Years turned into months, months turned into
weeks, weeks turned into days when finally Astove Atoll lodge opened its doors
for the first time to 6 lucky anglers. It was no surprise when Peter Opperman
started off the season by catching the first “Flats Grand Slam”, comprising of a
Bonefish, Triggerfish and a GT on the first day. His luck didn’t end there as he
managed another “Slam”, consisting of a Bonefish, GT and a Milkfish. Peter
Moylan started his trip off by landing a 100cm fish on the first day, he later
went onto landing an impressive fish of 111cm, the biggest of the week.
Unfortunately the weather didn’t play its part for the first part of the week
with lots and rain, wind and heavy swell on the “wild side” of the atoll. Once
the weather eased its grip and the sun came out the fishing improved drastically
with the the numbers of fish caught doubling. The weather shifted focus on the
inside of the lagoon where an uncountable amount of Bonefish were caught,
several Permit were seen and big GTs were landed, all in skinny
The tally at the end of the week stands as follows: 93 GT’s of which 5 were over 100cm, 2 Triggerfish and 1 Milkfish.
Tight lines from the Alphonse Fishing Co guide on Astove Atoll