Hosted Saltwater Fly Fishing | Christmas Island  

Tour code: CHR001  

Fishing for Giant Trevally can and does break both – angler’s nerves and fishing tackle. Imagine presenting your fly to fish that can exceed 100lb in shallow water with just enough to cover their backs. The rush of excitement as the water explodes and both – your fly and line disappear.

If you have ever wanted to experience true fly fishing, Christmas Island is definitely the destination for you. Suited to both – complete beginners right through to more experienced anglers. There are a vast array of species to fish for both – on the fly and if you fancy having a change – lure fishing.

There are vast numbers of Bonefish and even novice anglers can easily learn the craft of fly-fishing and catch 10 plus fish a day. For the experienced fly angler the opportunity to cast your fly at large Bonefish also awaits. For anglers keen on the challenge of Trevally, (Giant, Golden, Blue Fin, and Striped) the guides at Christmas Island are highly skilled in their pursuit.

While presenting a somewhat higher stakes option to Bone fishing, the results are often spectacular. One other fish worthy of a mention is the mighty Milkfish. These elusive creatures fight with as much power as a Tarpon and Bonefish combined.

On a previous trip our customer managed to land over 36 GT’S with the biggest touching 106lb all on the fly. For people looking for all round fly action, in the previous hosted trip the group of 10 anglers caught over 800 fish all on the fly.

Just when you think things could not get any better, they do. For I am pleased to announce we have just finalised an agreement with a brand new lodge on the island. Not only will we now be able to offer accommodation with hot showers and air conditioning, but also with superior food. Plus our new operation operates fiberglass boats of two different sizes; the smallest are ideal for fishing in and around the lagoon or for local offshore fishing. The larger boats with 160hp outboards have now opened up a new world. Water that was only accessible by truck and then fishing from the shore all around the island is now available from boats. This allows us to offer our customers access to water that some of the other lodges can only dream of reaching.

Another important development is with boats that can now reach further afield is the introduction of proper VHF radios that are always in contact with the base station at the main camp.

Currently the camp has 10 air-conditioned rooms. There’s no need to travel each morning to the boats, as all our boats will pick you up from the beach directly behind the accommodation.

We have seen other operators in the UK now trying to promote another lodge on the island, please do not confuse the two operations – there is NO comparison. We do not use false economy to try and promote this destination; all our trips are based on 2 anglers per boat EVERY day with one guide. Competitors are offering 4 anglers to one boat with 2 guides, this means that 2 anglers and 1 guide will be dropped off on a flat to fish while the others move to a different area. What if you want to move again (which you need to do), what if someone has had enough or worse gets sick? They also offer areas accessed by 4 wheel drive, these are, unless you want to just chase small Bonefish, second rate areas. We believe, what is the point travelling around the world and then trying to save a few pounds, when it will effectively half your efficiency while fishing?

There are two main ways for fishing for the GT’s. First is using large surface poppers 8″ to 10″ with stepped up rods and big fixed spool reels. This is hard work, but either fishing from the shore casting out over the reef or on days when you are out on the boat, fishing sunken reefs produces fantastic results. On our very first trip 8 years ago, we set some new lodge records with up to 18 GT’s from a boat in a day. A total of 106 GT’s in the week with 4 fish over 100lb the biggest around 125lb, but that’s not all, on days from the boat customers also had Yellowfin Tuna to 120lb, Sailfish and Wahoo all on surface poppers.

The second way is to fly fish for them. This can be achieved either by fishing from the boat close to the shore casting surface fly poppers and double hand stripping them back as the GT’s like a lot of noise and poppers that move very fast. You can also use a lure rod without hooks and try to switch and tease the GT’s out of the reefs. The other method is to fish inshore with over 250 miles of saltwater flats, lagoons and channel’s. Fishing will be done while wading and entails sight casting to visible fish in shallow water. For anglers keen on the challenge of Trevally, (Giant, Golden, Blue Fin, and Striped) our guides are highly skilled and passionate in their pursuit. While a somewhat higher stakes game than Bone fishing or lure fishing, the results are often spectacular!

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Ikari House

Our accommodation is very comfortable: there are currently 10 air-conditioned rooms with two single beds each. A queen size bed is available in one room. There are en-suite bathrooms with hot water available. There is an outside area to sit and relax after the day’s fishing. Fresh water rinsing facilities are available for yourself and your tackle, and a washing line to let it all hang out!

The rooms are convertible for single and double occupancy. In addition, they also have tables, chairs, 110v and 240v outlet power plugs, portable drawers and wardrobe racks. A thatch-roofed local maneaba, situated in the back of the main facility, serves as the bar and dining lounge for meals and entertainment, luau and afternoon drinks.

The food is good and ample: the evening meal will consist of mostly fish (NOT BONEFISH, but tuna, wahoo or sweetlip) with plenty of vegetables and salad. Meat is also served regularly: chicken, pork and beef are flown in from Hawaii… Lobster can be a special treat! Lunch is gourmet sandwiches, packed in ice in the ice chest or cooler box on board the boat. There is plenty of icy cold water there too. Breakfast is a large cooked American style meal. A small plate of pre-dinner canapés are served soon after you arrive back from fishing in the evenings. Sashimi is often served here.

Soft drinks and beer can be purchased at reasonable rates (an honesty system). For mixers, please, let us know, and we will do our best to obtain these. Tea and coffee is available all the time at the lodge.

