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22nd Jun 17

Alex's Fishing Report 22 June 2017

The Top End Barra Series (TEBS) continues to power across our iconic barra waters.
This now well-established competition has six rounds a year, nearly always on different waters.
Always held over a weekend, the camaraderie of TEBS is second to none: teams seem as interested in rafting up overnight with sometimes more than a dozen boats side by side, with an on-water party right on the go, as they are at catching their five barras that will be eligible to enter.
The third round this year was just held... (more)

15th Jun 17

Alex's Fishing Report 15 June 2017

There’s no questioning that we are now well into the dry season, and it looks like being a windy one at that.
The last two weekends have been plagued by strong winds, at times gusting to more than 40kmh.
That made it difficult – or at least a tad uncomfortable – to fish offshore.
The news is that it won’t be much different this coming weekend.
According to Mark Kersemakers, one of our friendly Bureau of Metreology forecasters: “We don’t expect to be issuing any wind... (more)

8th Jun 17

Alex's Fishing Report 8 June 2017

With 309 barramundi, 415 saratoga, 115 catfish and a staggering 1041 tarpon caught by 18 teams of two in last weekend’s Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open, there must have been a lot of long, bent rods over the two days.
Hosted by Darwin Flyrodders from the usual Corroboree Park Tavern venue, and held on Corroboree Billabong, this was one of the most-successful events in the 26 year history of the Freshwater Fly Fishing Open.
According to President, Matt Hayne, everyone caught tarpon and saratoga.... (more)

1st Jun 17

Alex's Fishing Report 1 June 2017

There’ll be a lot of swishing and swashing on Corroboree Billabong this weekend.
That’s because 18 teams of two anglers will be competing in the annual Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open.
Hosted by the Darwin Flyrodders, the event will commence with the briefing at the Corroboree Park Tavern venue on Friday night and then there’ll be a day and a half of competition on the iconic lagoon.
I spoke to Darwin Flyrodders President, Matthew Heyne, about the weekend event, and he was full... (more)

25th May 17

Alex's Fishing Report 25 May 2017

Last weekend was yet another one of intense competition on the water with two separate events taking place: round two of the Top End Barra Series down the Daly River and Girls Gone Fishin’ at the Finniss River.
According to TEBS co-ordinator Ross Abraham, the Daly is stacked to the brim with juvenile barra and it would be safe to say that there were literally hundreds of sub-50cm fish caught and released.
“No matter where you fished, it was a constant ‘rat’ attack but there were... (more)

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