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Farquhar Atoll – 2019/2020 – Season Highlights – September 2019 to March 2020

15 July 2020

Fly Fishing Farquhar – 2019 / 2020

Season Highlights

We wrapped up our first season at Farquhar Atoll in March of this year. What a privilege it has been to share this unique fishery with guests from all over the world! The fishing experience riveted us and our guests from start to finish and was not only exciting but also served to showcase the incredible diversity of species around the atoll.

There is such a variety on offer: from wading and sight fishing on the flats to bluewater fishing the off-shore reef complexes. You can be stalking tailing bonefish one moment before fly fishing for GT’s over your lunch break and ending off the day by luring in some behemoth-sized bumpies – it really is enough to have anyone catch the fish fever!

Our personal highlight over the past season was experiencing the jaw-dropping Goulette Island, part of Farquhar Atoll and the scene of BBC’s Blue Planet II. Fishing the many large GT’s patrolling its shoreline or targeting the bumpies on its turtle grass flats is truly as close to heaven as we can come on this earth!

The past season at Farquhar reconfirmed that it truly is one of the most unique, unexplored, and unchartered atolls in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.

One of only 2 atolls where one can target the strangely beautiful bumphead parrotfish, Farquhar Atoll also showcased its diversity with the number of GT’s reeled in, right along with the likes of the Indo-Pacific permit, moustache triggerfish, yellowmargin triggerfish, bonefish, bluefin trevally, barracuda and milkfish, to name a few.

Here are just a few of the achievements that were truly remarkable this season:

  • A total of 15 bumphead parrotfish were landed for the season.
  • Joern Heiner caught the first bumpy of the season and a behemoth of a GT stretching the tape to 134 cm.
  • Andrew Hogg landed a permit measuring 84 cm (the largest caught on Farquhar to date!).
  • Mike Becci landed a bus of a moustache triggerfish at 56 cm.
  • Mark Jensen showed off a bumpy of a whopping 103 cm.
  • The most giant trevally caught in a week was 37


 

Some of our Favourite Fly Fishing Moments of the Season
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Rods Available for the Upcoming Season

We are so excited to get back out to Farquhar towards the end of the year and to once again share this special fishery with you.

Until then, from all of us at Alphonse Fishing Co. stay safe and stay dreaming until we are able to fish together once again!
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