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Northern Australian fishing and a few free tips to help

Dean Martin
As winter sets in, many Tasmanian anglers take a northern sojourn as a way of escaping the winter blues and adding a trophy tropical sport fish to their species lists. Many direct their endeavours on what many consider the nation's premier sportfish, the barramundi. The Northern Territory is the el-dorado, but many are also focusing their attention to the man made impoundments of Northern Queensland. Others target equally desirous species as queenfish, giant trevally and other saltwater or estuary species which based on the number of articles in the various national publications is a matter of turning up and tossing a lure in the nearest billabong, estuary or dam and winding them in.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing -

Scamander River Report 17/11/2012

The Longford Fishing Club held a bream fishing competition on the Scamander River today. Johnny Dekkers is a member and invited Jacob and I to tag along. Although we are not members (and therefore not eligible for entry into the competition side of things), we decided we would still go along as a bit of company for John and do our own thing. Mike Stevens also found himself a late minute inclusion.


The game plan was that Jacob would catch 6 fish for tea, Johnny would catch a big one, Mike would guide and I would be cook for the day.
It’s not often that a plan comes together perfectly, but today it did.
Johnny ended up winning the Longford competition, Jacob caught the required fish for tea (that he promised his mom), and I didn’t burn anything.
Jacob actually caught a bigger bream than the one John weighed in but as it was a big breeder fish, he promptly released it to swim for another day. (He is quite smug about that) ha ha.
Many others were also released.
Mike pulled the soft plastic rod out towards the end of the day and landed a couple of nice ones as well.
What a great day.



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