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Sport and Game Fishing

From the rivers or from the oceans, Papua New Guinea has the ultimate fishing experience. The coastal waters around the Madang, East and West New Britain and New Ireland abound in blue and black marlin, sailfish and dogtooth tuna.

In the waterways near Kandrian, freshwater fisherman can take on the famous Papuan Black and Spot Tail Bass found only in Papua New Guinea. If barramundi is your game, stay at the remote Bensbach Lodge near the border of Irian Jaya. There's saratogo and ox eye herring to play with too.

For your fishing trip contact the following operators and fishing clubs:

MADANG PROVINCE

REEL FISH CHARTERS
Contact: Brett Middleton
MV "Talio"
PO Box 521
Madang 511, Madang Province
Papua New Guinea
Telephone: (675) 853 7496
Fax: (675) 853 7468

MV "Talio" maintains state of the art equipment, from 8kg to 60kg tackle and electronics including radar, GPS and top of the range sounder. It has maximum speed of 29 knots. With so much fishing within range, on any given day anglers can enjoy a variety of world class sport.

"Talio" owner/skipper Brett Middleton, who cut his teeth in legendary Cairns big game fishing, further enhances your strike chances with his expert local knowledge.

Coastal currents can run at 5 knots, carrying sailfish, yellowfin, mahi mahi, mackerel and many more species to within 100 yards of the shore. Sailfish in particular hunt in packs here, in number and sizes seldom before seen in the South Pacific.

On remote reefs you can fish for dogtooth tuna, spanish makerel, giant trevally, coral trout, and more sailfish. There's a wealth of options all year round. The area is a paradise for the fly, light, medium and heavy tackle angler.

For the ultimate Papua New Guinea fishing experience, combine a "Talio" Madang adventure with a trip to Arrjim Island Bass Fishing Camp on the remote south coast of West New Britain. Internationally renowned for its black and spottail bass. These mighty opponents are the strongest freshwater species in the world and they offer the supreme challenge for the plug caster.

WESTERN PROVINCE

BENSBACH WILDLIFE LODGE
PO Box 6940, Boroko 111, NCD
via Daru, Western Province
Contact: John Ramshaw
Telephone: 323 4467
Facsimile: 323 4467

Wildlife/ Birdwatching Packages
Fishing Packages

The packages allow for 4 persons per boat. Royalty on fish kept is 60 toea per kg (whole fish). Guides will clean, fillet and pack fish. As Bensbach carries a limited amount of gear it is recommended that fishermen bring their own equipment.

Bensbach encourages tag and release. The season runs from June/July to October/November. Barramundi is the principal catch, with Saragota and Salmon a distant second and third.

Hunting

8 hunters, maximum at any one time. Royalty on deer is K2.00/head, bag limit is five per hunter. Guns and ammunition are NOT provided by Bensbach.

For overseas clients the lodge will arrange a licence and Customs approval to import ammunition and a firearm. The form for a licence has to be filled out by the hunter and signed at a local police station and, along with 2 photographs, sent to the lodge. The licence and customs approval is sent to the hunter/group leader. Allow up to a month for licence and customs approval. Hand guns are not allowed.

Prices are per person and include accommodation, meals, laundry and boat/guides. Drinks are extra. Land transport is an extra and availability depends on the weather.

For charters, the pilot's daily rate is half, provided the pilot does not partake in the groups activities. Children under 12 are half price.

Royalties are paid to the village people within the Tonda Wildlife Reserve.

Payment can be made in cash or travellers cheque only as, due to the remoteness of the Lodge, processing of credit cards will takes up to four months.

The weather is tropical - days 30 to 34 degrees Celcius, night 20 to 24 degrees Celcius. Wet season is December to March.

Casual, light clothing offering good covering is the most comfortable. Don't forget hats, sun-glasses and suntan lotions/creams.

M.B.A. fly to Daru from Port Moresby and Kiunga Monday to Saturday. Air Niugini fly Port Moresby to Daru Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The Bensbach strip is closed at present but Sunwest Aviation will fly charters to Weam, a strip two hours upstream from the lodge, from Daru. Other charters can be organised from a number of operators in most major centres in Papua New Guinea and Cairns, Australia.

For further information, contact the Tourism Promotion Authority.
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FISHING CHARTERS

MOROBE PROVINCE

HUON GULF CHARTERS
PO Box 1104, Lae 411, Morobe Province
Contact: Jan Hardie
Telephone: (675) 472 2745
Facsimile: (675) 472 6175

MOROBE SEA CHARTERS
PO Box 245, Lae 411, Morobe Province
Contact: Fred Cook
Telephone: (675) 472 3647
Facsimile: (675) 472 5788


NATIONAL CAPITAL DISTRICT

PORT MORESBY GAME FISHING CLUB GANTRY
PO Box 5028, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Ken Weber
Telephone: 321 1391

BOROKO SPORTS FISHING CLUB
PO Box 5280, Boroko 111, NCD
Contact: Rebecca Geoghegan
Telephone: (675) 323 5513
Facsimile: (675) 323 5535
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