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THE SEYCHELLES - FARQUHAR ATOLL

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Fly fishing Farquhar Island is one of the great experiences in the Seychelles. Famously known for it outstanding Giant Trevally and Bumphead Parrotfis,h it has a great diversity of fly fishing opportunities from flats, reef edge and bluewater. The simple yet comfortable land-based lodge offers a great base to explore Farquhar Atoll.

  • Season: October–November and February–April
  • World's premier Giant Trevally fishery
  • Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Indio Pacific Permit plus other flats and Bluewater species
  • Ideal for experienced anglers
  • Isolated, remote coral atoll
  • Twelve anglers per week

Farquhar Atoll is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain of islands and lies about four hundred and fifty miles to the south-west of the Mahe.

The accommodation on the island is in a guesthouse/lodge style property. Rooms are twin-bedded and based on two anglers sharing a room. Each room has air-conditioning.

The rooms are clean and comfortable with enough space for all your gear and equipment.

The lodge has a central lounge and under-cover dining area by the ocean. The alcohol available is mostly beer with a few spirits available in the bar. Otherwise, it might be best to bring your own spirits, subject to duty free regulations.

The dining and cuisine at the lodge is a mix of local Creole and international dishes. Menus include fruits, breads, fish, seafood, chicken and pork.

There is NO internet connection at the lodge, however there is a satellite phone for emergency and guests' use.

The range and diversity of the fishing makes Farquhar Atoll a very special location. Easy wading on hard white sandy flats turtle grass and broken coral coupled with deeper reef edges, coral drop offs has created an environment that is perfect for almost anything to live from Bonefish to a variety of Trevally species including the brutal Giant Trevally in trophy-size versions. Indo-pacific Permit, Barracuda, Bumphead, Parrotfish, Trigger fish in the shallow coral flats and Milkfish.

So whether you prefer throwing a crab to a Trigger, wrestling with a Giant Trevally or casting to a tailing Bonefish there is a lot on offer at Farquhar.

Also, if you venture just off the shore in the deeper water then there is a whole new world of fish waiting to test your skills and how much backing you have!! From Yellowfin and Dogtooth Tuna to Wahoo, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Grouper, Snapper and Sailfish.

Most of the fishing is wading and walking with sight fishing to lots of species. The guides are very experienced and will help you with equipment and techniques to ensure you stand the best chance of success. The skiffs have been fitted out to handle both the skinny water of the shallows as well as deeper bluewater outside the reef edge both in comfort and safety. The fishing tends to be broken into two periods: early October until late December and late February to early May. January can be one of the wettest and coolest months with strong winds pushing in cold water which makes fly fishing in the Seychelles largely unproductive and very hard work.

A typical day starts after breakfast when all anglers meet. Most of the fishing is walking and wading and the boats are used to access the shallow flats and occasionally chase down large fish. The guides are rotated with the guests and all are very experienced skippers. It is one guide for two anglers.

There are some backup rods and flies at the lodge but we would advise all anglers to take their own gear and fishing equipment.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

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CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

Passport with minimum six months validity.

Direct flights from London to Mahe Airport, 12.40 hours from UK and from Australia, 13+ hours.

The private charter flight from Mahe to Farquhar Island is one hour and forty-five minutes.

Please note that this is considered a very remote location and as such. You must bring with you proof of Medevac Insurance coverage and all the information regarding Medevac and emergency details.

Luggage allowance on internal flights is a max of 15 kilos.

  • Currency: Seychelles Rupee—but both Euros and US Dollars are accepted
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Airport: Mahe Airport SEZ
  • Population: 87,000
  • Language: English, Creole and French
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Electricity: 220v and 240v two-pin
  • Time: 4 hours ahead of GMT and 7 hours behind Sydney Australia
  • Average temperature: mid to high 20s-30s, fairly consistent due to its equator location

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au