FARQUHAR ATOLL FISHING NEWS | 18 – 25 JANUARY 2023
The week was something special on Farquhar, in fact, we had two of the best giant trevally fishing days recorded this season, with a total of 85 GTs for the week!
Unfortunately, the anglers arrived in two days of rain and windy weather conditions, which made using skiffs difficult. The team however kept themselves busy by doing a series of surf walks targeting bonefish. There were a number of first-time bonefish catches on the opening days setting a foundation for what was to come. On day three the weather cleared, and just in time for the big spring tides that came into effect. The GTs, some big ones at that, were immediately out in full force. Peter Whittaker landed an incredible GT of 117 cm, the biggest GT for the Farquhar season so far and a catch that set the tone for day four.
David Reverdito was fishing with his son, Matteo, who caught a bonefish and two giant trevally, a first for Matteo with both species. Daniel Pienaar managed to get his first-ever bonefish and his first-ever GT on fly and Graham McCallum landed his first GT on fly too. Jeff Lopes also hopped on the GT action and landed one, adding to the growing tally for the week.
Then came the day to remember with an incredible 34 GTs landed and safely released. There were many highlights, including a double-up where anglers Charl Weitz and Daniel Pienaar both landed beautiful silver 113 cm GTs. What a story for Charl’s first giant trevally on fly.
With all the giant trevally around, there was little doubt that the focus for the last day would also be on GTs. Farquhar didn’t disappoint by producing a further 24 GTs with another over-the-meter-mark 104 cm geet caught by Daniel. What an amazing week for the memory banks!
Stay tuned for next week’s report.
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Farquhar Atoll
TOTAL CATCH STATS THIS WEEK:
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