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What an incredible season we have had at Astove Atoll! Despite the season being cut short we still had the privilege to experience 11 weeks of exceptional fly fishing. Let’s take a look back at the highlights of the season.
There were so many unforgettable moments this season. We have to congratulate all anglers on their skills, determination, and passion for the sport, and we thoroughly enjoyed having each one of you here!
One special day to remember was described to our head guide, Brad Simpson, by guests Michael Rudman and Angus Selby as ‘unexplainably magical’.
It all started at the mouth of the lagoon where there were huge numbers of rays waiting for the tide to push, and almost every single one had a GT on it.
On three separate occasions, Angus and Michael were onto a double and would literally land a fish, release it and then take another shot. Once the fish started to disperse, the team moved to the outside of the reef to do some teasing.
Within minutes, sailfish were on the surface and both anglers were casting to them, not even 20 metres offshore! Unfortunately, they were unable to land one and it was back to GT action. Almost the entirety of the afternoon was spent fishing at packs of 10-15 GT’s on the tease.
What an unbelievable experience for both guests and guide, and it truly showcases the sheer wilderness of Astove Atoll and its fishery!
At Astove Atoll, you never know what’s going to happen or what you are going to see. As luck would have it, we still have a few rods available for the upcoming season.
We cannot wait to once again welcome you back to Astove Atoll, but until then, from all of us at AFC, stay safe and keep dreaming! Until we can fish together again once more.
Although our season has been cut short, we have definitely seen this time as an opportunity for our fisheries and guides to rest.
Additionally, new flies are being developed, new clips are being produced and even more fishing stories are being told about the past season.
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