Hi All, here's the latest up to date report on what's been happening on Darwin Harbour and its surrounding feeder creek systems over the last few weeks. It's finally beginning to cool down up here thankfully as its been a stinking hot wet season with little rain and humidity staying up above 80% for most of the last few months with March being particularly cruel.
Sunday the 20th of April I had Sean Barnard from here in Darwin along with Richard Zivkovi from Adelaide out with me for a full day stint where we hit up one of the arm systems seeing Richard nab a Mangrove Jack, 2 Golden Snapper, 1 Javelin, 2 Bream, 2 Cod and 4 Trevally. Sean caught 1 Javelin, 1 Bream, 2 Golden Snapper, 1 Cod, 3 Trevally and a Catfish.
Moday 21st April I did a half day morning session with Julia Ellis and Rob Ellis from Adelaide and Doug Amey with Julia getting 1 Cod, a Golden Snapper, 2 Javelin and a Flathead while Doug caught 1 Bream, a Golden Snapper and a Flathead.
Tuesday 22nd and I had a full day with Wayne Christie and Tony Franklin from Woodend, VIC along with Jake Southan from the UK. Tony came out on top for the day with a catch of 1 Estuary Cod, 1 Mangrove Jack, 2 Golden Snapper, 2 Javelin, 1 Clue Threadfin Salmon, 1 Queenfish, 2 Trevally and a Catfish. Wayne nabbed 2 Javelin, 2 Golden Snapper and a Trevally while Jake caught 2 Barra, 2 Golden Snapper, 1 Bream, 1 Flathead and a Javelin.
Wednesday 23rd in the morning I had a crew of Justin King and Simon Williams from Melbourne with Simon getting 2 Queenfish and a Trevally and Justin catching a Golden Snapper and a Catfish. In the afternoon I had Sean Semmler and Jason Lain out with me where Sean caught a nice Tarpon, a Golden snapper, 1 Blue Threadfin Salmon, 2 Trevally and a Queenfish, Jason nabbed a Golden Snapper and a Flathead.
Thursday 24th and I had a half day charter with Le Moing from France and John Hubber with Le getting a Brown Mowong and a Trevally. John caught 1 Queenfish and 4 Trevally.
After a week off I was back on the water again on Saturday 2nd of April with a half day morning crew consisting of the CXallaghan family, Steve, Stephen and Sarah. Stephen caught just the 1 Queenfish while Steve nabbed a Wolf Herring, 1 Queenfish and 3 Cod. Sarah nabbed a Blue Threadfin Salmon, 2 Queenfish, 1 Tuskfish and a Cod. The afternoon crew were Ben and Zac Lurje with Ben getting a Nightfish, 8 Trevally, 10 Golden Snapper, 5 javelin and a Queenfish. Zac caught a Nightfish, 7 Trevally and 2 Queenfish.
Sunday 3rd April I had Shane and Ryan Burge from Toowoomba, QLD with Ryan getting a Brown Mowong, 2 Golden Snapper and 7 Cod while Shane caught 3 Golden Snapper and 5 Cod.
Monday 4th and it was a half day stint with Samand Jacob Papas from Melbourne with Jacob getting 3 Golden Snapper and Sam nabbing a Blue Threadfin Salmon, 1 Trevally, 3 Golden Snapper and a Javelin.
Tuesday April 5th and Jason and Danna Townsend from Singleton, NSW for a full day stint with Jason getting 3 Javelin, 2 Golden Snapper, 1 cod, 17 Queenfish and 3 Trevally. Dana caught 1 Golden Snapper, 2 Cod, 10 Queenfish and 7 Trevally..
Thursday April 7th I had Paul and Summer Fisher out with me for a half day with Summer nabbing 3 Golden Snapper and a Mangrove Jack while Paul nabbed the iconic Barra.
