Fly Fishing Christmas Island: The Finale!

A major angling event occurs each month on Christmas Island when huge schools of bone fish will form during the spawning process. Large males are at the front of schools followed by the females. Paris Flat is a key location for fly anglers to have a shot at these schools.

We had a plane to catch at 3:00pm and our hosts, Ikari Lodge, saved the best for last. We fished from 7:00am to 11:00am at Paris Flat.
Here are our stats and a few pictures of our last hours of fishing on Christmas Island.

Note: The majority of the catch during our last day was over 20″. It truly was a day to remember and a great way to end our trip.

Last day log entry:

Bones caught; 57
Bones lost; 18
Toasted; 6 (see previous post for definition)

O.K, here we go, this is Marc with “Mongo”, the largest bone caught on our trip. Even the guides (English, Ray and Tookey) wanted a picture taken with this very large bone.


Here are Divo and head guide “English”, with a fine bone Divo caught off a passing school.


This is Wink, known as “Wayne” to locals on the island.


This last picture is Hugh, known as the guy who gets his checked bags loaded for free while the rest of us had to pay $15!


In conclusion….we are going back in 2010!


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2 Responses to Fly Fishing Christmas Island: The Finale!

  1. Luca says:

    i’m from italy. nice pics and big bones.
    in the next august i will be in Christmas Island, at Ikari House Lodge like you.
    Have yuo got some flies for bonefish to show me? Christmas Island Special forever?
    how is the flight from Honolulu? :)
    thank’s Luca

  2. Keith says:

    Well done you blokes. Those are pretty impessive numbers. I want to get back there soon.

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