Bumphead Parrotfish

Fishing for Bumphead Parrot fish

Bumpies are found in tropical waters around coral bommies, fingers or any coral structures. They are wonderful characterful fish that are so wildly unpredictable. The time to catch these wonderful fish is when you see them tailing in larger pods. This is when they are feeding on the flats and around the coral. They are feeding on the coral itself and the little critters that live in the coral. Warning: strike hard and hold on tight! These fish are very powerful. Remember to keep your fingers well clear of their bolt cutting teeth.

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Bumphead Parrot fish Become a Reality 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you Fish for Bumphead Parrot Fish?

Fishing for Bumpies is done in the tropical waters and they can be caught in Providence and Farquhar Atolls in the Seychelles.

Fishing Tackle for Bumpies

A 9ft 10 or even an 11 weight is your typical weapon of choice when taking on Bumpies. Your rod will need to be matched with a good quality large arbor saltwater reel. To fight a trigger you need to yield nothing and for that you need a strong rod. Give them an inch and they will take a mile.

Fishing Flies for Bumpies

Bumphead Parrot fish flies are very similar/the same as Triggerfish flies. They are typically crab imitations tied on very strong hooks. Bumpies have very strong jaws and can happily crunch a cheap hook.


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Department Manager

Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.

Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Seychelles and Mexico's Yucatan fishing programs.

Sporting Travel Specialist

UK Managing Director

Sporting Travel Consultant


Farquhar Atoll

One of the most exotic saltwater fly fishing destinations in the world

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Providence Atoll

Species lover’s nirvana + rested waters for 5 years = Fish On!

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