Have not posted for awhile but have just returned from 10 days at Dundee Beach in NT.
The 32 degree days were magnificent and never got out of shorts and T shirts for the whole time.
My host Greg and another 6 mates spent a very enjoyable week fishing out of his 8 mtr Ally spinning yarns and laughing.
The winds were a little unkind (and unusually strong) for the last 4 days but earlier in the week we managed the 70k trip down to North Perron Island
where we fished the huge depths of between 12 and 25 FEET to catch all sorts.
The Perrons are renowed for the Golden Snapper ( or gold spot ) and did not let us down.
Must have tried 15 different spots before we found a school or two. Also caught many varied species of snapper, the Darwinites just call them Trickies as there are too many species to name. Also caught cod, Coral Trout, small Red Emporer ( all released ) a medium size Black Jewfish and of course the obligatory sharks.
This year the water was unusually cool and did not see heaps of Mackie and Tuna schools but there were some around. Our skipper is not a lover of trolling so none were hooked.
The professional charter operators out of Dundee to the Finnis River were coming back with meager Barra catches so we decided to save fuel and not spend a day trolling in Crocodile Country. I am not a lover of the flavour of river caught Barra so did not bother me.
Put crab pots in twice for 9 and 12 HUGE muddies so some great feasts were had around the verandah table 100mts from the ocean overlooking some of the best sunsets you will ever see.
The only downside was the bloody mozzies who in fact actually like piss off spray and made life almost unbearable.
Of course with the ambient tempratures many a coldy was consumed and I will now spend a couple of weeks drying out.
If any of you get the chance do yourselves a favour and jump on the plane ($550 return), organise a trip to Dundee, there are plenty of charter boats down that way and accomodation at the lodge caravan park is basic but good enough and the tavern is a must. The world is so different up there and I must say I love it.
Have some photos on my phone and when I work out how to download them and post them will put some up.