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Reef Fishing

Reef FishingΒ IMG_5013travelis very popular in the Top End.

Local waters are home to a massive variety of different reef dwelling species so dropping a line down could result in almost anything. Clients love it because of the ‘lucky dip’ factor, plus most decent fish brought up are of amazing eating quality.

Coral trout, golden snapper, black jewfish, red emperor, black spot tusk fish (bluebone), large mouth nannygai (saddletail), tricky snapper, cod and many others are found over certain grounds.

Then you have common pelagic by-catch such as cobia, mackerel and many hard fighting trevally species thrown into the mix – just to stretch your arms a bit more!cropped saddle

Fishing styles vary nowadays from traditional bait and paternoster rig to verticle jigging with plastics and metals. Slow jigging with octa style jigs and bugs is popular, while the ever reliable maribu jig should be in every anglers kit.

With the advances in depth sounder technology locating fish has been made more reliable than ever. Hooking, and then extracting the fish from their coral lairs is another matter altogether – most reef species fight like steam trains!

Reef fishing is usually mixed in with other sportfishing to make use of prime stages of the tide and weather.

The best Reefs are found in more remote fishing grounds as they have seen far less pressure. Multiple day Safaris generally give anglers the most productivIMG_4988travele sessions as we can travel further afield. Read more in Barra and Bluewater.

To make a booking or for 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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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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