2020 National Game Fishing Titles

The 45th PNG GFA National Game Fishing Titles

3rd - 13th Arpil, 2020

Rabaul, East New Britain
Papua New Guinea

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A warm welcome to all anglers and guests attending the 45th National Game Fishing Titles hosted by the New Britain Game Fishing Club in Rabaul. Thank you for making the effort to join our event! We look forward to playing host to anglers who seek the great fishing and comradery we have to offer over the 9 days.

The National Titles provides anglers the opportunity to travel across this beautiful country and share a favourite pastime. The Rabaul Titles is hosted in a remote location and yet the support we have received from visiting anglers and particularly visiting boats in the past, continues to drive us forward to meet the challenges every Titles brings.

Our Club aims to continue to provide fishing events that encourage anglers, families and friends to get out on the water. We are blessed with accessible and productive waters that provide lots of choices for fishing in all corners of the province. Our coastline provides ample options for anglers of all interests from billfish alongside island chains, seamounts, undersea volcanos and deep-water trenches to pelagics along nearby sheltered bays, barrier reefs, rivers and offshore reefs.

Rabaul has been a favourite destination for anglers for generations. Our most recent major tournament in November 2019 shattered local and national records for marlin, with a staggering 245 Blue Marlin tagged over the 9-day Tropicana Billfish Tournament. In light of this billfish bonanza, we hope to have stirred the fishing interest of those who are keen to test their mettle against the abundant game fish we have to offer.

I would like to thank all our sponsors, but particularly our Naming sponsors – Global Technologies, South Pacific Brewery, Islands Petroleum and Consort Express Lines. Our sponsors make this event possible and with their support we continue the amazing legacy of 45 years of fishing and sporting history.

The work that goes into hosting a National Titles cannot be understated particularly for our small Club. A big thank you to our Committee that has put in a huge effort towards making this Titles come together. Thank you to the Rabaul Yacht Club and Committee who continue to support the Titles this year by providing the venue for our event.

On behalf of the Club, I wish you all an exciting and action-packed Titles with many stories and memories to take home from our special corner of PNG.

Oliver Bluett
New Britain Game Fishing Club