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Sun newspapers Wed 31 Jul 2013



Sun newspapers Wed 31 Jul 2013


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WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2013. Sun Newspapers 31 SUNNewspapers >> Fishing HOPE YOU HOOK UP ON THE WEEKEND! WEDNESDAY 31 THURSDAY 1 FRIDAY 2 SATURDAY 3 SUNDAY 4 MONDAY 5 TUESDAY 6 Full Moon Last Quarter New Moon First Quarter DARWIN HARBOUR TIDES 0536 3.46 0109 5.11 0253 5.15 0419 5.51 0509 5.90 0548 6.26 0623 6.56 1113 5.30 0657 3.82 0850 3.87 1046 3.55 1130 3.19 1200 2.86 1226 2.54 1848 2.49 1221 4.81 1428 4.64 1553 4.89 1641 5.25 1719 5.62 1754 5.97 2003 2.61 2127 2.51 2232 2.23 2318 1.92 2356 1.64 Mozzie Alert: LOW Midge Alert: MODERATE www.intouchre.com - 65 Allwright St, Wanguri NT 0810 - Licensed Real estate agents Danielle Wilks 0418 923 131 Sam Wilks 0402 152 929 I told her to go with MAIL ORDER SPECIALIST Licensed Gun Dealer s .EW 5SED &IREARMS SALES REPAIRS s !MMUNITION s !PPROVED GUN SAFES SHOOTING ACCESSORIES RELOADING COMPONENTS s -ANUFACTURE OF 6INDICATOR LEAD PROJECTILES s !RCHERY SUPPLIES s +NIFE SHARPENING WHILE YOU WAIT Darwins Largest Suppliers of Archery Equipment Licence No. 021208 4HE !USPIT IS A SINGLE POST BATTERY DRIVEN 3PIT %ASY TO ASSEMBLE EASY TO CLEAN ,IGHTWEIGHT PORTABLE TOO -ISTY 'ULLY 3MOKER 8947 4792 Fax 8947 4793 texgun@bigpond.com www.texgunsupplies.com.au 5NIT 3TUART (WY "%22)-!( New Vehicles MR $460 HC $900 LR $300 HR $680 MC $1500 Includes Assessment & GST Truck and Bus Courses Manual and Automatic Car Lessons DRIVER TRAINING & EDUCATION SERVICES DSM CARS 0447 665 634 TRUCK/BUS 0434 631 396 Livie entertainment Samuel Hastie, with his 11kg jewie caught on his first fishing trip, with a little help from Dad. Adam Benaim with a jewie. I KNOW a lot of the purists will turn their nose up at the mere mention of live bait, but its a time-proven tactic for barra when the water is cold. Some years back, one of my favourite backyards for chasing barra with livies was Shoal Bay, but the closing of the ramp at Shoal Bay Boat Hire effectively meant the only real access was via Buffalo Creek. But it was a neat way to nail a barra for a feed, providing you could secure enough live mullet for the session. Of course, with most things barra, its all about the tides and fishing Shoal Bay is no different, with my preference being to fish the low-tide holes that litter the entire system. Its simple, just go in on the dropping tide, lock yourself in one of the deeper holes, fish over the low and head back home on the incoming tide. But the key here is getting live bait, if you can work the mangrove fringe on the dropping tide, as the mullet exit the higher ground. Also, look around the mouths of drains for any bait that might be holding, but keep an eye on the tide as you need to get into your low-tide hole. As the tide gets down the banks will become exposed and eventually you will be high and dry unless you decide to do the work and keep your boat floating. Some PVC tube rod holders will come in handy here. Simply jam them in the sand and you can leave your live bait soaking for as long as you like. This might sound like madness, but if there happens to be a snag in the hole youre fishing then plonk your bait in the snag under a piece of styrene foam. More often than not, the barra will snaffle the bait and run out of the snag, although occasionally you will get bricked. To maximise your chances while your livies are soaking, walk the back and flick lures back into the deeper water as the barra will move around the hole looking for an easy feed. Soft plastics bounced across the bottom can also be absolutely deadly at times, particularly anything pink. If you happen to be a swoffer this environment is near-onperfect for throwing big deceivers or big clousers, but one of the best flies for this situation is the good old Pink Thing. An 810 weight outfit rigged with an intermediate weight forward flyline will serve you well. And its not all about the barra. Big threadfin salmon also have a liking for the low tide holes and are a sucker for a well-presented live bait. A word of warning: you will see the occasional crocodile so keep your eyes open and if youre employing this tactic during the Wet, box jellyfish are a problem.

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