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Popper & Jig Fishing Papua New Guinea Amazing Topwater Sportfishing

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Papua New Guinea Fishing Charters

Every lure angler across the globe has heard of the phenomenal fishing opportunities that Papua New Guinea (PNG) offers, from the fantastic surface popper action for huge GT’s, deeper reef edges for patrolling Doggies. Then you have the awesome colourful Wrasse like no others on the planet; team this with one of the best Papua new guinea fishing charters companies that fish these waters, and you will soon find yourself in lure fishing heaven.

The holiday, based on a live-aboard mother ship called K20, and this mothership is luxurious. The great thing about this holiday is that you will get to fish waters that other land-based operation can not reach. These fishing grounds are always better as they see less pressure.

Wari Long Reef is a part of the Trobriand islands found in the Milne bay Region of Papua New Guinea. This system boasts many pristine reefs and islands that house famous Sportfish like Dogtooths, Giant Trevallies and Napoleon Wrasse.

The fishing styles are mainly popper and jig fishing in and around the small islands and atolls, shallow fishing areas working big chugging poppers to the deeper areas perfect for some arm wrenching jigging action.

Where is Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and 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 tiny offshore islands and atolls. The national capital, Port Moresby, is located in south-eastern New Guinea on the Coral Sea.

Due to its tropical location, Papua new guinea fishing charters offers two main fishing seasons. The wet season and the dry season. During the Wet season, avoiding the south-easterly winds (December – May), the fishing is mainly out to sea, targeting the very popular Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna and other reef and pelagic species.

During the Dry season (June – November), when the rivers are at their lowest, there is the opportunity to head into the most remote river spots to target the Papua New Guinea Black Bass and Barramundi. With both these great fishing opportunities, they can offer fishing year-round.

People worldwide head to this area, especially popper and lure anglers, as the waters are the correct temperature for some of the best topwater action the world offers. To see other destinations like this head to our Youtube Channel

Where will we fish in PNG

The reefs that surround Wari Long Reef packed with baitfish and other smaller pieces of food items; it is no wonder that so many anglers flock to Papua new guinea fishing charters in this part of the world to take advantage of some of the best popper and jigging opportunities the world has to offer. Sport Fishing PNG have decades worth of experience, and the professional crew and guides will ensure you have a lifetime trip.

Over the next six days, you will get taken out to some excellent fishing spots around the islands, where you will get the chance to witness what these chain of islands have to offer. Papua New Guinea has built its reputation on fantastic fishing, and you will now get to see it.

How to fish in Papua New Guinea

When targeting GT’s, it is essential to be adaptive and change things at the drop of a hat. They are natural hunters born to test your angling skills; you will need to carry a small arsenal of poppers to cover every eventuality.

Take a selection of big poppers and smaller ones, and a general rule of thumb is the more giant poppers you use, you will catch the bigger GT’s. Be warned if you are not a seasoned GT angler, then casting these heavy lures all day will take its toll, so having some smaller ones will undoubtedly see you casting for longer.

When fishing the outer reefs (deeper water) on your Papua new guinea fishing charters with jigs targeting the very sought after Dogtooth Tuna, be prepared to lose more than you catch. Luring and then fighting a Dogtooth is hard work, be prepared for physical pain as the most popular and efficient way of targeting these is to jig fish. To tempt a Doggie to take your jig can be very strenuous in itself depending on your fitness level, then once you have that bite, prepare to be left breathless and sometimes even bought to tears. Doggies get caught from a considerable array of depths from 1m to 350m, so going in prepared is the key to success.

Fishing Boats In Papua New Guinea

Once you have landed, you will get transferred to the mothership called K20 by the guys at Papua new guinea fishing charters, where you will then head out overnight to arrive at your primary fishing location first thing in the morning. The perfect time to get all your fishing tackle prepped and talk all things fishy. The fishing is performed from two 28ft centre console boats and two smaller pangas to take advantage of everything the reef systems offer. From threading the skinniest coral flats to popping for GT’s and Jigging the depths for Dogtooth, Sportfishing PNG will make sure that they are ready for any locations and bring you where the fish are. Take a look at really useful blog on Top 10 tips for successful popper fishing

Guides and Crew In PNG

The guides and crew on the Papua new guinea fishing charters speak excellent English, and they have been fishing these waters for many years now and have built Sportfishing PNG to where it is now. Their knowledge and passion for all fishing styles show through from the moment you will meet them.

It isn’t just the fishing guides that make this one of the best operations; it’s the people in the background, the chef on the K20 who will freshly prepare food and drinks to ensure your energy levels are high; it’s the guys that maintain the mothership and service the boats. This whole operation is as slick as possible, and once you have fished with the entire team, you will realise that you couldn’t be in better hands.

Accommodation

The Pride of Sportfishing Papua New Guinea is the MV K20 Mothership. Join us on the best Sport Fishing charter in the Pacific region and the first and only Mothership operation in Papua New Guinea. Experience luxury and comfort while cruising to Prime Fishing spots on the unspoilt reefs of Papua New Guinea. K20 has two spacious staterooms and four additional twin bunk rooms, allowing for up to ten anglers to stay comfortably on board.

After a hard day fishing in the heat of the day, you can relax and unwind with an ice-cold beer and freshly caught sashimi on the spacious back deck while watching the sun go down. If the heat is too much for you and you need to cool down, you can head indoors where the main lounge has cool air conditioning and an entertainment centre. The lounge is the dining room; this is where you will dine on freshly prepared meals from the onboard chef.

