A note from Cullan Ashby:
“Platax orbicularis or more commonly known as the Batfish.
One of the more weird and wonderful fish you are due to bump into on the flats of the Seychelles outer atolls.
They are certainly not your average species to target on the fly. The Batfish you find out on the flats are primarily feeding on green algae glued to the bottom and most days the fishing involves a lot more casting than catching.
They do tend to show a more predatory side given the right conditions and every now and again you can get one to react to a small bonefish fly. They are stunning fish, hard fighters and prove for an incredible photo!”
Angler Story of the Week from Cullan Ashby, find him on Instagram @cullanashby. Additional photos from the Alphonse Fishing Company.