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Sun newspapers Wed 21 May 2014

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Title

Sun newspapers Wed 21 May 2014

Collection

Sun newspapers; NewspaperNT

Date

2014-05-21

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/250696

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/553362

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26 FISHING WEDNESDAY MAY 21 2014 SUBE01Z01MA - V1 Pikey bream an early showing WHILE the dry season is taking its time to get organised, a few species that traditionally arrive during the dry have made an appearance already. Pikey bream in particular are around in good numbers, and there are some stonkers among them with some 2kg models falling to fresh prawn baits along the harbour foreshores. These silver scrappers will also take small hard-bodied lures, soft plastics and flies, and go hard for their size. They are pretty good on the plate as well. Pick an incoming tide and just go for a walk along any rocky stretch and youre in with a good show of scraping up a feed. Lightly weighted prawn baits are proven fish takers, but squid and flesh baits will work as well. Another fish that has turned up in numbers is the sand whiting. While they dont grow all that big up our way, there are enough 25-30cm models cruising around Small bits of prawn and squid will work, and preserved beach worms are deadly if you can get your hands on them. They will also take small soft plastics and small white or clear poppers. But a fun way to target the whiting is on the fly rod using little crazy charlies and small clousers. Another fly you can try is the San Juan worm a tiny offering that works a treat when stripped slowly over the flats. While were on the bread and butter page, dont forget there are plenty of flathead on offer as well. Like the whiting they dont grow to any great size, but youll still get a good feed from a couple of nice fillets off a 40cm model. Lures are the go here, with small minnows and soft plastics rarely rejected if you can get the lure near the flatties nose. Flies can be deadly, with the ever reliable clouser minnow and deceiver flies a go-to option. A mate of your scruffy scribe has been having a pretty happy time of the flathead along Mindl Beach using the zerek prawn. So there are some options for you. And if the solid dry season winds kick in and make the boating thing a bit hard, think outside the box and hit the beaches and foreshores instead for some good oldfashioned bread and butter fishing you never know what you might land. FISHING GIVEAWAY THE May edition of North Australian Fishing and Outdoors magazine is out now and the Sun Newspapers have five copies to give away. The latest issue features a story about a multi-day trek to a mystery Gulf of Carpentaria Creek, a yarn about an extended trip to awesome Lynedoch Bank far off the NT coast, an exclusive chart of a productive fishing area at Bowra Shoals in Fog Bay, Territory spear and kayak fishing, memoirs, humour and more. For a chance to win, email your name and address to mail sun@thesuns.com.au with fishing in the subject line by 5pm on Tuesday, May 27. 0430 1.86 0527 2.40 0029 5.36 0201 5.49 0319 5.85 0425 6.28 0521 6.68 1054 6.49 1150 6.13 0640 2.84 0802 3.07 0921 3.05 1028 2.90 1120 2.70 1718 2.88 1839 2.89 1257 5.87 1412 5.81 1518 5.91 1611 6.08 1655 6.25 2258 5.57 2001 2.65 2112 2.26 2211 1.84 2300 1.47 2343 1.19 Wednesday 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23 saTurday 24 sunday 25 Monday 26 Tuesday 27 hoPe you hooK uP on The WeeKend! 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