I’ve written it up before but, for my money, there’s no better estuary barra tide than a making spring.
That’s exactly what we have this weekend and the beauty is that there is enough variance between Saturday’s and Sundays’s tides that several locations come into play.
On Saturday, the low tide is a nudge under 2 metres at 10.30am.
Coming off a 6.3m high tide, there is not a huge amount of movement, but enough to get the food chain activated.
One spot worth a shot on Saturday... (more)
ANGLERS FIGHT IT OUT IN KAKADU
Now Into its eleventh year, the annual Alligator Fishing Club Challenge was once again a great success.
According to the club’s Andy Ralph, last weekend 40 boats spread far and wide in Kakadu competing in the challenge.
“The all-species competition sees many teams race down the South Alligator River chasing bluewater fish; then next day hitting the billabongs for hungry saratoga or upper East Alligator River for a big barra,” Andy reported.
You should’ve been here last week pretty well sums up the weekend’s Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge.
I’m sure that’s what many of the record 259 anglers in 89 teams were thinking following the tough conditions and even tougher fishing out at Corroboree Billabong.
Yes, competitors hit the water in their droves last Friday and Saturday nights, mainly trolling up and down the big lagoon looking for more of those great fish that were truly on the bite the weekend before.
Never in the 28 year history of the Corroboree Park Challenge has there been so much anticipation and excitement.
Scheduled for this weekend commencing Friday evening, with the allowable fishing area being from the Mary River system all the way to and including the East Alligator River, I have no doubt that just about every competitor will be fishing Corroboree Billabong.
The reason is that Corroboree has literally been going off at night with some truly big barra.
Just in the last week or so, I’ve... (more)
The Top End Barra Series (TEBS) is over for another year following the final sixth round held recently in Darwin Harbour.
Given the Million Dollar Fish season two campaign had started, and Darwin Harbour yielded six of 10 recaptured red-tagged barra last season, you can imagine the anticipation amongst competitors.
Apparently the excitement reached a bit of a climax when one angler boated a tagged barra… unfortunately, it was a yellow NT Fisheries tag.
According to TEBS co-ordinator, Ross Abraham,... (more)