SEY - Seychelles
October to the end of May
6 rods / week
bonefish, moustache,triggerfish, milkfish…
Poivre lies just short of 300km south of Mahé on the Eastern edge of the Amirantes Bank and is made up of two smaller islands, Poivre and Île du Sud.
Bonefish, moustache triggerfish, milkfish, giant trevally, barracuda, bluefin trevally, permit, jobfish, bohar snapper, yellowlipped emperor, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna, wahoo, yellowmargin triggerfish
SEASON OF OPERATION
Early October to the end of May.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
The fishing week at Poivre runs from Saturday to Saturday or Wednesday to Wednesday. We recommend, when possible, coming in a day early to Mahe. This helps guests get over the jet lag associated with a long flight and ensures that there are no issues with missing the Saturday/ Wednesday charter flight because of possible flight delays with the International flights into Mahe.
A’mani is a newly refitted 54ft motor catamaran that caters to affordable combination fishing trips for small groups. She is stable, spacious and more importantly has a two meter draft that allows her to anchor in calm lea waters. A’mani offers two guest cabins with both double and single beds in them, two cabins with double beds and two bunk beds in the passage between cabins. There are two communal shower and toilets as well as an additional on-deck shower. All cabins and indoor areas are fully air conditioned, allowing guests a chance to relax after a long day’s fishing.
The fore-deck is spacious and boasts two trampolines as well as numerous sun loungers for relaxing while enjoying a sundowner in magnificent view of the surroundings. She has a spacious elevated roof area, which is the perfect place for dinner on a calm evening or a viewpoint to sunbath while watching the fishing action. The stern of the vessel has a covered outside dining area with a set of sugar scoops leading down to the waters edge. This feature allows for a safe and comfortable transfer from the tender to the main vessel.
6 rods per week
The Amirantes has some of the greatest offshore angling that the Seychelles waters has to offer, and the beauty is that all the spots are easily accessible by A’mani. The offshore structure is ideal, with a mixture of rings of sunken coral atolls, sheer drop offs, ridges and ledges, all of which are teeming with game fish. Anglers enjoy exploring the edges of the famous “Ledge”, the “Amirantes Trench”, “Sand Cay Banks” as well as the other rims and coral reef platforms, while targeting the diversity of species both pelagic and reef that can be caught. Fish like sailfish, wahoo, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, dorado, giant trevally, bluefin trevally, jobfish, tropical amberjack and a large variety of snapper, wrasse and grouper can be caught on any given day.
If you have never fought a sailfish, wahoo or yellowfin tuna, to name a few, on the fly, you are at the right place! The deep blue depths provide a prolific feeding ground for various fish species as the constant flow of rich currents well-up against the drop offs, ledges and ridges of the Amirantes. Anglers can start fishing for sailfish a mere 10 minutes away from Alphonse as the drop off is two miles from the A’mani’s mooring. The pelagics are often lured to the boat by trawling a spread of teasers. Once they are within casting range, the hook-less teasers are removed and the angler casts a fly.
The reef species can be targeted by dredging with a heavy sink tip fly line and a Mega Clouser. There is also the option of targeting both pelagic and reef species that congregate around the shoals of baitfish, such as fusiliers and scads. Catching a permit on fly is an experience that every saltwater fly angler aspires to achieve. The broken coral and turtle grass flats surrounding Poivre, Remire and African Banks are the perfect habitat for these graceful feeders. Poivre is known as the atoll with the most prolific populations of indo-pacific permit in the Seychelles.
On certain tides, there are also good numbers of bonefish in the four to eight pound range, which feed on the edge of the atoll. Poivre is purely a wading destination and anglers get to stalk these finicky feeders on foot as they hypnotize anglers with the waving of their sickle tails.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
A’mani livaboard is a 54ft sportfisher motor catamaran with a fully rigged game fishing aftdeck, which includes outriggers and a fighting chair.
To add to the experience there is an array of sportfishing boats that can be chartered to accompany A’mani during the cruise. All these vessels are skippered by experienced and professional Captains.
Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
All visitors are required to have a valid passport that expires no less than 6 months out from the time you depart the Seychelles. Additionally, all guests are required to obtain emergency Medevac Insurance, prior to their trip. This is a mandatory pre condition for all Seychelles destinations.
RATES FOR 2019/20
Please contact our office directly for rates and availability.