Hey Everyone, Been a while since the last report as it's peak dry season here in the Top End and flat stick busy on the water as of late but here's a report on what's been happening on Darwin Harbour and its surrounding feeder creek systems.
Sunday the 7th of May I had a morning crew of Malcolm Couzner and Ian Dyer from Adelaide out with me with Ian nabbing 2 Golden Snapper, 1 Barracuda, 4 Trevally, 1 Flathead and a Javelin. Malcolm bagged 7 Trevally, 3 Golden Snapper and 2 Javelin. The afternoon session saw me back out with Ken Start along with Kevin Couzner seeing Ken nab a Tarpon, Queenfish and a Trevally with Kevin nabbing exacty the same.
Tuesday May 9th it was Stephen Hibbert and Peter Windle from Melbourne for a half day stint with Peter getting 1 Flathead, 5 Trevally, 2 Golden Snapper and 2 Javelin. Stephen caught 4 Trevally, 1 Golden Snapper and 1 Javelin.
Wednesday the 10th I was out with Paul Davies from the Gold Coast and Greg Briggs from Wollongong, NSW with Paul getting 3 Javelin, 2 Golden Snapper and 1 Trevally, Greg caught 5 Trevally, 3 Golden Snapper, 1 Bream and 2 Javelin.
Thursday May 11th it was Paul and Vicky McMurray from Sydney where Vicky got a Brown Mowong, 2 Bream, a Queenfish and 2 Trevally. Paul caught 2 Queenfish, 1 Trevally and 2 Javelin.
Friday May 12th I had Gary Hutton and Alan White from Moonanbey, VIC and Greg Buckley from Parkes, NSW where Gary nabbed 6 Trevally, Alan bagged 1 Queenfish and 4 Trevally while Greg nabbed 6 Trevally, 3 Queenfish, 1 Mangrove Jack, 6 Golden Snapper, 2 Javelin and 2 Cod.
Saturday May 13th I had a morning crew of Mark Spencer and Kerry Svatner from the Gold Coast seeing Mark nab a 61cm Barramundi, 2 Queenfish and 2 Trevally. Kerry nabbed a 60cm Barra and 2 Queenfish. In the afternoon I had Danie Prinsloo from Darwin along with Emilo Parente from Victoria and Graham Clarke from NZ. Danie bagged a Estuary Cod and a Golden Snapper while Emilo nabbed a Golden Trevally and Graham nabbed a Javelin.
Sunday May 14th it was Barry and Cathy Davis from Newcastle, NSW for a half day morning stint with Gary nabbing a Golden Trevally, 5 Silver Trevally, 1 Queenfish,a Coral Trout and 2 Cod. Cathy nabbed a Golden Trevally, 2 Silver Trevally and a Cod.
Monday May 15th I had Brian Humphreys from Brisbane, Jeff Mason and Colin Stewart from Foster, NSW where Jeff bagged a nice 95cm Queenfish, Colin nabbed a Trevally and Brian caught 3 Queenfish and 3 Trevally.
Wednesday May 17th and I had Patrick Jones from the Toowoomba, Ken Taylor from the Gold Coast and Peter Vogler from the Gold Coast. Patrick had a mixed bag with 6 Queenfish, 23 Trevally, 5 Bream, 1 Tarpon and 2 Golden Snapper. Ken nabbed a Tarpon, 6 Trevally and a Cod while Peter bagged a Tarpon, 3 Trevally and a Cod.
Saturday May 20th it was a morning crew of Troy Fewings and Rod Tennison from Wollongong, NSW and Gerhard Tieditke from Germany with Troy getting 3 Trevally and a Queenfish, Rod got 2 Queenfish, 4 Trevally and a Batfish and Gerhard bagged a Javelin, 3 Trevally and 2 Queenfish. The afternoon saw me out with Peter and Ryan King along with Jeff Thompson, Peter caught 2 Trevally and a Queenfish, Jeff nabbed a Batfish and Ryan caught 3 Queenfish, 2 Trevally and a Golden Snapper for the session.
