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Sunday Territorian 31 Jul 2016



Sunday Territorian 31 Jul 2016


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SUNDAY JULY 31 2016 FISHING & HUNTING FRONTIER 47 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA There are great prizes to be won in Seadogs, including a MotorGuide Xi5 80lb electric motor, Berkley portable outboard motor, Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 95sv sounder/ plotter, Reidys lures and more. Entry is free if you grab a FFF sticker from Craigs Fishing Warehouse and slap it on your boat or car. In reports, Craigs Fishing Warehouses Trevor Robb said Bynoe Harbour had been good for barra and threadies. Big swells at Dundee have made it hard to launch and retrieve now the rock wall is gone, so some people are hitting Bynoe instead, he said. The winds have been picking up. If it holds off for the weekend it will be good for chasing mackies, jewies and snapper. For those who got out to Lee Point on the big tides there were some big mackies around, to 1.5m. Last Monday there was about 40 boats around the Bottlewasher Reef, but they werent getting too many fish, they were mostly jostling for position. Those who did score mackies were getting them at Anglers Reef. Mousie of Mousies Barra Tours got a 129cm barra at the end of the big tides doing mackerel trolling on the Daly. Theres still a bit of green water to be found on the Daly, even now. Stu Brisbane of Daly River Barra Resort said he had been catching good clean barra on the troll. The Adelaide River has been quiet, but there have been reports from the top of the East Alligator. There have not been many reports from the billabongs, with Corroboree Billabong producing a few barra at night. Whiting are about on the beaches. I prefer the big tides for them and I get barra too, but last time I was at my spot it looked like a scene from Fraser Island. Fishing and Outdoor Worlds Ronald Voukolos said there had been great reef fish reports from around Bass Reef on the change of the tide and the push in. One crew did really well on reefies out there, he said. They got onto a patch of mixed fish. They also caught tuna and queenfish. Glenn Watt from Barefoot Fishing Charters had a great session on macks, tuna and GTs around Roche Reefs. He also has some Bynoe spots where he nailed a few barra and threadies. The lack of a rock wall at Dundee is causing big problems, as people cant launch boats when the swell is up. Alex Patsalides fished with Adrian Koenen from Wooolianna on the Daly and they caught their bag limit, so the Daly is fishing well. They were casting soft plastics around bends and snag piles. The fish were up in the 70s and taking small lures. Corroboree Billabong is producing fish at night by trolling down the guts. It fishes best when it is really calm. The barra seem to come out of the snags at night. One crew got a 91cm fish at Corroboree. A couple of crews did well in Kakadu. A fisho who knows his stuff caught good barra at Alligator Billabong using small soft plastics and light gear. And there are still fish being taken at the East Alligator River Crossing. I Need a HIRO Land-based sensei Hiroaki Nakamura shares his hard-won knowledge on catching the mighty barramundi without a boat Ken recently moved to Darwin and he is a very keen lure fisherman. I took him to East Point late on Thursday night with a full moon. Normally, I dont willingly go fishing to the shallows on the night with a full moon. Especially when the water is very clear, as barramundi are likely to be cautious. However, it was slightly windy that night. The tide was going out. The water current was very strong. Originally, a very strong water current should be avoided for land basedbarramundi fishing. The water was cold. But I felt that I stood a chance against the situation that night. I thought barramundi would move about actively in search of food at night, and they would come to prey on bait fish in a creek because the strong water current hardly caused wariness, even on a night with a full moon. Ken caught a 70cm barramundi on a Rapala SXRM-10 in very cold and clear water. Its the first barramundi of his life. The water current was so strong that I taught him our local technique for creek fishing twitch, twitch and jerk. THE LOWDOWN Mr Ken Whittington Rod: G.Loomis E6X752BS 8-20lb Reel: Daiwa Caldia SHA 2500 Line: Sufix 832 10lb Leader: Black Magic 20lb tough fluorocarbon Leader knot: FG Lure: Rapala Xrap 3x minnow Colour: Albino Shiner Size: 10cm Check out Hiros blog: secretbarramundi.blogspot.com.au Lindsay Hall with a 24kg, 123cm barra caught with Darwin Barra Fishing Tours I am going to have a break from guiding and enjoy fishing for myself. And if it doesnt work out over there, I can always come back to the Territory OPEN 7 DAYS 10AM TO LATE || BISTRO OPEN 12 NOON - 8:30PM || 8981 67 49 || WWW.DTBC.COM.AU || 8 ATKINS DRIVE FANNIE BAY Get down to the Darwin Trailer Boat Club for all the action! discover territory hospitality