Farquhar Atoll

Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles

Farquhar Atoll is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain of islands lying just over 700km to the southwest of the main island Mahe. The large ear-shaped lagoon provides easy access to the countless flats, channels and surf zones which make Farquhar such a diverse fishery.

This remote atoll has a total area, including the large lagoon, of 170.5 km². There is a serviced concrete landing strip situated on the most northerly island. The main group of islands form a long curve on the eastern side of the atoll.

Type of fishing

The hard white sand, turtlegrass and coral flats of Farquhar make this an ideal wading destination. There are an endless variety of fish species to target here and a visit to Farquhar is an ideal opportunity to experiment with new techniques or try for some of the more unusual flats species that the experienced guide team have worked out how to catch. Species regularly caught include giant trevally, milkfish, bonefish, indo-pacific permit, trigger fish, barracuda, bluefin trevally, sailfish, yellowfin tuna and bumphead parrotfish.