Providence

The Best GT Fishing on the Planet

Providence is not your usual saltwater fly fishing experience. An 8 hour boat ride away from the nearest “airport”, Providence Atoll offers anglers the chance to explore a pristine fishery only seen by a handful of other people in the world. You will be tackling Giant Trevally, double digit bonefish, Indopacific permit, triggerfish, parrotfish and more, all from your very own ship.

The Fishing

The major attractions are 30 miles of fishable flats, channels, cuts and lagoons that lie between Providence North and Cerf Island. Fishing conditions include sand and turtle grass flats, the surf zone and an enormous lagoon system along with the hundreds of channels and drainage areas.

The variety of terrain along with diversity of species destroys any potential at boredom during the day. One moment you are on the hunt for the delightfully colourful Triggerfish, which literally shoal in a foot and a half of water, you turn around and a 3+ foot Giant Trevally has confidently snuck up behind you to see whether you’re a potential meal.

With shoals of up to 50 Giant Trevallys 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 coming on the slower neap tides, Providence basically has it all. Oh and Bonefish are too. Reel big with most averaging above 5lbs.

Target Species

Giant Trevally, Bonefish, Milkfish, Triggerfish, Indo-Pacific Permit, Bluefin Trevally, Barracuda, Sailfish, Yellowfin & Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper etc

Season

October thru mid-November. March through to the end of April

Weather 

Temperatures range between 30 – 35C  (85-95F) with high humidity.

Getting there

You fly into the main island of Mahe, Seychelles. From there, you will catch a charter flight onboard a Beechcraft 1900 to Farquhar (1 hour 45 min flight). Your residence for the upcoming week, playfully nicknamed the mothership, will be on anchor waiting for you. The ship will depart for Providence shortly after guests have unpacked and settled in. The crossing to Providence Atoll generally takes 8 hours, done mainly at night.

 

Accommodation

Your residence for the adventure will be a former research ship called the MV Maya’s Dugong.  Recently converted for long range fly fishing expeditions, she can accommodate up to 12 anglers to Providence.

Although the ship is comfortable and spacious, you will not have the fluffy experience of a first class cruise ship passenger. She is a proven sea going vessel with everything you need to explore the remote atolls of the Seychelles. She just doesn’t put chocolate on the pillows.

A spacious dining salon and lounge hosts guests in air conditioned comfort for meals and entertainment. The outdoor leisure deck provides opportunities for al fresco dining and also serves as a comfortable lounge area. There is also plenty of open deck space onboard for sun bathing and relaxing. Spacious bridge and observation deck allow you to take in the adventure.

Also available onboard for your comfort and enjoyment is a flat-screen tv in the dining salon/lounge, dvd player & stereo, games, cards, small library, ice machine and a laundry service (extra charge).

2017 Rates

12,300 USD per rod based on double occupancy

What’s Included:

Full board and accommodation onboard mothership for 7 nights, Six days fully guided fishing, skiff boat and fuels cost, soft drinks & water

What’s Not Included:

International flights from your home to Mahe, ground transfers on Mahe, meals and accommodation in Mahe, alcohol, gratuities for guides and boat staff,  insurance, tackle & flies

*Single rods are available. Inquire for price.

**Max Capacity: 12 anglers (3 anglers to 1 guide)

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