Friday April 8th I had a morning crew of Laurie and Steve Harris out with me with Steve getting a Javelin, a Queenfish, 8 Trevally, 1 Golden trevally and 2 Cod. Laurie caught 4 Trevally and a Queenfish.
Sunday April 10th and I had a morning crew of Robin Blackman from Newcastle, Steve Hobson and Martin with Robin getting 3 Queenfish, Martin nabbed 5 Queenfish, 3 Trevally, 1 Golden Snapper, 1 Cod and a Catfish. Steve bagged 6 Queenfish and a Trevally. In the afternoon it was Anthony Petherick and Roisin Mealary from Adelaide with Anthony getting a Golden Snapper, Estuary Cod and a Catfish and Roisin nabbing 3 Golden Snapper and a Long Tom.
Monday April 11th and It was Dimitri, John and Constantine Nikias out with me again for a half day charter with Dimitri getting 5 Queenfish and a Trevally, John caught 2 Trevally and a Queenfish while Constantine nabbed 8 Queenfish and a Trevally.
Tuesday 12th of April and a morning session had me with Vanessa and Daniel Haies with Daniel getting 2 Trevally 2 Queenfish. In the afternoon I had Steve and Annika Jeppesen and Dan Dawson out with me where Steve caught a Golden Snapper, 2 Trevally, 2 Javelin and a Cod. Annika nabbed just the 1 Golden Snapper while Dan caught a Flathead and a Moses Perch.
Wednesday 13th of april and it was a half day afternoon crew of Vaness and Daniel Haies again joined by Joel Stevens from Coolum, QLD with Joel getting a Javelin, Golden Snapper, a Cod and a Catfish. Daniel caught 1 Trevally, 1 Cod and Catfish.
Friday the 15th of April and I had Trevor Mills and Kim Donges from Cowra, NSW along with Paul Condor from Wheeers Hill, VIC out for a half day with Kim getting 5 Queenfish, 4 Trevally and a Moses Perch. Trevor caught 3 Queenfish, 2 Trevally, 1 Batfish and a Cod while Paul nabbed a Queenfish and a Trevally.
Saturday 16th I had Ryan Love and Corey Hanley from Melton, VIC along with Graham Richardson from NZ. Ryan caught 2 Estuary Cod, 1 Golden Snapper, 3 Queenfish and 3 Trevally. Corey caught 3 Golden Snapper, 2 Javelin, 1 Cod and 2 Tuskfish. Graham nabbed 2 Javelin, 2 Golden Snapper and 2 Tuskfish.
Sunday 17th it was a morning crew of Danny, Jordan and Keenan Pinner from Albany. Jordan caught a Estuary Cod, Golden Snapper and a Trevally. Keenan nabbed 4 Golden Snapper and a Javelin while Danny nabbed just the 1 Golden Snapper. In the afternoon I was back out again with Gary De Brabander from the Gold Coast and Con Horgan from Sydney. Gary nabbed 3 Trevally, 3 Queenfish, 1 Golden Snapper and 3 Tuskfish while Con nabbed 6 Trevally, 2 Tuskfish, 6 Queenfish and a Javelin.
Monday 18th it was a morning crew of Neil Smith and Alfie Swallowe from Adelaide with Neil getting 2 Trevally, 1 Queenfish and a Golden Snapper. Alfie caught 5 Queenfish, 1 Trevally and a Javelin. In the afternoon it was Dan Puccini from Innisfail, QLD, Adrian Veal from Melbourne and Al Savone from Sydney. Dan got 4 Golden Snapper and 2 Cod. Adrian nabbed 2 Golden Snapper and a Javelin while Al nabbed 3 Golden Snapper, 2 Cod and a Javelin.
Tuesday it was Michelle Mckay, Nathan Mckay and Matt Carpenter with Michelle getting a Estuary Cod, 2 Golden Snapper, 3 Javelin and a Trevally. Matt caught a Flathead, Queenfish and a Javelin while Nathan bagged a Trevally, 2 Cod and a Moses Perch.
