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, 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.
Season: November - April annually. Monday to Monday schedule, the charter flight to Astove departs Mahe at 9 a.m. thus necessitating a Sunday arrival and overnight in Mahe. Most client travel through Dubai to get to the Seychelles, but there are other options available. Due to the complex nature of this program, Frontiers will be glad to assist with your flight itinerary.
The land-based program caters to 6 anglers 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 travel.
Jan - Dec 2023 - 7N/6D fishing package - Spring tide: single occupancy/shared guide $16,530. Includes Mahe round-trip charter flights ($5,155 pp). Conservation Levy $201 pp not included.
The Astove Lagoon