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Kiribati
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Kiribati is an island nation in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. Its land covers just 800 square kilometres. The nation is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, Banaba, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres, (1,351,000 square miles) straddling the equator, and bordering the International Date Line at its easternmost point.

Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999.

Kiribati nation includes an island known as Christmas Island (Kiritimati) in the Line Islands, which is the world's largest atoll. The name is also claimed by an Indian Ocean island that is a dependency of Australia - so do not be confused between the two... I hope that I haven't got it wrong in the links below!

Christmas Island has many diverse marine habitats and seemingly endless flats. One of the top bonefish locations in the world it offers a virtually unique chance for both the novice and the expert flyfisher. Bonefish abound as do trevally the former being arounbd the 6lb mark whereas the latter can go 100lb.

There are also plenty of opportunities for deep sea fishing with tuna, wahoo, sailfish, and other pelagic species on offer.

Wikipedia

Betio Game Fishing Club

http://betiofishos.nauoi.com
The Betio Game Fishing Club has now flourished into a lively club which holds monthly fishing tournaments amongst the keen energetic members.The 'Board', located at the Captains Bar - Takoronga, is updated during this tournament weigh-in...

Christmas Island Surf Camp

http://www.christmasislandsurf.com/125280/html/page.html
World class bone fishing is to be enjoyed here. Whether a fly fisherman, or a spinning tackle angler, our endless crystal clear lagoon flats will provide to with the perfect fishing locations. We have the islands best guides to take you our premier fishing grounds. Pound for pound these are said to be the best fighting fish...

Ikari House

Lodge Details
Ikari House is a newly developed accommodation, privately owned by Jacob & Lavinia Teem, situated in the heart of the town of Ronton (London) and lies at the edge of the main lagoon entrance facing Cook Islet. It is a perfect accommodation for surfers and fishermen as they can watch break surfs from the lodge. It becomes a popular lodge for fishermen and travelers visiting Christmas Island because of its convenient location close to government offices, only 10 minutes away by skiff from the closest bonefish flat, and also 3 minutes away by skiffs from the open mouth of the ocean for trevally and offshore fishing...

Derek Andrewartha

Tel: +(686) 26168 - Fax: +(686) 26595 - Email: onestop@tskl.net.ki

Kingfisher Boat Hire & Fishing Charter

Tel: +(686) 94658 or 97850 - Email: atekaata@hotmail.com

Christmas Island Divers Association

Let’s face the facts--fishing is what put Christmas Island on the world map! Whether you are a seasoned pro or just looking to get a little R & R from the office, family life or whatever, the inner lagoon flats and near shore drop-offs of Christmas Island take fishermen galaxies away from home and into another world that can only be described as pure Zen...

Christmas Island Outfitters

http://flywatertravel.com/destination/ChristmasIslandOutfitters
The fact that virtually every fly angler in North America has heard of Christmas Island is far from coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater destinations, Christmas Island is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand flats, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year-round weather await all who visit this unique atoll...

Fly Water Travel

http://www.flywatertravel.com/destination/ChristmasIslandOutfitters
The fact that virtually every flats fishing angler in North America has heard of Christmas Island is far from coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater flats destinations, Christmas Island is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand flats fishing, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year-round weather await all who visit this unique atoll. Fly fishing guides at Christmas Island Outfitters have been handpicked for their overall level of experience and skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities...

King Kum Kee or Rosie King

For fishing trips & accommodation on Teirio Island – Abaiang - Tel: +(686) 26525 - Mob: +(686) 90489 or 90204 - Email: kingholdings.trw@gmail.com - cc: beambeamuro@gmail.com

Kiribati Horizons

http://kiribatihorizons.com.ki
Fish the “Monthly Betio Game Fishing Club” tournament. Call Kiribati Horizons and secure a place on “Belinda E”. We want you to bring luck to our boat. This is an event for serious fishos....

Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters

http://www.flyfishingoutfitters.com/p/p.aspx?mlid=2146
Located 1,200 miles south of Hawaii and 200 miles north the Equator in the Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas), Christmas Island is the world's largest coral atoll. Visiting anglers typically spend Monday night in Hawaii and depart Tuesday at noon for a 3 hour flight to Christmas Island. Upon arrival the group will be greeted and taken to the secluded beachfront lodge...

Where Wise Men Fish

http://www.wherewisemenfish.com/Fly-fishing/saltwater-holidays/Christmas-Island-fishing-holidays
The fact that virtually every fly angler in America has heard of Christmas Island is far from coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater destinations, Christmas Island is an unique natural masterpiece that magically, as if designed by committee, combines all the elements critical to fly-fishing success: endless hard sand flats, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year round weather await all who visit this remarkable atoll...

2009 [April] - Christmas Island Fishing Report

http://flywaternews.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/christmas-island-fishing-report-2009

On Monday, April 9, Jerry , Charlie met Bob DeRosier, Chris and Dave at Phoenix International Airport for the start of a 10 day trip that would take us to Christmas Island. The trip would include 2 days to get there, 6 days of fly fishing and 2 days to get home. Why would a fly fisherman spend 2 days flying to this Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? There are only two things and they would be Bonefish, or should I say BIG Bonefish and Trevally...

Christmas Island - Big Eddie and Joe's Bonefish Club

http://www.fishinginternational.com/report/reports_christmas_island.htm
I recently made a long and anticipated first visit to Christmas Island. I stayed at Big Eddie's Lodge. I had heard stories of the outstanding fishing from my father who first visited the island in the early 1980s and fished there many times up to 1996...

Christmas Island Fishing

http://www.facebook.com/notes/championanglercom/christmas-island-fishing/221067042280
It’s December and that means Christmas, and when I say Christmas, I’m not talking about a fat man in a red suit or the frigid North Pole. I’m talking Christmas Island, that South Pacific paradise where the weather is warm and the fishing is grand...

Ed Blank's Adventures

http://www.flyfishingheaven.com/xfishing.htm
Christmas Island has a myriad of diverse habitat and endless flats and is considered the top bonefish destination in the world. The lagoon system is a bonefish nursery with endless deep cuts and channels with huge flats that have the food they need. It is perfect bonefish factory...

Fishing in Kiribati

http://www.mapsofworld.com/kiribati/activities/kiribati-fishing.html
Fishing in Kiribati form a very important part in Kiribati's way of living. There are certain fishing norms that are followed while fishing in Kiribati. These norms are followed by every generation. Fishing can be referred to as the mainstay of the people residing here...

Kiritimati (Christmas) Island Fishing

Article
Kiritimati (Christmas) Island is a fisherman’s paradise. Situated 1,200km South of Honolulu in the Central Pacific, just north of equator, Kiritimati is the largest coral atoll on the planet where the sea and sky naturally decorate a 250 square miles of white sand, iridescent aqua lagoons, coconut palms and endless flats. This fishing destination is spectacular because it combines all the elements critical to fly-fishing success. Consistent year-round weather, endless hard sand flats, and magnificent numbers of cruising Bonefish and Trevally- making it ideal for the serious angler. What makes the fishing so special and extraordinary is the natural and raw power of the bonefish - it can fight so hard with so much strength that it makes the anglers work twice as hard. The knowledge of local guides always produces a big difference in fishing as they know their own flats, tides, reefs, waters, and fish. Their eagle eyes can spot the fish in any kind of weather condition...

Tarawa & Gilbert Islands Fishing

Tourism Website
Are you up to the thrill of bringing in a big marlin or sailfish? If so, the Gilbert Islands offer some of the best game fishing in the Pacific. Experienced anglers from Tarawa can take you on a fishing adventure to some of their best fishing spots. Feel the rush of catching sailfish, blue marlin, giant trevally, wahoo, black marlin, yellow fin & dog tooth tuna, and barracuda...
 
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