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PNG BLACK BASS MOTHERSHIP ADVENTURE

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  • Fish for: Barramundi, Black Bass, Saratoga
  • Available seasons: All Year
  • Location: PNG
  • Recommended stay: 8 days/7 nights
  • Accomodation: Mothership
  • Other activities: Cultural Tours
  • Pricing: From $7900pp

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Explore PNG from the comfort of your very own mothership, for Black Bass, Barra and Saratoga. The mothership fishes both the Fly River and the Aramia River.

The Fly and Aramia Rivers are situated near Daru, in PNG's Western province. This province is one of the least explored areas of New Guinea, and needless to say, the rivers around here have rarely seen a lure. Due to the lack of infrastructure in the area, the only way to get access to these rivers is by mothership. Trips fish either the Fly River or the Aramia River.
The trip will be spent fishing and exploring river systems mainly targeting Bass, big Barramundi and also Saratoga. The majority of these rivers have not been fished with lures. The fishing is outstanding. The mother ship is very comfortable, it's fully air conditioned, hot water showers and there will be a full time chef on the boat who will cater all meals on board.
The trip is also a great cultural experience as each group will have to stop by a village each morning. This is to pick up local villagers to act as a guide to their rivers. Occasionally it will also be needed to stop and talk to village elders to show respect to them and their rivers, as is done in much of PNG.

 

Mothership
(K2O) is a 23.5metres long catamaran, custom built to explore rivers and seas of Papua New Guinea. Equipped with shallow draft accorded by the Twin hull configurations, which is able to take you up close and personal into remote areas across Papua New Guinea. Safety and maximum satisfaction is our top priority during our expedition, and to safeguard this the vessel is fitted with the state of art navigation and communication equipment in each tender and latest marine engineering technology Enjoy live aboard comfort with 4 deluxe cabins (twin share), 2 x Staterooms with ensuite bathrooms to accommodate just 8 anglers.

Additional facilities include: Freezer & Chiller Room, Laundry Facilities, Medical kit, TV Lounge Area, Fully Air Conditioned rooms, Ice making Machine, Tea/Coffee, 5 x bathroom/toilets, and Satellite phone

 

Typical Itinerary for Fly River:
Day 1: Arrival to Port Moresby/Overnight at hotel or SFPNG guest house (room for 6pax only)
Day 2: Domestic flight to Kiunga / Charter plane to Middle Fly
Day 3 - Day 8: Full days fishing from 6am to 6pm
Day 9: - return back to POM via Charter plane and Domestic craft.
Day 10: Return back to Australia early morning/afternoon.

Typical Itinerary for Aramia River:
Day 1: Arrival to Port Moresby/Overnight at hotel or SFPNG guest house (room for 6pax only)
Day 2: Domestic flight to Balimo / Welcome ceremony at Balimo village
Day 3 - Day 8: Full days fishing from 6am to 6pm
Day 9: - return back to POM via Domestic craft
Day 10: Return back to Australia early morning/afternoon.


• All prices are based on per person and are twin share basis.
• Group bookings will be given first preference.
• For State room upgrade, add $1500 (only 2 x rooms available).
• For sole use of cabins Add $900. (2 x forward cabins on Port & Starboard available for this).
• Price does not include the domestic flights from POM - Kiunga and small light craft charter plane from Kiunga to the Middle Fly RETURN. Domestic flight price is estimated K1620 (A$756.70) Small charter plane estimated at: K1100 (A$495). Prices are subject to change
• K20 Mothership will meet you at the airstrip on the day of arrival to Middle Fly / Aramia River.
• Total tour is 8 days / 6 full days fishing ex Port Moresby. Possible bonus half day fishing if the plane arrives after midday.
• Tour includes a couple hours village cultural tour which is compulsory / For anyone wanting to see a good number of War Canoes should look at booking the ARAMIA RIVER
• All meals and drinks provided except beer and spirits. (Alcohol must be pre-arranged).

Mothership War Canoe escort

Mothership escorted by war canoes