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.
This doesn’t happen often, but we are delighted to advise that we have a few last-minute rods available at three Seychelles fishing destinations - Astove Atoll, Cosmoledo Atoll and Alphonse Island /St. François Atoll.
29th Sept – 6th October 2018: 1 Rod Available
6th-13th April 2019: 4 Rods Available
13th-20th April 2019: 1 Rod Available
4th-11th May 2019: 1 Rod ...
With all the hard work and preparation which has taken place pre-season, we have high expectations for the 2019 Indian Ocean summer which is just around the corner!
For the end of the year we have the following rods available:
Toby Burrell is hosting trip a to Astove Island over the following dates departing 23rd March - returning on 2nd April 2019 (on Astove 25th March to 1st April). Limited space left on the trip, get in touch now for more information.
Astove Island is home to some of the world's largest schools of bone fish, biggest GTs, the most colourful triggerfish, smartest permit and endless other species. A ...