TRAVELLING TO BAIA LODGE
BAIA Wilderness Bass Fishing Lodge is located in Papua New Guinea on the North Coast of West New Britain Province. The airport to access West New Britain is Hoskins, approx 1 hour flying time by F28 jet service from Port Moresby. Access to Port Moresby is by Jet service from Sydney, Brisbane or Cairns. The Lodge is on a small peninsula that makes up part of the Open Bay shoreline.
Upon arrival at Hoskins Airport in Kimbe, West New Britain, you will be met and transferred to the beautiful Liamo Reef Resort in Kimbe. After an overnight rest we leave early the next morning aboard “Break Free”, a Steber 34 foot, fully equipped fly bridge Game boat. Our first day’s fishing will take us to the outer Reef systems in Kimbe Bay fishing for Yellow Fin, Marlin, Sailfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo and many other pelagic species as we work our way toward Baia Lodge. Alternatively we may head direct to Baia Lodge and begin bass fishing that afternoon.
For the next four or more days you will be based at Baia Lodge and we will fish the several river systems that are within 15min to an hour from the Lodge for Black and Spot Tail Bass, Mangrove Jack and other estuarine species. These rivers include the famous Pandi and Langalanga Rivers. Access to these areas is via our purpose built sport fishing boats.
On the final day, with the return transfer in “Break Free” there is more blue water angling as we head back toward Kimbe. Our arrival in the afternoon brings us back to Liamo Resort to relax with a few cold drinks and prepare for the journey back home the next morning.
Inshore Blue Water fishing can be done off the lodge at any time from Lodge’s sport fishing boats however to target the bigger off shore species, our Steber 34 Game Boat “Break Free”, is available at a separate and additional charter cost. The first and last day option of blue water fishing aboard “Break Free”, to and from Baia Lodge are included in the package price.
The Baia Village people are friendly and welcoming and they are more than happy to show off their traditional lifestyle and provide a tour through their village. Excursions for Bush Walking and Bird Watching enthusiast can also be arranged with Village guides.
Pristine coral reefs surround the Bay for snorkeling and there are picturesque cool freshwater springs not far from the Lodge for those who simply want to relax and enjoy a swim and a day’s picnic.
Guests may travel direct to and from Baia by using some of the alternative suggestions below if they prefer not to do blue water fishing on the first or last day. There is no adjustment to pricing for not electing to have the blue water fishing included.
Other options for more direct access to Baia: Helicopter, approximate. cost is US$1990 for the drop off which takes about 45min. The same price again will be added if you wanted to travel back by helicopter. The helicopter can take up to 5 persons but it does have a maximum weight limitation. There is also an option to charter a light aircraft, which is less expensive than a helicopter, to an airstrip in Open Bay about 30mins from the Lodge by boat. With this option you would fly direct to Rabaul from Australia and overnight in Rabaul. Early next morning the charter flight will take you to Open Bay airstrip where the sport fishing boats will meet you and you can start fishing shortly after arrival. All your luggage will be delivered to the Lodge. Your departure will be an early morning charter back to Rabaul and connections all on the same day back to Australia if required. More information can be provided on this option upon request.
Last Updated (Thursday, 29 November 2012 03:08)