Explore Christmas Island on one of our fully hosted trips with no single angler supplements to pay. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced angler wishing to concentrate on the fly fishing, Christmas Island has everything. Should you wish for a bit more privacy or prefer additional help, we also have both single rooms and one on one guiding upgrades available.
Christmas Island, also known as Kiritimati, is the largest coral atoll in the whole world. Within its landmass is a huge internal lagoon littered with shallow flats and connecting channels with over 48 km of shoreline. Fly fishing Christmas Island was once considered the place to fish for Bonefish as the sheer numbers are staggering but over the last few years, it has also developed into a mixed fishery.
For anglers wishing to concentrate on the fly fishing, Christmas Island has everything for both complete beginners right through to more experienced anglers for a vast array of species. These species include amazing numbers of Bonefish and even novice anglers can easily learn the craft of fly-fishing and catch 10 plus fish a day. 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. Our standard fishing packages are based on two customers to each guide and per boat, however, we do have additional guides and single boats available for an upgrade. Kiritimati fly fishing holidays from Sportquest offer their visitors a truly unforgettable fly fishing experience.
Should you wish for a change from fly fishing Christmas Island we also have offshore fishing available, which involves casting large poppers around the reef that protects the island, jigging around some of the large drop-offs or trolling lures for a large list of species such as GT’s, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Sharks, and Dorado.
We also have two other options available during your week, one is fishing backcountry, which entails taking a boat right as the name suggests to the back of the huge lagoon. Once you arrive at this protected area you will then carry on fishing all by foot wading the edges of the lagoon and Milkfish farm. The second is fishing around the outside of the island in between the shoreline and the outer reef. At the right time of tide, fish move in from the outer reef to take advantage of the exposed feeding areas. Should you wish to target the other big species like the Milkfish, Tuna and Sailfish you will be fishing from a boat in the blue ocean outside the protecting reef either drifting in the current lines casting at hundreds of Milkfish or trolling around drop-offs. Visit our YouTube Channel for more species information, fishing tips and destination showcases.
Each night your fly fishing Christmas Island hosts will discuss with each person on the trip what they wish to fish for the next day and any preferred methods. The host will then pair anglers up for the following days fishing, allocate you your boat captains name and your guides name. The next morning you depart the lodge by truck to your fishing boat a journey that takes no more than five minutes. You will then depart with your guide for a full days fishing which is normally inside the huge lagoon and is done on foot, wadding the endless hard bottom flats. You will access the flats by boat as you navigate through the maze of channels that feed these flats.
If you have any questions on any of the hosted fly fishing Christmas Island trips we offer then contact us in the office, our fly fishing department will be happy to help you with any queries you have, or you can request a free brochure. Alternatively, view our other saltwater fly fishing destination.