Astove Atoll – The wildest Fly Fishing Destination on this Planet!

Astove Fly Fishing Seychelles

Astove Atoll – The wildest Fly Fishing Destination on this Planet!

Astove Atoll is situated 570 nautical miles SW of Mahe and 19 nautical miles away from Cosmoledo Atoll.

The Fishing

Astove Atoll is the place for catching the largest flats-caught Giant Trevallies in the Indian Ocean as well as many other species. Its shallow lagoon, surrounded by sheer drop-offs, makes the experience unique. This lagoon is a sanctuary for both juvenile and trophy size fish that feed on the shallow white sand flats. Aside from big GT’s, Astove offers innumerable opportunities for bonefish, permit, bluefin trevally, triggerfish, barracuda and milkfish. The offshore fishing starts metres from the edge of the flat where anglers can test their skills against yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna, wahoo and sailfish.

Astove Fly Fishing Seychelles

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Uninhabited since 1969, Astove makes for a wild experience. To ensure that the atoll stays pristine, Astove Island Lodge only caters to 6 guests per week. The newly renovated lodge is very comfortable, accommodating its guests in single air-conditioned and en-suite rooms that surround the central courtyard. The lodge has a comfortable lounge as well as an indoor and outdoor dining area for guests’ relaxation in the evenings. You’ll enjoy attentive service as well as exquisite dining. The menu usually comprises of an English breakfast in the morning, a packed lunch choice to take to the flats and a Creole buffet dinner served either on the beach or in the outside dining area.

Astove Fly Fishing Seychelles

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Getting there

Guests are preferred to fly into Mahe Island, Seychelles, the night before in case of international delays. A standard package includes the 3 hour return charter flights between Mahe and Astove. The flight is operated by the Island Development Company (IDC) whom is a government organization that manages the outer islands of the Seychelles. The IDC runs a tight schedule due to flight allocations and therefore it is paramount that this weekly flight is not missed as there will be no further flights that week unless by private charter.

Hosted-trip with Stefan & Alexander Haider

Dates on request

Fishing Package 2023: US$ 16.530  


Seven (7) nights of single occupancy accommodations in private room. There are no single supplement charges on accommodations for this destination. Six and a half (6.5) full days of guided fishing (two anglers per guide/boat). Round-trip inter-island IDC charter flights between Mahe and Astove. Seychelles fishing license. Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea. All meals.

Not included

Round-trip airfare from your home to Mahe Intl. Airport (SEZ). Meals and accommodation on Mahe or any other en route cities. Bar tab and alcohol at lodge. Gratuities for staff and guides. Laundry services. US$ 175 per person Conservation Levy Tax that is payable in cash once on island. All fishing equipment, tackle and flies.

Quick Facts Astove Atoll Lodge

Location Astove Atoll, Seychelles (Outer Islands) approx. 655 miles southwest of Mahe
Season Early November to mid December and late February through late April
Capacity Maximum of 6 anglers per week
Closest major air hub Mahe, Seychelles (SEZ)
Target species Giant Trevally, Bonefish, Indo-Pacific Permit, Bluefin Trevally, Golden Trevally, Emperor, Sharks, Triggerfish, Barracuda and more
Documents required Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries

For more details, please contact Stefan Haider via telephone +43 316 82210415, email or live chat!