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One Minute Monday Tip. The bearing box.

It sounds pretty simple but I'm always surprised to find how many people leave home without a few spares for the trailer, especially in the top end. A blown wheel bearing, broken spring or dropped brake calliper can hold you up or put an end to your much anticipated trip.  Grab a small tool box and bolt it to the front of your trailer, load... read more

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One Minute Monday Tip. Look after your Braid!

One of the most heartbreaking things in fishing is having your line break, usually right at the worst time! Modern braided lines are super tuff, amazingly strong in fact, but is does not do well with chemicals, AT ALL.  Sunscreen and insect repellant at braided fishing lines worst enemy bar none. Be mindful of where you are spraying and... read more

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One Minute Monday Tip. Fan Force your Freezer!

This little gem was shown to me by the skipper of a live aboard mothership we use for remote extended charters. We are often trying to freeze fish fillets every day as well as make block ice to keep the beer cold. This little tip halves the time it takes to achieve both! I simply went to Jaycar and purchased a small computer fan, wired it up to... read more

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One Minute Monday Tip: Match the Hatch!

One Minute Monday Tip: Match the Hatch Righto self isolators, we all know the old fly fishing line about matching the hatch. Well its the same in lure fishing! Before the big shut down id just completed 6 extended charters out at the Daly River fishing for Barramundi in the run-off creeks, rock bars, flood plains and eddys on a falling river.... read more

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One Minute Monday Tip: Rod Wraps

One Minute Monday Tip: Rod Wraps- Righto legends now that you've got your lines all secured with our sweet little trick from a couple of weeks ago. Grab yourself a set of the old rod wraps and rather than trying to get them all tight by going around them (which you never can) poke them in between the rods for a start and then wrap it back... read more

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One minute Monday Tip: Sikaflex Care

One Minute Monday Tip: Sikaflex Care Happy Monday! Everyone has played this little game, even when you put the old Sikaflex in the fridge, it goes hard in the tube and you bloody get covered in it. How about this for a little trick I've been doing for a while now. Get a bit in a syringe and every time you want to use it, you just have to pull... read more

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Fishing in Darwin

One minute Monday Tip: Secure Your Line

One minute Monday Tip: Secure Your Line  Hey guys, here’s your one minute Monday tip for this week. I'm just having a bit of a play around with these nice little Shimano SLX combos that I've got for doing our Barra run off charters this year. Now something that’s always annoying fisherman is getting rods and reels tangled up and it's a... read more

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One minute Monday Tip: Rock the retractor and catch more fish.

One minute Monday Tip: Rock the retractor and catch more fish. G’day guys, happy Monday. One minute Monday tip. A retractable lanyard for your tools, instead of hanging them around your neck and getting all tangled up in front of your chest. Or inside your pockets when you are trying to unhook fish or anything else that gets in the way!... read more

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Glenn’s Journey

In mid-July 2019, I was back in the same area where I guided my first Barra 10 years ago. As fate would have it on that day, safely in the landing net I cradled the second biggest Barra I'd ever been apart of catching (the biggest came from just around the corner). But this fish was far more than a simple photographic trophy. To me, it... read more

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How to protect your plugs

How to Keep Your Plugs Good as New

When you spend almost every single cent you’ve ever earned (like I did last year) on the best sounder in the market, the HDS Live 16, and you don’t want your plugs to get all flogged out from:   Bouncing around everywhere  Taking it off all the time when travelling  Getting water in it, because your million dollar car port... read more

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Rundown of the Barra Run Off – Top End Fishing Season

How the Fishing Seasons Work Here at the Top End Everyone knows we get the majority of rain here in the wet season which is during summer. The first monsoon will happen around Boxing Day. From thereon, it will look somewhat like this: January is very wet February stays wet March is when it is starting to drop off a bit April... read more

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Build up Barra

Clint Eastwood’s 82cm chrome slab is a pretty good sign things are heating right up here in Darwin again! Love the build... read more

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Build up Barra

The build up is inching its way in and that means our much loved Barramundi begin feeling romantic. Barra will be looking to spawn on big tides after the first rains and in the interim are feeding heavily, making them easier to target in our big rivers and coastal rock bars. Warm days and calm seas with a feed of frisky Barra on the plate at... read more

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2018 Run Off availability update

Thanks for all the questions and comments on the recent Facebook live videos. Have a look at the dates below and see how they fit into your availability. These are the “best” dates but a day or two either side is still ok depending on availability. March 5th-7th. Sping tides. 12th-14th. Neap tides. 18th-21st. Spring... read more

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WattFish Elite Custom Rods

WattFish custom rods is launching soon. Specialty rods for mad keen fishos who want to catch more fish! Pre launch offers are out now and full production will commence in July. I can't wait to get you mob into some truly awesome fish catching weaponry soon. click the link below to claim some sweet pre launch... read more

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Catch a million dollar barra!

Australia’s biggest fishing competition is here! 1 x $1 million dollar and 75 x $10,000 tagged barramundi have been released in the NT’s Top End. Listen to ‘Mate of the Territory’ Matthew Hayden explain all the details around the competition, and then book your NT holiday to stay, play and fish the Top End from October 15 to February 16... read more

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Fishing with Matthew Hayden

The legendary Matthew Hayden joined us on the water for some fishing while touring the Northern... read more

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ABT BERKLEY bream series

I really did just have one of the most interesting weeks fishing for bream in two rounds of the ABT BERKLEY bream series. It took me three days to get the first bream after countless flathead, trevally and other species. But then found a groove at Mallacoota. The comps are such a great format where non boaters are paired with experienced... read more

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Changes for the NT recreational fishery

"Scientific evidence shows that golden snapper and black jewfish are being overfished and the sustainability of other popular reef fish species is under threat in the Darwin area. In order to protect breeding fish and allow fish stocks to recover, catches by the recreational, fishing tourism and commercial fishers around the greater Darwin area... read more

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Darwin Harbour Longtail Tuna

This nice little long tail tuna is the first catch from the newly refurbished “oval” 45mm faux grass is a pleasure to fish off and you only loose most of your hooks when you drop the packet, generally finding the rest of them throughout the rest of the day (in the soles of your... read more

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Shady Camp early run off

The fishing at Shady Camp is really hotting up, with a falling water level and two years without commercial netting pressure it is shaping up to be a bumper... read more

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