Cosmoledo, The Seychelles
In recent years, Cosmoledo has become known as the best giant trevally fishery in the world and has become the benchmark for fishermen searching for the ultimate saltwater flats destination.
Cosmoledo is a stone’s throw away from the world heritage site of Aldabra.
Cosmoledo is well known as the best giant trevally fishery in the world and is now the benchmark for fishermen searching for the ultimate saltwater flats destination. Guests fly from Mahe to Astove before transferring to by boat to Cosmoledo for their week long adventure.
Cosmoledo is 1000km from Mahe and a stone’s throw away from the world heritage site of Aldabra, both atolls being conservation sites of global significance with an abundance of rare flora and fauna. The Cosmoledo atoll consists of large white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels surround 21 islands, the largest of which are Menai and Wizard, where the new Eco Camp is situated.
This huge fishing area is without question ruled by the notorious giant trevally, present in numbers hunting down baitfish, crabs and other quarry in uniquely aggressive style. Cosmoledo also is host to some of the biggest bonefish in the Indian Ocean, milkfish, the finicky permit and a host of triggerfish species.
Deep water begins very close to shore at Cosmoledo, and with the newly upgraded facilities it is possible to fish the deeper waters effectively as well. Here the most common species encountered are giant trevally, barracuda, wahoo, yellowfin and dogtooth tuna, sailfish and the occasional striped marlin.
Guests are looked after by day by world-class professional fly fishing guides, and at all other times by the attentive Eco Camp chef and island team.
The Cosmoledo Eco Lodge consists of 8 single or twin occupancy Eco-Pods accommodating up to 12 fishing and 4 non fishing guests, each unit ingeniously ‘up-cycled’ into a beautifully designed, air conditioned, en suite bungalow with deck and view to the shoreline.
The main dining tent and gathering areas making for congenial locations to share fishing or exploration stories over the super-fresh seafood focused cuisine, and of course a cocktail or two.