Astove Atoll News 25th Feb – 4th March 2019- Fishing report
Why not take a look at this report in from the Astove Atoll in the Seychelles, they have had a special group of customers visiting during this period who have had some amazing catches.
This week was a very special week out at Astove Atoll as we had a Family, who once inhabited Astove in the late 1960s, return for a visit to experience the progression of its development.
Neap tides gave way to excellent fishing for Bones in the mouth of the lagoon and also for other species on the reef when accessible.
Digby keyed in on the lagoon revisiting his childhood days, where he retired from hand-lining and recorded daily catches of 20 or more Bonefish on fly. Mark and Andrew focused their morning sessions in the lagoon, racking up their Bonefish numbers as well as a few GT’s ranging from 60 – 75 cm and spent the majority of their afternoon’s outside landing GT on the tease and one Dogtooth Tuna in very challenging sea conditions.
Ron returned to Astove to pursue big fish and the atoll delivered as his list of impressive catches included a 110 and 104 cm Giant Trevally, two Dogtooth Tuna measuring in at 20 kg, an 85 cm Black Jack, a handful of grouper species and one Potato Bass estimated at 45 kg, that was safely released by one of our divers who happened to be nearby.
Ron took a short break from fishing outside and managed to stick a respectable Moustache Triggerfish on the reef and another was landed by David within the first few minutes of the last day of his week.
A big congrats to all of our guests this week for bagging some excellent catches and we look forward to welcoming them back to Astove next season.
Tight Lines from the Guides on Cosmoledo Atoll!
What a brilliant report.
Many thanks to the guides for sending this report in.
If you wish to target some amazing species on the Astove Atoll then come a take a look HERE and you could soon be flying out yourself to experience some spectacular fishing.