Wild PNG 14 Days Fishing
If you've got plenty of time and really want to spend time to get to know the local fish activity and the local people, 14 days between beautiful Nuakata Island and Yabam Island is the best for you. With more time, you'll chase the bigger fish in the furthest reefs.
- By day, cruise the offshore reefs chasing those big palaegics.
- By late afternoon and early morning, work the inshore reefs targetting the big toothy reef critters.
- By night, relax by the fire enjoying the fresh fish you've caught during the day
- There's plenty of time to relax around the island too
- Absolute beachfront accommodation between Nuakata Island and Yabam Island.
Being able to reach the least visited reefs and islands is definately the draw card for this adventure. 14 days means we have more time to explore, observe and learn the current activity of whatever is biting and to target them more directly. Typically, you'll reach out to Grace Island and the offshore reefs with enourmous drop offs literally teeming with big toothy critters. When the seas are calm, we can reach even further to the remotest islands of Milne Bay.
We'll stay at the accommodation at Nuakata Island in double or twin share rooms and also at Yabam Island in similar accommodation. During your stay, all meals are prepared fresh and consist mostly of the finest catches of the day. This is typically delicate Coral Trout and superb Wahoo and Spanish Mackeral. We often eat tuna including Yellow Fin Tuna and crayfish are available on request. The guys will dive for those at night on request and they will be available to consume the next day if they are successful and they mostly often are. There is a small additional cost for this, so please let us know if you'd like this.
We have a dedicated fishing dinghy for every 2 guests on the adventure and each vessel has 300 ltrs of fuel available for you to use as you wish. Fuel resupply is possible during the adventure, but it takes at least 24 hours to reach us and is expensive. However, we have found that 300 ltrs is ample fuel for the time you'll be with us, just take the time to plan your fishing day every morning with your boats skipper. He'll reccommend a route to make the most of your fuel and maximise your fishing experience.
We strongly reccommend bringing serious fishing gear. Your Grandpa's jetty fishing rod will not cut it here. You will need tough line and leader (We reccommend wire leader) and large, strong lures. We can reccomend some lures we know the fish here absolutely love and are perfectly suited for trolling the reef drop offs. You do need to bring your own gear for this trip, but seeing as your looking at a serious fishing adventure, we're sure you already know what you need. If you'd like some advice though, just ask us and we'll happily provide you info so you can arrive kitted up to succeed.
Everyday, choose the fish you'd like to eat and bring it back with you to the accommodation, the remaining fish will be shared out to the locals who'll be gratefull for your efforts. They do not have the ability to catch fish of the size we target and a single fish will feed an entire village. It's a great way to make friends and become part of the local community.
Make your way from Alotau to East Cape. You can join your boats here and start fishing as soon as you pass the first inshore reefs on the way to Nuakata Island. You can get a taxi from Alotau (About 200 kina each way) or you can hop into a Public Motor Vehicle like the locals do, with all your gear for 12 Kina each way. Personally, we reckon this is the best way to experience the local culture and get all your gear easily to and from East Cape. You can also book Wild PNG trabsport using the links at the top of this page.
Bring all your own fishing gear and lures. Bring heavy gear and lines and lures. Gear is available for rent and we do sell a limited range of lures incase you get caught short, but better to bring your own. If you want to drink alcohol, you'll need to get this from Alotau before you leave, along with any snacks and softdrinks you'd like during the adventure. There is virtually no ability to resuply during the time your on your adventure as we are just too remote.
Bring your favourite light weight sleeping bag and a pillow case.
200l fuel per boat and a boat per 2 persons on the trip along with skipper and deckhand. All accommodation and meals in the local traditional style. We provide a matress, pillow and mosquito nett.
Alcohol and transfers to and fron East Cape