Quick Darwin Visit

 Hi Guys, had a spare day in Darwin so took a few photos.

 Nothing special a few boat ramps with warning signs, people fishing of bridges which were quite popular and a special platform off there main wharf with man made reef system. I never seen people use the drive on system with a tinnie but these people were.

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Great idea to use the foreign

Wed, 2012-03-21 13:52

Great idea to use the foreign boats as reef.  I was there when they first sank them.  Fishing was banned on the wrecks then.

How many toads did ya kill??

 

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Nice pics, they bring back good memories

Wed, 2012-03-21 14:42

Darwin is a beautiful place!!
Definitely want to go back there... With fishing gear!

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NT fishers get looked after.

Wed, 2012-03-21 17:24

      Only a snapshot of what the Territory government provide for locals and visitors alike, they realise the value that tourism and fishing in general can do for the economy. The amount of good quality boatramps would surprise people from elsewhere, coming from WA Reagional area you have to wonder where our fishing licences, throw net licences, boat and trailer licences actually go. In saying that Wyndham have just had a floating fishing platform built at great cost for the locals who don't travel far from town, it has been a sucess because they are far enough out to be on the edge of the channel and plenty of black jews have been landed at this new hotspot.

  

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Didnt kill

Wed, 2012-03-21 18:28

 

 any toads, found a few dead ones and these were actually out at channel island which has the steep boat ramp in the pictures. Its a buitiful place and i was a bit disappointed i didnt take a line for the tides were in favour.

There were people fishing from every possible point i visited on the day, the trusty old hand line out done the rod and reel 4 - 1 i recon. 

I agree twitcher, was suprised at the artificial reef off the whalf and the other minor ramp i visited did have all the cleaning tables and additional platforms for the non boaty.

Watched as one bloke came in to the ramp with his wife and young son in the tinnie, he tied up put the trailer in the water then drove the tinnie onto the trailer, the wife held the throttle down why he reached over and did up the shackle. this seemed lazy to me untill i seen the croc sign next to the ramp.

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That channel island ramp is

Wed, 2012-03-21 18:34

That channel island ramp is notorious for having the little irrakanji jellies hiding in the eddy alongside the walkway. I wouldn't walk in there either. Crocs no problem.

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Ahhh the channel island ramp.

Wed, 2012-03-21 22:24

Ahhh the channel island ramp. The testing ground for anyone who thinks they can reverse a trailer down a boat ramp :)

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Mmm Territory !!!

Wed, 2012-03-21 20:02

Mmm Territory calling!!! Can feel a run off trip on the agenda!!!

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Heading up with the family in

Wed, 2012-03-21 20:27

Heading up with the family in July. Top spot in the dry. This will be our fourth trip and there's always heaps to do.... and drink ;). Katherine is definately worth a visit and Lichfield beats Kaka don't.

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Litch Field is a awesome

Wed, 2012-03-21 21:34

Litch Field is a awesome place Daly river well worth a trip descent boat and follow the tide line must go again soon

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Channel Isl ramp ain't for

Wed, 2012-03-21 21:31

Channel Isl ramp ain't for the novice at reversing, no room for error there! NT = fun. Nice pics mate.

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NT

Wed, 2012-03-21 21:50

Definitely got their shite together over the border if your into fishing, hunting, camping, 4wding etc. Thankfully only 40km's away at the moment.

What dates you heading to Darwin in July Sea-kem? I'll be there for a week with the family first week of the school holidays.

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The same BJ. we are there

Thu, 2012-03-22 20:42

The same BJ. we are there from the 7th till the 15th staying at the Free Spirit. Will definately have to catch up for a beer.

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Done

Thu, 2012-03-22 21:13

Done

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It's one

Wed, 2012-03-21 22:31

 Place I don't mined going to work, the bloke I was dealing with was telling me about his property out at humpty doo. It backs on to a billabong full off Lillie's , crocs, buffalo ,wild pigs and barra, he loves getting out there with the boat and family, let's the wife drive for there's nothing to hit.

Was at the hotel before work and got talking to a couple off bloke that came from Sydney for the week to fish, booked months ago  but due to the cyclone and monsunal rain the water had made the pelagic fishing useless , they lost a full day and only manage a few queenies in the last too days. No Mack's or GTs to be seen.

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Cyclone season

Thu, 2012-03-22 20:17

   For those that wish to fish the tropical north, cyclones and or lows are most active Jan, thru till early april should see the end of the monsoon. Great fishing during runoff but that can vary depending on the wet, winds will be lighter post wet until easterlies start late may early june. I guess trips can be hit with bad weather at any time of the year.