Monday the 25th of May I had Gary Palmer from here in Darwin along with James Seeton and Geoff Austin from Melbourne out with me where Gary nabbed 1 Queenfish, 2 Golden Trevally, 5 Golden Snapper, 4 Silver Trevally and 2 Cod, James bagged 1 Queenfish, 2 Trevally, 2 Javelin and 1 Golden Snapper while Geoff nabbed 1 Golden Trevally, 4 Silver Trevally and 2 Javelin for the stint.
Tuesday May 25th and it was Tim Sawyer and Kendall from Tamworth, NSW with Kendall getting 1 Golden Snapper, 1 Bream, 6 Trevally, 3 Javelin and 1 Cod while Tim bagged a Brown Mowong, 1 Golden Snapper, 2 Javelin, 6 Silver Trevally, 1 Golden Trevally and a Queenfish.
Saturday May 27th it was Geoff Fowler and Kathy Fisher from Melbourne and Mick Burn from Darwin with Mick getting 3 Queenfish, 4 Bream, 1 Mangrove Jack, 1 Barramundi, 1 Golden Snapper and 4 Trevally. Kathy nabbed 2 Queenfish and a Trevally while Geoff nabbed just the 1 Trevally.
Sunday May 28th and I had a morning crew of Yugo Nascitelli and Ray Mattock from Melbourne with Yugo getting a Trevally and a Cod and Ray nabbing 2 Queenfish, 2 Trevally and a Cod. In the afternoon it was David Fraser from Tassie and Rob Philp from Sydney where Rob nabbed a Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Bream, 2 Trevally and a Cod while David nabbed just the 1 Cod.
Tuesday May 30th it was Davis Askwith and Brian Day in the morning with David catching 1 Queenfish and a Cod and Brian nabbing a Queenfish, Parrot Fish and a Moses Perch. In the afternoon it was Jake and Col Turner with Col bagging a Blue Threadfin Salmon, Flathead and a Mangrove Jack.
Wednesday 31st of May I was out in the morning session with Richard and Nick Stuhl from Port MacQuarie and Kevin Pennell from Tahgoona, QLD where Richard caught a Queenfish and a Bream, Kevin nabbed a Parrot Fish, Cod, Golden Snapper and a Moses Perch and Nick bagged a Golden Snapper, Mackerel, Trevally and a Queenfish.
June the 1st It was Jade Ross and Mark Ashdown from the gold Coast with Jade getting 2 Queenfish, 2 Trevally and 2 Moses Perch while Mark nabbed a Moses Perch, Trevally and a Queenfish.
Friday June 2nd and it was Richard and Nick Stuhl out again with Tony Kippen from Brisbane. Nick caught 3 Queenfish and 1 Trevally with Richard getting a Barracuda, 2 Moses Perch, 1 Golden Trevally and a Silver Trevally while Tony nabbed just the 1 Trevally. In the afternoon I had Mac Harvey from Sydney out with me where he bagged 2 Queenfish.
Sunday June 4th it was Ross Cummins and Andrew Cawley from here in Darwin along with Randall Mahoney from Sydney. Ross caught 11 Trevally, 2 Golden Snapper and 2 Queenfish, Andrew nabbed 7 Trevally, 3 Bream and 4 Queenfish with Randall nabbing 6 Trevally, 4 Bream and a Queenfish.
Wednesday June 7th I had Brad Bult from Melbourne out with me where Brad caught 3 Mangrove Jack, 8 Trevally, 2 Bream, 1 Golden Snapper, 3 Queenfish and a Tarpon.
Thursday June 8th it was Marcus Buckley from Melbourne seeing him nab 6 Queenfish, 7 Trevally, 2 Javelin and 2 Bream.
Friday the 9th of June during the course of the day I had John Powell, Zac Seward, Joe and Deb Martorazo where John caught a Trevally, Cod and a Golden Snapper, Deb nabbed 2 Javelin and a Trevally, Joe caught a Golden Snapper and Zac nabbed a Bream, Brown Mowong, a Tarpon and 2 Trevally.
