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Astove Island Lodge

Perfect for adventure-seeking anglers; wild, remote, fabulous fly fishing

This small, uninhabited coral island is located 570 nautical miles SW of the main island of Mahe. Its shallow lagoon has one small entrance leading to the ocean that is surrounded by sheer drop-offs teeming with fish. Big GT’s rule the island but bonefish, permit, barracuda, milkfish, bluefin trevally and triggerfish are always ready to attack your fly. Bluewater fly fishing is measured in yards, not miles from the inlet. Yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna, wahoo, sailfish and marlin will test the sturdiest of tackle. Astove Island-a remarkable fly fishing experience!

Fishing

Renowned as one of the premier GT fisheries in the world, guests wade the lagoon’s white sand flats, fish the channel leading to the ocean or give bluewater fly fishing a try. Access the various fishing spots by boat or by land via ATV. High quality wading boots are mandatory.

Accommodation

Located in the completely renovated coral house, the lodge has 6 single occupancy bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms providing standard amenities. The coral house lodge also features the dining room, bar and sitting area.

Gear

As a general rule, an 8- or 9-wt. outfit for bonefish and permit, 10-wt. for triggerfish and a 12-wt. for the GT’s and bluewater. A complete gear list will be sent upon confirmation of your trip. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.

Trip Specifics

Astove Island is accessed via the main island of Mahe by a 3 hour charter flight that departs Mahe by 9:00 a.m. Monday morning; this necessitates a Sunday arrival and overnight in Mahe. Most clients travel via Dubai to get to the Seychelles but other options are available.

The land based program caters to 6 anglers per week on a Monday-Monday schedule. Accommodations are single room but you share the guide with another angler.

Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory due to the remoteness of this destination.

Rates

Open 6 weeks in the fall during November and December and 8 weeks in the spring from February to April, the 7-night/6.5 day fishing package is $14,950 per person based on single occupancy and shared guide. The round-trip charter flight from Mahe is included in the package.

News

Seychelles - Alphonse - Changes for next season

We have some exciting news for this season the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Alphonse Island fly fishing season.

A new addition this season at Alphonse, Cosmoledo, Astove and Poivre is the introduction of a full range of YETI coolers. Each skiff is kitted with a YETI Tundra cooler, filled Ramblers and a Flip soft cooler ...

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Seychelles - Current availability

There is currently the following space left available on Alphonse, Astove and Cosmoledo. 

Alphonse:


Seychelles - Availability for the rest of the season - All lodges

The Seychelles had earnt is reputation for being one of if not the best saltwater fishing desintations in the world. If you have never tried saltwater fishing then you are missing out. On this wet cold wintery afternoon why not think about trying something new!

Below is the space currently available for the rest of the season in the Seychelles. Please get in touch with one of our experts below if you are interested in taking up one of ...

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Seychelles - Astove - Week 1

The much-anticipated first week of the Astove season finally arrived. A full complement of six guests joined us for the kick off of another great season on one of the most remote atolls in the Indian Ocean. There is something truly breathtaking about the way Astove has formed. The abundance of volcanic rock filled with the most incredible designs of pre-historic fossilized coral, never lets you forget where you are. 

Starting the ...

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Seychelles - Alphonse, Astove and Cosmoledo - New guidance info

Charter Flights: 

    • Throughout this season there have been a few cancelled or delayed flights. We strongly urge you to take out a travel insurance policy that covers you for weather related cancellations.  All guests should aim to arrive in Mahe the day before they are due to head to the Atolls. We also suggest you should consider booking an extra night on day of departure this should ...

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2017 Saltwater Fishing Guide

Featuring flats and bluewater destinations worldwide!