Join Front Range Anglers’ owner Steve McLaughlin, along with the legendary guide Capt. Mike Hennessy from Hawaii on the Fly for an action-packed trip to one of the most productive saltwater fisheries on the planet; Christmas Island.
“We look forward to fishing with you and sharing our experiences and skills on the flats with you. We will have some good laughs and make lifetime friends and memories on this trip.”
“Hope to see you soon!”
Capt. Mike Hennessy and Steve McLaughlin
In addition to meeting some of the nicest locals you will ever encounter, the food is very good for a tropical island, where the staple is mostly fish and breadfruit. Fresh tuna/wahoo sushi , grouper and lobster dinners are accompanied with local fair for a basic but fun culinary experience.
The Ikari House is rustic for world standards but 4 star for Christmas Island. Each room has A/C and a nice trade wind blowing through to make sleeping easy. Each cabin, shared by two anglers, is equipped with two single beds and your own private bathroom. Rod racks are available and safely store all your fly rods day and night.
According to Capt. Mike, “Christmas Island is legendary for fly fishing and remains one of the most consistent fisheries in the world. I have fished some amazing places on this earth and can safely say CI is one of the most amazing saltwater fly fishing destinations for all skill levels. Adrenaline packed runs of 100+ yds are happening every few casts when you’re in the zone and making good casts. Whether you like fly fishing for Bonefish and Triggerfish or GT’s up to 100+lbs, you will be challenged and rewarded for your efforts and time put in to this great fishery.”
The typical daily schedule. Please keep in mind that your daily schedule will vary in accordance with tides and your fishing desires.
- 6:00AM: Wake
- 6:30AM: Breakfast
- 7:00AM: Depart for flats
- 8:00AM- 4:30PM: Fishing
- 5:30PM: Back at the lodge
- 7:00PM: Dinner
Once on the island you will go through customs and purchase your fishing license. This is payable upon arrival at the airport, and is $50. US dollars as well as Australian dollars are accepted. A departure tax of $20+/- is payable at the airport upon departure. There are no credit card facilities on the island, and a single ATM is at the ANZ Bank in the village of London, so it is advisable to carry some cash.
Once outside of customs you will be met by Jacob Teem (owner of the lodge) who will take care of your transfer to the lodge (about 30 minutes). Once there you will receive a brief orientation from Jacob, then check into your room and get ready for fishing the next day! Note: When entering the country you will need to fill out a customs form. This form will ask for the name of the place where you will be staying. The name of the lodge is “Ikari House”.
7 Night / 6 Fishing Days – Shared standard room – $3600/per angler + air
2014 Dates Available: Nov. 11-18, Dec. 2-9, Dec. 9-16
2015 Dates Available: Feb. 10-17, Mar. 10-17, Mar. 31-Apr. 7, May 12-19
Packages Include: 7 nights lodging and 6 days fishing, round trip transfers between the airport and the lodge, hotel tax, sales tax where applicable, 3 meals per day and hors d’oeuvres.You will fly from Hawaii on Air Pacific. Tickets are currently around $1100. We encourage you to book this flight early as prices can jump quickly, and there is limited flights that go to Christmas Island.
Extended Option: For those wanting to take advantage of being in proximity of some of the largest Bonefish on the planet, there is also an option to come in early and spend a few days in Honolulu with Capt. Mike before heading over to Christmas Island. Just let us know that you would like this option when booking and we will be happy to discuss the details with you. Additional days can be added for $600/day.