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Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters
Christmas Island Outfitters

Details

  • Saltwater
  • Season

    Year around
  • The 2015 rate per angler based on two anglers sharing a guide and room is $2470. For a private guide and room the rate is $2845.
  • Number of guests

    The lodge takes 8 anglers per week unless it is a private intact group, in which case they will do 12 anglers per week. Anglers typically fish in a group of 4 with 2 guides. For the week, you will fish in the lagoon using an outrigger for 4 days, and access the back of the lagoon or the outside flats by truck for 2 days.
  • Species:
    • Bonefish
    • Giant Trevally
    • Golden Trevally
    • Bluefin Trevally
    • Yellowfin Tuna

Christmas Island Outfitters

Republic of Kiribati >> Line Islands >> Christmas Island
Fishing and Species
The year-around wade fishing for bonefish on Christmas Island brought more anglers into destination flats fishing than any other location in the world. The boats are used for transport only with all flats fishing done by wading. The wade fishing for Giant Trevally is tops on my list for angling excitement and challenge. You can pursue the fishing how you want, no one will make you hunt GT's. In addtion the offshore fishing from the outriggers is a lot of fun, but you may want up to a 16 wt for yellow fin tuna up to 100 lbs+! All of the above and more can be done in a week, maybe even a day.

Christmas Island is a unique natural masterpiece that fluently combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success: endless hard sand flats fishing, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, consistent year-round weather and great people. Located 1200 miles south of Hawaii and within 200 miles of the equator, Christmas Island is the only true year round flats fishing destination. The guides at Christmas Island Outfitters have been handpicked for their overall level of experience and skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities. All fly fishing is sight casting while wading in shallow water. Christmas Island’s plentiful bonefish average two to four pounds, though each week presents numerous opportunities for larger bonefish in the five to ten pound class. Excellent blue water fishing for tuna, wahoo, and trevally is also an option.

The fly fishing guides at CIO are among the atoll’s most skilled and passionate trevally hunters and love nothing more than to share with their guests the thrill of hooking these monsters. Christmas Island Outfitter’s head guide is Peter Kairaio. Peter is recognized as one of the island’s top guides and he is joined by a small group of handpicked professionals who are among the island’s most skilled and personable fly fishing guides. All have excellent eyes for spotting fish, calm temperaments under the pressure of sight fishing and are skilled instructors. The lodge is limited to no more than eight anglers in a standard week and 12 anglers in a private group. As a result, the lodge boasts a highly flexible flats fishing program that can take full advantage of varying tides and fishing conditions. Each evening Peter will lead a discussion on the program for the following day’s fishing based on the conditions at hand. It is likely that your departure time from the lodge will vary each morning according to the tides and where you will be fishing.

Transportation to and from the vast flats of Christmas Island is by truck and outrigger. Both are equipped with bench seats, canopies, and rod holders. During a six-day fishing week, each angler will reach the flats 2 days by truck and 4 days by outrigger. When the lodge is full, the group is divided and alternates days on the truck and outrigger.

Catering to groups of eight to twelve anglers per week, accommodations at Christmas Island Outfitters consist of seven private bungalows that sleep two anglers each. Rooms are simple, clean and spacious and have private baths, fans, screened windows, and refrigerators. The common meeting area features a friendly bar and a casual dining area where fresh, simple meals are served in the morning and evening hours.