Hosted Christmas Island Part 3 and wow what a result with the group ending with over 1,097 fish (Thats the ones we counted) Starting on day 3 the whole party really started to get to grips with Christmas Island plus we started to move people about, which was great as it gave me a chance to go out fishing with other members of our party.
The remaining 4 days fishing turned out to be a real bonanza of fish for everyone. Darren still armed with my secret fly went out on day 3 looking for the Milkfish and managed to hook and lose a huge fish, but alas they did not feed for long that day so they returned and fished inside the lagoon for Bones and Gt’s.
Darren connected to his Milkfish which unfortunately came away
Bob and Ian continued on their species quest catching some amazing fish and some I have no idea of the names. Ian had still not recovered from a shoulder operation so casting the fly rod all day was becoming too much, so they mixed up their days with a combination of fly fishing, trolling and bait fishing and boy did they have some fun.
We fished all the usual marks and flats plus even after all the trips I had done in the past we fished some new areas which all produced fish. As I mentioned in Part 1 the group all from north of the border were some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to host and the whole trip was a laugh from start to finish. With a right mixture of people falling over, losing fish, dropping spare camera batteries in the water (Sorry about that Charlie) certain members of the party targeting puffer fish and insisting that he had stalked them and we counted them in the fish tally each evening. I think it would also be fair to say that the island is now the proud owner of lots of empty Scotch bottles, as new bottles just seemed to keep appearing each evening.
If you just take a look at all the amazing pictures below and the total for the week you will see and I am sure you will agree Christmas Island is one of those special fishing destinations.
I will be again hosting a group in 2015 so if you are interested and want to join in all the action check out the below link and if you have any questions please feel free to call me at anytime.
Totals for all the customers for the week:
56 Giant Trevally
79 Bluefin Trevally
2 Golden Trevally
3 Stripped Trevally
3 Yellowfin Tuna
5 Puffer fish (Charlie)
Plus tons of other species courteous of Bob and Ian
First night in Hawaii on the way out, full of expectation
The Scottish “A” team arrive on Christmas Island
Looking for Gt’s
Johnny with a nice GT on the fly
Rory with one of his many many Bones
Nice Bluefin on the fly
A fly steeling Triggerfish for Rory
Popper fishing Christmas Island
Rory sorting out the Bluefins
Norman with his first of many Christmas Island Bonefish
Charlie looking for his secret Pufferfish flies
Ian with one of many small Gt’s on the fly
Ian this time next cast and a Bonefish
Bob with a nice Stripped Trevally
Darren getting the hang of the many Bonefish
Jim with a nice size Bonefish
Johnny if I hold it close to the camera does it look any bigger
Angus with a nice GT
Angus again with another fine GT
Charlie with a nice size yellowfin on a popper
Bob with just a part of their species hunt
Ian with one of many Groupers
Ian and one of the many many Queenfish that take flies
Ian again how many different fish are there?
Norman with a small GT on the fly
Charlie takes time off from the Triggerfish to fish for GT’s, what fights harder Charlie?
Rory and Darren on the first night herd some commotion outside the lodge which was a group of small GT’s feeding in the accommodation lights.
Darren thats a big lure for such a GT 🙂
Johnny with a Wahoo
Then next cast a nice Bluefin, stunning fish
Ian with a nice Bluefin this time
Johnny back on the flats and Bonefish
Ian with a nice thick Bonefish
Charlie with a GT on the fly and he looks happy
Ian with a nice Bluefin on the fly
Charlie with a Bonefish
Ian with one of his many Gt’s
Ian again this time with a nice Bluefin on the fly
The guys getting ready in the mornings and on the boats
Ian doing the Bonefish with style
Rory proves that not all the GT’s are large, these cheeky babies nip the fly quite often when Bonefish fishing
Jim with a fly caught Bluefin
Rory with a nice Triggerfish, on Christmas we get some monsters
Johnny with a stunning Parrotfish
Yours truly landing a nice fat Bonefish
Jim with a nice size GT on the fly
Darren with a small Bluefin on the fly caught along the shoreline.
Ian with another nice size GT on the fly
One of Charlie’s prize Pufferfish
Last night party on Christmas Island, note the Christmas tree, what a special time to spend in such a stunning location.
The last night of the trip back in Hawaii and a great Chinese meal, few beers the perfect way to end such an amazing group trip.
I hope you enjoyed a section of the trips pictures, its only a very small selection as we have over 600 pictures from the trip.
Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of our fly fishing team, Peter Collingsworth, about this trip, you can contact him on 01603 407596 or by emailing him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.