The Season Has Started on Farquhar and we have just received this fantastic report from our resort in Farquhar. This destination always makes me wish of being somewhere hot and exotic and full of hard fighting fish. Our guides really know how to look after their clients making every day one never to forget.
After two long weeks of working on boats it was a welcome relief to receive our guests this week. These guys came to Farquhar two years ago and decided it might be a great place to bring some of his mates and their partners. They immediately fell into the guides favour when the whipped out the “Simms Swag”. Cherished boots, buffs, caps and shirts were received amid oohs and aahs. The guides looked the part, now we needed to earn the image.
We knew things were looking good when on the first morning one of our guests landed a trophy Triggerfish. Being a self confessed Permit nut he presented the crab to the Trigger with deadly accuracy time and time again. After a few dozen perfect casts the general feeling was that the fish wasn’t hungry, but he persisted and was rewarded by his first moustache triggerfish, and celebrated as if it was a 30lb permit. As the week progressed the fish tally rose drastically as it tends to do at Farquhar. It didn’t take long for stories of big fish to circulate around the particularly lively dinner table. One guest in particular soon had a few GT stories to add to his previous season, two to be precise, one of 110cm! He didn’t stop there though. I’m not sure if he was keeping chum in his pocket, but he seemed to attract the big barracudas. One he was lucky enough to land without a wire trace, the second managed to bite through but only after a long and intense fight.
One of our female guests landed her first GT, but only after she had practiced her big fish skills on two large dogtooth tuna. Another chap was not to be out done, and managed to pick a Sailie out of a massive school of Bonito. In typical Sailfish fashion it went buck wild and then mysteriously the backing parted. Two fishermen and their guide stood gaping open mouthed at the fish’s wake for several minutes. We thought the week was going really well after we got two more Triggers and when Justin landed a 10lb 32 inch bonefish- certainly the biggest we’ve seen on this atoll- we thought it couldn’t get any better.
We then we woke up on the last day of the trip to the most perfect conditions you could possibly hope for in the Seychelles. We knew something special was going to happen, and sure enough by 12 o’clock in the afternoon we had landed two beautiful Milkfish. A feat that most fly fisherman don’t reach in their deepest daydreams. The fight between fish and angler was a mammoth one, the fish weaving the boat through fields of coral gardens. Finally the angler sent the message that stated simply “boys, we have a milkfish on the boat”. Boy did we all go crazy! After everyone had jumped up and down and high fived we sent our congratulations to him.
All in all it was super way to start our season…cannot wait for the next group! Cheers James
As you may of read, this destination is very special and never fails to impress its guests. With many returning year after year and always coming home with huge smiles and feeling very relaxed and all this down to the way your are treated by our excellent guides
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