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PNG offers some of the best blue water fishing on this earth. .Long Reef is where the big fish go to hang…
With virtually unlimited reef, sand flats, and underwater channels, we are truly blessed with a vast number of untouched saltwater territory. With no known visitors apart from the Sport Fishing PNG team, the destinations are untouched. Labeled as the premier saltwater destination in the world, you will not be disappointed.
Papua New Guinea is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea, the world’s second largest island; the Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain, New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands, and several others); Bougainville and Buka (part of the Solomon Islands chain); and small offshore islands and atolls. The national capital, Port Moresby, is located in southeastern New Guinea on the Coral Sea.
Due to its tropical location, the country offers 2 main fishing seasons; the Wet and the Dry. Avoiding the South-Easterly winds during the Wet season (December – May), we head out to sea targeting our beloved Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, and other reef and pelagic species. During the Dry season (June – November), when the rivers are at their lowest levels, we head into the most remote river spots to target the PNG Black Bass and Barramundi. Having 2 main seasons, we are lucky to be able to fish year-round.
The Location Species
GT (Giant Trevally), GT are also been referred to as being the gangsters of Pioneer Bay the largest bay on the island. Fish of over 40KG have been known rome in and depart with a whole fly line and backing. They have a reputation of turning up in the most unusual places around the island. The biggest GT caught off the beach in front of the lodge is 22KG. The numbers of GT is at times is extraordinary getting through the smaller ones is the issue.
Coral Trout, When it comes time to catching dinner there are few better fish. The coastal/beach reefs around the island hold trout up to 12lb not bad off the beach!!
Spanish Mackeral, The Vincent van Gogh of saltwater fly sports fishing. These are a beautiful looking fish that make you earn your reward. Fast powerful and dirty fighters.
Barracuda, They come in two sizes up in our parts. Small and annoying and massive followed by a Holly Crap!!
Northern Bluefin Tuna, For those of you that have never seen 400 yards of backing strip off your fly line in 30 seconds, this is the fish for you! Not a lot around in November but that’s good we want you fishing for the fish below.
Wahoo, at the mouth of the creeks you will find Jacks… different to most places as they tend to sit out off the snag.
Yellowfin Tuna, at the mouth of the creeks you will find Jacks… different to most places as they tend to sit out off the snag.
DogTooth Tuna, at the mouth of the creeks you will find Jacks… different to most places as they tend to sit out off the snag.
Napoleon Wrasse, at the mouth of the creeks you will find Jacks… different to most places as they tend to sit out off the snag.
For some of the world’s greatest sport fishing, Papua New Guinea promises not only amazing blue water fishing but also unique, wild river fishing experiences.
The team at Sport Fishing Papua New Guinea, offer incredible fishing adventures to remote and unspoiled destinations. We are the professional choice for beginners through to expert anglers from across the globe for extraordinary fishing tours.
If you want to target the iconic PNG Black Bass and huge Barramundi in these ancient rivers or chase Giant Trevally and Dogtooth Tuna on remote reefs and atolls, you are guaranteed to take home some of the world’s best fishing tales.
With more than a decades worth of experience, Sport Fishing PNG is Papua New Guinea’s first and foremost authority on fishing the pristine waters on offer.
Our professional staff of crew and guides, as well as an extensive network of local community leaders throughout the country, comes together to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime
Boats & Crew
JASON YIP . Managing Director / Pro Guide
4th Generation Papua New Guinean born Chinese, and PNG Citizen pioneered the PNG Black Bass fishing industry in Papua New Guinea. He founded SFPNG alone and started guided tours by himself in the infant stages of the business. Previous holder of the IGFA (International Game Fish Association) world record for the Papuan Black Bass, he has a wealth of experience under his belt and has run fishing charters in the country for over 15 years.
