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Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011



Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011


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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday, December 11, 2011. Sunday Territorian. 35 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:11-DGE:35 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K on full alert Craigs Fishing Warehouses Rob Rees said the Daly Crossing had been fishing well. There was a 115cm barra caught up the top of the Adelaide River, he said. Theres been some good fish King Creek has been getting on the neap tides. The flats have been fishing well for crabs. People have been getting jewies on harbour wrecks and Charles Point has been quite good. I have not heard of macks at Lee Point lately but they are getting into them down at the Peron Islands. In the harbour there are plenty of barra being caught. I have not heard from Manton Dam, and Hardies and Corroboree have dirtied up a little. Some crew have been getting milkfish on Cullen Bay rock walls and around to Larrakeyah, and there have been people getting big barra at Buffalo Creek at night time. On the www.fishingterritory.com forum, Peter Cuddles Cooper had a great trip to Roper Bar crossing. He wrote: This story begins one morning, while having my first sleep-in after finishing my swing at work. It was about 7am and the phone rang. The only thing I remember hearing was bar is firing. With these three words I jumped out of bed and made calls. We hastily organised the gear and packed the car for a three-day run. Shopping was bought, drinks put on ice, oil and water checked and tackle sorted and made good. My missus Sindy got home and everything was set for the drive. Anticipation was high and my mate Steele Saliba was like a kid that had been told he was going to the cake shop. Well, after a long drive we arrived at an outstation where we would camp and my mate had a couple of demountables for us to stay in. None of us could sleep, as my mate had told stories of 20+ barra over the metre mark being landed the day before. He had landed seven, with the biggest 112cm. This info just made Steele more hypo, and I was pretty pumped as well. The prospect of a 120cm barra (plenty had been hooked but no one could hold them) was too exciting and it wasnt until 3am that I passed out. It was 4.30am that we were leaving to be on the bar for sunrise. Steele got to the prime area and started fishing. His aim was spot on and loaded up on the first fish of the trip. A nice 85cm barra and later another at 112cm. I then hooked a 92cm. And that 92cm fish was the last caught for the day by anyone. Nina Roth, left, caught this 105cm queenfish trolling with tiger lily Peron Islands. Her daughter Amber, right, is also an accomplished angler, having hooked this barracuda trolling Blue Holes. ONE WISH FOR LOTS OF FISH L A L Q S N T 1 3 9 0 3 B 8 CONVENIENT DARWIN LOCATIONS mg100402 Does your Man / Dad like Fishn? Well, he needs a pair of Gordon All Terrain Sandals for Christmas! Designed for the Top End - Theyre even tougher than he is! Have a look at www.minian.com.au for model, foot size and ordering details (mail order only allow 3 days delivery for local areas). Model shown - Bunya PHONE 0427 789 848 (ah) email gordon@minian.com.au Thousands of happy customers all around Australia. 1 0 1 9 1 5 1 Lee Barra Barry was very excited when he hooked his first barramundi off The Rock, Shoal Bay. His excitement grew when he and his dad pulled it in and it measured a whopping 93cm.