Christmas Island has long been synonymous as a saltwater fly fishing destination, originally its fame was gained through its fantastic bonefishing, but it was soon realised that there was a wide variety of fishing and species to discover. This resulted Christmas Island becoming one of the original destinations for giant trevally to be targeted on a fly, back in the 1980s. Being located a long way south from Hawaii, Christmas Island is only 200 km north of the equator which means it has extremely stable weather conditions making it a truly year round destination.

There are five primary species targeted, bonefish, giant trevally, triggerfish, milkfish and bluefin trevally, although, as with many atolls the water teams with life and there is full of a host of other interesting fish to catch. Christmas Island has long held a reputation as a superb bonefishery and much light has been shone on its GT fishing, less talked about are some of the other opportunities that its waters offer.

Ikari House, Christmas Island, Kiribati, Aardvark McLeod

Christmas Island Lodge, previously known as the Captain Cook Hotel and the original fishing lodge on the island, the property underwent a complete renovation and is now known as Christmas Island Lodge. It is conveniently located on the island’s north shore and has a wonderful private setting on a 20 acre beach with direct access to the surf. Instead of having to travel to London, the lodge provides private boat access, located 2 ½ kilometres south on the northern edge of the lagoon. With only four bungalows catering to a maximum of eight anglers, this lodge offers a more intimate experience compared to others and is the only lodge on the island that includes single accommodation as part of the standard package.

Ikari Lodge Christmas Island, Saltwater fly fishing Christmas Island, Aardvark Mcleod

Special offer details

Free package upgrades on selected weeks.

Dates Available: 
4 – 11 June 2024
2 – 9 July 2024
30 July – 6 August 2024
13 – 20 August 2024
20 – 27 August 2024
The 2×2 Shared Guide/Shared Room package priced at US$3,650 per guest will now include an immediate upgrade to a Shared Guide/PRIVATE ROOM package normally priced at US$4,250.

The 2×1 Shared Guide/Private Room package priced at $4,250 will now include an immediate upgrade to a PRIVATE GUIDE/Private Room normally priced at $4,950.

For more details on fishing here or any of the other lodges on Christmas Island please do not hesitate to contact Peter McLeod or Olly Thompson or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.