The only real expectation for this year’s Aurora Kakadu Klash was that the fishing would be tough.
After all, we’ve just had one of the lousiest wet seasons on record, and reports from the iconic South Alligator River were all negative, including that there was bugger-all runoff happening.
My information gleaned before this great Territory tournament got under way was that fishing downriver at competition-winning spots like Brooke Creek, The Rookery and Six Pack would be a complete waste... (more)
I’m away at the Aurora Kakadu Klash where the fishing is tough but some good ones are getting caught.
In my absence, I asked old mate Roger Sinclair to shed some light on the Top End salt water fly fishing scene.
I doubt anyone has a better handle on the history and scope of fly fishing in the Territory than Roger, aka the Silver Fox.
Over to Roger:
Fly fishing has been around for a long time and has had a following in the Top End well before my arrival in Darwin some 30 odd years ago.
Whilst the... (more)
With Alex Julius
With a low pressure system potentially forming over the Arafura Sea early next week, the eyes of about 120 anglers competing in the Aurora Kakadu Klash later next week are well and truly focused on the weather charts.
The Klash commences next Thursday and there’s considerable uncertainty as to what impact the forming low might have.
According to the Bureau of Metreology, it will depend on if and where the low might form.
Currently, there’s a trough hugging the north... (more)
If you’re wondering when this year’s Amateur Fishermen’s Association NT (AFANT) annual general meeting will be held, I can tell you it won’t be on a Sunday morning at Tracy Village as it has been for the last couple of decades at least.
Instead, in a break from tradition, the AFANT committee is trying an evening time slot at a new venue: 7.00pm Thursday 28 March at the Darwin Trailer Boat Club, with registrations open from 6.00pm.
AFANT Executive Director, David Ciaravolo, said... (more)
It seems that everyone’s given up hope of getting any sort of a rain drenching before the official dry season.
However, it was interesting chatting with Ben Price from the Bureau of Metreology about our chances.
“There’s a weak trough in the southern part of the Banda Sea,” Ben said.
“There’s a bit of a low happening and we’ll see how it behaves.
“If it comes down, it will drag that monsoon with it over the Timor Sea, and maybe deliver monsoonal conditions... (more)