I would like to spend some days in this beautiful paradise, and I would like to know if there are some lodge or resort not too expensive where stay..
I know that there is the possibility to fish by myself, but a guide It's always better, and so maybe there are lodges better than other for their location..
There really are only a few places to stay on the island and they are all pretty basic. Captain Cook Hotel is the classic anglers lodge and will be one of the better options and it is not fancy. One thing to note, there is only one flight per week that services the island. So, if you go you will be there a week, if you are flying from the States. You will have to get to Honolulu, first. The flights run on Tuesday's. Here are some links to check out.
the places are very nice,
I know about the flight and all the other "probelms".
I'm writing form Italy and from here It's far, but I think that It could be a fantastic holiday.
Thanks for now
(and sorry for my English)
Hey no worries. I am please to offer what I know. You will for sure have a long trip from Italy. There is really not much more to do on Christmas Island other than fish, sun, lounge around and maybe have a beer/soft drink or three. Let me know if I may assist with anything further.
I have another question for you..
What kind of rods and lines should I bring at Christmas Island ?'
Rods> Sage and GLoomis
Reels> Shilton, Abel and Tibor
As for line and rod weights here is the break down by species:
7 to 9 weight (I would go with 9) rods and a reel that can handle 200 meters of 30 lb backing. Go with floating line, about a 10 foot leader of 10-15 lb clear mono.
I would recommend a 12 weight and a reel that can handle 300 meters of 30 lb backing. You can go with floating line and a 6 foot 30+ lb wire leader. You can also go with a heavy shock tippet in the 50/60/70 lb range. I have seen guys use up to 130 lb leaders for these bulls. Yeah, I know, your fly line will break way before the leader, but in some cases the only way to land these pigs is with serious line.
Bring lots of extra mono and wire leaders, crimps, more than one rod and don't forget wading boots. There will be no options for buying tackle there.
Seth, your information are really precious , thank you ..
I will buy the last equipment I need.
For bonefish I have an Albrigth rod, and when I went to Los Roques, I hadnn't any problem.
I am a rodmaker (bamboo rodmaker), and I would like to test some of my ultimate saltwater rods, (maybe for the first and last time)
Thanks a lot for now
Be sure to report back on how the trip goes with lots of pictures.
I asked to have this thread moved into the Destinations section of the forum, as it is more a profile of the fishing destination (Christmas Island) than an actual fishing report.
Frontiers International is the exclusive booking agent for the Captain Cook Hotel, and as such is probably your best source of information. They have been involved in Christmas Island since the early 1980's. I've been there many times, and always stay at the Captain Cook. The Villages, and Christmas Island Outfitters are the two other main lodges on the island, and cost about the same. The Mini Hotel, in London village, is about $200- $300 cheaper, but there is a reason for that. Frontiers is the only outfitter that includes medical evacuation insurance in the cost of the package, something I consider to be very important. I'd be happy to answer any other questions you might have.
I will be leaving on Sept. 13th for four weeks of fishing at the Captain Cook.
Last edited by jake61198; 09-04-09 at 11:41 AM.