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14th Feb 20

Alex's Fishing Column 13 Febuary 2020

There’s some good wet season news at last: there have been reasonable falls out Kakadu way.
Old mate Andy Ralph – a well-versed Kakadu confidant if ever there was one – told me that the three Nourlangie Creek bridges on the Kakadu Highway are now flowing strongly.
“When the water starts flowing under the Kakadu Highway, there are a few big billabongs to fill up before it flows into South Alligator River, namely Dreaming Water and Coffin Swamp, as well as the floodplain itself,”... (more)

7th Feb 20

Alex's Fishing Column 6 Febuary 2020

I won’t dwell too much on the wet season this year because we’re just not getting one… AGAIN!
It was all looking promising with a tropical low moving up from below Katherine, but then it buggered off over to the Kimberley.
According to a Bureau of Metreology bulletin: “Shower and thunderstorm activity over the Top End is expected to become more isolated over the next few days as a tropical low over the Kimberley moves west, dragging the weather away with it.
“The weak monsoon... (more)

31st Jan 20

Alex's Fishing Column 30 January 2020

Plenty of diehard anglers hit the rivers over the Australia Day long weekend, but it seems most struggled to find fishable water, let along barra in it.
The exception was Jason Rogers, his wife Melita McKinnon and her son Josh McKenzie.
They had planned to head out Kakadu way but heard there was no water out there.
That was certainly verified by the 4 people in the boat which got stuck on the falling tide up the top of the South Alligator River.
They spent all day and all night on the mud, mostly high... (more)

23rd Jan 20

Alex's Fishing Column 23 January 2020

It sure looks like we’re finally getting a proper wet season.
According to the Bureau of Metreology, by Saturday most of the Top End will be getting solid rain.
Apparently the Daly has been getting a deluge and, with low pressure systems moving in from east and west, there could be some serious flooding on this iconic Top End river.
Of course, that’s what we want: lots of flooding but not enough to cause an evacuation.
Out at Kakadu, there’s been less rain, but that is forecast to change... (more)

17th Jan 20

Alex's Fishing Column 16 January 2020

We just can’t seem to get the monsoonal downpours happening in a way that give us the best prospects of a great widespread Runoff.
The tropical low shot through across the Top End like a scalded cat, dropping a bit here and a bit there, but only two locations copped a fair dinkum deluge.
One was Dum In Mirrie Island north of Dundee Beach where 562mm of rain was recorded in a 24-hour period.
That actually created a new NT record.
The other was Wagait Beach which recorded 515.2mm of rain.
At least... (more)

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