Recommended Gear for Providence Atoll, Seychelles

As the world becomes more congested with each passing year, it is little wonder anglers are constantly searching for wild, unexploited areas where they can experience a world still raw and basic. Thankfully there are still a few such places and for anglers who dream of landing a fly in front of fish who have not seen a man let alone fear one, Providence must rank as one of the wildest. It is a place which has been surrounded by myth, excitement and more than its fair share of ghost stories. This enormous atoll is just short of being the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles, lying 710km south west of Mahe. It is roughly three times the size of Cosmoledo and hosts two prominent land masses, Providence North and the spectacularly beautiful Cerf Island in the south.

Guests are expected to arrive in Mahe the day before the starting day of the trip which commences with a charter flight to Farquhar. The group will meet an hour before the scheduled departure time at the domestic terminal (next to the international terminal). The flight from Mahe to Farquhar is 1 hour 45 min onboard a private chartered Beechcraft 1900. Guests are met by their guides for the week at the landing strip and are then led on a 5 min walk to the bay where the MV Dugong which will be their home and base for the weeks fishing, is anchored.

During your stay on the vessel there will be four FlyCastaway guides including one head guide onboard. Each guide is a qualified skipper, has first aid experience and is extremely experienced with regards all facets of fly fishing these remote saltwater destinations. Their passion and dedication is infectious and rest assured they will definitely go the extra mile in search of your fish of a lifetime.