Where to go chasing a hot barra bite is what many anglers are considering at the moment.
Barra seem to be biting like mad everywhere, but it’s still possible to miss out.
Luckily, my timing was pretty good last week when I arrived at Daly River Barra Resort the very afternoon that the Woolianna Road reopened after Cyclone Blanche slipped by.
It was great that the Daly River Police clearly recognised the importance of maintaining access to the Daly River boat ramp via Woolianna Road during this... (more)
Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of secrecy amongst the Darwin angling fraternity at the moment.
As river, and specific areas in river systems, begin to fire, anglers getting into hot action are keeping quiet; that is, at least until they have caught their share and either will not be revisiting or the fish have gone off the bite at the “secret” spot.
A master of secrecy is Stewie Martin.
Even when he posts great catches on Face Book, your are left with no inkling of where the action... (more)
An epidemic of gargantuan proportions is spreading across the Top End angling scene: it’s called Barra Fever.
River levels are dropping everywhere and I’ve heard lots of reports of barra biting.
Perhaps the best report has been from the Finniss River where one party landed more than 20 barra around the metre mark.
The Adelaide too has been fishing exceptionally well upriver.
Old mate George Moussa was up inside a creek last Saturday and caught 17 barra at a nice colour change.
He told me there... (more)
With Cyclone Alfred fizzing out and heading away from the Top End rather than across it, we are now entering one of those windows in the wet season that I have written about before.
According to the Bureau of Metrology, conditions should be fairly dry for at least the next week; ie there is no active monsoon expected for the time being.
Mind you, as far as the big rivers go, there is water, water everywhere, but at least you can go barra hunting in pleasant conditions.
Remember too that this coming weekend... (more)
“We’re definitely going to have a March Runoff” were the prophetic words of Fishing and Outdoor World’s George Voukolos.
Following the massive deluge across the western Top End mainly last weekend, all the big rivers within a day trip of Darwin are well and truly flooding.
It’s interesting that Darwin and environs generally received the most rainfall, with some recordings over the weekend close to 400mm.
Mind you, once again the lower Daly River region was rained upon with... (more)