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The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-12-22

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

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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/10070/243784

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/600836

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, December 22, 2012. NT NEWS. 55 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:22-DGE:55 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Reel in Christmas catch Nathan Turtle Maujean stoked with his 90cm school holiday harbour barra Getting up at sparrows and doing a half daywhile the temperature is low is a great option By MARIO FAGGION Tales from the Tinny CHRISTMAS time . . . unfortunately for most its the holiday that isnt a holiday. Everyone ends up running around with gift acquisition anxiety doing a whole lot more than if they were at work. Those who are smart will capitalise on this situation and get out on the water while everyone is shopping. To be honest, I would rather be pelted with snapper leads than hang around a shopping centre right now. Good news is that if you do get on or near the water, theres plenty of fish to be caught. Even better news for those who are looking for a good school holiday option is that you dont have to go far. The best reports have been coming from land-based and Darwin Harbour fisherman. Everywhere from Sadgroves Creek to Mandorah is producing fish. Getting up at sparrows and doing a half day in the harbour while the temperature is low is a great option if you have access to a boat. It isnt shooting fish in a barrel, so you need to think about the tides and make a strategic attack. The chance of a barra for Christmas lunch is dwindling as they will be harder to come by on this weekends small tides. Try and focus more on the myriad of pelagic species that are feeding off Nightcliff Jetty, Mandorah Jetty, East Point and any rocky wall or point you can find. Over the last couple of weeks barra over the 80cm mark and even the odd magic metre-long specimen have been showing up along the many rock ledges, shelves and points between Lameroo beach and Lee Point. Like Darwin Harbour the chances of a barra are smaller with the neap tides but if thats what you are after then make sure you fish when the tide is moving. You will need some nice current flow and if there is a colour difference in the water your chances are even better. Using bait is easier when fishing with the kids. If you can catch live bait then do that, otherwise some frozen local mullet or prawns is best as this is what the fish are eating at the moment. If you are land-based and happy to catch anything then target the same pelagic hot spots which have been previously mentioned. Look for surface activity and birds diving as thats a fair indicator that a school of trevally, queenfish or small mackerel will be in the area. In this case, small shiny metal lures are a great option. Find the feeding school of fish and cast into it before cranking the lure back in as fast youll be opening your pressies next Tuesday. Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Tinny and get a present up ya! ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l WEATHER ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l FISHING


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