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, bluefin trevally and triggerfish are always ready to attack your fly. Bluewater fly fishing is measured in yards, not miles from the island. 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, the reef flats and the channel leading to the ocean or give bluewater fly fishing a try. Access to the various fishing spots is by boat or by land via ATV. High quality wading boots are vital.
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 a dining room, bar and sitting area. There is air-conditioning in all parts of this comfortable, intimate lodge.
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. You may borrow equipment.
Operating on a Monday to Monday schedule, the charter flight to Astove departs Mahe at 9am thus necessitating a Sunday arrival and overnight in Mahe. Most clients travel through Dubai to get to the Seychelles, but there are other options available. Due to the complex nature of this programme, Frontiers will be glad to assist with your flight itinerary.
The land-based program caters to 6 rods per week on a single room/shared guide basis.
Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory.
You must possess a passport valid for 6 months after the last day of your trip.
Open - mid-November through mid-December and mid-February through the end of April. The 7-night/6 day fishing package based on single occupancy and shared guide is $12,950 for a spring tide week and $10,950 for a neap tide week. The round-trip charter flight from Mahe is included in the package.
Sporting Travel Specialist
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Seychelles and Mexico's Yucatan fishing programs.
The Seychelles offers some of the finest saltwater fly fishing in the world. With space for the 2019/2020 season quickly selling at all of the destinations, Frontiers’ reserved a prime week at the lodge that started it all, Alphonse Island. Join host, Toby Burrell of our UK office, for a week of invigorating fishing, great food, and stimulating conversation. ...
In six days of fishing for the week with the spring tides rolling in, we managed to rack up a number of superb fish, both on the flats and on the bluewater boats.
The guests and guides pulled off an impressive number of bones which had our stats at 448 fish for the week, the largest specimen reaching a staggering 62 cm caught and ...
The weather and tides worked extraordinarily well together this week, as we hit the full spring tidal cycle, and it set a perfect playing field for fishing on the flats.
Both guests and guides performed well when opportunities presented themselves, resulting in great catch numbers. The atoll was alive with ...