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Papua New Guinea or PNG as it is often known by is one of the most beautiful, rugged and remote places on this earth. If there is a possibility of a group of people not have seen a westerner PNG is probably the place where that is the case. The fly river is the 25th largest river on earth. Think about that for a second… With all of those incredible European and American rivers PNG has got one of the biggest. Measuring over 1000 km in length that starts in the rugged star mountains crossing the southwestern low lands of the western province before the hitting the bay of Papua. A river mouth 64KM wide… now that’s a river
Add to that the worlds best and arguably the hardest fighting freshwater sports fish on earth the PNG black bass. Anyone that hasn’t actually tangled with a monster black bass might think you ridiculous when you say that you use 80lb braid and £100lb, leader. Yes, you read correctly the same set up that you would use the target monster GT. The fly river in PNG is the place to be for monster black bus and monster barramundi.I
Black Bass: If Barramundi is the Hollywood of tropical sports fish then black bass is the Bronx of tropical Sportsfishing. If you do not have your drag totally locked and a great fishing guide the chances of getting your black bass into the boat are less than zero. I before you realise what happened you are wondering what just happened. Any fish that has a nickname the guardian of hell is worth tangling with.
Barramundi, I remember the first time I spoke to a fishing guide from the fly river and he didn’t realise that the barramundi bread in the small rivers that we had in Australia. He may have been a little tongue in cheek but the point he was trying to make is that when you catch a couple of 70lb barramundi and you can comment on where is the best place to catch them.
Mangrove Jack, how exciting is it when you get smashed by a jack as it heads back into its snag. Not as big as their cousins but still who would call a mangrove jack a bycatch.
Can you think of a location in Australia or indeed the world where there’s a pretty good chance that your rod and reel are not going to make it back in working order? PNG black bass and the PNG barramundi in the fly river are some of the biggest on earth. You have the chance to fish hundreds and hundreds of kilometres of almost unfished waterways. You will not be sharing your riverbank with other fishos.
The black bass is typically found hanging around deep timber or indeed timber close to the river bank. Surprisingly monster fish will also be found waiting to ambush their prey reeds on the edge of the main river. The Fly River is surrounded by massive unspoiled floodplains creating a similar seamlessly endless source of food for the black bass and barramundi don’t forget the mighty Saratoga. Come and join us on a fly river fishing expedition one of the true last frontiers is in global fishing.
Location FacilitiesThe pride of Sportsfishing in PNG the MV K20 is one of the best sports fishing charter boats operating in the Pacific region and the first and only mothership operation fishing the mighty fly river. Come and experience luxury and comfort while fishing some of the most unspoiled fishing spots you will ever come across.MV K20 has two spacious staterooms and an additional four cabins with twin bunks allowing for comfortable charters. After a hard day‘s fishing in the tropics, you can relax and recuperate whilst having a nice-cold beer with some nibbles on the back deck of your home for the week watching the sunset. You can, of course, take advantage of this spacious and fully air-conditioned interior relax thinking about the one that got away.
Meals & Drinks
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 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. At 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.