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Farquhar Atoll Fishing Report 11th – 18th October 2023

The second week of the season on Farquhar kickstarted with more memorable catches on the flats. On the first day, four of the guests managed their first GTs and Peter landed the first Moustache Triggerfish of the season in testing weather conditions.

Trevor was on with his first GT, his nine wt rod with a 20 lb leader holding strong, while following the fish and preparing to land it, another shoal of GTs seemed to be following the hooked GT! It presented the perfect opportunity for Michael to send a cast into the shoal. As Trevor’s fish was being landed, a trophy GT smashed the baitfish imitation that Michael was throwing and after nerve wrecking moments of untangling fly line from coral and amazing diving skills by the guide, Evan, Michael’s 116 cm GT was landed, his first GT on fly. An epic GT double-up.

The Farquhar Giant Trevally were out in full force, with one or more landed almost every day of the week. The third day saw Jon landing the first Sailfish of the week, in typical Sailfish fashion it launched out of the water multiple times during the fight, putting on an epic display.

Michael was at it again with the Geets landing another sizeable GT at 97 cm, continuing on his big GT roll. Eames had a great end to the week, landing a beautiful Bumpy of 102 cm. On the same day, Peter caught the fish of the week and a fish that not many people have the privilege of catching on the flats. While attempting to catch Giant Trevally in a channel he hooked a fish that appeared to be a large GT but upon landing the fish realised that it was in fact an African Pompano. Gerry, Farquhar’s head guide, indicated that it was only the second one he had seen landed during his 9 years of guiding the atoll!

Stay tuned for next week’s report.
Tight lines,
Alphonse Fishing Co. on Farquhar Atoll


GT 17 (largest 116 cm)
Bumphead parrotfish 1
Bonefish 12
Moustache Triggerfish 1
Sailfish 1
African Pompano 1


If you would like to know more about the fantastic fishing opportunities on offer on Farquhar Atoll, you can contact our saltwater fly fishing expert Peter Collingsworth on 01603 407596 or via email at He would love to speak with you.

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