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27th Oct 16

Alex's Fishing Report 27 October 2016

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.
But... (more)

20th Oct 16

Alex's Fishing Report 20 October 2016

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)

13th Oct 16

Alex's Fishing Report 13 October 2016

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)

6th Oct 16

Alex's Fishing Report 6 October 2016

Would you believe it? Really, would you seriously believe it if you didn’t know it was true?

Million Dollar Fish season 2 kicked off on the weekend and by Monday night two Darwin locals are each $10,000 richer.

Even though last year 10 of 76 red-tagged barra were caught, I still remained sceptical that history might just not repeat itself.

But it has, and how great is that?

I managed to catch up with both the lucky anglers at a Darwin Game Fishing Club meeting at Fishing and Outdoor World... (more)

29th Sep 16

Alex's Fishing Report 29 September 2016

My tip is that this Saturday Darwin boat ramps leading into Darwin Harbour will have more traffic than they have had on any day this year.
That’s because Saturday is 1 October and that’s the official start of Million Dollar Fish season two.
Although ostensibly designed to attract interstate fishos to the Top End during the build-up and the wet season – which it definitely does – the impact on the local barra fishing scene is huge.
Of course, what else would you expect when 101... (more)

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