Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-02-25

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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

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/238940

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/629104

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, February 25, 2012. NT NEWS. 55 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-FGE:55 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Tides turning in favour of reeling in a barra-ful The author with a 110cm barra landed at a coastal creek mouth near the Mary in March a couple of years ago By CHRIS ERRITY THE run-off has been a little grim this year so far, but that has not stopped many anglers from venturing out to try and land a barra or two. With the monsoon trough due back in the next week or so there is still hope for an average wet season this year. Just remember it is still only February and regardless of the wet season, the best run-off fishing is usually from March onwards. Shady Camp fired up over the last neaps, but you still had to be lucky to land a good fish in among the many boats trolling at the Sampan Creek mouth over the weekend. The river height is similar to what it normally is in midApril and so care must be taken when launching your boat at low tide. Most fish were caught trolling large shallow diving minnows during the incoming tide either well off shore along the edge of the channel or within the first few hundred metres of the mouth along the bank. There were reports of several metre-plus fish landed with the largest around 116cm on Sunday. Some good fishing was also had at the Daly River mouth near a couple of run-offs around Palmerston Island. The Finniss River was quiet and only a few brave anglers ventured out to the East Alligator where they only just managed to cross Magela Creek at about 0.8m. The Magela is now running at 1.2m and so the East will probably not be an option this weekend. With large spring tides, the mouth of the Daly or Shady Camp could still yield a barra or two this weekend if the weather remains fine. The tidal creeks in Chambers and Finke Bays have very little run-off, but may still be worth a look. 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