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The Top End is firing

Some huge fish were caught in the Daly River this week, the best being a 133cm stonker. There was also a 126cm barra taken from the bank! And a heap more “meteries”. We have shared a few of these on our Facebook page here … don’t forget to click “Like” if you like it 🙂 … Northern Territory Fishing on Facebook

Looks good for the upcoming Barra Nationals event.

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Great barramundi year ahead

The 2014 Kakadu Klash held in early April saw so much bait in the NT’s South Alligator River that it made the big barramundi hard to catch.
Competitors reported seeing huge barramundi rolling among the bait – which included scats, mullet, tarpon and even big prawns swimming visibly near the surface.
But getting the big, well-fed fish to bite was tough.
Shane Compain’s Team Tackle World won the event (Shane is pictured with his best fish from the event), and several metre fish were landed or hooked and lost.
The Territory’s Victoria River has also fished very well this year. The Finniss recently started to fire, but run-off in other rivers has pretty well dried up.
Greenwater trolling is now the name of the game.
Meanwhile, as we write this, Cyclone Ita is forecast to track down the Queensland coast as a category one system.
This means heavy rain for many of Queensland’s estuaries.
Repetitive wet years are doing great things for Queensland fishing.
Good fishing is almost guaranteed when it all settles down after Ita. It will be a bumper year for barramundi, threadfin salmon and grunter, and probably many other species.

Shane Compain with his barramundi from the 2014 Kakadu Klash

Shane Compain with his barramundi from the 2014 Kakadu Klash

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