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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Spending twelve weeks on Astove Atoll that made up the 2016 – 2017 season has truly been an incredible experience, full of amazing moments and unbelievable catches. Our last week on Astove was in no way any different with great tides and weather presenting the opportunity for our team to experience all that Astove has to offer. Really low spring tides and minimal swell made the reefs edge a perfect place for targeting triggerfish ...
Astove continues to impress with its variety and is known as a wild, remote and exclusive destination that is perfectly suited to small groups. Besides the amazing bonefishing inside the lagoon and its healthy population of GT’s, it’s a destination where visiting guests have a shot at catching a wide array of species. The tide often plays a role with regards to target species with neap tides more conducive to ...
Last week the Frontiers news featured a fishing report from Astove Island, the outstanding and very remote fishery in the Seychelles. Frontiers has just received exciting news from the lodge office — a rate decrease for the 2017 / 2018 season.
The rate for the current season is $14,950 per person based on private accommodation and shared guide for the seven night / ...
Astove Atoll Fishing News 27 March - 3 April 2017 – Grand Slam, Flat Slam, Milkfish and Double Meter Plus Hook-Ups.
Astove is known as a wild, remote and exclusive destination that is perfectly suited to small groups. Besides the amazing bonefishing inside the lagoon it’s a destination where guests go to have a shot at catching a wide array of species and often achieve a ‘Grand Slam’. ...