New Astove Island Lodge, Seychelles
“The Secret Is Out” The New Astove Island Lodge
A stone's throw away from Cosmoledo lies the small but ultimate saltwater flats destination called Astove, which is where really big GT’s are caught - and lots of them. Its shallow lagoon with one small entrance that is surrounded by sheer drop-offs teeming with fish makes it the best and wildest fly fishing destination on this planet. The fishing for GT’s has been so good in recent times that anglers have caught over 40 in a session.
Not only does Astove have lots of big GT’s but also Bonefish, Permit, Barracuda, Milkfish, Bluefin Trevally, Triggerfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and Marlin. It is a world filled with colour, where the daily dramas of a pristine ecosystem play out in front of your very eyes, a rare exclusive opportunity and privilege to gaze into a world, which has changed very little.
Now that the Astove runway is complete and the new Astove lodge will be completed by February 2015, 6 lucky anglers per week will have this atoll all to themselves while staying on terra firma. The group will spend 7 nights in the lodge and have 6 and a half full days fly fishing and exploring this remote atoll. Teams will comprise of 2 anglers and 1 guide fishing either from a skiff or on foot depending on the chosen fishing area and tide. The accommodation is rustic but comfortable, comprising of 6 en-suite single occupancy bedrooms.
For further information please contact Louise Laycock or Charlie White.
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.
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.