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Sun newspapers Wed 1 Apr 2015



Sun newspapers Wed 1 Apr 2015


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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22 FISHING WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 2015 SUBE01Z01MA - V1 Dry closes in as barra get biting THE last couple of days have most certainly had that dry season feel about them, with slightly cooler mornings and almost cloudless skies making an appearance. While I wouldnt be too quick to call the arrival of the dry there is no doubt we are transitioning into the early stages of our northern winter for 2015. In the big scheme of things the 2014/2015 wet has been a shocker, one of the worst in recent years, and that has resulted in a very lame run off. But April/May and the early part of June see good conditions for barra in the arms of Darwin and Bynow Harbours, and Shoal Bay. The water temperature remains nice and stable, the abundance of prawns decreases dramatically and the barra start smacking lures with gusto. The big factor for the flats fishos is the improvement in water quality. The visibility gets better and the barra are actively out looking for tucker around the creek and drain mouths. Keep lure sizes to 8-15cm and work the couple of hours either side of low tide, and it should be a case of winner, winner, barra dinner. Colour selection need not be complicated. Use darker colours in the tidal plumes and lighter coloured models in the clearer water on the flats. In the dirty drain mouths dont be frightened to go upstairs and use a popper or fizzer, particularly if the mullet are acting up or look like they are being spooked. If youre poking around the flats keep your eye out for cruising barra and the odd big threadie. In the skinny water a big threadie can give you a fight that will surprise even the most experienced lighttackle fisho. Just a little tip if youre chasing a barra on the flats: when you lay out your cast, let the lure stop and count to 10, then give your fake fish a little tweak with the rod tip. Youll be amazed how many times your lure gets clobbered at the end of the twitch. Shane Rose with a barra caught at Shady Camp. HOPE YOU HOOK UP ON THE WEEKEND! DARWIN HARBOUR TIDES New Moon First Quarter Last Quarter Mozzie Alert: MODErATE Midge Alert: MODErATEFull Moon Wed 1 Apr High 4:45 am 5.64 m Low 11:03 am 2.67 m High 5:10 pm 6.26 m Low 11:38 pm 2.65 m Thu 2 Apr High 5:24 am 6.08 m Low 11:41 am 2.37 m High 5:41 pm 6.56 m Fri 3 Apr Low 12:05 am 2.28 m High 6:00 am 6.47 m Low 12:12 pm 2.13 m High 6:09 pm 6.81 m Sat 4 Apr Low 12:29 am 1.94 m High 6:33 am 6.79 m Low 12:41 pm 1.97 m High 6:34 pm 7.00 Sun 5 Apr Low 12:55 am 1.63 m High 7:04 am 7.03 m Low 1:06 pm 1.91 m High 6:57 pm 7.11 m Mon 6 Apr Low 1:22 am 1.38 m High 7:33 am 7.17 m Low 1:31 pm 1.93 m High 7:21 pm 7.13 m Tue 7 Apr Low 1:51 am 1.24 m High 8:01 am 7.21 m Low 1:56 pm 2.04 m High 7:45 pm 7.05 m If youre poking around the flats keep your eye out for cruising barra With the largest feet in Darwin, well get you where you want to go, sooner... Maxi Taxis Available Eftpos Available Wheelchair Accessible Cabs Most Major Credit Cards Accepted Driver Training Available Darwin raDio Taxi DownloaD the app & make booking even easier! Darwins Largest Fleet Would like to thank all our customers and suppliers for your support over the past 5 years, and look forward to keeping Darwin cool in the years to come. Steve Johnstone Managing director UB Cool Pty Ltd NT TELSTRA SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2014 Call 1300 483 249 or (08) 9472 7200 1.1m long with 5m cord Waterproof switch Low amp draw just 0.9 per hour Heavy duty metal clips and adjustable Velcro Protective cover Heavy duty carry bag 12v cig adapter Plug and play RRP $129 NOW ONLY $60 NOW LOOKING FOR RE-SELLERS IN NT For more information contact MASTER BUILDERS NT on 8922 9666 or visit www.mbant.com.au Join Master Builders NT today for: Local support & representation on industry matters Industrial Relations & Workplace Health and Safety services Industry Training Networking events Member Discounts Toyota Fleet, Telstra, Caltex, Medibank and more Are you a Business Owner, Tradesperson or Supplier in the Building & Construction Industry?