Christmas Island’s Ferocious Trevally

July 19, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Peter Kairaoi, the lead guide for Christmas Island Outfitters, took a healthy bite from a dead and rather pungent milkfish he was shredding and tossing into the water for chum. But my gag reflex was pre-empted by a burst of adrenaline as Kairaoi interrupted his sashimi snack to yell, ‘Trevally!’”  Chris Santella writes in The New York Times about a recent trip to Christmas Island and the pursuit of giant trevally, which can weigh over 100 pounds.

Be sure to check out the trailer for the upcoming DVD “Casting at Shadows” for a visual tour of the Kiribati flats.