Farquhar Atoll Africa Saltwater

Long known to only the inner circle of adventuresome saltwater anglers, Farquhar was one of the earliest outer islands to be discovered. Its reasonable size, varied flats, coral-strewn lagoon and prolific blue water fishery make it one of the world’s best multispecies destinations. In the past it was only accessed by mothership but today anglers enjoy a small, simple lodge that makes it the perfect island fish camp and one of the best values in the Seychelles.

Farquhar Atoll is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain of islands lying just over 450 miles southwest of Mahe.

Fishing Program:
This remote atoll has a total area of approximately 10 x 6 miles.  The main group of islands form a long curve on the eastern side of the atoll. Largest of these are Isle du Nord and Ile du Sud, with the smaller Manaha gaps 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 a wide range of flats, channels and surf zones.  This diversity of terrain creates perfect habitat for bonefish, various trevally species including trophy sized giant trevally, Indo-Pacific permit, triggerfish, barracuda bumphead parrotfish and milkfish.  In addition to the flats Farquahr is also blessed with a very accessible blue water fishery.  Most often guests head for the blue water when high tides make the flats difficult to wade.  Here you can encounter  giant trevally, barracuda, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna, grouper, bohar snapper and sailfish.

Anglers fish two per boat and guide.  The majority of fishing is done while wading but depending on the tides, anglers can spend from 2-3 hours per day fishing from the boat.  Boat fishing is typically in the blue water or drifting over vast fields of coral heads in the lagoon in what the guides call "bommie bashing".  This is drifting over coral heads with both anglers blind casting 12wts with bait fish patterns is search of GT's, bluefin's, snapper, barracuda and a variety of other species.  Each Fly Castaway guide is a qualified skipper, has first aid experience and is extremely experienced with regards to all facets of fly fishing the remote saltwater destinations of the Indian Ocean. Their passion and dedication is infectious and they routinely go the extra mile working to guide anglers into a fish of a lifetime.

Accommodations and Meals:
Farquhar’s lodge is a basic but comfortable guesthouse that can accommodate 10 anglers per week. The main lodge is fully air-conditioned and has five twin 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. Meals are served in a covered dining area over looking the water with a magnificent view. All meals are served at the outside dining area with the chef preparing a mix of Creole and international food. The lodge has plenty of local beer for sale. Guests may also bring their own hard alcohol and or wine.

Day 1:  Depart Home
Day 3:  Arrive Mahe: Overnight at your elected accommodations
Day 4:  Charter flight from Mahe to Farquhar.  If  time permits you will be able to fish some of the nearby flats.
Day 50-10:  Six days of guided fishing on the flats of the Farquhar.
Day 11:  Charter flight from Farquhar to Mahe. Depart for home. 
Day 12:  Arrive Home



Rates and Details

2020 Rate: $11,250 plus $175 conservation fee per person for a 7 night/6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals/soft drinks/mineral water at the lodge, round-trip transportation between Mahe and Farquhar, guided fishing, fishing license.

Not Included: International airfare, accommodations, meals and ground transfers in Mahe, staff & guide gratuities, alcohol, tackle, and flies.


Species: Bonefish, milkfish, triggerfish, barracuda, giant trevally

Season: October - April

Capacity: 10 anglers

Media:  Farquhar Atoll Video

Time: 12 hours later than Pacific Standard Time

Farquhar Atoll Africa Saltwater NEWS

Jun 11, 2020

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Oct 31, 2019

Reports – Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles – Fall 2019

Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles 23rd – 30th October 2019 First Bumpy Slam Of The Season! Another fantastic week of flats fishing has come to an end on Farquhar Atoll. This week we had fantastic weather with wind speeds dropping and skies clearing for beautiful weather with great visibility. Tides started off in neaps and built to […]
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Oct 16, 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

Expert Q&A Farquhar Atoll Lodge, Seychelles

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Dec 29, 2017

New Lodge on Farquhar, Seychelles

We are pleased to report the new / rebuilt guest house on Farquhar is complete.   A few years back Farquhar was devastated by a major storm.  While it did no damage to the fishery it stripped the island of the vast majority of its vegetation and also wiped out the guest house.   The upside to […]
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Apr 7, 2017

Farquhar, Seychelles Hosted Trip

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Feb 23, 2017

Trip Report – Farquhar, Seychelles

From our good friends at Farquhar:  Report from The Farquhar Team After almost unbearable anticipation, we are finally back out on Farquhar Atoll after Cyclone Fantalla’s arrival in April earlier this year. Although one is left with no doubt as to the strength of mother nature when you first land on the atoll, equally impressive is […]
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