Wednesday the 20th of April I had Lindsay, Isaac and Aron Hooge from Miami, USA out for a half day stint seeing Isaac nab a Queenfish, Javelin, Cod and 2 Golden Snapper, Aron nabbed 3 Golden Snapper and 2 Javelin while Lindsay caught 3 Golden Snapper.
Thursday it was Geoff Butler from Swan Hill, VIC and Graham Hawkins for the morning session with Geoff getting a Brown Mowong, 4 Javelin, 2 Golden Snapper and 2 Trevally with Graham getting 6 Queenfish, 2 Trevally, 1 Javelin, 2 Golden Snapper and a Catfish. The afternoon session consisted of Peter Sandilands from Baulkham Hills, NSW and Gordon Logan from Melbourne with Peter catching 3 Queenfish and a Trevally and Gordon getting 4 Queenfish and a Cod.
Friday 22nd of April It was a morning crew of Noel and Daniel Gilbee from Swan Hill, NSW with Noel getting a Golden Trevally, 5 Silver Trevally, a Queenfish, Stripey Snapper and 2 Cod. Daniel caught a Golden Trevally, 3 Queenfish, 3 Silver Trevally and a Cod. The afternoon crew were Dean Hudson from Penrith, NSW, Ryan Peacock from the Central Coast, NSW and Martin Peacock from Maitland, NSW. Dean caught 2 Golden Snapper and a Catfish. Ryan got 4 Golden Snapper, 1 Javelin and a Estuary Cod while Martin nabbed 2 Trevally, 2 Golden Snapper and a Javelin.
Saturday the 13rd of April it was a half day morning with Ken Farquhar and Aaron from Manly, NSW. Ken nabbed a Giant Herring and a Queenfish while Aaron caught 2 Queenfish and a Cod. The afternoon had me back out with Andrew and Rob Sutherland from Melbourne, VIC. Andrew caught 3 Golden Snapper, 1 Barracuda and 2 Javelin with Rob nabbing 3 Javelin Fish.
Tuesday April 26th I had a half day stint with Simon Wakefield, Dave Garcia and Matt Macyar from Warrangul, VIC. Matt nabbed a Golden Snapper and a Catfish, Dave got a Golden Snapper, Javelin and a Cod while Simon nabbed a nice Tarpon, 3 Golden Snapper, 1 Javelin and a Golden Trevally.
Thursday 28th and it was the turn of David Read from Bowrall, NSw and Glen Hoffman from Camden, NSW where David caught 3 Trevally, 3 Queenfish, 6 Golden Snapper and a Javelin with Glen Nabbing 1 Trevally, 2 Golden Snapper and a Javelin.
Saturday 30th of April I had Bernie, Peter and Nathan Still out in the morning with Peter getting 6 Trevally, 4 Queenfish, 1 Cod and 3 Batfish. Nathan got 2 Trevally and 2 Queenfish while Bernie nabbed a Bream and a Mangrove Jack. The afternoon had me with Pierre Idiart and Hanna Turnbull with Pierre getting 2 Trevally, 6 Cod and 2 Tuskfish. Hanna caught 1 Queenfish, 2 Trevally, 1 Moses Perch and 2 Cod.
1st of May and it was a half day with David Thomson from Port Stephens, NSW and Chris Topher from Brisbane with David catching a Golden Snapper, 2 Tuskfish, 1 Stripey Snapper and 3 Cod. Chris nabbed 3 Tuskfish, 2 Moses Perch, 4 Trevally, 2 Cod and a Queenfish.
Monday 2nd and I had Brad Verner from here in Darwin along with Neville McGilvray from Taree, NSW. Brad nabbed 2 Cod, 2 Trevally and a Blue Threadfin Salmon while Neville got 1 Trevally, 3 Tuskfish, 2 Cod and a Brown Mowong.
