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At 462,840 sq km Papua New Guinea is the world's fifty-fourth largest country, including all its islands. It is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. According to recent data, 848 different languages are listed for the country. Most of the population of over 7 million people live in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 per cent of its people live in urban centres. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior.

The country's geography is diverse and, in places, extremely rugged. A spine of mountains, the New Guinea Highlands, runs the length of the island of New Guinea, forming a populous highlands region mostly covered with tropical rainforest, and the long Papuan Peninsula, known as the 'Bird's Tail'. Dense rainforests can be found in the lowland and coastal areas as well as very large wetland areas surrounding the Sepik and Fly rivers. This terrain has made it difficult for the country to develop transportation infrastructure. Some areas are accessible only on foot or by aeroplane. The highest peak is Mount Wilhelm at 4,509 metres. Papua New Guinea is surrounded by coral reefs which are under close watch, in the interests of preservation.

The country is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, at the point of collision of several tectonic plates. There are a number of active volcanoes, and eruptions are frequent. Earthquakes are relatively common, sometimes accompanied by tsunamis.

The mainland of the country is the eastern half of New Guinea island, where the largest towns are also located, including Port Moresby (capital) and Lae; other major islands within Papua New Guinea include New Ireland, New Britain, Manus and Bougainville.Papua New Guinea is part of the Australasia ecozone, which also includes Australia, New Zealand, eastern Indonesia, and several Pacific island groups, including the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Consequently, many species of birds and mammals found on New Guinea have close genetic links with corresponding species found in Australia. One notable feature in common for the two landmasses is the existence of several species of marsupial mammals, including some kangaroos and possums, which are not found elsewhere.

Many of the other islands within PNG territory, including New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville, the Admiralty Islands, the Trobriand Islands, and the Louisiade Archipelago, were never linked to New Guinea by land bridges. As a consequence, they have their own flora and fauna; in particular, they lack many of the land mammals and flightless birds that are common to New Guinea and Australia.It is only recently that fishing enthusiasts have discovered that Papua New Guinea is teeming with isolated fishing grounds and untouched rivers, offering the some of the best lure in the world. With so much fishing within range, on any given day, anglers can enjoy a variety of world class sport. The Papua New Guinea Black Bass, Barramundi and the River Tiger will challenge any angler who attempts to catch them.

The seas abound with species such as Dogtooth Tuna, Sailfish, Yellow-fin Tuna and both Blue and Black Marlin.


List of Freshwater Fishes for Papua New Guinea
Number of freshwater fish species: 339 The tables below were generated from - A project to provide indexing and links for all known species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity...

Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority
The purpose of the National Fisheries Authority is to pursue our Vision through the operation of best practice service in order to fulfill our national and global obligations...

Boroko Sports Fishing Club

Anglers display their catch at the weigh in for the 2004 Barramundi Comp. Rob Doyle gets a helping hand from young son Jake to lift his trophy winning barramundi...

Game Fishing Association of Papua New Guinea
The Association’s main aims are to encourage anglers in PNG to fish under IGFA rules, to coordinate, assist with and to focus the efforts of the eight clubs which comprise the GFA, to maintain National Fishing Records and to oversee the running of the annual GFA of PNG National Game Fishing Titles...

Lae Game Fishing Club

The Lae Game Fishing Club would like to thank the participants and sponsors for the year 2008 and 2009...

Port Moresby Game Fishing Club

The Port Moresby Game Fishing Club exists to support and promote the sport of big game fishing, and to encourage stewardship in all of the waters of the world. Our members strive to maintain the ethics of fishing by adhering to the rules of the International Game Fish Association...

Baia Sportsfishing Lodge (Bass Fishing Adventure)

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Baia Sportsfishing Lodge is located in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea and is home to world class Bass fishing and amazing ocean and river surrounded scenery...

Bensbach Wildlife Lodge

For fishermen, Bensbach is paradise; the water of the river is teeming with barramundi, tarpon and Saratoga. Local guides accompany visitors and can show you all the best fishing spots...


Milne Bay is home to almost 500 islands ranging from your typical tropical island and tiny atoll through to massive volcanic and continental islands. Located on the corner of the Coral Triangle, Milne Bay has some of the richest marine biodiversity in the world making it an established mecca for divers, and an emerging destination for game and sports fishermen...

