Located 400 miles SW of Mahe, Farquhar Atoll is the Southern-most atoll in the Seychelles and is accessed via a one hour and 45 minutes charter flight. Known for its species variety, the flats consist of hard white sand, turtle grass and broken coral which makes for perfect wading conditions for the variety of species that roam the flats. Bluewater fly fishing is also available.
Farquhar offers sight fishing for giant trevally, bonefish, Indo-Pacific permit, triggerfish, and bumphead parrotfish to name a few or with bluewater close by, try your luck at some of the monsters of the deep; sailfish, tuna and wahoo. High quality wading boots are required.
The new lodge and guest houses will be ready for upcoming season. The three separate duplex style chalets will feature two beds in each room, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge will have a communal social area, dining room, bar and the popular open air dining area has been rebuilt.
The outfitter recommends a 9wt for bonefish and permit, 10wt for triggerfish and milkfish and a 12wt for the trevally, bumphead parrotfish and bluewater, all matched with a quality reel with a proven drag system. A complete gear list will be sent upon confirmation of the trip.
Farquhar Atoll is accessed via a one hour forty five minute private charter from the main island of Mahe. Most US and UK clients access Mahe via Dubai with Emirates Airlines or Abu Dhabi via Etihad Airways.
The program operates on a Wednesday to Wednesday basis. Due to the early departure of the charter flight, you need to arrive in Mahe on Tuesday and overnight. Hotel expenses and transfers are not included in the package.
Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory due to the remote location.
A passport valid for 6 months after the last day of the trip is required.
2020 season: The 7-night/6-day package is $10,275 per person based on shared occupancy/guide. The rate includes your Mahe round-trip charter flights, $175 Conservation Levy, and $100 Global Rescue Policy. The season runs from March to early May, late September to early December.
A 127 cm GT landed on St Francois Atoll, a mixed week of leisure, diving, and fishing guests, but still a 104 cm GT in the surf for Cosmoledo. Astove had two anglers with impressive catch numbers and a testing week on Farquhar tut still some great catches.
Alphonse Island Fishing Report
14th - 21st March 2020
This season's GT record broken on Alphonse, two flat slams in one day for Farquhar, a 67 cm Indo-pacific permit on Cosmoledo and great fishing despite testing weather on Astove!
Alphonse Island Fishing News
7th to 14th March 2020
We have had a great week on Alphonse and St Francois Atoll. The weather has ...
Alphonse Island Fishing Report - 30th November - 7th December 2019
A cyclone, extremely strong winds and heavy rains, didn’t stop anglers from landing fish on St Francois and Alphonse Atoll last week. Anglers from around the world descended onto Alphonse in search of the catch of a lifetime. ...
Alphonse Island Fishing Report - 2nd to 9th November 2019
It’s been a week of blood, sweat and glory for anglers and guides on St Francois Atoll this week. Anglers were fortunate to experience extremely good weather at the start of their week. The south-easterly wind picked ...
Alphonse Island Fishing Report
26th October - 04th November 2019
Our anglers experienced a fantastic week on St. Francois Atoll this week. A strong south-easterly wind blew for most of the week making casting a challenge for even the most experienced anglers however this did not stop anyone from ...
Alphonse Island Fishing News - 19th - 26th October 2019
It has been a busy week on St Francois Atoll. The strong south-easterly wind brought both good and bad weather which made for tough but very productive fishing conditions. This week the 12 anglers fished a neap tide allowing them ...
ALPHONSE ISLAND FISHING NEWS
5th - 12th October 2019
Week three of the season started with variable weather conditions and calm flat seas. Neap tides gave the anglers the opportunity to fish mainly on the white sand flats looking for rays, sharks and the ...