ASTOVE ATOLL FISHING NEWS | 20 – 27 MARCH 2023
The week had started off a bit tough with the weather conditions, this however didn’t stop the anglers from preserving and landing fish, with the guides devising the best possible plans to ensure the week was eventful. We were moving into spring tides which meant lots of water movement.
John managed to get three surf bonefish all putting up a great fight while Richard paid attention to triggers tailing and managed to get a moustache trigger to hand. Richard then got stuck into the bonefish also managing a few. Ron and Simon saw a few GTs but just didn’t come right, quickly adapting they switched their attention to the bluefin on rays in the shallows and near the wall on the low tide each bagging around 10 each as well as three spot pompano.
The following day, John and Bruce decided it was their turn to get in on the bluefin action and they landed a share each, Bruce also managed to get a bigger surf bonefish taking him far into the backing. Simon found himself in the right place at the right time, getting two GTs within minutes of each other, followed up with a good number of surf bonefish at Paulie’s.
Ron wasn’t going to allow his friends to tell him about these surf bonefish all week without having his own go at them, he managed to get a few while Bruce got a happy tailing moustache trigger which played hide-and-go-seek under a few rocks before getting to hand.
Midweek, the weather shifted and the wind was up, however, there were a good number of tomato grouper, three spot pompano, bluefin trevally and big eye trevally caught and safely released.
Ron got stuck into the lagoon bonefish for the mornings capturing around 15, after lunch he then managed to hook and land a moustache trigger. Ron also got a good size honeycomb grouper on the flats while doing some target practice at a rock. Simon and John also found themselves in a few lagoon bonefish after a quick mission looking for permit.
Simon and Bruce got it right on the last day getting a GT each in the surf in slightly windy conditions. Ron and Richard found the lagoon bonefish fun for the morning at about 10 each then targeting triggers for the afternoon till the push looking for GTs. A storm rolled in and cut the day a little short for everyone.
Stay tuned for next week’s report.
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Astove Atoll
TOTAL CATCH STATS THIS WEEK:
Giant trevally 4
Bluefin trevally 30
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