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Fishing 30 SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 NTNE01Z01DS - V1 HOPE YOU HOOK UP ON THE WEEKEND! DARWIN HARBOUR TIDES New Moon First Quarter Last Quarter Mozzie Alert: HIGH Midge Alert: HIGHFull Moon Tue 24 May Low 1:28 am 1.13 m High 7:56 am 7.08 m Low 1:42 pm 2.38 m High 7:21 pm 6.53 m Wed 25 May Low 2:01 am 1.18 m High 8:27 am 7.03 m Low 2:15 pm 2.46 m High 7:52 pm 6.41 m Thu 26 May Low 2:36 am 1.33 m High 8:58 am 6.90 m Low 2:51 pm 2.61 m High 8:27 pm 6.19 m Fri 27 May Low 3:12 am 1.58 m High 9:33 am 6.71 m Low 3:33 pm 2.80 m High 9:07 pm 5.91 m Sat 28 May Low 3:52 am 1.90 m High 10:12 am 6.46 m Low 4:24 pm 3.00 m High 9:59 pm 5.59 m Sun 29 May Low 4:38 am 2.27 m High 10:58 am 6.19 m Low 5:29 pm 3.12 m High 11:08 pm 5.31 m Mon 30 May Low 5:34 am 2.63 m High 11:55 am 5.94 m Low 6:47 pm 3.04 m incoming tide up to the turn of the high. The harbour and the Vernon Islands have also been fishing well lately for queenfish and trevally. There have been large numbers of these fish around the Vernons and some big schools of queenfish hanging around the six mile buoy area in the harbour. Most fish have been taken casting small slices up to 40g. The queenfish is one of my favourite sport fish to catch and they can provide some great action on light tackle often jumping many times on their way into the boat. Tough going in classic comp AT the time of writing, the Barra Classic on the Daly River was into day four, with tough fishing being experienced by the 53 teams competing. Unlike the Barra Nationals, this competition has been run over neap tides with smaller movement and much better water clarity. However, the fishing has still been tough with many smaller barra landed in among the many snags and sunken timber on the river. As the tides build the teams are hoping that some bigger fish will turn up. There have been some good reports from the mouth of Shady Camp over the last neap tides with one mate landing a few barra up to 88cm trolling the mouth of Sampan Creek. He said the calm weather in the morning helped to improve the water clarity at the mouth with a small amount of fresh still flowing over the barrage and down to the mouth. The best fishing was on the The author with a monster queenfish. These fish can provide some great action on light tackle DARWINS 08 8984 4662 www.harveydistributors.com.au S H O P 18 Winnellie Road, WINNELLIE WHERE THE PROFESSIONALS SHOP Thrift backpack vacuum cleaner $299 INC GST Body moulded frame with adjustable harness, light weight, economical, commercial quality 1300w motor for ultimate suction power Kurringal Court, Fannie Bay Choices of one, two or three bedroom options REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY 0427 918 388 or email@example.com THE PLACE TO LIVE FROM $400,000 COMING SOON!