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Week 8: My travels to Papua New Guinea By Andrew Ettingshausen

Papua New Guinea is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It is estimated that more than a thousand cultural groups exist in Papua New Guinea. Because of this diversity, many styles of cultural expression have emerged - each group has created its own expressive forms in art, dance, weaponry, costumes, singing, music, architecture and much more. Most of these cultural groups have their own language. People typically live in villages that rely on subsistence farming, but those who become skilled at hunting, farming and fishing earn a great deal of respect.

Andrew Ettingshausen Hanging out with one of the tribes chiefs in Papua New Guinea

I just spent the past week filming in PNG for the completion of our Discovery Documentary on Black and Spot Tail Bass. This Ultimate Fish show will screen later in the year in Discovery's Friday night 4 hour fishing block. We filmed last October and got some great footage, each day fishing a new river on New Britain Island, and by the end of the shoot we had most of the adventure show done, so we headed back this time just to get some special scenes shot.

Andrew Ettingshausen Zooming-along-in-the-boat-to-our-next-fishing-spot

Black and Spot Tail Bass are pound for pound one of the toughest fish on the planet. They grow to above 50 pounds and live in the huge fresh water rivers of PNG. My good friend Riccard who runs Baia Sportfishing Lodge joined me for this journey of discovery. Expect to see some great surface lure action, adventure and amazing culture as we travel through PNG targeting Black and Spot Tail Bass.


Andrew Ettingshausen Holding a nice Black Bass

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