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11th Nov 17

Alex's Fishing Report 11 November 2017


The neap tides this weekend offer some interesting estuary barra fishing options.
Today is a three-tide day and, if you’re reading the paper nice and early, and your boat and tackle are ready to go, there’s still time to hit one or other of a couple of spots that just might produce.
Firstly, a launch at Buffalo Creek around 8.30 this morning will give you enough time to belt down into Shoal Bay and fish inside and around King Creek across the top of the tide.
High tide is at 10.30am and some... (more)

4th Nov 17

Alex's Fishing Report 4 November 2017

There were close on 100 nice barra caught in last weekend’s final round of the Top End Barra Series (TEBS) held on and around the lower Adelaide River estuary system.
This is a great area to fish during the build-up on neap tides, and always offers the chance of a bigger barra.
According to TEBS co-ordinator, Ross Abraham, there was concern that the recent downpours may have impacted on water clarity, which is an essential ingredient of successful lure fishing for barra, but it turned out not... (more)

28th Oct 17

Alex's Fishing Report 28 October 2017

It’s no surprise that Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s announcement last week that the Government intends to legislate for a blood alcohol limit whilst driving a boat has caused an uproar in the recreational fishing community, particularly on social media where there has been a barrage of protest and condemnation.
It follows the publishing of the Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review – now already known as the Riley Review – which recommended on page 73 that “The NT Government... (more)

21st Oct 17

Alex's Fishing Report 21 October 2017

With so much happening on the Top End angling scene, I just wonder if I can get it all in and give it justice this week.
Firstly, and most importantly to myself and many 1000s of anglers, last Friday there was a monumental release of ravenous Cyrtobagous salviniae weevils in our iconic Four Mile Hole in Kakadu National Park.
This has been an ongoing saga of considerable proportions.
Over the last four years, I’ve flagged a few times the dire situation at Four Mile Hole which had been literally... (more)

14th Oct 17

Alex's Fishing Report 14 October 2017

Talk about a trail of improbable coincidences.
Thursday morning last week I was chatting fish with Alice Burton on 104.9 and she asked me where are the $Million Fish, as none had been caught at that stage… or so we thought.
Right about that time, George Voukolos Junior was calling in the capture of the first $10,000 tagged barra for season three of Million Dollar Fish.
As if that improbable coincidence wasn’t enough, George also caught a red-tagged barra last year in MDF season two.
And if... (more)

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