Sadly this week marked the end of our first ten weeks at the new Astove Atoll Lodge but true to what Astove has continued to produce this season the fishing results spoke for themselves.
The big bonefish were around with Henry Henley managing to top the 10lb mark with a magnificent fish. Jeremy Block had a dream week by starting with a flood of GT’s on his first day, steadily catching more on a daily basis and topping his GT experience by landing the biggest GT of the week measuring 114cm, which was battled on the edge of the ‘The Wall’.
His week got better when he landed a Flats Grand Slam, comprising a triggerfish, bonefish and a GT. And then, just when you thought the week couldn’t get any better, Jeremy landed a 12lb permit – a bittersweet experience for the guides as it was enticed from a shoal of 40 permit swimming along a white sand flat inside the lagoon, almost as if to tease the team as they packed up to leave for the off season!
Tight lines from Keith and the Astove team!