Darwin Fishing Reports

Wild Weather

March 15, 2016 by Viv Thistlethwaite

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Red)
Trevally (Giant)
Coral Trout
Shark (Lemon)

We meet our group of anglers at 8am on the morning of departure. After assigning bunks to everyone I warned that we were to be in for some bumpy weather. Well it was alot worse than expected and we had rough seas for the duration of the first day. Normally we steam for 18 hours to reach our remote fishing grounds, this time it took 22hours. So after a hearty breakfast the crab pots were set and the boys were off to fish.The next day they took off to the river and came home with some nice Barramundi, one 106cm. Also caught this trip was a 107 and numerous other assorted sizes. Before we left Port Keats a reef fish produced some nice tricky snapper, jewfish and a queenfish which we made Numis with. Yummo. We left to travel back up the coast in calmer weather and it stayed that way for another reef fish on the way. All in all happy anglers and crew.

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