The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest ocean globally; it covers 165,250,000 square kilometres, about 46% of Earth’s water surface and about 32% of its total surface area. About 25,000+ islands in the Pacific Ocean are split into three groups, depending on their relation to the equator; this includes islands of all different shapes and sizes; however, most are either continental islands, high islands, coral reefs or uplifted coral platforms.
The largest island found within the Pacific Ocean is Papua New Guinea, the world’s second-largest island after Greenland. Papa New Guinea, or PNG as it’s referred to, situated along the Pacific Ring of Fire, is famed for its fantastic bluewater popper and jig fishing. The atolls and reef systems around the island are virtually untouched and are a haven for small baitfish and, in turn, a whole host of aggressive predators: the likes of Dogtooth Tuna, Giant Trevally and Napoleon Wrasse are abundant and grow to some epic proportions.
One of the smaller islands in the Pacific Ocean is Christmas Island or Kiritimati, which features the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world, at about 388 square kilometres. Christmas Island is, without a doubt, one of the best saltwater fly fishing destinations. Featuring a vast network of channels, tidal flats and lagoons, it’s a fly fishing paradise for all manner of flats species, holding an abundant population of Bonefish, Milkfish, Triggerfish and of course, the mighty Giant Trevally. The Giant Trevally, or ‘Gangsters Of The Flats’ as there known, are renowned for their explosive fighting qualities and hooking your first one is an experience you’ll never forget. Combine this with the fact they grow to over 100lb, and it’s easy to see why they’re one of the most desirable sport fish in the world.
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"I just came home from my second blue water trip with sfpng and I can’t wait to go again! The fishing is unreal with big fish smashing poppers and jigs at every turn, the accommodations are excellent (the boats are well kept and comfortable) and the crew is top-notch and will go above and beyond to put you on fish and make you feel at home, one other thing to note is the wide variety of foods to eat on the mothership, it’s like eating at a five-star restaurant, thanks sfpng for another great trip, see you next year!"
"The best part was catching a GT on a fly rod.The trip exceeded my expectations , nothing was a disappointment although the popping method was tiring. One thing I would do if I returned was to take more Rapala lures and less poppers.I would say that. this is the best saltwater fishing I have ever experienced.. The lodge staff were very polite and attentive and the meals were as good if not better than some of the top lodges in Alaska. The guides were very patient especially when bone fishing when it is easy to make a mess of a perfectly set up shot!"
"Been out with the sfpng crew a few times now. I prefer to call their trips a fishing holiday. As your very comfortable aboard the air conditioned mothership K2O and the food is excellent other operations could learn a thing or two. Fishing boats are now all Centre consoles and have quality electronics which is vital in opening up the at times crazy fishing potential of png. The number of crew almost matched the anglers and made every effort to make our trip and pleasurable as possible. Also worth a mention we were picked up from the airport and always kept safe at no time did we feel like we were in any danger. Highly recommended fishing charter operation. Le Hua"