Daucina Charters Limited
Daucina Charters Limited
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Big Game fishing in the unchartered waters of PNG we offer a fast high end contender boat and expert crew to take you fishing for all species of big game fish. All tackle provided and an experienced friendly crew allow you to hook the fish of a lifetime in the unspoilt waters off of southern PNG. We are serious about fishing and go above and beyond to catch marlin, tuna and Giant Trevally
Alotau, Papua New Guinea
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chrisandjee
Denpasar, Indonesia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Mike is an extremely competent Captain, clearly a fishing addict himself who's focus is putting guests on fish, every drift he set up whilst we were jigging was spot on and he was easily able to put us on fish in multiple locations over multiple days having a deep understanding of where to go in what conditions tides and weather. Whilst he’s spent less than a year exploring the region he has it dialed in to a T.....

The boat has had no expense spared on it and is no doubt the best Equiptment sports fishing tender in PNG, the state of the art equiptment is second to none boasting 3 sonar screens so no matter where your positioned on the boat you can see exactly what’s going on below you. the boat is perfect for 2 anglers casting/ popping and up to 3 or 4 jigging.

Accommodation on Doni Island was perfectly located to reach most fishing spots with in 30-40 mins (or less) and we managed to get 12 full hours fishing in nearly every day, the resort is comfortable clean and the food was outstanding.

My only regret was that I wasn’t there for another week as the is so much to explore and such a large area to fish. No doubt Mike will continue to dial in more and more spots as time goes on and the results will keep getting better and better. I’m sure that the are some world records awaiting to be taken!

Tip; bring some soft plastics with you to bounce around when your arms are tired, the results were outstanding and the range of species surprising, extremely rewarding fun on medium/light tackle.

We will be back!
Written 2 February 2020
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miles c
Mullumbimby, Australia9 contributions
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Apr 2023
Just back from an amazing trip to PNG with my two teenage sons. Spent 4 days with Mike and the Daucina crew and three days land-based on beautiful Doini Island. Mike is a fantastic skipper. A positive attitude and a burning desire to show people this magnificent and completely unspoiled place. He clearly cares a lot about the local people and the area and has a very good approach to minimising any negative impact on the local marine environment. Mike is one of those rare skippers that enjoys his guests catching fish just as much as he does. Over the past three years of careful exploration of this unique place has become extremely knowledgable about the endless amount of pinnacles, reef and underwater features, where the current and tides run, and the behaviour of the fish. He taught my boys lots of new tactics and was always patient whilst making everyday fun and exciting for them. We only saw one other fishing boat in the whole time we spent in the area: it's that untouched. Amazing to know there are still places like this out there with virtually no commercial fishing pressure and so many species thriving. With Jaz and Joel also helping on the boat the team was perfect. You will not regret a trip here with these guys, believe me! Thanks Mike and everyone, hope to be back one day.
Written 23 April 2023
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Guy Vds
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I booked 7 days of fishing with Captain Mike and had an amazing experience. Everything well arranged from point of making the booking, payment and advise we received from Mike. Despite the adverse weather conditions, captain Mike managed to put us on some decent fish. Jigging has been proven more effective then popping, this probably mainly due to weather/sea-conditions. Mike is a jigging enthusiast himself and will put you on some serious fish. We raised some really nice fish on jigging and were able to catch a nice myriad of species (Groupers of all kind, GT, red bass, green and rusty jobfish, sharks, napoleon wrasses and many more). We will come back next time in December, as weather conditions maybe more stable. Thanks for everything Mike!
Written 8 February 2020
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Jrand04
Reston, VA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
If you are looking for an off the beaten path monster fish catching experience then you need to hit up Capt Mike with Daucina Charters. One of the finest captains I have had the pleasure of fishing with. We booked 5 days and every day Mike put us on fish. We caught 24 different species with many trophies including Dino Trout, GTs and an unofficial world record Maori Snapper. Every cast or every drop you need to be prepared to hook a fish of a lifetime. This trip will test you physically but if you put in your casts and reps then you are guaranteed fish. I hopefully will be able to make the trip back across the world to enjoy this unique fishing experience again soon!
Written 14 March 2023
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Bryce
New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Mike has a 6th sense for when it comes to fishing! The best captain and guide to have on a boat. All the suggests he made and spots that he took us resulted in some great catches!

Mike helped us with everything along the way. Very professional when it comes to his work and fishing but a great laugh and some amazing fishing stories during the down time!

If you want to catch some big fish, Mike is your man!
Written 13 April 2020
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Emmanuel G
Swiss Alps, Switzerland5 contributions
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Nov 2022 • Friends
After two years of cancellations due to Covid-19, it's finally time to meet Mike! He is definitely one of the best captains I have had the chance to meet in my life as a fisherman... he spares no effort and does not count his hours to ensure that you have an unforgettable stay, well surrounded by Jaz and Joe on this marvelous island that is Dioni island. the game air is simply incredible and there is no downtime in the fishing day, I never saw as much life in the ocean !! if you are ready for a good mood, magnificent landscapes and aquatic monsters, this is definitely the place you have to be... for proof, I'm going back in two weeks 😜
Written 16 March 2023
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Scott A
Saint James Parish, Barbados1 contribution
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Mar 2023 • Friends
Did a week this March with Daucina, Captain Mike and crew. 11/10 experience!
If you want really off the beaten tracks, amongst stunning scenery, solid fishing and a brilliant guide, this is the place. Jigging and topwater heaven for good size geets, doggies, large red bass, donkey size coral trout, blue fin trevally, the list goes on
Doini island where you stay is top notch, ac beach houses, daily laundry, epic food and fishing off the beach. And a fully stocked bar!

Tips- get visas organised early, take plenty jigs! And hit the gym lol
Written 3 April 2023
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FinJsy
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Excellent operation . From first contact to pick up at the Airfield , Mike the skipper makes sure you are prepared as best as you can and ready for a trip of a lifetime. The base of operation is an Isnad called Doini about 2hrs out from Alotau in Milne bay and is a fantastic getaway from normal life .
Fishing was fantastic , multiple species and some big fish.
Throughly recommend them
Written 19 March 2023
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Andy P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Had a fantastic trip out to PNG. Captain Mike is one of the best slippers I’ve been out with. Very knowledgeable and super keen to put you on the fish. Accommodation is first class for a part of the world so remote. Looking forward to heading back out for another week of hardcore angling.
Written 8 April 2023
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nik t
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We have just got back from 2 weeks fishing in PNG with this outfit. We are part of the England Big Game team and travelled out to PNG to explore the fishing. The fishing is incredible! Fish after fish on poppers and jigs and lots of sharks into the bargain. We caught more fish than we could count!

The Skipper Mike was brilliant! couldn't work hard enough for us and the crew were amazing. PNG is beautiful, safe and the food was great. We spent most of our time on a small island called Doini which is a couple of hours offshore. The accommodation both there and at Driftwood in Aolatua was first class.

I can't recommend this trip enough to anyone who loves to catch BIG FISH!!!!
Written 28 November 2019
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