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The Black Bass is a territorial fish that inhabits the brackish and freshwater reaches of rivers along the south-eastern coastline of PNG, with populations also occurring in the north and on the island of New Britain. An opportunistic feeder, they typically inhabit tight snags which provide shelter from which to ambush their prey. A 15 to 20 pound fish will easily test an angler’s skill and gear. A 30 pounder will bring that same angler to his knees, and a 40 pounder is generally regarded as a trophy fish.

Many aspire to catch a black bass but very few actually do. Pound for pound, these fish are often revered as the toughest freshwater fish on the planet.

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The Fish

Papuan Black Bass (Lutjanus goldiei) also called ‘Papuan black snapper’ or Niugini bass populate the PNG waters. In areas where there is little tidal influence, they remain in the one general area, but where there are large tides, they move with the tides and changing river flows and water levels.

Like most large riverine fish they live on instinct and will defend their territory. This makes a very strong, powerful and aggressive fresh water fish. People that have encountered the PNG Black Bass never forget the experience and they always want more. FishingEarth can help you find the PNG Black Bass Fishing Adventure of your dreams.

Papuan Black Bass are renowned the world over as the toughest pound for pound freshwater fish in the world, and the place to find the biggest Black Bass is PNG’s Gulf province. The current all tackle world record Black Bass of 46lbs, and the fish pictured (caught on 19/6/14, by Stuart Reid, Fishabout) which is the pending world record at 50lbs, were both caught from these rivers.

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Black Bass are the fighting master

People that have encountered the PNG Black Bass never forget their first time and they always want more. FishingEarth can help you find the PNG Black Bass Fishing Adventure of your dreams . [/column]

Once you feel the strike you know that no freshwater fish can come close to the power. Watching 100kg guys get knocked over on the strike, reels give way, rods break in half and 130LB pound braid snap from the pound for pound strongest fighting fresh water fish – is simply a sight to behold.

If would like to experience the thrill of targeting PNG Black Bass and Barramundi in remote areas with very low fishing pressure contact us.

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If you would like to experience a FishingEarth Fishing Adventure of a lifetime we have put together the best fishing charters and lodges in the best locations on earth. We help you find the best locations to make sure you are in the right spot at the right time.

Book your Papuan Black Bass and Barramundi experience today by emailing us at info@fishingeach.com or phone 0447 789 777 with your available dates and we will match you with an experience of a lifetime! We will make all the arrangements and provide you with advice on what to take and best of all, we know exactly what we are talking about.

Catch huge Papuan Black Bass and Barramundi on this once in a lifetime remote fishing adventure to Papua New Guinea’s gulf rivers region. You could be fishing hundreds of kilometres of virgin fishing waters for a world record size fish. Black Bass up to 50lb (pending WR), and the 46lbs current world record Papuan Black Bass have been caught in these rivers. Barramundi up to 70lbs have been caught in these rivers. Come and fish the untouched wilderness that is Papua New Guinea!

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FishingEarth Black Bass Experience

All of a sudden, as I was working the popper close to a floating snag, there was a huge explosion on the surface, and the popper disappeared in the white water. The fish easily stripped drag off the locked up Z2020, something my metre-barra was unable to do. I had my thumb firmly planted on the spool in an attempt to slow it down. Eventually, I got the fish under control, and Jason netted my first Papuan Black Bass, a 14 pounder, after six hard days of fishing. Having worked so hard for that fish made it one of my most rewarding captures.

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Fifteen minutes later, Chris pulled another bass off a nearby snag on the floating stickbait. Nearly twice the size of mine at 22 pound – It was a seriously explosive, frantic battle, half of which was spent on his backside, with feet planted firmly against the gunwale.

At one point, the fish had him well and truly in the snag, but some good teamwork and quick thinking to employ some finesse tactics Chris “freespool” the reel. Changing the angle on the fish and towing it out of the danger zone, gave him the advantage required to guide it into the net. I can only image how dirty a 40 pounder would fight!
Then, it all went quiet again. You really couldn’t have scripted it better. As a guide, Jason did his job and got us both onto bass, but he managed to build the anticipation, which came to a head on that final afternoon.

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Book your next fishing adventure with FishingEarth

Book your Papuan Black Bass and Barramundi experience today by emailing us at info@fishingeach.com or phone 0447 789 777 with your available dates and we will match you with an experience of a lifetime! We will make all the arrangements and provide you with advice on what to take and best of all, we know exactly what we are talking about.

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