The Astove team were thrilled to welcome some of our more regular fishing friends.  A formidable team full of good spirits and great fun, to say the least!Astove atoll Seychelles fishing Aardvark McLeod

Unfortunately, the first morning saw a large low pressure system advance in from the East to make fishing extremely difficult for the first three days. Despite the tough conditions the team worked hard and tried everything in the book to get on top of fish, when finally the weather cleared up.Astove atoll Seychelles fishing Aardvark McLeod

The ocean swell settled down allowing some time for the team to venture offshore to explore the outer reefs. Joern and Maria Heiner started with a brace of nice GT’s,  Joern’s measuring 101cm and Maria’s 92cm. Nadim stayed inside the lagoon and with his guide poling the skiff into perfect position was presented with a great opportunity and caught a cracking GT measuring  98cm.Astove atoll Seychelles fishing Aardvark McLeod

As if by design, the triggerfish also decided to celebrate the good weather, and three fish were landed. Joe landed his first triggerfish ever and Phil, not to be outdone, equaled his son’s achievement. MikeNovak also joined the party by landing a cracking triggerfish in the surf. After the run of bad weather the celebrations of some great catches got quite festive.Astove atoll Seychelles fishing Aardvark McLeod

As the week progressed the moon phase changed and the tides lapsed into their neap phases, strategies were shifted and Nadim capitalised on the perfect lagoon conditions by landing two beautiful GT’s on the white sand, at one of the most beautiful spots on the atoll called Czech Point. Nadim’s fish stretched the tape to 92 and 85cm finishing off a wonderful weeks fishing for Nadim.Astove atoll Seychelles fishing Aardvark McLeod

Sadly the weather played its part in restricting the fishing to the Western and lagoons edge of this week. A big thanks to the fishing team that persevered through the week.

Tight lines from the Alphonse Fishing co. team at Astove.

If you would like discuss Astove or receive further information, please contact Peter McLeod or Charlotte Chilcott. Alternatively, please contact the office on +44(0)1980 847389.Astove atoll Seychelles fishing Aardvark McLeod