Board: Full Board
Rooms: Single & twin rooms
Internet: WiFi (Chargeable)
Laundry: Nominal charge
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: In rooms
Meals: In dinning room
Cash Accepted: Americain & Australian dollar
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

This hotel has everything you need for your overnight stays in Hawaii and also makes a great resort for those looking to extend your holiday with additional days in Hawaii.

TripAdvisor reviewers rate Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort among the top 10 hotels in Honolulu. Why? No resort fees. Stunning ocean views from an amazing location on Waikiki Beach. Fresh catch prepared with a Diamond Head view at the Ocean House Restaurant. Dine on grill-your-own steaks at the beachfront Shore Bird and sip a refreshing Mai Tai by the pool. Enjoy a Hawaiian-style jam at KaniKa Pila Grille every night and learn to play the ukulele with our daily cultural activities.

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort’s 635 beautifully appointed rooms and suites welcome you with air-conditioned comfort, Wi-Fi and cable Internet access, direct-dial telephone/voice mail, and 32″ LCD TV. Choose premium oceanfront or ocean view rooms.

Board: Room only
Rooms: Single, twin & doubles
Telephone: In room
Internet: WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 110 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Onsite restaurant
Alcohol: Hotel bar
Shop: Gift shops
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit
Cash Accepted: US Dollar
Species Information
Season: All year
Peak: October to February
Weight: 1LB to 13LB
Average Weight: 3LB
Bluefin Trevally
Season: All year
Peak: October to February
Weight: 1LB to 40LB
Average Weight: 8LB
Giant Trevally
Season: All year
Peak: August to February
Weight: 5LB to 140LB
Average Weight: 37LB
Season: All year
Peak: August to February
Weight: 1LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 3LB
Season: All year
Peak: November to December
Weight: 5LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 7LB
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is a set itinerary due to flights from Hawaii to Christmas Island only being available once a week. However, you can extend your stay in either Hawaii or LA if required, as there are flights going from/to the UK – LA everyday, as well as flights from/to LA – Hawaii everyday.

DAY 1: (Monday)

Depart London (Heathrow)
Arrive Los Angeles
Depart Los Angeles
Arrive Honolulu

On arrival transfer to your Hawaii Hotel by taxi.

Overnight Accommodation: Hawaii Hotel (Twin Rooms) R/O

DAY 2: (Tuesday) 

After breakfast catch a taxi to the airport.

Depart Honolulu

DAY 3: (Wednesday) 

Arrive Christmas Island (Note: this is only a 4 hour flight from Honolulu, but you cross the International Date Line).

Overnight Accommodation: Christmas Island Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 4: (Thursday) Fishing Day. 

In the morning leave for a full days fishing with guides. Fishing is based on 2 anglers per boat each day.

Overnight Accommodation: Christmas Island Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 5: (Friday) Fishing Day. 

Fishing can be either fly-fishing or popper fishing.

The fishing is so varied, you can do different things each day.

Overnight Accommodation: Christmas Island Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 6: (Saturday) Fishing Day. 

Each day anglers depart via boat for the day’s fishing.

Virtually all fishing will be done while wading and entails sight casting to visible fish in shallow water.

Overnight Accommodation: Christmas Island Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 7: (Sunday) Fishing Day. 

Why not spend the day fishing offshore for Tuna and Wahoo.

Overnight Accommodation: Christmas Island Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 8 & 9: (Monday & Tuesday) Fishing Days. 

You could always spend your last 2 days fishing targeting GT’S.

Overnight Accommodation: Christmas Island Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 10: (Wednesday) 

You will be transferred back to airport for your return flight to Honolulu.

Depart Christmas Island

DAY 9: (Tuesday) (Cross Date Line Back one day)

Arrive Honolulu.

On arrival catch a taxi to your Hawaii Hotel.

Overnight Accommodation: Hawaii Hotel (Twin Rooms) R/O

DAY 10: (Wednesday) 

Free time to relax or explore.

Depart Honolulu
Arrive Los Angeles
Depart Los Angeles

DAY 11: (Thursday) 

Arrive London (Heathrow)

Dates & Prices
Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability
21/11/2016 01/12/2016 11 10 6 £5,159 On Request   Book Now
13/11/2017 23/11/2017 11 10 6 £5,159 On Request   Book Now
Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights
  • Internal flight Hawaii to Christmas Island
  • Transfers to and from Lodge
  • All accommodation in Hawaii
  • All accommodation Christmas Island
  • All meals at Lodge
  • 6 days fishing
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals at Hawaii Hotels or bar expenses
  • Drinks Christmas Island
  • Transfers in Hawaii
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Fishing license

Flight upgrades

2 week stay Christmas Island

Additional nights in Los Angeles

Additional nights in Hawaii


Tour Notes


A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

Note: Because your flight will involve traveling into the USA, you will be required to complete an Visa waver programme (VWP); you are required before travel to complete an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online, which is compulsory for all USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travellers before boarding an air or sea carrier to the USA.

Medical Requirements

Yellow Fever, Cholera, Malaria and Typhoid

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

No Departure Tax when leaving Christmas Island.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Los Angeles (approx 11hrs). Los Angeles – Honolulu (approx 6 hrs). Honolulu – Christmas Island (approx 4 hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy 2 checked bags, Business / First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1 laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Honolulu airport – Hawaiian Hotel (approx 30 mins) Christmas Island airport – Resort (approx 30 mins)

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