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13th Oct 16

Alex's Fishing Report 13 October 2016

The Top End Barra Series (TEBS) is over for another year following the final sixth round held recently in Darwin Harbour.
Given the Million Dollar Fish season two campaign had started, and Darwin Harbour yielded six of 10 recaptured red-tagged barra last season, you can imagine the anticipation amongst competitors.
Apparently the excitement reached a bit of a climax when one angler boated a tagged barra… unfortunately, it was a yellow NT Fisheries tag.
According to TEBS co-ordinator, Ross Abraham,... (more)

6th Oct 16

Alex's Fishing Report 6 October 2016

Would you believe it? Really, would you seriously believe it if you didn’t know it was true?

Million Dollar Fish season 2 kicked off on the weekend and by Monday night two Darwin locals are each $10,000 richer.

Even though last year 10 of 76 red-tagged barra were caught, I still remained sceptical that history might just not repeat itself.

But it has, and how great is that?

I managed to catch up with both the lucky anglers at a Darwin Game Fishing Club meeting at Fishing and Outdoor World... (more)

29th Sep 16

Alex's Fishing Report 29 September 2016

My tip is that this Saturday Darwin boat ramps leading into Darwin Harbour will have more traffic than they have had on any day this year.
That’s because Saturday is 1 October and that’s the official start of Million Dollar Fish season two.
Although ostensibly designed to attract interstate fishos to the Top End during the build-up and the wet season – which it definitely does – the impact on the local barra fishing scene is huge.
Of course, what else would you expect when 101... (more)

22nd Sep 16

Alex's Fishing Report 22 September 2016

I understand some local tackle shop owners are busily loading up their lure walls while kicking a rhythmic instep and whistling as they dance.
Likewise, professional barra guides and fishing lodge operators are clinking amber-foaming glasses and saluting the unseasonal arrival of truly-incredible rainfall across the Top End.
Yes indeed, the skies have literally fallen down over the past week in what has been a torrential start to the annual build-up season.
An example from just the period spanning Sunday... (more)

15th Sep 16

Alex's Fishing Report 15 September 2016

It was good news that Palmerston Game Fishing Club’s tenth annual Secret Women’s Business Barra Challenge (SWB) produced the best result that it has in years.
Once again, it was held from the convenient Corroboree Park Tavern on the Arnhem Highway and just a short drive to Corroboree.
In some ways, the quality of fishing was a surprise and, in other ways, it was no surprise at all.
Following successive bad wet seasons, the big lagoon has been under constant intrusion from lilies and other... (more)

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