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Mystery fish

The NT is not all about barramundi – can you identify this fish that appeared in the latest North Australian Fishing and Outdoors Magazine?

It was caught well wide of Darwin by Arafura Bluewater Charters, who fish some of the NT’s most remote reefs.

A mystery fish caught wide of Darwin by Arafura Bluewater Charters

It's not all about barramundi ... a mystery fish caught wide of Darwin by Arafura Bluewater Charters

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King Ash Bay Fishing Classic 2013

Most of you who visit the NT for fishing will know of King Ash Bay Fishing Club on the McArthur River.
They had a great comp this year, despite having to delay it because of Easter rain – after a wet season that was pretty much bone dry!
Spokesperson Terri Turner said: “Unfortunately we had to postpone our annual Easter Fishing Classic due to heaps of rain (around 400mm) in the week prior to and over the Easter weekend.
“We held the comp on May 4 and 5.
“All up we had 161 nominations (we usually get 250 – 300 if held at Easter) but all had a great time and some good quality fish were weighed in. In fact, around 300 fish.
“We had 14 fish species eligible they weighed in 13 of these (tuskfish were the only species not weighed in).
“Strong winds were a challenge for the reef anglers on the Saturday but the Sunday was excellent fishing weather.
“The winds didn’t really affect the estuary anglers.
“Overall we had around $35,000 to give away in cash and goods prizes and also raffles.
“Our major sponsor was Xsrata-McArthur River Mine and other the big sponsors were Engel Australia, Craig’s Fishing Warehouse (Darwin) and Cape Crawford Tourism.”

Here’s a video of some of the fish … King Ash Bay Fishing Classic video

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Barra Classic 2013 results

2013 XXXX GOLD NT BARRA CLASSIC – FINAL TEAM RESULTS

The Top 10 Teams

1 Top End Tackle World 1525
2 Halco Scorpageist 1155
3 Takin’ A Punt 980
4 Pilbarians 790
5 Reel Easy 645
6 Mongrels 520
7 Guns & Roses 510
8 Barra Bernies 485
9 Star Mountains Fishing Club 465
10 Teams 4B’s 435

2013 XXXX GOLD NT BARRA CLASSIC – FINAL INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

1 Steve Compain 965
2 Heath Grills 605
3 Paul Simpson 545
4 Rohan Short 505
5 Doug Sanderson 465
6 Graeme Light 435
6 Tom McCullough 435
8 Ben Robinson 430
9 Terry Ryan 410
10 Roxsean Edwards 400

There were 207 fish caught in total, with 9 over a metre, by 46 teams.

It was one of the toughest Barra Classics on record, presumably because of a very poor wet season.

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