There have been both positive and negative updates on the five Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) which have been placed at Fenton Patches, North Gutter and wide of Dundee Beach.
The positive news is that significant schools of baitfish have been congregating around them, and pelagic predators have moved in looking for an easy feed.
In other words, they are doing their job of aggregating fish.
The negative news is that one of the Fenton Patches FADs has gone missing and the other FAD on Fenton has been... (more)
Glassed-out sea conditions and two great fishing options made for a memorable NT Billfish Classic held over three days late last week.
Although not co-ordinating the tournament this year, Billfish Classic stalwart, old mate Peter Dienhoff was right across this year’s tournament which is hosted by Darwin Game Fishing Club.
“The Classic only targets billfish – namely sailfish and marlin – and this year there were $10,000 in cash plus prizes up for grabs,” Peter explained.... (more)
I know I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago, but it’s probably worth revisiting the Corroboree Park Challenge which is scheduled to commence late tomorrow and continue over the weekend.
This is actually one of the Top End’s oldest fishing competitions, and it’s a beauty because it’s so family-oriented.
Hosted by the Palmerston Game Fishing Club from the top Corroboree Park Tavern venue, competitors can fish anywhere east of the tavern, so that brings into play four river systems... (more)
The Top End Barra Series (TEBS) is nearing its end for the year following the penultimate round held on Darwin Harbour late last month.
According to TEBS co-ordinator, Ross Abraham, the harbour round is usually a challenging event to organise.
“Co-ordinating the better tides with an appropriate weekend in the latter part of the year does not work for some competitors and this year was no different as the weekend event clashed with the NRL and AFL grand finals,” Rossco explained.
The last major barra competition for the year, Corroboree Park Challenge, takes place from 5.00pm Friday 19 October to 5.00pm the following Sunday.
This year there are some interesting changes in the scoring system.
Whereas previously the winner was the angler who caught the biggest barra by length, this year the winner will be judged by the total length of up to three fish caught over the two days.
Another change is that saratoga are given equal billing with barra this year, so your three-fish tally... (more)