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Bird-eating GT’s of Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles

There are not many fishermen in the world today who have not watched (multiple times) the Blue Planet II footage of Fish vs. Bird. The clip offers some incredible insight into how a Giant Trevally (GT) calculates airspeed, altitude and trajectory of birds in flight. Specifically, fledgling Tern’s learning to fly. These are bird-eating GT’s!

This magnificent clip of cinematography brilliance creates a need in the Outside Wild team to go chase these GT’s on fly. The question is where? Well, these specific bird-eating GT’s are only found in one place on the planet: Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles.

Farquhar Atoll lies 700km south west of Seychelles’ capital and main island Mahe. This makes Farquhar the most southerly atoll in the outer atolls of Seychelles.

It is a fantastically diverse fishery which offers Guests fishing experiences within the lagoon, channel and surf zone… and of course at those bird-eating GT’s.

Seychelles Fishing Trip

Beyond bird-eating GT’s – a Diverse Fishery

GT’s should not be the only focus on a vacation to Farquhar Atoll. GT’s may hold the reputation, at rightly so, for being pound for pound incredible fighters and it is also poignant to share that most of our Clients have landed their personal best Geets on Farquhar Atoll, but this fishery has plenty more on offer…

Bumphead Parrotfish are certainly one of the most powerful tailing fish you are likely to encounter anywhere in the world. They shoal in numbers between 5 and 30 fish. You can see them from a mile away with their big blue tails waving in the sky. Go from ‘Bumpies’ to stalking Bonefish in skinny water and drifting crab patterns at the ever-angry Triggerfish; these charismatic fish are loved by Guides throughout the world, and for good measure… they are simply fun.

Offshore fishing on Farquhar creates opportunities to tick Milkfish, Sailfish, Barracuda, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Dogtooth Tuna off your bucket list.

So the question is… do you have the nerve to hold your own against the bird-eating GT’s of Farquhar and the diversity of fish on the flats? If so, enquire with Outside Wild about our last-minute availability tours or our set-departure dates in 2021 and 2022.

Seychelles Travel Update:

As of the 25th of March, Seychelles is welcoming Guests with two requirement: (1) a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure and (2) a Health Travel Authorization. Enjoy this opportunity to get away from the crowds and experience the blissful remoteness offered by our destinations in the Outer Islands of Seychelles.

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