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.
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 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 your trip.
Open - mid-November through mid-December and late February through the end of April. The 7-night/6.5 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.
Tarpon > 40” Fork Length
Do not remove them from the water. This causes too much damage and stress, and decreases their chances of survival.
Minimize the time you handle the fish next to the boat before release.
Tarpon < 40” Fork Length
Minimize handling, since this can remove protective slime from the fish.
If you handle a fish, use clean wet ...
Do you have a desire to go fishing in the Seychelles at a discounted rate? If your schedule is flexible and you can travel on short notice, usually one to two months, let us know. On occasion, we receive emails from either the Alphonse Fishing Company or FlyCastaway with offers of discounted trips due to last minute cancellations or unsold space. Due to the discounted rate the outfitters ask that Frontiers be discrete and don’t ...
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’. ...
Alphonse Island Fishing Company has exciting news from owners and operators of Alphonse, Astove, Cosmoledo and A’Mani Liveaboard programs.
Starting this fall at Alphonse Island, in order to improve on the guest experience while on the water, they are introducing new custom built Evo-X East Cape skiffs. These skiffs were chosen due to their extra length (17’9”), comfortable ride, practicality and the ability to pole. ...