Wild PNG 4 Days Fishing
If you're short on time, you can still target some serious reef critters on deep drop offs of the ishore reefs around Leilei Gana and Nuakata Islands. We regularly catch large Spanish Mackeral, Wahoo, Yellow Fin Tuna, Coral Trout and we've spotted some pretty big sail fish there too.
- Spend three nights at Nuakata Island and explore the nearby inshore reefs and drop offs
- If the sea is calm, we can even get to the offshore reefs east of Nuakata Island where the big Dogtooth Tuna hang out
- Stay in traditional, absolute beach front bungalows
- Dedicated fishing Banana Boat for every 2 guests with skipper and deckhand
- Explore the island and the small family villages living a subsistence life style
Sometimes, 4 days is all you've got...luckily, it's plenty of time to fish the inshore reefs and deep drop offs around Nuakata and Leilei Gana Islands, and if the sea is calm, it's enough to get out to the offshore reefs and target the really big Dog Tooth Tuna that hang out on those drop offs.
You'll stay 3 nights in our traditionally made bungalow while the Wild PNG crew take you out in your dedicated fishing Banana Boat to chase toothy critters that hang out on the pressure side of the nearby drop offs. Your dedicated fishing boat and crew are there for every 2 guests on the fishing adventure along with 200l of fuel for you to use. In our experience, 200l is plenty of fuel for 4 days and you can fish as much as you want. We recommend liaising with your boat skipper about the best time and place to fish and the pattern to use to make the most of the fuel you have available. Extra fuel is sometimes available, but it needs to be shipped, is expensive and takes at least 24 hours to get to us. In our experience, good planning makes it highly unlikely you'll ever need extra fuel. Most guests fish the morning and afternoon and relax around the islands or the accommodation during the heat of the day. Fantastic snorkelling is located directly off the beach at the Wild PNG accommodation and some guests bring their spear gun.
We typically target the palaegic species by trolling the pressure side of the countless ribbon reefs and deep drop offs. Spanish Mackeral, Wahoo and Yellow Fin Tuna around the 20-30kg mark are common here and fish under about 10kg are considered to be small for the area. Make sure you bring your heavy, quality gear as you will invariably break and lose substandard gear to the really big fish prowling here. In one days fishing recently on the inshore reefs, I landed 19 fish and lost at least 10 more. We keep the fquality fish, choosing one for ourselves for the day and distributing the remaining fish to the nearby isolated families on nearby islands. These people don't have the ability to catch the big guys, so appreciate when we can deliver a 30kg spanish mac to their door. Locals smoke the fish and this preserves it for about 5 days while the entire family village consumes it.
At night, relax around the fire with your family hosts and fellow guests. There's always stories to tell and everyone is usually pretty tired after a long days hard fishing and fighting the local palaegic monsters.