Nusa Island Retreat
Papua New Guinea boasts excellent fishing, and is one of the last unspoilt fishing frontiers left in the world today. The waters that surround Nusa Island offer plenty of challenges and opportunities for the keen sports fisherman. Many ocean fish are in local waters all year round because the climate doesn't change much, so any time is the right time for fishing...

Tufi Dive Resort
...Bottom fish the deep clear waters of the Solomon Sea and enjoy the thrill of hooking some big fish. Then head to beautiful Komoa Beach and feast on a seafood BBQ, complimented with garden salads, tropical fruits and full bar service...

Sport Fishing PNG & Boat Charters

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Sport Fishing PNG is the number one website for Sport Fishing in Papua New Guinea (PNG). We organize the most memorable fishing tours in Papua New Gunea (PNG) helping you catch the trophy and big game fish that you have always dreamed of!...

Adventures In Paradise Yacht Charters

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Your hosts, Adam and Danielle Smith, can offer you an exclusive, uncomplicated, unspoilt, unbelievable experience concentrating on your interests. Every charter is tailored to the desires of those on board. There are no set departure dates or lengths of charter. Enjoy a few days’ island hopping and snorkelling, or set sail for a month and do it all, exploring river systems, fishing, snorkelling, hiking, surfing, visiting villages and more...

Angling Adventures

For fishermen, Bensbach is paradise, the water of the river is teeming with barramundi, tarpon and saratoga. Local guides accompany visitors and can show you all the best fishing spots....

Fishabout Tours

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Catch huge Papuan Black Bass and Barramundi on this once in a lifetime remote fishing adventure to Papua New Guinea's gulf rivers region. Fish hundreds of kilometres of virgin fishing waters for world record size fish. Black Bass up to 50lb (pending WR), and the 46lbs current world record Papuan Black Bass have been caught in these rivers. Barramundi up to 70lbs have been caught in these rivers. Come and fish the untouched wilderness that is Papua New Guinea!

PNG Surfaris

Since 2007 PNG Surfaris has operated Papua New Guinea’s only surf charter vessel dedicated to exploring the country’s outer islands and reefs. The PNG Explorer is a live-aboard ship designed for surfing, fishing, diving, and general tourism in PNG. Its home port is Kavieng in the north eastern archipelago of New Ireland Province..

Sport Fishing PNG

Sport Fishing PNG provides exciting Bluewater and Wild River Fishing throughout Papua New Guinea targeting Big Game and unique types of fish speciesin Papua New Guinea. Fisherman who are familiar with PNG would most likely relate the country to the infamous PNG Black Bass which can only be caught in our waters and are renowned for being the toughest fighting fish - Pound for Pound. Locally based and managed and with ample experience in the sport, our operation is one that prides itself on knowledge of our local environs - The people and culture and the local marine systems. Our aim is to give our anglers the ultimate PNG fishing experience... Also see:

BAIA Sportfishing PNG

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Black Bass & Blue Water fishing - WNB, Papua New Guinea Baia Sportfishing Lodge is now offering two great destinations to fish from. Inquire today - Riccard -

Chasing Black Bass at Baia in Papua New Guinea

They say you lose more Bass than you catch, and after a recent 5 day trip to Baia Sportfishing Lodge in West New Britian, PNG, I would have to agree. The journey began at Port Moresby’s international airport and on to Hoskins Airport in West New Britian. Across a glassy ocean we headed northwest towards the village of Baia, home to Baia Sports Fishing Lodge, a project developed as a partnership between the people of Baia and Liamo Reef Resort in 2004...

Fishing in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s fishing grounds have always been protected by the ever-changing tropical climate, keeping its secret from intruding anglers. It is only recently that fishing enthusiasts have discovered that Papua New Guinea is teeming with isolated fishing grounds and untouched rivers, offering the some of the best lure in the world. With so much fishing within range, on any given day, anglers can enjoy a variety of world class sport...

Baia Sport-fishing Lodge Papua New Guinea

Dogtooth Tuna at Narega Volcano Papua New Guinea

Bluewater sportfishing in papua new guinea with Michael Guest...

Papua New Guinea

Hajime Murata fishing in a extraordinary place, Papua New Guinea...