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Bat Bat

A true fishing adventure in waters rarely traveled
Species: Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Napoleon Wrasse, Triggerfish, Giant Parrotfish, Indo-Pacific Permit, and more

An Experience to Write Home About

Join us on a journey back in time. Papua New Guinea is a destination that we’ve had our eyes on and dreamed about for decades. After initial expeditions we are now ready to open up the second phase of our scouting journey to other adventure seeking anglers, looking to see something that very few have. This liveaboard adventure will take you to a vast area of spectacular GT habitats and offer multiple ways to target this one of a kind predator. Whether you prefer to chase GT’s with a fly rod or with a spinning rod, this is a trip for curious people wanting to see something different, to have an experience out of the ordinary, and something to brag about at the dinner table.



GTs, Napos, Triggers, Giant Bumpies, Bluefin and More

Bat Bat Territories are perfectly suited for any type or method of sport fishing. You can hunt with a fly rod in your hand, covering flats and reef sections, or target monster GTs along the outer reefs with big poppers, stick baits or jigs. Our recommendation is to try it all!

Fly fishing is done both by boat and on foot, wading along reef edges, sand dunes, and shallow flats. Depending on the tide and conditions, we will use different tactics to locate hunting fish. On an incoming tide, we target fish pushing onto the flats using the channels onto the reef, the so-called GT highways. On outgoing tides, we’ve been successful finding and hooking fish moving out using deeper channels from deep within the flats areas as well as patrolling the outside of the reef edges.

We normally see plenty of fish in the waves just outside of the reef. When conditions allow, spotting GTs sitting high up in the wave faces, patrolling for prey being pushed out over the reef with the outgoing tide can be an efficient technique and a sure way to get your adrenaline pumping. Time your cast well and land a fly behind a breaking wave face and you could be in for a real surprise. Make sure you have your drag set tight before casting. Other times we prefer to wade shallow sand banks or along the edges of small islands, looking for GT’s and other predators patrolling edges and channels.

Species likely to encounter on the flats or shallow reef sections
Based on our previous expeditions to this place we know there is Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Napoleon Wrasse, and Triggers entering the flats and shallow reef sections in search of easy prey. We’ve also caught job fish, various species of snappers, and seen schools of Indo-Pacific Permit. Green humphead parrotfish (Bumpies), are regularly present along the reefs, presenting a real challenge for the ambitious angler.

Spin fishing for GT, Napoleon Wrasse, Dog tooth Tuna, and more will mainly be done casting poppers and stick baits covering reef edges and drop offs. Fishing will be done from boats with 2 anglers in each. These waters are rich with Marlin, Sailfish, and Dogtooth tuna, making trolling a fun and effective option when you get tired from casting.

Species likely to encounter in deeper water and along the outer reef
GT, Bluefin Trevally, Napoleon Wrasse, Green humphead parrotfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Blacktip sharks, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito and more. In deeper water we often see Marlin and Sailfish.



Relax, Refuel, Recharge

Fishing in a place like this, as fun as it is, takes its toll on any angler. You will be out all day, covering plenty of ground and fighting serious fish. On top of that, just being out all day, taking the whole experience and surroundings in, will have your body and mind working full speed on all cylinders. Therefore it’s important that you can come back to a comfortable space where you can relax and recharge. 

You will stay on our 19.5 meter long, very nice, full service yacht, where generous and delicious meals are served three times a day, and you will be served as many snacks as you can handle. The ship has a total of 5 guest cabins and several lounge areas that you will share with your fellow anglers for the week.

Tackle & Technique

Tackle & Technique

Proper Preparation is the Key to Success

Fly fishing for Giant Trevally requires an 11 or 12 weight, 9 foot, single hand fly rod. Pick one that you feel comfortable casting, rigged with a premium reel made for saltwater fishing, loaded with a tropical GT line and at least 300 yards of backing. Fly fishing is both from boat and wading, depending on tide and location. When fishing from a boat we usually drift lagoons, or fish outside reef sections. When the tide is right we wade shallow sand banks, reefs, or along the edges of small islands and sand banks. Being flexible and quick to adjust is the key to being successful. 

Proper wading boots are a must. When we are wading, anglers mainly focusing on GT will spend most of the time carrying an 11 or 12 weight rod in hand, and have a second 8 or 9 weight rod held via their back pack for quick access. The lighter back up rod is normally rigged for permit or triggerfish. For more information on how to carry your extra rod, please read this article about How to get ready for your first GT trip. More specific gear recommendations are provided in the pre-trip information sent upon booking your trip.

Spin fishing in these waters requires serious equipment that can handle the brute force of big Giant Trevallies, Napoleon Wrasse, and more. Make sure you bring rods and reels that are built specifically for this type of fishing. If you plan on bringing your good old pike reel that’s been serving you just fine for the last couple years then think again. Tropical saltwater fishing is brutal and will tear most freshwater gear to pieces. Trust us on this one. Specific recommendations are provided in the pre-trip information sent upon booking your trip.

Bat Bat

A Fishing Adventure in Papua New Guinea

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If you want to book or receive more information about this destination please contact us via the phone number or e-mail address provided below.

Phone: +46 76-166 26 29