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Which tackle to use NT river, estuary and offshore fishing trip.

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by blair, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Hi I have finally booked myself in for a chartered fishing trip , near Darwin.
    Have yet to find out what gear is supplied and will be taking baitcasters whith 20lb and 40lb braid on zodias 7'5', 7'3'spin rod whith 20lb braid and fly rod. + lures and plastics.
    I presume that will cover barra fishing + other .
    Any tips from u experienced northen fisho,s will be appreciated.

    Thanks Blair
     
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    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Now we're talking my type of fishing.

    Any baitcaster rod from 6' and above in the 6-10kg range with a quality reel loaded with 30lb braid is about the only gear you need on barra. Spin gear is good if you are doing a bit of bottom fishing but for accurate casting, go the baitcaster.

    My goto lures for casting are Reidys B52 125mm in Kryptonite colour and Bomber B15a in gold. For trolling, I don't reckon you can get much better than a Classic +10 120mm in Mullet Gold Dazzler. Those 3 lures have accounted for more metre plus barra in the Top End competitions then all other lures put together. Soft plastics work, especially big vibes, but not as good as the hard bodies.

    Just out of curiosity, who are you booked with and when are you going, build up or runoff?

    Jeff
     
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  3. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jeff, thx for that info I will see what lures they have , only $10 per lure lost apparently. if they don't have the lures u recommend I will bring some whith me I have heard of those lures.
    Dundee beach whith anglers choice charters in April I am guessing not prime barra time but should be cooler for us softy heat sensitive southerners.
    I already have some 40lb braid so I am thinking will run that whith about 2.5 meters 40lb berkley vanish leader.
    Not sure how leader shy barra are I guess it depends on water clarity and fishing pressure.

    cheers Blair
     
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    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Dundee is a great all round location, Blair, top reef fishing off shore, heaps of pelagics and some great barra fishing in Bynoe Harbour. April is still a good month for fishing up there - the runoff will be finished by then unless there is more monsoon rains late in the season, but regardless, Dundee fishes good all year round.

    As for leader, I use 50lb fluorocarbon except for when I'm chucking big topwater lures and then I use the same weight in mono. 40lb braid with 40lb vanish will work.

    Jeff
     
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  5. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Dundee sounds good, just what I wanted has river,estuary,harbour and offshore, I looked on google maps and located Bynoe harbour looks good tucked away, I will ask the skipper if we can have a go there. 7.4 meter boat licenced to go 30nm offshore.
    Even if I dont get a barra I think I will hook plenty of other fish species I haven't caught before.
    BCFing I go yet again,barra lures , curado k, tackleback lure retriever and handline and whatever else I think I need should get an account there!
    thx blair
     
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