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The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010

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The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010

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NT news

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The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-08-07

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English

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

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/222620

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/689921

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, August 7, 2010. NT NEWS. 59 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 7 -A U G -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 5 9 C O L O R : C M Y K Get out andmakemost of pelagic prime time Jo Moyle-Reiter with a typical dry season longtail tuna taken on a rapidly retrieved metal lure MEET STARLO STEVE Starling is Australias best-known fishingwriter and on-screen presenter, withmore than 20 books and countlessmagazine articles to his credit. You canmeet Starlo next Saturday during the launch of his new CrossXcountry Signature Series Boat at the DarwinWater Ski Club, commencing at noon. Find outmore on the StarloFishing Facebook page. By STEVE STARLO STARLING OUR glorious dry season (even an unseasonably warm one such as this) is prime time for catching so-called pelagic fish in local waters. Pelagics are the freeswimming surface or nearsurface feeders, such as queenfish, mackerel, barracuda, cobia, trevally, sailfish and of course, tuna. Two species of tuna dominate Top End waters: the mackerel tuna or kawa-kawa and the longtail tuna (sometimes referred to as a northern bluefin). Both are absolute bullets and great performers when hooked on a line. Today, these speedsters are also looked upon more favourably by an increasing number of seafood fanciers, both for the preparation of raw dishes such as sushi and sashimi and also when cooked. The kawa-kawa has darker, more strongly-flavoured flesh, while the longtails lighter-coloured meat is more highly rated in the culinary department. Both tuna typically run from three to eight kilos in our waters, and if you hook a specimen towards the upper end of that range, youll know all about it. The best method for catching these pocket rockets is to motor within casting range of a feeding school (usually sign-posted by splashes and diving seabirds) before throwing a 20 to 60 gram metal bait fish profile or sliced chrome lure beyond the leading edge of the travelling pack. Let this lure sink for a few seconds then crank it back fast. Trolling will certainly catch tuna, but is much less efficient than casting, as well as being more likely to spook fish and upset other anglers. The small tidal range this weekend will see clear water throughout the harbour and along the foreshores from Nightcliff to Lee Point and beyond. This should tempt tuna, mackerel, queenfish and other pelagic fish close to shore, perhaps even close enough to be hooked by landbased anglers at deeper spots like East Point. Cast your shiny metal lures as far as you can and crank those reels until your arms ache! 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 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 Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 7:04 am 6:41 pm 4:01 am 3:42 pm Aug 25 Sep 2 Aug 10 Aug 17 Sat Aug 7 Sun Aug 8 Mon Aug 9 Tue Aug 10 Wed Aug 11 Thu Aug 12 Fri Aug 13 Sat Aug 14 3:57am 5.6m 9:47am 3.7m 3:12pm 4.9m 10:13pm 1.9m 5:00am 6.8m 10:57am 3.3m 4:20pm 5.5m 11:13pm 1.4m 5:49am 6.7m 11:47am 2.7m 5:14pm 6.1m 12:02am 0.9m 6:33am 7.2m 12:31pm 2.1m 6:04pm 6.6m 12:46am 0.6m 7:14am 7.5m 1:14pm 1.5m 6:54pm 7.0m 1:26am 0.5m 7:48am 7.7m 1:54pm 1.1m 7:43pm 7.3m 2:03am 0.7m 8:18am 7.7m 2:34pm 0.8m 8:29pm 7.3m 2:39am 1.1m 8:47am 7.5m 3:15pm 0.7m 9:15pm 7.1m Darwin 19 32 Katherine 13 30 Jabiru 21 33 Nhulunbuy 21 28 Tce Alyangula 17 27 Borroloola 12 28 Tennant Creek 9 20 Alice Springs -1 16 Yulara 3 17 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1024 1024 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 1000 L 1008 L 1007 L 1031 H 1024 H 1022 H WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/weather Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY Fine and sunny apart from some cloud about the northeast coast. Moderate southeast winds, fresh about the coast in the morning. Winds tending a slightly warmer northerly in the Alice Springs District. Fire danger: high to very high over the Top End. DARWIN and RURAL AREA Sunny and dry. Moderate east to southeast winds before an afternoon seabreeze. Min 19 Max 32 Rural: Min 15 Max 33 Sunday: Sunny. Min 20 Max 33 Monday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 32 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 32 DARWIN HARBOUR Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times in the morning. An afternoon northwest seabreeze 10 to 15 knots. Seas to 1 metre. Sunday: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Afternoon sea breeze. Monday: East to southeast winds 10 knots. Afternoon sea breeze. Relative Humidity: Darwin 30% (9am) 19% (3pm) Barometer: Darwin (3pm) - 1011.4 hPa Alice Springs (3pm) - 1021.9 hPa Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 6 August 2010 0 mm (yesterday) Monthly total to 9am 6 August 2010 0.0 mm Average for month of August 5.2 mm October to 6 August 2010 2082.0 mm on 129 rain days Average from October to end of August 1690.1 mm August 7, 2010 Commonwealth of Australia 2010 Darwin 32 Broome 31 Alice Springs 19 Cairns 28 Hobart 11 Brisbane 22 Sydney 16 Canberra 12 Adelaide 16 Perth 19 Melbourne 15 1932 Yulara L H 1024 1024 1024 1008 1016 1016 1016 1016 994L 1010 L 1004 L 1028 H 1030 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hanoi Hong Kong Jakarta Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo fine 15 8 rain 31 24 fine 31 23 rain 16 11 fine 33 27 rain 34 25 fine 31 26 rain 31 26 fine 21 11 haze 24 15 rain 30 27 storm 36 22 fine 35 27 haze 30 27 fine 35 25 fine 32 28 DARWIN UV ALERT 9:40am - 4:10pm MAX UV Index 10 (very high) Wadeye 1933 Pirlangimpi 2128 1929 1933 1831 1330 1130 824 321 119 625 Lajamanu 421 Yuendumu PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny. Max 30 Sunday: Sunny. Min 13 Max 31 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 24 Sunday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 26 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 19 Sunday: Sunny. Min 1 Max 20 Jabiru: Sunny. Max 33 Sunday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 34 Nhulunbuy: Partly cloudy. Max 28 Sunday: Brief shower. Min 22 Max 28 Alyangula: Sunny. Max 29 Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 29 Borroloola: Sunny. Max 30 Sunday: Sunny. Min 11 Max 31 Yulara: Sunny. Max 21 Sunday: Sunny. Min 3 Max 23 Lajamanu: Sunny. Max 25 Sunday: Sunny. Min 7 Max 27 Maningrida: Mostly sunny. Max 31 Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 20 Max 32 Pirlangimpi: Sunny. Max 33 Sunday: Sunny. Min 20 Max 33 Wadeye: Sunny. Max 31 Sunday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 32 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 21 Sunday: Sunny. Min 5 Max 23 UV FORECASTS Katherine: 9 (very high). Tennant Creek: 7 (high). Alice Springs: 6 (high).


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