We are geared up to offer all types of fishing!
Bottom and reef fishing, trolling, popping and there's some great river fishing in the area.
At Papatura we have landed, sail fish, shark, sweet lip, coral trout and cod, job fish, king fish, Trevally, Wahoo, mackerel, barracuda, wrasse and some big snapper. The rivers boast huge Mangrove Jacks, Spot Tail Bass and Ox Eye Hearing. Please come over and add to the list!
We do have standard gear available at the retreat free of charge however if you're a serious fisho bring some of your own gear. Solomons Islands is located in the "coral triangle" and contains some the highest marine biodiversity in the world.
The fishing grounds are located within easy access from the retreat, you will soon find yourself within one of the most spectacular locations in the Pacific. Within the lagoon there are small and large reef systems, atolls, islands, flats and bommies, as well as a host of other locations offering a wide range of sports fishing and spearfishing options. It’s here you’ll find tackle-crunching GTs and a huge variety of other species ready to rip your gear apart, this makes Papatura and surrounds one of the best locations in the South Pacific.
You can fish or try your luck catching squid from the main beach or jetty in front of Papatura with Trevally and other species often landed and released however most fishing is from the 7 and 8 metre long boats with 4 stoke 50 or 60hp Suzuki outboards. They include life jackets and safety gear, gaffs, rod holders, seat padding, eskies, a small sun shade for the tropical sun and a driver/guide that know the ocean, atolls and fishing grounds like their back yard.
We also have GPS and fish finder combo and a GME Accusat EPIRB with global accuracy to with 100m for those who wish to fish out wide.
Boat hire is AU$60 per hour and includes fuel, driver/guide, fishing and snorkelling gear.
Additional surcharges - Pasagari and Rakata can be fished at no extra charge
3 other rivers with Black Bass and Spot Tail Bass can be fished at an additional costs $150.00 P/P SBD. (approx $26 AUD)
This is a landowner fee and a small cost to maintain the walking tracks to the fishing holes.
We can arrange an overnight jungle camp, boat as far as possible then walk further into the jungle to your overnight camp spot.
FISHING DOYLES REEF (offshore) $150.00SBD PER BOAT .. MIN OF 2 BOATS (fuel is extra) or use our larger twin 115HP centre console and double the long boat hours and $300SBD surcharge.
River Fishing is exceptional!
Those who are interested in river fishing some of the best untouched rivers in the world, they boast Spot Tail Bass, Trevally, Cod, Herring and Mangrove Jack plus loads more. Recent guests have caught and released up to 20 fish per trip and are getting gear smashed off every trip.
PLEASE NOTE – it is cheaper to pre arrange your boat hire before departing. Also any lost fishing gear must be paid for, if you lose a lure you will be billed for it. We have a selection available at Papatura or ask us what to bring when booking.
PAPATURA FISHING SPECIAL
Enjoy Papatura, Santa Isabel's first and only world standard tourism project. Relax in your traditional bungalow with warm tropical waters lapping the white sand beach on meters from your deck.
Get 1 night free and bonus inclusions.
Available 1- 9 June, 15 – 23 June and 6 – 14 July
8 Nights from $2899.00 twin share.
Return flights from Brisbane with Solomon Airlines
Boat and car transfers
8 Nights at the Rainforest Lodge room
20 hour boat hire with driver/guide
fuel for fishing and island hopping
5 hours river fishing
breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Free 12 pack of Sol Brew Beer per person
WWII plane snorkeling trip
Snorkel and Fishing Gear
Use of Surfboards, Sup and no motorized water equipment
Local Village tour. (subject to weather and availability.
Subject to availability.