Destination Overview
Destination: Farquhar Atoll
Country: Seychelles
Saltwater: Blue water, Flats skiff, Flats wading
Capacity: 10 per week
Season: Early October to Early April
Specialties: Blue water fishing, Not suitable for non-fishers
Species: African Pompano, Barracuda, Blue Fin Trevally, Bonefish, Dog Toothed Tuna, Giant Trevally, Golden Trevelly, Marlin, Moustache Trigger Fish, Permit, Picasso Trigger Fish , Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellow Fin Tuna, Yellow Margin Trigger Fish

Farquhar Atoll

Farquhar Atoll is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain of islands lying just over 700km to the southwest of the main island Mahe. This remote atoll has a total area, including the large lagoon, of 170.5 km² which is 18 km north to south and 9 km east to west. The total island land mass is 7.5 km² with a serviced concrete landing strip situated on the most northerly island. The main group of islands form a long curve which describes the eastern side of the atoll. Largest of these are Isle du Nord and Ile du Sud, with the smaller Manaha gaps and islands between them. Further south is Goelette and to the open western side of the atoll lies the small group known as Trois Îles. The large ear-shaped lagoon provides easy access to the countless flats, channels and surf zones which make Farquhar such a diverse fishery.

Anglers can wade and sight fish to an impressive variety of species which include Bonefish, various Trevally species including the ferocious trophy sized Giant Trevally, the finicky Indo-Pacific Permit, Triggerfish, Barracuda Bumphead Parrotfish and Milkfish. Farquhar is certainly best known for the sheer 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 GT charges in at your fly interests you ….well then Farquhar is certainly the venue for you. 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… all of which are guaranteed to show your backing the light of day!

Guests will have the use of four new 17.3 ft Angler skiffs, each of which carries a single 90 HP 2-Stroke Yamaha engine. These boats have been specifically designed and fitted to fish both the flats and offshore waters of the Seychelles in comfort and safety. These Angler boats have a draft of approximately 9 inches allowing anglers to access some extremely shallow areas of the atoll; however the main attraction still lies in wading the flats.
Accommodation on Farquhar takes the form of a basic but comfortable guesthouse which caters for eight to ten anglers at one time. Everyone is accommodated in the main lodge which is fully air-conditioned and has four twin 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. 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 for sale. Spirits and wine may be pre ordered to insure you have your preferred order. Alternatively you may bring your own bottle of preferred spirits and wine.

Our 2014 hosted week is 24-31 March 2014 with availability in other weeks currently as follows:

• 21 - 28 October 2013 (FM19) – 2 rods open
• 2 - 9 December 2013 (NM3) – 4 rods open
Break
• 17 - 24 March 2014 (FM17) – 8 rods open
• 14 - 21 April 2014 (FM15) – 3 rods open
Client Comments:
"Farqhur Atoll was way above any expectations I had for saltwater fishing. I had my first encounter with a GT which nearly tore my arms off! The guides were exceptional and food and acommodation great" J.T. - UK

Travel Tips:
The Seychelles is 3 hours ahead of GMT and flying time from London is approximately 10 hours plus transfer time.

Visa's are not required for British passport holders.


Please contact Aardvark McLeod with any questions or for booking information.