Calm conditions and clear skies welcomed the first guests of the 2017/2018 Astove Atoll fishing season. All parties were itching with anticipation as to what the atoll had to offer and she did not disappoint.
The first day on the flats kicked the season off with a bang and six happy anglers returned to the lodge with 16 GT's and one triggerfish. Teddy Coulter catching the pick of the GT’s with a 104cm fish from the cliffs. Connor Killeen brought the luck of the Irish as nine fish were landed to their boat, including a 94cm GT that ate Tom Borman’s rainbow runner. Instantly the four-piece rod turned to six, but Tom was able to bring the fish onboard. Stephen and Mark Priestley, walked the eastern side of the atoll and celebrated Mark’s first moustache triggerfish and Stevens first few GT’s.