In 1985, Christmas Island provided the first salt water
flats experience for my son, Scott, and I. It still serves
as one of the world’s best destinations for a “first-timers”
salt water flats trip. Also, many veteran anglers have
been returning here for several years to pursue the
island’s bonefish and trevally.
Christmas is famous for it’s large numbers of 3 - 6 pound
bonefish with double digit fish possible. The trevally
can be huge, especially the giant trevally. GT’s
(giant trevally) over 50 pounds have been taken via
the fly on the flats. Offshore fishing is also available
if a change of pace is welcome during your week.
Accommodations and general ambiance could best be
described as “South Pacific Island style” – pretty basic.
You won’t find anything comparable to the luxury resorts
and spas in Fiji.
Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll with an
area of 248 square miles, about half of which is lagoons
and flats. It’s located just north of the equator, about 1,300
miles south of Hawaii.
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