FARQUHAR ATOLL FISHING NEWS | 18 – 25 OCT 2023
This week saw eight angler’s join us on the esteemed flats of Farquhar Atoll. Genevieve opened the week remarkably, landing a bonefish on her very first cast in the Seychelles. Later on, in the same day, she managed to land a beautiful bumpy, taking her just one species away from a Flats Slam. Unfortunately the stars didn’t align, but there was certainly no disappointment with what she had achieved thus far. The bar was set for the week!
The anglers continued to fish with enthusiasm throughout the week, with the best day producing three above average GT’s and two bumphead parrotfish. Mike managed his first Seychelles GT and his first bumpy in one go and Kent also landed his first bumpy. Mike was not done there, continuing his streak with a Flats Slam later in the week landing Farquhar’s first permit of the season, a bonefish and another bumpy. Well done Mike!
The last few days of the week proved tough with testing weather conditions. Ed kept at it though, and he managed the second permit for the season as well as an array of other species Farquhar has on offer. One of the more notable catches was a healthy 135 cm barracuda, one for the books. Ed wasn’t the only angler who took to testing Farquhar’s diversity with all the anglers adding many new species to their lists, once again proving the shear diversity that this atoll holds.
Genevieve stole the show again on the last day with some GT magic, landing her first of the species in the nick of time, finishing off a phenomenal week of fishing on Farquhar. Congratulations to all the anglers and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
Stay tuned for next week’s report.
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Farquhar Atoll
TOTAL CATCH STATS WITH 5 ANGLERS THIS WEEK:
Bumphead parrotfish 4
Indo-Pacific permit 2
Bluefin Trevally 2
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