Million Dollar Fish Season 3 starts October

Million Dollar Fish Season 3

Million Dollar Fish Season 3

The NT’s superb Million Dollar Fish Season 3 promotion starts October 1 … there are 100 x $10,000 tagged barra, and a $1 million dollar fish, to be caught until February!

The fish are released in waterways across the Territory.

All the best barramundi fishing spots across the Top End are in the 2017/18 North Australian FISH FINDER book … http://www.fishfinderbooks.com … along with our famous NT Fishing GPS Data Card.

Good luck!

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Record NT 2017 Wet brings superb barra fishing

FFF Seadogs competitor 'Theodosius' entered this superb barra in the brag mat competition at www.fishingterritory.com ... the 2017 wet season has been  cracker

FFF Seadogs competitor ‘Theodosius’ entered this superb barra in the brag mat competition at www.fishingterritory.com … the 2017 wet season has been cracker

The year 2017 has been a near record Wet for the NT’s most important barramundi river catchments.

The run-off fishing has been superb, with loads of big barra showing up, including a strong year class of 90cm fish.

The annual fishing competitions provide great data about the state of the barra fishery. The earliest event, the Kakadu Klash on the South Alligator River, was the best it has been in years.

The Barra Nationals are at the Daly River this week (mid April), and the results are expected to be well above average.

Cracker wet seasons seem to happen every four years or so. An El Nino is now mooted for next year, which means makes this year’s event all the more significant.

Good fishing tends to go right through the dry season after a big wet season, improving prospects for multiple species.

Fears that previous poor wet seasons would limit the barramundi fishing this year have proven unfounded.

Put simply, when it rains hard, the barra show up.

If there is one thing that makes or breaks barramundi fishing, it is the weather.

Big wet seasons have both a short term and long term effect on the quality of fishing.

On the short term, barramundi move into rivers, coming down from the upper billabongs, and up from along the coast, where they spend the dry months.

They come into the rivers to feed on the bounty of bait that builds up in the rivers.

They don’t actually come into the rivers to breed, as is sometimes suggested. By the time the rivers are flooded, barramundi have usually finished their spawning in the saltwater outside the river mouths.

The longer and wetter the wet season, the more bait that builds up and the more barramundi that show up. Not only do they show up, they get incredibly fat, and they stay longer in the river during the ensuing dry season.

Younger barra also have a far greater rate of survival during a big wet season, as they can spread out away from their cannibal cousins, and there is more food for them.

The relationship between big wet seasons and big catches is well proven by the results of NT competitions such as the Barra Classic and Barra Nationals.

Which gets me to my final point – the 2017 wet season started incredibly well, and it pretty much didn’t stop raining until April. Ads I write this the catchments are now draining, and the greenwater trolling season is in full swing.

The year 2017 is a barra bumper!

When you add the NT’s superb Million Dollar Fish promotion, it doesn’t get any better.

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New FISH FINDER book for 2017/18

The new FISH FINDER 12 book for 2017/18

The new FISH FINDER 12 book for 2017/18

Along with a ripper wet season for the Top End, 2017 has brought us the latest edition of the Australian FISH FINDER book.

As well as revealing where the best reefs, rockbars, wrecks and ramps are, this huge book includes great chances to win Lowrance HDS9 units, Berkley portable outboards, and more.

This book started in the NT and is still the undisputed Barra Bible for fishing remote northern Australia, especially around Darwin.

And the book is a must if you are chasing the NT’s famous Million Dollar Fish.

Grab a glossy copy at www.fishfinderbooks.com or at your local newsagent or tackle store, or get the digital version HERE.

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Record 2017 rain means NT barra bonanza

Australian satellite image Feb 7, 2017

Australian satellite image Feb 7, 2017

The Year 2017 will be a bumper barramundi fishing year for the Top End.

Rainfall records have already fallen around Darwin.

Falls of up to 290mm were recorded around Darwin at the end of January and in early February, and the famous Daly River went up to 13m.

As I write, a low pressure system looks set to track west across Top End river catchments that are already flooded.

The relationship between big wet seasons and big barramundi catches is well proven by barra competition results.

Heavy rain works for barramundi on the short and long term, bringing the fish into the rivers, where bait builds up as the wet season progresses.

The longer the rain falls, the more bait there is. This includes small fish, frogs, tadpoles, cherabin and insects.

Flooding allows newly spawned barra to spread out and survive away from their bigger cannibal cousins, which means barra stocks tend to increase after big rain years.

A big wet season also helps retain barra in rivers, with good stocks of fish remaining well into the dry season, before they once again head downstream and along the coast.

The fishing starts as soon as the rivers start falling, but is usually best from the end of February until April/May, depending how long the rain falls.

Given that the La Nina never happened and another El Nino is looking like a possibility, this rain is lucky indeed!

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MDF’s $60,000 barramundi haul in three weeks!

A $10,000 barramundi caught in the Million Dollar Fish competition

A $10,000 barramundi caught in the Million Dollar Fish competition

Million Dollar Fish Season 2 started October 1 and SIX of the $10,000 barra have already caught!

The sixth barramundi was caught at the Daly River on October 16 by Nikita Jason.

Ms Jason’s partner Kurt Baumann is a previous winner who caught a $10,000 barra earlier this month, as well as a $10,000 barra in Season 1.

When asked what brought her luck, Ms Jason said it was her children.

CrownBet CEO Matt Tripp said the regular return of Million Dollar Fish red tags was no surprise.

“It seems along with the best fishing locations in Australia, the Northern Territory also has the best anglers,” he said.

“Well done to Nikita, it looks like the Daly River is the place to be chasing red tagged barramundi, given it’s the third to be caught in that location this year.”

In Season 2 of Million Dollar Fish, 101 barramundi were tagged and released across the Territory with 100 carrying $10,000 cash prize tags.

There are still 94 $10,000 barra out there and the prized $1,000,000 barramundi is yet to be caught.

And you have until February 28, 2017.

Participants must register online at www.milliondollarfish.com.au.

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September rain and Million Dollar fish

The rain is off to an early start … http://www.news.com.au/national/northern-territory/september-rainfall-records-for-top-end-under-threat/news-story/114db95e94ea85334e1e665e4c33acb1

With Million Dollar Fish 2 (MDF2) kicking off in the NT in October, life is looking good for Aussie fishos.

The rain in the radar screenshot is falling over the Daly River catchment. Bring it on!

MDF2 will see tagged barra worth $10,000 each released across the Top End. More info here http://www.milliondollarfish.com.au.

Be prepared, the best barramundi fishing maps are here … http://www.fishfinderbooks.com

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