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.
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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