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18th Nov 17

Alex's Fishing Report 18 November 2017

If you’re up to date with the Darwin barra fishing scene, you might be wondering whether you should be targeting a big fish or a Million Dollar Fish, because both are readily available right now.
As far as the money barra are concerned, it seems two more were caught in quick succession last week.
The first came from Manton Dam and was caught by Michael Bullock on a solo fishing trip to his favourite location. It measured 83cm.
“It was the only fish I caught all night,” Michael said.... (more)

11th Nov 17

Alex's Fishing Report 11 November 2017


The neap tides this weekend offer some interesting estuary barra fishing options.
Today is a three-tide day and, if you’re reading the paper nice and early, and your boat and tackle are ready to go, there’s still time to hit one or other of a couple of spots that just might produce.
Firstly, a launch at Buffalo Creek around 8.30 this morning will give you enough time to belt down into Shoal Bay and fish inside and around King Creek across the top of the tide.
High tide is at 10.30am and some... (more)

4th Nov 17

Alex's Fishing Report 4 November 2017

There were close on 100 nice barra caught in last weekend’s final round of the Top End Barra Series (TEBS) held on and around the lower Adelaide River estuary system.
This is a great area to fish during the build-up on neap tides, and always offers the chance of a bigger barra.
According to TEBS co-ordinator, Ross Abraham, there was concern that the recent downpours may have impacted on water clarity, which is an essential ingredient of successful lure fishing for barra, but it turned out not... (more)

28th Oct 17

Alex's Fishing Report 28 October 2017

It’s no surprise that Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s announcement last week that the Government intends to legislate for a blood alcohol limit whilst driving a boat has caused an uproar in the recreational fishing community, particularly on social media where there has been a barrage of protest and condemnation.
It follows the publishing of the Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review – now already known as the Riley Review – which recommended on page 73 that “The NT Government... (more)

21st Oct 17

Alex's Fishing Report 21 October 2017

With so much happening on the Top End angling scene, I just wonder if I can get it all in and give it justice this week.
Firstly, and most importantly to myself and many 1000s of anglers, last Friday there was a monumental release of ravenous Cyrtobagous salviniae weevils in our iconic Four Mile Hole in Kakadu National Park.
This has been an ongoing saga of considerable proportions.
Over the last four years, I’ve flagged a few times the dire situation at Four Mile Hole which had been literally... (more)

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