Farquhar Atoll

A Dream Trip to the Indian Ocean

450 miles from the nearest populated island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Farquhar Atoll may just be the most Faraway Fly Fishing destination of them all. Isolation does have its benefits though. Low fishing pressure and proximity to deep ocean has made flats fishing at Farquhar a bucket list item for any serious saltwater angler. And, all the fish seem to be a little bit bigger!

The Fishing

Farquhar is best known for the diversity of species it offers anglers fortunate enough to visit her shores, so if stalking Bonefish in skinny water, throwing crab flies at the colourful and charismatic tailing Triggerfish or holding your nerve as a large Giant Trevally charges in at your fly interests you, well then Farquhar is certainly the venue for you.

The fishing at Farquhar has over the past few years become synonymous with the term fly fishing paradise and has provided all those fortunate enough to visit her shores the opportunity to fish some of the finest and most productive flats the Indian Ocean has to offer.

These flats consist of hard white sand, turtle grass and broken coral which make for comfortable wading. Anglers can wade and sight fish to an impressive variety of species which include Bonefish, various Trevally species including trophy sized Giant Trevally, Bumphead Parrotfish, Triggerfish, Milkfish, Barracuda, Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of grouper and snapper species.

Deep water too begins very close to shore and spending some time tussling with some of the monsters which prowl the deep blue is certainly a very exciting and rewarding bonus. Here the most common species encountered are Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Grouper, Bohar Snapper and Sailfish.

Guests will have the use of five tender boats (2 guests to a tender). These boats have been specifically designed and fitted to fish both the flats and offshore waters of the Seychelles in comfort and safety. Each boat is skippered by one of the five professional guides, all of whom are qualified skippers and speak English.

Getting There

Guests are requested to fly into Mahe, Seychelles the day before the chartered Beechcraft 1900 takes off for the 1 hour 45 min flight to Farquhar. We ask that you contact us prior to booking international flights as charter times are not fixed each season and are subject to change.

Target Species

Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Indo-Pacific Permit, Triggerfish, Bumphead Parrotfish, Milkfish, Barracuda, Bluefin Trevally, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo etc

Fishing Season

October thru mid December.  February thru early May.

Weather

Temperatures range between 30 – 35C (85-90F) with high humidity.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation on Farquhar takes the form of a simple but comfortable guesthouse which caters for up to ten anglers at one time. Everyone is accommodated in the main lodge which is fully air-conditioned and has five en-suite bedrooms and a central lounge. The lodge is equipped with 24 hour 220 volt electricity, air-conditioning and has a constant supply of hot water.

There is full housekeeping as well as a daily laundry service available.

Food and Beverage

An undercover dining area on the waters edge with a magnificent view forms an idyllic backdrop for both breakfast and dinner. All meals are served around the outside dining area with the chef preparing a mix of Creole and international food. All mineral water and soft drinks are included in the price which has been quoted. The lodge has plenty of local beer, along with certain wines and spirits for sale.

2017-2018 Rates

9000 USD per person 7 nights/6 days fishing.

What’s Included

6 days guided fishing (2 anglers to a boat and guide), charter flights from Mahe to Farquhar and back, 7 nights at the lodge, shared accommodation, all meals, soft drinks, landing fees.

Whats Not Included

International flights to Mahe, overnight accommodation on Mahe, ground transfers on Mahe, tackle & flies, gratuities, alcohol, mandatory emergency medical evacuation policy (Global Rescue recommended), travel insurance, personal expenses.

Gratuities

*60 USD per day per person recommended for guides

*150 USD for lodge staff/boat crew for the week recommended

*All gratuities are up to the discretion of the individual guest

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