Cosmoledo Atoll - GT Capital of the World
Cosmoledo Atoll is comprised of a large white sand lagoon surrounded by seven major islands, numerous pancake flats, and two main channels. The perimeter of the atoll is covered with vast, wadeable sand flats dotted with islands of various shapes and sizes, all of which is the perfect habitat for its fish population.
Fly Fishing Cosmoledo Atoll
Cosmoledo’s large white sand flats, lagoon edges, and channels are without question ruled by the notorious giant trevally, so much so that it is often referred to as “the GT capital of the world.”
GT’s are, however, not the only species found here. Cosmoledo’s pristine ecosystem is also home to impressive numbers of bonefish, bluefin trevally, bohar snapper, barracuda, the fabled milkfish, permit, wahoo, and triggerfish.
The fishery caters to just eight anglers. The fishing is very tide-dependent, so the prevailing conditions will dictate which species you’ll focus on. You are able to fish the vast expanse of flats, lagoons,
channels, and reefs for your desired species. The factors controlling the numbers of fish caught are: weather, timing of the tides, the decision to go for size or quantity, and perhaps most importantly, skill.
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Lodge Season: The season runs from late October to mid-December and late February through late April. Due to Cosmoledo being 2˚ further south of Alphonse Island,
the south-easterly monsoon winds blow persistently from May to October.
Boats: Five purpose built mini-Mahé skiffs are on anchorage at Cosmoledo Atoll. Anglers fish in pairs, sharing a skiff and guide each day.
Guides: World-class, professional guides speak fluent English, and some also speak French and Creole.
Capacity: The Lodge hosts 10 anglers per week for 2019 and 12 for 2020.
Expert guides offer a wide range of adventures:
• Guided Bird Watching
• Enjoy a unique Flats Lunch
• Blue Safari Snorkeling
• Guided kayaking and Wizard Island tour
• Discovered dive sites with their 5-Star PADI Dive Center
Cosmoledo new Eco-Camp
Cosmoledo has a new Eco-Camp on Wizard Island. There are eight en-suite, air-conditioned beach cottages known as Eco-Pods which sit on heavy precast slabs. (The pods are repurposed shipping containers.)
Each pod has an outdoor shower and a front porch with a seating area, around-the-clock 240-volt electricity, and British plug points.
The eco-friendly camp can be completely packed up and removed from the island without leaving a footprint. The central dining and entertainment tent has an exceptional dining area, a fully stocked bar, and bare sand floors.
Meals: The chef prepares a mix of Creole and international dishes, fresh fish, and vegetables and fruit fresh from their garden. Ice-cold Seybrew beer and a selection of spirits and wine are available at the Camp, but not included in the package.
Communications: The Lodge has a satellite phone and basic complimentary satellite Wi-Fi. Outgoing phone calls are $4.00 per minute, and incoming calls are $3.00 per minute.
Guests are expected to arrive in Mahé the day before their trip. The group meets at 8:00 a.m. at the IDC (Island Development Company) hanger terminal. After the three-hour private charter flight to Astove Atoll, guests are met by the Alphonse Fishing crew and transferred to the MV Wizard for a three-hour and 18-nautical mile sail to Cosmoledo Atoll.
October 30, 2019 - April 23, 2020
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$15,400.00 per person
Single occupancy Room:
$18,550.00 per person
(limited to two anglers per week)
Single skiff supplement:
$3,000.00 per week
(limited to two anglers per week)
Meet-and-greet at the domestic terminal of the Mahé Airport, round-trip charter flight between Mahé and Astove Atoll, accommodations at the eco-lodge, all meals at the Lodge, wine with dinner, Wi-Fi, laundry service, guided fishing, and fishing license.
Packages do not include:
International airfare to Mahé, alcoholic beverages; any accommodations, meals, beverages, and ground transfers in Mahé, if required; Conservation Donation ($175.00 per week),
fishing tackle and flies, phone calls, gratuities, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. *All clients are required to purchase travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance.
Here is a link to our
Travel Insurance page.
A 50% deposit confirms your reservation within two weeks of booking. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your arrival.
Cancellation Policy:All cancellations and provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing. A 10% fee shall be levied if cancellation is made more than 180 days before arrival. A 10% fee shall be levied if the reservation is moved to an alternative date within the same season. A fee of 50% shall be levied if cancellation is between 180 and 90 days before arrival. A fee of 100% shall be levied if cancellation is 90 days or less before arrival. We recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance.
Friday through Tuesday: Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Guests leave the boat between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. for fishing. Choose between a packed lunch or lunch on board. Between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m., head back to the Camp. The group will spend the days fishing and exploring the islands, flats, and channels of Cosmoledo Atoll.