocean. You should adhere to it.