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)
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)
There are three great reasons to be fishing next weekend: Palmerston Game Fishing Club will be holding its 30th Anniversary Corroboree Park Challenge; Million Dollar Fish season three will be into its third week; and National Gone Fishing Day will be held on Sunday the 15th.
It’s hard to imagine that the Corroboree Park Challenge has been going for three decades.
I didn’t even realise that the Corroboree Park Tavern itself has been around that long.
Right from the beginning, it has been a... (more)
The starter’s gun is cocked and ready to fire at midnight when season three of Million Dollar Fish gets under way.
Originally devised to increase fishing tourism to the Northern Territory, which has certainly worked, it has also galvanised Top End anglers into something akin to a barra fishing frenzy.
On that note, I have no doubt that there’ll be 100s of boats on the water tomorrow, each carrying anglers who’ll be fishing hard to catch one of the 100 red-tagged barra worth 10K each... (more)
The fishing was tough but the camaraderie was strong – that pretty well sums up the 11th annual Secret Women’s Business Barra Challenge held last Friday and Saturday at Corroboree Billabong.
This is the second time that I’ve had the pleasure of being on the water and covering the NT’s premier female fishing tournament.
Women-only fishing competitions are a real part of the Top End fishing scene nowadays, but I suppose what sets the SWB apart is that the female competitors fend... (more)