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Darwin rain in late May …

Darwin radar May 23, 10.36pm

Darwin radar May 23, 10.36pm

You don’t usually see this sort of rain over Darwin in April, let alone the end of May.
Don’t get too excited, the run-off is done and dusted.
Everyone wants a dry season now, a nice cool one.
It turned out to be one of the Top End’s driest Wets on record.
Only a late, short flood saved it from being a complete “train wreck”.
But as always, the fish are still biting.

Not much of a wet season, but …

Ian Rees with his 107cm Daly River barra

Ian Rees with his 107cm Daly River barra

You can still catch great barra in the Territory when the Wet is kinda dry. Craig’s Fishing Warehouse says: “With The Daly all over the shop, timing is the key. Those that timed it right during the last phase of ‘the drop’ may not have found numbers, but they did find big fish. Barra from 102cm to 122cm were caught … more than enough to re-ignite the enthusiasm. Rob Rees from Craig’s Fishing Warehouse put his brother Ian (pictured) on the spot for a ripper 107cm fish, the first metery to Ian’s credit. I see the river is back up around 8m. That can only be good … let’s hope it can stay that way for a while.”

Big barramundi in the build-up

Check out this video from the Roper River, taken during a wild fishing session with Tackle World’s Shane Compain. This happened well before the wet season rains started … click here to view.

A metre-plus barramundi jumps during a wild Roper River fishing session

A snippet from the video ... a huge barramundi jumps during the wild Roper River fishing session

Australia’s craziest barramundi fisherman

Darwin-to-PNG solo adventurer Craig 'Crackers' Hand in the Gulf of Carpentaria

Darwin-to-PNG solo adventurer Craig 'Crackers' Hand in the Gulf of Carpentaria

If you haven’t been following the adventure’s of Crag ‘Cracker’s Hand, now is the time to start. He is travelling from Darwin to PNG via the Gulf of Carpentaria in a 15ft half-cabin boat. And it’s not a new one either!
This is his THIRD such trip. He takes goods to a tribe in PNG and catches fish and meets new people along the way.
Not to mention a diet of mud crabs, crays and barra.
It’s not always easy, he has just spent several days on a mudflat, then his motor broke down.
Read it all here … http://www.facebook.com/FriendsofPapuaNewGuinea

NT barramundi fishing – sensational!

Rob Cunningham with a cracker of a barramundi

The big barramundi came thick and fast at Easter, which coincided with huge tides and good floodplain run-off.

Here’s just one fish, caught by Rob Cunningham near Shady Camp, fishing with champion angler Justin Jones of Obsession Fishing Safaris.

Shady Camp fished well at the mouths of Tommycut and Sampan Creeks. The Roper River region has produced the biggest fish, with at least three over 1.3m taken.

The Daly River is the place to be now, with the greenwater running and good trolling expected.

See all the latest reports here.

Kakadu Klash 2012

The biggest fish for the 2012 Kakadu Klash barramundi fishing competition was 106cm, pictured here, caught by Matt Rawlinson of Team Rapala.

Full Kakadu Klash 2012 results and discsussion here.

Matt Rawlinson of Team Rapala with his 106cm barramundi at the 2012 Kakadu Klash barramundi fishing competition

Matt Rawlinson of Team Rapala with his 106cm barramundi at the 2012 Kakadu Klash barramundi fishing competition