Saturday June 10th it was Mark Allgood and Todd Prideaux from WA where Todd caught a Golden Snapper, Barracuda, 3 Bream and a Queenfish. Mark nabbed a Javelin, Tarpon and a Mangrove Jack. In the afternoon I had Kirsty Herring and Dom Huntley from Katherine here in the NT with Dom nabbing a Barramundi, Trevally and a Catfish and Kirsty getting 2 Javelin.
Sunday June 11th it was Andrew Cawley from Darwin and John Davis from Adelaide with Andrew getting a Barramundi and a Flathead and John nabbing a Flathead, Queenfish, Golden Snapper and a Moses Perch.
Tuesday June 13th I had David and Harrison Brown from Sydney out with me with David bagging 2 Golden Snapper, a Flathead and a Cod and Harrison getting a Queenfish, Golden Snapper and a Javelin.
Friday June 16th it was a morning crew of Brad Richards and Justine Walter from Sydney and John Summers, John bagged 3 Queenfish and a Trevally, Brad nabbed a Golden Trevally, Blue Threadfin Salmon, 2 Queenfish and 2 Silver Trevally. Justine caught 2 Trevally, 2 Bream and a Queenfish. In the afternoon I had Grant Mills from Bundaberg, Bruce Butler and Daniel from Byron Bay. Daniel bagged a Mangrove Jack, Golden Snapper, 5 Trevally, 2 Queenfish and 2 Bream. Bruce caught 2 Cod, 4 Trevally and 1 Bream while Grant nabbed 2 Cod, a Golden Snapper and 2 Bream.
Sunday June 18th it was a crew of Phil and Karen Connor from Hervey Bay and Nellie Hayes from here in Darwin. Phil caught a Batfish, Stripey Snapper, 6 Bream, 2 Trevally and a Cod. Karen nabbed 5 Bream, 3 Trevally, 2 Queenfish and a Brown Mowong while Nellie caught 2 Queenfish, 5 Bream and 3 Trevally.
Wednesday June 21st I had Vladimir and Alex Wittenbeaghe from France out with me with Vladimir getting 8 Trevally, 1 Golden Snapper, 2 Queenfish, a Nightfish and 3 Bream while Alex caught 16 Trevally, 4 Queenfish and 4 Bream.
Thursday June 22nd it was Dave Flynn along with Denis and Denny Fuller from Wollongong, NSW where between them the guys bagged 6 javelin, 15 Bream, 18 Trevally, 1o Queenfish, 2 Cod and a Mangrove Jack for the half day stint.
Friday 23rd of June I did a full day charter with Peta Davidson and Ash Brandom from Adelaide where Peta nabbed 14 Trevally, 9 Queenfish, 5 Golden Snapper, 4 Javelin and a Flathead, Ash's tally was 1 Silver Mowong, 1 Brown Mowong, 1 Golden Trevally, 1 Diamond Trevally, 4 Javelin, 5 Bream, 1 Blue Threadfin Salmon, 10 Silver trevally, 13 Queenfish and 7 Golden Snapper.
Monday June 26th and it was Kye and Col Wilson from Foster, NSW where Col bagged 2 Queenfish, 2 Trevally and a Golden Snapper. Kye bagged 3 Queenfish, 4 Silver Trevally, 2 Golden Trevally and 2 Moses Perch.
Tuesday June 27th I had David and Meme Samsi from the USA out with me with David getting a solid 5kg Silver Trevally, 5 Golden Snapper and a Flathead while Meme nabbed 2 Queenfish, 1 Trevally, 1 Golden Snapper and a Bream.
June Thursday the 29th it was Andrew McFee and Toni Hobell from Adelaide with Toni getting 2 Queenfish, 4 Trevally, 1 Golden Trevally, 1 Golden Snapper and 2 Javelin while Andrew caught 4 Queenfish, 1 Cod,2 Golden Snapper, 8 Trevally, 1 Flathead, 2 Javelin and a Mangrove Jack.
Friday 30th of June I had Max Desax and Ben Robertson from Byron Bay where Max caught a Blue Threadfin Salmon and 2 Queenfish and Ben nabbed a Queenfish, Blue Threadfin Salmon and a Trevally.
