We Made It to Providence Atoll

by | Apr 19, 2022 | fly fishing for grouper | 2 comments

flyfishing-SeychellesOf all the amazing and difficult to get to faraway places around the world that I’ve been fortunate enough to fish, none were as hard to reach as here at Providence Atoll in the Seychelles.  To get here took huge amounts of planning.  Then we got canceled by a cyclone.  There was more planning and waiting for new dates and the list goes on.  But after years of patience, finally the stars have aligned and tonight we arrived on Providence Atoll.


Mayas-DugongThe journey to get here started on Friday night with a bus ride from NH to Logan Airport in Boston.  Next I flew 13.5 hours to Dubai.  After a 7 hour layover I caught a 2:15 AM 4 hour flight to Mahe Seychelles.  Over the last couple days I gathered up my group for this Yellow Dog Hosted trip and this morning we caught a 1 hour 45 minute charter flight to Farquhar Atoll.  It wasn’t done then.  Next we shuttled ourselves and baggage by skiff to our mothership, the Mayas Dugong.


FlyfishingOnce on the Dugong we met our guides and did orientation on the boat.  Orientation includes learning where you eat, where you sleep and of course they cover safety issues.  Then we had lunch and set up our fishing gear.  The minute we were rigged the captain started the engines and we drove nearly six hours before arriving at Providence Atoll, one of the most remote fisheries on the planet.


Currier-Bigeye-trevallyWe are presently anchored and we just finished dinner.  This great group of exhausted anglers took my advice and grabbed their 12-weights and headed to make a few casts from the back of the boat.  It was on!  We caught two small giant trevally and five bigeye trevally.  I’m covered in fish slime now so its time for bed.  This should be a hell of a week!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Joe Cattle

    it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up every time i read a report from providence atoll.undoubtedly the best trip i have ever been on.

  2. Jeff

    Mine too Joe. And the reports coming won’t disappoint!

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!