Tuesday the 3rd I had Dean Johnstone from Orange, NSW out with me where he nabbed a Brown Mowong, 6 Trevally, 3 Queenfish and 6 Javelin.
Thursday the 5th of May it was Paul Tait from Colvinnabbin, VIC and John Karam from West Wyalong, NSW with John getting a Brown Mowong and 2 Catfish while Paul bagged a Queenfish, 1 Javelin, 1 Bream and a Mangrove Jack.
Friday 6th of May and I had a stint with Henry Rasanen and Tony Beckitt with Tony getting 4 Queenfish, 2 Javelin, 1 Trevally, 1 Golden Snapper and a Flathead while Henry got 2 Mangrove Jacks, 4 Trevally, 2 Golden Snapper, 1 Cod and 2 Javelin.
Saturday and it was Pat Burke from Minyama, QLD and Jason Killick from Portland, VIC with Pat nabbing 1 Golden Snapper and a Cod while Jason bagged a Flathead and a Golden Snapper.
Sunday 8th of May and it was Richard Barber, Hayley Bihun and Jordan Allen from Shepparton, VIC. Jordan bagged 1 Estuary Cod, 1 Barramundi and a Golden Snapper, Hayley nabbed 2 Golden Snapper and a Tarpon while Richard nabbed just the 1 Cod.
Tuesday May 10th and I had a half day with Bernie and Noah O Dwyer from Shepparton, VIC along with Tom Clarke from here in Darwin. Bernie nabbed just the 1 Queenfish with Tom nabbing 2 Queenfish, 1 Trevally and a Cod.
Wednesday and I had a morning crew of Victor and Barbara George from Perth along with Ian Twist fro NZ. Barbara stole the show with a 90cm Queenfish along with another one, Victor caught 4 Queenfish and 4 Cod with Ian getting a Queenfish, Stripey Snapper and 2 Cod. In the afternoon I was out again with Ray Hartley and Geoff and Deb McWaters from Sydney. Ray caught a Golden Snapper, 2 Flathead and a Catfish. Geoff got a Catfish and 2 Golden Snapper while Deb caught 2 Catfish.
Thursday the 12th it was a morning stint with Garrick Pelletier and Brent Greenberg from the USA with Garrick nabbing 3 Golden Trevally, 2 Silver Trevally and 2 Queenfish. Brent bagged a Queenfish and a Golden Trevally. In the afternoon it was Billy Nissen from Newcastle, NSW and Darren Higgins from Melbourne. Billy got a Catfish and a Flathead with Darren Nabbing a Golden Snapper, Flathead and a Catfish.
Friday the 13th I had Trevor and Sheryl Delaporte from Mandurah, WA with Trevor getting a Brown Mowong, Silver Trevally, Golden Trevally and 2 Cod while Sheryl got just the 1 Cod.
Saturday the 14th of May it was a morning crew of Chris Davis and Warren Williams from Brisbane with Chris nabbing a big Ramoray, 2 Cod, a Flathead, 1 Queenfish and 2 Golden Snapper. Warren bagged a Moses Perch, 2 Golden Snapper and a Cod. In the afternoon it was Ryan Jackka and Hanna Dittrich from Melbourne. Hanna bagged 1 Moses Perch, 1 Javelin and a Cod with Ryan again bagging a Ramoray, 2 Cod and a Moses Perch.
Monday May 16th and I had Steven Blow, Mark Anderson and Andrew Gallard from Cobar, NSW. Steven nabbed a Golden Snapper, 1 Batfish and 2 Cod, Andrew nabbed 3 Cod while Mark nabbed just the 1 Cod.
That's about it for the latest guys and as we now get into the dry season I expect the bigger Queenfish and schools of Bream begin to turn up in the harbour. Until the next report Tight Lines And Screaming Reels To You All.... Brian From Anglers Advantage Fishing Charters, Number One In Soft Plastics And Light Tackle Sports Fishing Covering Darwin Harbour And Surrounding Feeder Creeks.