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14th Nov 19

Alex's Fishing Column 14 November 2019

We’re now into Season 5 of Million Dollar Fish (MDF), and it’s interesting that there have only been two tagged barra caught that were worth $10,000 each: one from Manton Dam caught by Greg Fry and one from the McArthur River caught by Jamie McGuiness.
Neither location has produced a red-tagged barra before, but even more interesting is that there have been six recaptures of MDF fish since 1 October when Season 5 commenced, and all of these barra were Season 4 tagged fish.
I spoke with Info-fish’s... (more)

7th Nov 19

Alex's Fishing Column 7 November 2019

It was one of those special Top End October days when waters offshore were so smooth you could ski across them.
Plus you couldn’t pick a better location to scout the local seas: offshore from Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge which sits proudly near the entrance to Port Essington in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park.
The park encompasses the entire Cobourg Peninsula and the Lodge is accessible only by sea or air, the latter just a 40 minute light aircraft flight from Darwin.
There are several... (more)

31st Oct 19

Alex's Fishing Column 31 October 2019

Last week’s NT Billfish Classic produced mixed results for the 14 teams that competed.
Given how regularly the Dundee billfish grounds have been going off with amazing sailfish and marlin action this year, it was surprising that most boats headed over to the Bathurst Island grounds.
In one respect, it was a good decision because there were some mighty battles with big black marlin.
Team Tackle World experienced two of those.
According to skipper, Shane Compain, after they tagged a sailfish in the... (more)

22nd Oct 19

Fishing With Alex Julius

It’s always great to catch a metrey, but to do it in an iconic fishing competition is real icing on the cake.
That’s exactly what Lucas Pel did when he a caught a 103cm barra which helped him win Champion Angler at Palmerston Game Fishing Club’s recent Corroboree Park Challenge.
Lucas is 28 so it’s been at least 20 years since he last fished the Challenge.
“I remember going in it with dad when I was 7 or 8 years old, and I remember it was a real family affair,” Lucas... (more)

17th Oct 19

Fishing With Alex Julius

There were certainly a couple of surprises in last weekend’s Corroboree
Park Challenge.
This 32-year-old Palmerston Game Fishing Club family-fishing event is held on the Mary River system and all waterways east of the Mary as far as the East Alligator River.
For ease of access and general convenience, most teams fish Corroboree Billabong.
Given that every report so far this year from Corroboree is that the barra fishing had been terrible, the first surprise was that the big lagoon fished exceptionally... (more)

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