Astove 12-19 February 2018 "Slams Every Day"
After the Christmas festive season break and some great weather we were all pretty excited to see what the Astove fishery had in store for us. It couldn’t have started any better with Daryl E catching a gorgeous moustache trigger on his first cast of the trip and later followed up with a great yellow-margin.
The trend continued and “Slams” soon became a regular occurrence during the evenings bell ringing event with the handing out of badges and rum shots like never before. We “Flats Slammed”, or “Grand Slammed” every day this week! One client lead the pack with a “Double Grand Slam” in a day with two GT’s, three Indo-Pacific permit and a handful of bonefish. The one thing that should be mentioned is that the three permit where all caught within a one hour period.
There are very few anglers that can brag about achieving a “Flats Slam” and “Grand Slam” in a single day. Mika Lgot this done in absolute style by landing a gorgeous 15lb Indo-Pacific permit, a hand full of bonefish, two GT’s and a trigger. To add to the “Slam” tally Richard H, Daryl E and Nick F all managed a “Flats Slam” during the week. Daryl went on to land three triggers and five GT’s for the six days on the flats.
The GT fishing this week started off a little challenging but ended off with a respectable 41 GT’s, the smallest measuring 62cm and largest measuring 105cm, caught by Lawrence T.
Tight Lines from the Astove Fishing Co team.
Giant Trevally: 41
Moustache Triggerfish: 8
Yellow Margin Triggerfish: 9
Indo-Pacific Permit: 4
St Francois Atoll was on top form over the past week. An event occurred that only happens once every few years. Massive schools of rabbitfish formed bait balls and moved into the lagoon which in turn made the GT’s go absolutely wild. The GT fishing was fantastic over the last week coupled with amazing bonefishing and even a few permit and triggerfish being caught in between. Not only was the flats fishing amazing but also the bluewater angling, with anglers landing some catches of a life time.
Fishing has improved this week with floating lines beginning to be effective. The team of 6 rods had a great week with a lot of laughs amongst great fishing. They landed 85 fresh fish with 16 fish over 15 pounds for an average weight of 10.1 pounds. The middle and lower river have fished best...
Ten years ago, work started on constructing the Delphi Club on a beautiful, deserted beach in south Abaco. Financed by Peter Mantle and a group of fishing friends from Ireland, Britain and the US, the venture quickly established itself as one of the finest fishing lodges in the world.