New PNG river exploration

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New PNG river exploration

Post by ronje » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:00 am

Friend of mine got the opportunity to explore a newly accessed PNG river with Jason Yip.

138 black bass and 132 barra.

Bluey's biggest was 40 lbs.

Also got pix of the local fishing inspectors patrolling their river.
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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:29 pm

Never seen dugouts like that before, must have been a helluva a tree!

Or are they fibreglass jobs :)

Nice bass, gotta catch one sometime.

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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by mud.666 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:41 pm

Nice fish. I think I need to do a trip over there.

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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by NBN » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:11 pm

Thx Ron, what a brute!

What did the measuring tape read?

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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by theodosius » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:43 pm

What a monster!

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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by ronje » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:07 am

G'day NBN

Don't know yet how long.

I see Gagey's friend got a 50lber that went 1 metre so Bluey's was probably mid-90s.

Apparently they explored 3 river systems so not sure if the photos and scorecard only covered the first one or all 3.

There are 12-15 photos of some monster bass and some good barra. Bluey reckons they all got smoked by bass over the 40 mark but 40 was the largest that they managed to get in.

Apparently its in a wetlands area which stretches for about 50km along the river.
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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by NBN » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:14 am

Good grief!

50k's of remote lightly fished wetland, sounds terrible..!!

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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by ronje » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:41 pm

Gotta do this éh!

Don't care about cost but got to cross black bass off bucket list.

Black bass usually found in brackish water with spot-tails usually in fresh.

Where Bluey went was long way upstream so go figure.

Apparently villagers have not seen tourists since 1977 and river never seen a lure.
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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by Gagey » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:17 pm

That is a nice fish. there is nothing like the hit from a black bass, stays with you for ever.

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Re: New PNG river exploration

Post by sheps » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:38 am

Does anyone have any idea of cost to fish PNG. I think it is something I need to do

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