Back to Travel Reports

Travel Reports: Territory Wrap Up, 3/5/11

Territory Wrap Up, 3/5/11

It's All About - Getting your DALY Dose!

The rain has finally stopped and we actually got into run-off mode big time in April. We had another big rain event in early April and I can remember thinking "its just not gonna happen this year" then it just stopped at long last and all of the rivers suddenly started to drop.

Shady and the Daly were our main focus and at about the end of the first week last month it was game on!

We have had some mind blowing sessions at both the Daly and Shady with both big numbers of fish and some very big fish coming on board.

John Bouter guided Steven Harrison to a great 111cm Barra at Marsh creek about a week ago and we have had numbers like 101, 107 and 109 floating around in conversation.

When the big fish have taken a break the smaller models have being filling the gaps nicely with plenty of fish around the 90cm mark on the job.

Nick Darby (Darbs junior) spent 2 days fishing the Daly with me last week and we didn't hold back "Nicks not bad on a baitcaster" we broke to tons in 2 days, the first day saw dozens of fish landed with our best effort being a 109cm fish from "Hairy's Rock Bar" on the Daly and our second day was highlighted by landing over 100 fish to 87cm from a drain near the mouth of the Daly. The fishing has been amazing and the river is in great condition after the biggest wet on record.

Nick Banister pictured hereabouts with a fantastic 107cm Marsh Creek fish was amazed at the power that these big saltwater females can turn on in close quarters. Nick was part of a group from Bob Stanton Corporate Fishing in a week that was highlighted by a 90 fish day and many fish over the magic metre mark.

The run-off is now in full swing but unfortunately the water temperature will be our next issue as it starts drop with cool dry season nights now upon us. Next season and the few following are going to be hay makers and this year is the one we needed.

We will make the most of it while it lasts and look forward to next season.

Surely we can't have another 3.2 metres of rainfall in 2012!


Stuart Reid's 50lb Pending World Record PNG Black Bass

Pending World Record Black Bass

Papuan Black Bass are renowned the world over as the toughest pound for pound freshwater fish in the world, and the place to find the biggest Black Bass is PNG's Gulf province. The current all tackle world record Black Bass of 46lbs, and the fish pictured (caught on 19/6/14, by Stuart Reid, Fishabout) which is the pending world record at 50lbs, were both caught from these rivers.

Once you feel the strike you know that no freshwater fish can come close to the power. Watching 100kg guys get knocked over on the strike, reels give way, rods break in half and 130LB pound braid snap from the pound for pound strongest fighting fresh water fish is a sight to behold. If would like to experience the thrill of targeting PNG Black Bass and Barramundi in remote areas with very low fishing pressure contact us now

Kadavu Island - Great Astrolabe Reef

Fiji Macky

The pristine Fiji Islands are home to the South Pacific's finest sport and game fish, including massive GT's, monster dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, dolphin fish, wahoo, spanish mackerel, black marlin, blue marlin and plenty of reef fish. Many of these species are endemic to the Great Astrolabe Reef (one of the largest barrier reefs in the world), which is the reef that encompasses Kadavu Island, Fiji.Fishabout now offer 6 and 8 day fishing packages to explore this marine wonder of the world, which include 3 and 5 days fishing respectively. For more information click here

Endyalgout Remote Fishing Camp

Sunset at Endyalgout

Fishabout is pleased to now offer remote fishing trips to Endyalgout Island, one of the best fishing locations in Australia. (Nestled on the south east of the Coburg Penninsula).

Situated on a shell grit beach under shady trees, are several permanent tropical friendly safari style tents, raised on wooden platforms.

Looking out past the resident Crocodile you can see miles and miles of enticing mangroves, barely touched creeks, rivers, rock bars and channels, all calling your name.

From monster Baramundi up to 130cm, to big Black Jewfish, Threadfin Salmon, various Trevallies, and some of the biggest Golden Snaper to be found anywhere, Endyalgout Island is truly a dream to fish.

Pricing ranges from $4350 (4 days, 3 anglers per boat) to $6910 (7 days, 2 anglers per boat)

For more information please click here