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Blue Water

IMG_8251 IMG_8260 _MG_7691Blue WaterΒ fishing in the Top End can be nothing short of white knuckle.

We have some fantastic light tackle sport fishing right on the doorstep to the city, and it often intensifies the further afield you travel.

Big schools of pelagic species such as mackerel, tuna, trevally and queenfish routinely push large shoals of small bait fish to the surface and launch into a free for all. This white frothing maelstrom of fins and fangs is known locally as a ‘bust up’ and often results in multiple hookups and screaming reels. It’s quite common in the right conditions and you would be hard pressed to find a more exciting form of angling.

If the fish are not on the surface then other techniques are employed. Sounding fish down deep and jigging, or throwing poppers over reef pressure points are both very effective, as is fast trolling.

Fishing the blue water requires constant attention to your surrounds, even subtle indications like a slick on the surface or a single hovering bird can signal far more sinister activity under the waves.

Once locked into battle the fish will initially dictate terms, some tuna species reach speeds of over 80kph! With multiple hookups we see the ‘tuna dance’ unfold, an ungainly performance by anglers chasing their fish around the boat, other anglers and lines.

Loads of fun!

Learn more about these tours in Barra and Bluewater.

For bookings or more info contact us.

Wildside Sportfishing

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Theres a baz in there somewhere πŸ˜‚

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On your marks...

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The NT News

MILLION DOLLAR FISH: It's nearly that time of year that catching a barra in the Top End can earn you a lot of money. http://bit.ly/2xDh9IY

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Wildside Sportfishing

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Mick with some of the catch from yesterdays #sportfishing #mayhem, talk about #fishsoup!!
#dothent #fishing #darwindayz #weloveit 🎣🎣

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10% off SPECIAL FOR FULL DAY AND EXTENDED TOURS IN OCTOBER πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡
Remember to register for the #milliondollarfish folks, season 3 is starting October 1st!! 100 x $10,000 #barramundi and one at a cool $1,000,000 are swimming around somewhere in the #topend - it's super easy takes 5 mins and you'll be in the running for $91,000 worth of prizes aswel πŸ˜²πŸ€‘πŸŽ£ Come up to #Darwin and chase some #bigbarra this #buildup season with us @wildsidesportfishing πŸ‘πŸ‘
#dothent #fishingnt #barra #fishing #weloveit #adventures #northernterritory #australia #getonboard πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°

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How cool is this tripple tail! Saw him as we raced past over the flat, turned the #barcrusher around and sight cast - put up a torrid fight and at one point jumped out head hight 2m away haha πŸ˜…
#fishing #fishingnt #dothent #barrafishing

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