An exciting new fly fishing film is on the way from Daniel Göz, Richard Morton, Amelia Cohen, and Jason Van Niekerk. 7 Degrees South takes on the range of saltwater fly fishing opportunities at Alphonse Island in the Seychelles.
The trailer for the upcoming film features unique fly fishing pursuits on far away waters with numerous species targeted, and as the trailer indicates, the film should be full of great fly fishing and energetic anglers taking on these exotic waters. The trailer debuted at The Drake fly fishing film awards ceremony in Las Vegas last week, and the footage generated an enthusiastic response.
From the filmmakers:
“Five world class fly fishing guides take the audience on a four week journey fishing the Alphonse and St. Francois atolls of the Seychelles for various species of saltwater fish, both on the flats and in the bluewater. A fly fishing epic with no shortage of drama and charm.
A diverse range of personality is on show from the hardcore Keith Rose-Innes who battles the mighty GT like no one on this planet! Devan van der Merwe is the charismatic and outrageous star of the film, and he puts on a great comedy show for all involved. Serge Samson is the serious, stealthy and cunning master of the flats who fools fish with undeniable skill. Andrew Mayo draws upon finesse and cunning in his approach to the tricky flats species. Last, but not least of all, the Milkman, Wayne Haselau, is a delightful and fatherly figure who brings great charisma to the story.
The entire experience is entwined within an environment that is on one hand both incredibly beautiful and awesome, and on the other hand extremely harsh and unforgiving.
7 degrees south – Alphonse Island brings it all to the screen.”
More on this destination:
The Seychelles are a series of islands (or archipelago) that are located nearly 1,000 miles off the coast of Southeast Africa in the Indian Ocean. The Republic of the Seychelles is made up of 115 ecologically diverse islands and even include two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The surrounding waters are also diverse and hold a wide range of fish species that are accessible in the seemingly endless flats that are offered in these truly far out waters.
In many ways, the Seychelles remain a saltwater fly fishing frontier, and it is difficult to argue that there is a more remote saltwater destination. Often accessed by guides from South Africa, the islands belonging to the Alphonse and Farquhar groups are perhaps the most targeted by anglers. Species such as giant trevally, bluefin trevally, golden trevally, Indo-Pacific permit, milkfish, bonefish, triggerfish, bumphead parrotfish, emperor fish, sharks, tuna, barracuda, and sailfish are among the most prized fish in the region.
Fly fishing the Seychelles is one of the more expensive trips an angler can take, but the vast remoteness, multitude of species, solitude, and exclusiveness of the trip are among the reasons for the higher costs.