Christmas Island

The fact that virtually every flats fishing angler in North America has heard of Christmas Island is far from coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater flats destinations, Christmas Island is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand flats fishing, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year-round weather await all who visit this unique atoll.

Fly fishing guides have been handpicked for their overall level of experience and skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities. Each day anglers will depart via truck or catamaran for the day’s flats fishing. Virtually all fly fishing entails sight casting to visible fish while wading in shallow water. Christmas Island’s plentiful bonefish average 2 to 4 pounds, though each week presents numerous opportunities for larger bonefish in the 5 to 10 pound class. Catering to groups of eight anglers per week, accommodations consist 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. Flexible by design to ensure quality fishing, the daily schedule and meal times at Christmas Island often vary slightly in order to take advantage of the best tides and fishing conditions. Whether you are an experienced saltwater angler or a novice keen on honing your flats fishing skills it is overall one of the best experiences in fly fishing.