Wild Rivers - Five Expeditions

Papua New Guinea is south of the equator, just 100-miles north of Australia. The Fly River holds Black Bass weighing up to 40-pounds, as well as Barramundi measuring over three-feet long. The swamps are a prime place to target the acrobatic saratoga.

Fly River Black Bass Fishing

Papua New Guinea Sportfishing expedition

Liveaboard Fishing on the Fly River
Venture into the unspoiled area of the Fly River via the K20 Mothership. Sport Fishing PNG's first exploratory trip to Fly River was back in 2014 and was a huge success. The K20 offers accommodations rivaling a high-end hotel, with the added benefit of getting up to twelve hours of fishing time each day. Fishing in the PNG river's is mainly done by trolling or casting. Depending on which river is chosen, you may need to troll more, as the rivers are very large. Some fishing spots allow for drift casting, or you can use live bait near logs.
Season: The Fly River's fishing season runs from June through November.
Guides:  On each expedition, at least five English-speaking guides will be traveling with you, as well as two to three local guides who speak the local language.
Boats:  Each location employs three 16' aluminum boats with 60-HP Yamaha outboard motors. Boats are equipped with swivel seats, self-draining decks with an in-built bilge pump, and safety rails.

The Fly River YouTube Video.

Papua New Guinea Sportfishing

Papua new guinea sportfishing

This expedition will take you to areas where indigenous communities have had limited exposure to the outside world and will give you a fascinating insight into the day-to-day life of living off the land. Part of the experience includes visits to authentic PNG villages to see firsthand the lifestyle of the Fly River people. Here you may purchase handmade artifacts as a treasured keepsake to remind you of this grand adventure and to assist the communities, which is much appreciated by the locals.

The K20 Liveaboard

Poronui Lodge

The K20 is a custom-built 77-foot catamaran that is ideal for exploring due to it's specially designed hull. After fishing and exploring, return to the K2O for a cold beer in the air-conditioned lounge area or enjoy a hot shower before dinner. The liveaboard will travel to the next fishing location in preparation for the next big day. Enjoy the comfort that liveaboard cruising allows you. There are four deluxe cabins, as well as two staterooms with ensuite bathrooms. It accommodates a minimum of eight anglers per trip. Amenities include a laundry facility, a TV lounge area, fully air-conditioned rooms, five bathrooms, and a satellite phone. All meals are prepared on board by their chef and are guaranteed to impress. Start your day with fresh coffee or tea, pancakes, bacon and eggs, toast and fresh fruit. For those with a lighter appetite, a continental breakfast is also available. You have the options of taking a packed lunch or returning to the liveaboard for a hot meal. Dinners include a seasonal "catch-of-the-day"—fresh fish, lobster, crab or prawns—served with a selection of meats and vegetables. Bottled water and soft drinks are included.

Getting Here - for The Fly River Expedition:

Day 1:  You'll arrive in Port Moresby and overnight at the guesthouse owned by SFPNG or to a hotel of your choice. (The overnight stay at either location is not included in the package.) Day 2:  At 7:00 a.m., take a charter flight to the Fly River airstrip, approximately a two-hour flight. The local villagers will greet you with their traditional welcome dance. After the meet-and-greet, you’ll board the K20 and travel overnight to the fishing grounds.

2019 Rates: (Australian dollar)

For more information on the following packages, please request an information packet.
Fly River Expedition:
from June through November
8-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$8,000.00 per person
Fly River rates do not include private chartered flight from POM to the Fly River airstrip. Add AUD 1,700.00 per person
Aramia River Expedition:
from July through November
8-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$8,000.00 per person
Aramia River rates do not include the private chartered flight from POM to the Aramia River airstrip. Add AUD 1,700.00 per person (subject to change).
Eastern Fields Expedition:
from December through April
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$6,750.00 per person
Long Reef Expedition:
from December through April
7-nights and 5½-days guided fishing
$7,220.00 per person
Long Reef rates do not include the private chartered flight from POM to the Gurney Airport. Add AUD $850.00 per person
Papuan Coast Expedition:
from June through November
6-nights and 5½-days guided fishing
$4,887.00 per person
Prices subject to change.
Request an Information Packet for details.

The Fly River Package includes:

Ground transfers to and from your hotel, shared accommodations on the liveaboard (private room available upon request - additional cost), three chef-prepared meals and snacks each day, non-alcoholic beverages (bottled water and soft drinks), guided fishing, use of a boat, laundry service on K20, and local community fees.

The Fly River Package does not include:

Airfare to Port Moresby, any domestic or charter flights from Port Moresby to the expedition’s destination; tourist visa, travel insurance, fishing tackle and gear; overnight hotel and meals in Port Moresby (before and after the expedition, if necessary—AUD 120.00 per night, if staying in the guesthouse); alcoholic beverages (beer and spirits must be preordered and paid for prior to the trip – amount included in the final invoice) and an AUD 500.00 bond is collected prior to trip to cover unforeseen expenses (to be refunded at the close of each expedition) and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Required documents:

You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of intended travel and proof of a return flight in the form of an airline ticket. You will also need to obtain a tourist visa (good for up to 60 days). You may obtain a tourist visa when you arrive at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby (approximately USD $50.00). For more information on this trip, request an information packet (below).

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Sportfishing Papua New Guinea info packet.  

Sportfishing Papua New Guinea Photos

The K20 rivals a high-end hotel.

Luxury liveaboard

Black bass up to 40-pounds

Sportfishing Papua New Guinea black bass

Black Bass fishing

Papua New Guinea sportfishing

Barramundi fishing the Fly River

Papua New Guinea barramundi fishing

Fly River bass fishing

Fly River expedition fishing

Fly River bass fishing

Fly River black bass fishing

Four deluxe cabins on the liveaboard

Papaua New Guinea sportfishing liveaboard

Rich culture

Papua New Guinea sportfishing liveaboard

Fly River fishing boat

Papua New Guinea sportfishing liveaboard

For more information:

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com