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Wanted to pick brains around fishing in New Caledonia.

Has anyone fished?

I know about the bonefish in Poingam/Poum area up in the far north. But I can't find any contact details for the Relais de Poingam which where I've seen things based. Does anyone know how viable/acceptable DIY is here. I seem to remember looking into this several years ago and reading about people being chased off flats by angry Kanak. There are apparently guides - anyone know how to contact?

What about the rest of the island for bones, permit and other flats species, there do look to other flats like areas - how do they fish.

And what about land based fishing beaches and the lagoon? 

I guess I am wondering if its a suitable destination for a non-fishing specific holiday that would provide some opportunities for a day or 2 of DIY exploring + maybe a guided day or charter 

Any insights appreciated.

John
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John, as I understand it DIY fishing in the north is not a good idea. There are some areas in the south that people do fish DIY, but I'm not too sure on specific details. A strong grasp of French will be needed wherever you go. Hopefully someone with some recent experience in New Cal will chime in.
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Bushkid (version 1, 2 or...?) has done a bit up there from memory, would be worth picking his brains I reckon.
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I see some pretty big Bones coming out New Caledonia, Probably some of the biggest caught ones i,ve seen. The Natives seem a little more hostile than the friendly cook island locals though. Huge Bonefish Landed Off New Caledonia – Total Fishing (total-fishing.com)
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