Seychelles Fishing  

Photo courtesy of Paul Turcotte
3 Sample Seychelles Fishing Packages
Take the virtual tour of Sunset Beach Mahe
7 Nights
from 1475 BB
per couple/room
Take the virtual tour of Coco de Mer Praslin
5 Nights
from 1225 BB
per couple/room
Take the virtual tour of L'Hirondelle Praslin
5 Nights
from 585 R O
per couple/room

Seychelles Fishing Holidays
                     Fishing Holidays and Hotels in Seychelles

Fishing in Seychelles, it would appear, was designed for all levels of fishermen.
With most islands lying outside the cyclone belt, Seychelles fishing is year round in over 1.4 million kmē of fish-rich waters that surrounds the 115 .... more

Seychelles Fishing Tips
While you are free to fish in most areas of Seychelles' waters at will, there are a few limitations which are often meant to help preserve the unique and fragile environment so that all can enjoy... more
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Fisherman on beach holding a big fish In Seychelles, fishing can be enjoyed on very much a year-round basis that is divided into specific seasons, each one suited to a specific type of fishing and each one full of promise for the expert fisherman and novice alike.

Fishing boat on Seychelles For instance, big-game fishing is an all year-round activity, whereas the months of November to May are more appropriate for bottom-fishing and fly-fishing.

Throughout Seychelles the ocean is subject to currents with speeds of 0.5 up to 1.5 knots that develop with the trade winds. There are two opposing wind patterns in Seychelles, blowing seasonally either north-westerly (December to March) or south-easterly (May to September).

The north-westerly trades often have intermittent rain squalls and stronger winds during the period December to March. These are sometimes associated with the presence of tropical cyclones over the south-west Indian Ocean. Luckily, however, all of Seychelles' islands lie well outside the cyclone belt, with the exception of the most southerly outer islands.

The south-easterly trades are drier and tend to blow more consistently throughout the day and into the night, Man big sea fishing on the clear blue seas of the Seychelles reaching its peak in July/August. In the months of April and November there are calm and sometimes windless periods when the trade winds change direction. These light and variable wind periods are accompanied by calm seas and clear waters.

The effects of the tides are more noticeable within the Inner Islands than the ocean currents and are generally less than a knot, increasing to up to 2 knots... more

One of the advantages of fishing in Seychelles is that no fishing license is required for recreational fishing.

While there are a few retail outlets that cater for the basic needs of the fishermen, visiting fishermen should bear Man holding red fish on Seychelles shore line with blue skies in mind that local fishing tackle shops may not be as common as they may be used to back home and may not stock favorite items or brands. In order to avoid... more

Air Seychelles offers a free sporting equipment allowance of 10kg, which applies to diving, golf, fishing and surfing equipment. The equipment is weighed separately ... more