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19th Sep 19

Fishing With Alex Julius 19/09/19

Just when you thought the easterlies were a thing of the dry season just passed, last week, and particularly the weekend, was more than just a bit blowy.
One area where it really howled was Bynoe Harbour, and didn’t that make fishing interesting for competitors in round five of the Top End Barra Series, aka TEBS.
According to a TEBS organiser, Regis Martin: “Bynoe Harbour is very big, with many islands offering protection when the wind blows.
“Well windy it was, and the little islands... (more)

12th Sep 19

Fishing With Alex Julius 2/9/19

The NT’s premier women-only fishing competition was another ripper for the host Palmerston Game Fishing Club last weekend.
This was the annual Secret Women’s Business Barra Challenge, held over two days on beautiful Corroboree Billabong.
There were 41 teams of three or four anglers competing and, as always, they had to fend for themselves with no assistance from the hairy-arse brigade.
I reckon that’s the way it should be: if you are going to hold a female-only fishing competition,... (more)

5th Sep 19

Fishing With Alex Julius 5/9/19

Last weekend was a day to remember for a whole bunch of anglers who were part of the billfish action off Dundee Beach.
The number of billfish – sailfish in particular – sighted by the dozen or so boats working the area was the stuff of dreams.
In fact, it was right up there with the best sailfish action that you get off Broome WA, and that’s world class.
I’ve referred before to that excellent Facebook page Darwin Billfish Reports where anglers not only report their catches but... (more)

29th Aug 19

Fishing With Alex Julius 29/08/2019

It seems last week’s round 4 of the Top End Barra Series (TEBS) was anything but a walk in the park for most of the competitors.
This was the annual Darwin Harbour round, timed as it was for the beginning of the build-up season.
According to Regis Martin, who competed in the weekend competition, the barra were fickle and incredibly hard to entice.
“Our harbour is the largest in Australia and fish have plenty of places to seek refuge,” Regis said.
“Despite the large number of competitors... (more)

22nd Aug 19

Fishing With Alex Julius 22/8/19

The old adage “he was like a kid in a candy shop” certainly applied to me last week down at the annual Australian Fishing Trade Show on the Gold Coast.
This is the industry show where Australian fishing tackle manufacturers, importers and distributors set up elaborate stands to present their wares to fishing tackle retailers.
At each show, the retailers and fishing media – including yours truly – vote on various categories of fishing-related products and Best of Show awards are... (more)

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