Christmas Island has long been considered the Holy Grail in many bonefishing circles. The large bonefish population and extensive flats habitat make this the ideal location to experience the joys of saltwater fly-fishing.
Ideal for novice, intermediate and experienced fly-fisherman, the variety on offer caters for all skill levels. The island itself has the largest land area of any coral atoll to be found, and its vast lagoon and sand flats provide the perfect habitat for a huge variety of species.
It is a great place for those who love to fish by walking endless sand flats, and with most of the internal flats made up of hard white sand and turtle grass, it provides a perfect habitat and opportunity to land good numbers of bonefish each day.
You can expect over ten fish per day when bonefishing Christmas Island, with anglers regularly clocking up respectable cricket scores by the end of their trip, while really getting to understand the behaviours of these special fish.
Wandering the extensive and unspoilt flats of Christmas Island you feel as though you are in another world. There are numerous other species as well to throw a fly at, including one of the hardest fighting of them all, the Giant Trevally. GT's at Christmas Island grow to extraordinary sizes and landing one will test your skills and gear to the limit.
In addition there are Milkfish, Triggerfish, Bluefin and Golden Trevally cruising the flats and reef edges. Offshore you have the opportunity out in the Bluewater to chase species such as Tuna, Billfish, Wahoo and a host of other ocean predators.
The head guide Eketi will schedule the daily fishing, according to the tide, water, sun position and weather conditions. Each day anglers will leave from the beach in their versatile South Pacific style skiffs with their guides and boatman. A short ride brings you to some of the best bonefish flats where you will be guided on a one-on-one basis with the depth generally varying from six inches to three feet deep. The boatman moves the skiff to follow the anglers and guides, so you will be within easy walking distance from your skiff in case you want to access additional tackle, food, snacks or water.
The pick-up trucks used by other lodges have been eliminated here, so anglers are able to maximize their valuable fishing time. When fishing the 'Korean Wreck' waters or other sites that can only be reached by using land vehicles, they will be used. The head guide will discuss these special areas when they are fishing well. If an extra skiff and guide is requested, you may discuss it with Eketi and find out the availability and additional cost.
This is a remote location and as such there are a number of pre-trip considerations that are required in order to make your trip a memorable one, for the right reasons.
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly-fishing guide, and advise of travel requirements prior to your departure.