When the K20 Mothership heads offshore, it will have two 28 ft centre console boats and two smaller panga style boats in tow so they can take full advantage of all that the reefs and offshore fishing have to offer. From threading the skinniest coral flats to popping for GT’s and jigging the depths for Dogtooth, Sportfishing PNG will have every base covered, so you never miss out.

The last most important of all is safety. MV K20 has passed all annual NMSA safety specifications. It is always maintained at an international standard of safety and reliability with qualified crew members to ensure our staff and guests’ safety. Medivac and safety plans are in place on all trips, and crews trained in doing CPR and first aid.

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Itinerary

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Although the fishing days are fixed, the below itinerary is still flexible should you require additional free days to explore at the beginning or end of your holiday; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative airports available)

DAY 2:

Arrive Singapore Depart Singapore

DAY 3:

Arrive Port Moresby

Once you arrive at Port Moresby Airport, you will need to arrange a taxi transfer to your overnight hotel. (taxi not included) After you have checked in to your hotel, you will then be free to explore your relax around the hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Airport Hotel (Twin room) B/B

DAY 4:

Depart Port Moresby

Arrive Alotau

At a pre-arranged time, Sportfishing PNG representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you down to the marina, where you will board the mothership. Once you have settled in, you will be invited on deck to brief the next 6 days of fishing. This will be your chance to ask the guides any questions you may have and go through the tackle you have bought with you. The rest of the day will be free to relax onboard K20.

Over accommodation: K20 Mother ship (Twin room) F/B

DAYS 5 TO 10: FISHING DAYS

Over the next 6 days will get the chance to catch some pretty impressive fish ranging from huge Wrasse to the very sought after GT. There are many different species on offer, and each day the guides will ask what you would like to target and how you would like to fish. The areas you will be taken to vary greatly and will be picked for your chosen fishing style. The most practised style of fishing will be popper and jig fishing. Fresh lunch will be made every day, and ice-cold drinks will be stored in the onboard cooler. The lunch will include sandwich/roll, snacks, fruits and many drinks as it is important to stay hydrated during the long hot days.

Overnight accommodation: K20 Mother ship (Twin room) F/B

DAY 11:

On this day, you will be taken back to Alotau, where you be then taken to Alotau airport for your short flight back to Port Moresby, where you will then spend your last night before heading home.

Depart Alotau

Arrive Port Moresby

Once you have arrived and collected your luggage, make your way to your overnight hotel, where you are then free to relax before your flights home.

Overnight accommodation: Airport Hotel (Twin room) B/B

DAY 12:

At a pre-arranged time, you will need to make your way back to Port Moresby airport for your return flights. If you speak to the hotel, they will help arrange a taxi back to the airport (Taxi not included)

Depart Port Moresby

Arrive
Singapore Depart Singapore

DAY 13:

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from All Year.

Giant Trevally

Season: December to April
Peak: December to April
Weight: 15lb to 120lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Dogtooth Tuna

Season: December to April
Peak: December to April
Weight: 20lb to 200lb
Average Weight: 35lb

Napoleon Wrasse

Season: December to April
Peak: December to April
Weight: 20lb to 85lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Coral Trout

Season: December to April
Peak: December to April
Weight: 10lb to 40lb
Average Weight: 10lb

Yellowfin Tuna

Season: December to April
Peak: December to April
Weight: 20lb to 130lb
Average Weight: 25lb

Bluefin Trevally

Season: December to April
Peak: December to April
Weight: 10lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 8lb

Package Details

Prices from
£6,221
per person

Included

  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • 2 nights Port Moresby hotel accommodation
  • Transfers from Alotau airport to Marina
  • 6 days fishing from Sportfishing boat
  • Access to professional guides on a rotational basis
  • 7 Nights full board accommodation onboard K20 Mothership
  • Lunch & drinks while out fishing

Excluded

  • Personal Holiday Insurance
  • Taxi transfer in Port Moresby to overnight accommodation
  • Alcoholic drinks onboard K20 mothership (can be requested)
  • Tips for the boat crew and the hotel staff
  • All tackle

Optional extras

  • Flight upgrades
  • Additional nights in Port Moresby
  • Single room upgrades

Price Supplements

The standard trip is based on two people travelling. If your group size is smaller or larger then please contact a member of the Sportquest Team who will be more than happy to assist. The mothership is based on a maximum-sized group of ten people.

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Dates, Prices & Availability

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10/01/2022 22/01/2022 13 £6,221 Enquire Now
17/01/2022 29/01/2022 13 £6,221 Enquire Now
24/01/2022 05/02/2022 13 £6,221 Enquire Now
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Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, Sportfishing boats and twin rooms onboard the K20 for accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharges.

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Reviews

Alex

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!

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Le

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

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Joshua

Travelled with SFPNG many time now. Their number one goal is to help you catch your dream fish and they have access to some of the most remote areasin the world. Can’t speak highly enough of them!

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Nathan

Had the most epic trip. Great crew and guides, food was off the hook and first-class fishing it's a must-do!!

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Terry

The best time ever. Great crew amazing boat and an awesome place. Will definitely be heading back thanks

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Aaron

This is the last wild frontier for fishing. Have a look at the pictures, you'll be amazed.

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Sean

Had an awesome trip this year cant wait to get stuck in next year again! Great set up on K20 and the guides were awesome

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Hong

Had a great time on the trip, friendly crew, delicious food and some eye-opening fish around. Thanks for the hospitality!

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