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FARQUHAR ATOLL FISHING NEWS – First Bumpy Slam Of The Season!

1 November 2019

Farquhar Atoll Fishing News  | 23rd – 30th Oct 2019

Another fantastic week of flats fishing has come to an end on Farquhar Atoll. This week we had fantastic weather with wind speeds dropping and skies clearing for beautiful weather with great visibility. Tides started off in neaps and built to new moon spring tides with large movements of water in and out of the atoll.

A total of 21 GT were landed this week. John Duty III landed the largest GT of the week at 90 cm. Mike Becci, first time fishing the salt, came in a close second with an 87 cm fish. Jarret Duty landed four GT, Colin Taylor also managed four GT. Gary Horican landed three. John Duty JR landed two, as did Craig Durby and Tom Gray. Eric Meyer landed one.

Besides the great GT fishing, the rest of the flats species were active. Six triggerfish were caught with a personal best of a 60 cm yellowmargin trigger, which was caught by Craig. Mike landed a massive moustache trigger of 56 cm. Colin got his first trigger, a 54 cm moustache. Jarret managed one yellowmargin and one moustache in the same day!

34 bonefishwere brought to hand, the largest being a huge 68×38 cm fish landed by Eric. Eric also managed to land his first Indo-Pacific permit. With Colin achieving a personal best bonefish.

Two bumpys were landed this week, one by John Jr. on his first cast! Another great fish of 93 cm was landed by Tom the Donkey Grey. The bumpy was part of a slam, our first of the season! Congrats to Tom our top rod of the week!

Our first sailfish of the season was landed by Jarret. A huge fish and a true trophy!

Thanks to all our guests for an incredible week of fishing! From the flats to the bluewater, this week guides and guests dominated the fishing!

Tight Lines,
The Alphonse Fishing Co. Guides on Farquhar Atoll

TOTAL CATCH STATS FROM 10 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:

  • Giant Trevally: 21
  • Sailfish: 1
  • Triggerfish: 6
  • Bumpy: 2
  • Permit: 1