I had intended not to write about the Million Dollar Fish promotion this week, but then Nathan Neave goes and catches his second $10,000 fish.
What are the odds of that?
Admittedly, it was caught in the same location in Darwin Harbour, which probably means both his tagged recaptures were released in that vicinity.
“I didn’t even think I would catch one of the fish let alone two,” Nathan said.
The 19 year old caught the 65cm barra while fishing with childhood friend, Joseph Puntoriero.... (more)
If the Law of Averages has any sway at all, the odds of the actual Million Dollar Fish being caught is now shorter than it’s ever been.
After Shaymus Frewen caught the eighth tagged barra worth $10,000 last Sunday, and with now only 67 similar-tagged fish and the sole seven-figure fish still at liberty, don’t be surprised if the big bucks go off.
I find it strange to write “don’t be surprised” because I’m still mightily surprised that so many of these tagged barra... (more)
Gearing up for barra to bite
Last week, Top End anglers received the best clue yet to the Daly River firing up for certain this run-off.
Old mate George Voukolos Junior rang me to tell me that the mighty Daly is chockers with cherabin from one bank to the other.
George fishes the Daly land-based and year-in-year-out catches more metre barra than anyone else in the NT.
“You should have seen it Alex; 100s of cherabin were crawling out of the water and some were a foot long,” George told me.... (more)