Leading a team of young and innovative guides, he ensures that all trips run smooth and clients experience the adventure of a lifetime
JIA AN NG . Sales / Pro Guide
Jia, from Singapore joined the Sport Fishing PNG team back in 2013 before the arrival of the mother ship K2O. A passionate freshwater angler, he is focused on sharing his knowledge about the PNG Black Bass to clients, especially when it comes to tackle preparation and fishing tactics.
Also in charge of booking your trips and planning expeditions, he will ensure that everything is in place for you to experience the best fishing expedition of your life.
(K2O) is a 23.5metres long catamaran, custom built to explore rivers and seas of Papua New Guinea. Equipped with shallow draft accorded by the Twin hull configurations, which is able to take you up close and personal into remote areas across Papua New Guinea. Safety and maximum satisfaction is our top priority during our expedition, and to safeguard this the vessel is fitted with the state of art navigation and communication equipment in each tender and latest marine engineering technology Enjoy live aboard comfort with 4 deluxe cabins (twin share), 2 x Staterooms with ensuite bathrooms to accommodate just 8 anglers.
Additional facilities include: Freezer & Chiller Room, Laundry Facilities, Medical kit, TV Lounge Area, Fully Air Conditioned rooms, Ice making Machine, Tea/Coffee, 5 x bathroom/toilets, and Satellite phone
Every meal is prepared by our resident cook, who takes delight in exceeding your culinary expectations. Our mouth-watering meals are not complicated, but the quality of the food will have you feeling as though you were being served at a 5-star restaurant. We understand that you are not escaping the hustle and bustle of the real world to then encounter complicated food. The island has access to some of the best seafood in the world, and they present this wealth simply and deliciously.
How to get there?
The team at FishingEarth will work with you to put together the most cost-effective and time-efficient travel plans for you. We will work with you to make sure that your budget and time limitations are taken into account and the best route there and of course the best route home. AtThis FishingEarth we get excited for you when you are going on a FishingEarth Fishing Adventure. But the thing that makes us smile is when you walk in your front door ‘home’ safe and sound.
Barramundi, Fingermark Jew Fish, Tarpon, Queenfish, Saratoga, Coral Trout, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Emperor, Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Mac Tuna, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Estuary Cod, Barracuda, Permit, Blue Bastards,
The first week in March through to the 20th of December. Typically the charters are five days and six nights or six days and seven nights.
Typically the charters are five days and six nights or six days and seven nights. But, arrangements can be made for shorter or indeed longer trips.
Working with you we typically work on finding the quickest way to get you from your door to sitting comfortably on the deck overlooking the waters of the Coral Sea with a cold drink in hand. It is our belief that it’s better to have a couple of extra hours up there than stuck at an airport or another non-descriptive hotel room. The entry points are via Cairns to either Bamaga or Horn Island if flying commercial. Other private charter options are available.
Q. Where is Albany Island?
A. The very last Island adjacent to mainland Australia on the east coast. Basically anywhere on the east coast of Australia head out of the coast turn left and keep going. The very last island before you get to the tip of Australia is Albany Island.
Q. Is the water drinkable up there?
A. In Far Northern Australia you need to keep the fluids up. Many will say loads of beer but we recommend water and lots of it. The water up there is great and there is plenty of it. Save the beer for the end of the day.
Q. Can washing be done?
A. Yep, each day the staff will wash anything you need washing. Good to know if you are travelling in the helicopter as you want to keep weight down so you can take more fishing gear.
Q. Talking about fishing gear… do they supply fishing gear?
A. BYO your own fly fishing gear.
Q. Is there hot water?
A. Yep, unlimited gas hot water. When I say unlimited we mean you can have a good shower to wash the day away.
Q. Is there mobile phone reception?
A. These days it is getting harder and harder to get away from mobile reception. If you do not want to receive a phone call. text or email we recommend you tell people you are with Vodaphone or Optus and then turn your Telstra phone off as there is ZERO reception for them (Vodaphone and Optus) up at the island.
Pack an extra rod and fly-line as well as your vice.