Papua New Guinea Fishing
Papua New Guinea boasts excellent fishing, and is one of the last unspoilt fishing frontiers left in the world today. The waters that surround Kavieng, New Ireland Province, offer plenty of challenges and opportunities for the keen sports fisherman. Many ocean species can be found here year round because the climate doesn't change much, so any time is the right time for fishing.
Blue and black marlin, sailfish and dogtooth tuna live in the coastal waters off New Ireland, as do spanish mackerel, trevally, barracuda, dolphin fish, red emperor, mangrove jacks, barramundi rock cod and coral trout!
During your stay in Kavieng you will no doubt see islanders in their dugouts heading out to their favourite fishing grounds. Nusa Island Retreat regularly buys freshly caught seafood from the locals to cook in the restaurant at night.
Fishing trips can be arranged and fishing gear / tackle can be hired from Nusa Island Retreat during your stay.
Nusa Island Retreat also provides rod and tackle hire. Currently there are six Shimano TLD 25 for hire along with an assortment of lures to 'match the hatch'. Nusa Island Retreat has a policy, that any tackle damaged or lost, will be charged at replacement cost.
For the serious fisherman, it is encouraged that you bring your own equipment to match the style of fishing you enjoy most. The benefit of this is that you know your expectations and the limitations of your own gear. A variety of hard bodied minnows (e.g. rapala) in assorted colours and sizes will put you in good stead..... the most popular colours being the 'Qantas' (red/white) and the 'Blu Pilly' (blue/silver).
Oh Yeah, don't forget the wire trace......the 'Razor Gang' will be all too happy to add to their collection of lures!
Please note. You will be in the tropics. So bring a wide-bream hat, long sleeve light cotton shirt and plenty of sunscreen!!