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Sunday Territorian 18 May 2014



Sunday Territorian 18 May 2014


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SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 OUTDOORS 45 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Foot position flexibility essential when it comes to hitting the target STANCE is one of the most important factors in putting scores on the board. Whether you are hunting geese, shooting clays or putting in golf, footwork is key. In the field I struggle to hit targets if I am standing with my feet locked in mud above my ankles. Birds dont fly as predictably as clay targets and the second bird opportunity is not set on predetermined flight like clay target pairs. Therefore I often hunt from solid platforms that allow me to set my feet for the oncoming birds and react for the second shot quickly. The position of my feet is crucial to allowing me to swing the gun with the target and maintain follow-through. If you watch a golfer approach the ball they set their feet with an enormous amount of positioning and attention to their stance. This is the same for me when I go through a routine at the clay target station. I am a right-handed shooter, so I point my left foot at or just past the point I expect to shoot the target. This gives me some forward allowance of the trajectory of the target should I take a little more time to find the sight picture to pull the trigger. So with my left foot pointing at 12 oclock, my right foot is slightly behind, pointing at 2 oclock and my heels about 15- 18cm apart. One thing to remember is the left foot is pointing where I intend to shoot the target, not where I first see the target or where it is coming from. I usually distribute more weight onto my left leg by bending my knee very slightly. This bend is not pronounced and just allows me a little more flexibility in the swing. In the field it is the same. I try to conceal myself where I can stand at full height rather than crouching or squatting behind a low bush. There are lots of theories on stance and this works for me. Stance is a personal thing, find what works for you. More of this will be explained at our Pattern Day. Please contact me via email to book. Join Field and Game, www.fga.net.au Join SSAA, www.ssaa.org.au Like Field and Game NT on Facebook. Email: fnflodge1@bigpond.com By BART IRWIN including from Rum-amundi who wrote: Mate, we used to get them in just about every blue salmon we caught. I used to just pull the worms out and cook it up and I havent died yet! and FFF member Smudge wrote: Work that has been going on in Darwin Harbour and Bynoe Harbour found the same cestode larvae (worms) in barra, barred javelin, blue tuskfish, golden snapper, goldspotted rockcod, grass emperor, king threadfin, moses snapper and queenfish. According to the fish biologists they are fairly common and spread throughout the food chain. and a mate, most were around 60cm to 70cm. On fishingterritory.com, FFF forums pms posted a comment about worms in blue salmon he had caught. He wrote: The family had a great time in Meckit Creek fishing the incoming and top of the tide. We came home with four blue salmon between our two tinnies, but when I filleted three of them, all six fillets had white worms in them. Does anyone know what these worms are, and how common are they in Darwin/Shoal Bay fish? Are they dangerous? He received many replies, Someone else caught a jewfish up near No Fish Creek while jigging a soft plastic. When the fishing is hard you try different techniques during comps and you always learn something new. It was an early morning bite late in the comp, the first hour every morning was the chance to get fish. On the fourth day we got two fish in the first two casts and then two fish in the last five minutes of the day and a lot of other people did the same. The last two days were like that. The water was beautiful, the river looked good and the fish are fit, in prime condition, even the 50cm fish were like footballs. The Tackle Boxs Jacob Lowe said Corroboree Billabong had picked up a little, but saratoga were still the main catch. It was really quiet there for a while, but a few barra are taken in the early mornings and late afternoons, he said. Saratoga are out there in force taking surface frogs and the like. Hardies has not produced many reports, although one customer did get 20 small fish out there. There have been quite a few mackies coming from Lee Point, a mix of spanish and broadbar. Land-based fishos were getting barra at East Point off the ledges. The bluewater fishing has been good. Equinox Charters tells us that jewfish have been ridiculous lately with heaps of fish at Charles Point Patches and also at the bottom of Bathurst Island. There have been sailfish at Dundee, one fellow raised 20 in a day. Longtail tuna have been showing up around Six Mile Buoy off Darwin. Harbour wrecks have been fairly quiet. Shady Camp has been fishing OK up on the barrages, the last set of spring tides produced 30 fish to 82cm for me Jessica Kaye poses with this spectacular 70cm golden trevally she hooked in the Elizabeth River recently Jeremy Hollis caught this impressive jewfish while fishing out of Saltwater Arm at the mouth of the Adelaide River Nationals pre-fish was a waste of good tides