July 1st kicked off with a morning session with Brett Anderson from the Central Coast, NSW along for a full day and was joined in the afternoon by Russel and Darcy Jones. Russell caught 4 Queenfish, 3 Trevally and 3 Bream with Darcy nabbing a Moses Perch, 2 Bream, a Trevally and 3 Queenfish while Brett bagged a Tarpon, 6 Queenfish, 4 Trevally, 3 Bream and a Moonfish for the day.
July 2nd it was Paul Stockham from Bundaberg along with Gordon and Annabelle Cameron from Singapore with Paul getting 8 Bream, 6 Trevally and 3 Queenfish, Cameron nabbed 3 Queenfish, 6 Trevally and 6 Bream while Annabelle caught 6 Bream, 4 Trevally and 3 Queenfish.
July 3rd I had Kym Jillard and Lucas Nanniga from Victoria out with me and joined in the morning by Tuiri Tareha from Alice Springs and in the afternoon by Don Sisson where Tuiri nabbed 2 Blue Threadfin Salmon, 2 Queenfish, 6 Trevally and 2 Bream. Don nabbed 1 Tarpon, 2 Trevally, 1 Javelin, 2 Bream and a Golden Snapper. Kym caught 6 Trevally, 1 Blue Threadfin Salmon, 5 Bream and 2 Queenfish for the day while Luke bagged 6 Queenfish, 15 Trevally, 2 Blue Threadfin Salmon, 2 Tarpon, 6 Bream, 1 Black Tip Reef Shark and 3 Javelin.
Tuesday 4th of July I had a morning stint with mother and daughter Andrea and Jacinta Byrne from WA with Andrea nabbing a Wolf Herring, 8 Trevally and 3 Bream while Jacinta nabbed a Diamond Trevally, 7 Silver Trevally, 2 Bream, 1 Batfish and a Queenfish. In the afternoon I had Tim Harmer and Ian Mackenzie from Orange, NSW where Tim caught 2 Bream and 3 Trevally and Ian nabbed 1 Golden Trevally, 1 Bream, 3 Queenfish and 3 Silver Trevally.
Wednesday the 5th of July I had a half day stint with Luke Brill from Sydney and Madeline Spry from Bundaberg with Luke getting 3 Trevally, 2 Bream and a Queenfish and Madeline nabbing 2 Queenfish, 4 Trevally, 1 Bream, 1 Golden Snapper, 1 Javelin and a Cod.
Friday the 7th of July and it was Lucas Nanninga again for a full day joined by Kym Jillard for the morning and Marty Coombe from Adelaide and again in the afternoon with Kathryn Gaffney from the Blue mountains, NSW. Kym caught 6 Trevally, 2 Queenfish, 4 Golden Snapper and 2 Bream. Marty nabbed 1 Queenfish, 3 Golden Snapper, 1 Moses Perch, 6 Trevally and a Bream, Kathryn caught 2 Silver Trevally, 3 Golden Trevally, 2 Queenfish, 2 Bream and 2 Cod while Lucas bagged 18 Trevally, 6 Queenfish, 4 Golden Snapper, 1 Javelin and 10 Bream for the day.
Saturday July 8th I had Gary, Jayden and Cooper Sothey out with me in the morning seeing Gary nab 5 Silver Trevally and 1 Golden Trevally, Jayden nabbed 2 Golden Snapper, 3 Bream, 3 Trevally and a Queenfish while Cooper caught 2 Trevally, 1 Bream and a Cod.The afternoon had me out with Wayne and Will Evans from Brisabne where Wayne caught 5 Trevally and a Cod and Will bagged 3 Trevally and 2 Bream.
Sunday July 9th it in the morning crew it was Dan, Jed and Nash Barrett from WA with Dan getting 6 Trevally, 4 Golden Snapper and a Queenfish, Jed caught 3 Queenfish and a Trevally and Nash bagged 4 Trevally, 2 Golden Snapper and 3 Javelin. The afternoon session saw me back out with Steve Malcolm and Sue Coull from Melbourne with Steve getting 4 Trevally, 3 Bream, 1 Golden Snapper and a Cod while Sue caught 1 Bream, 1 Queenfish, 2 Trevally and a Cod.
Monday the 10th of July I had Wes and James Renton from WA long with Paul Sherman from Maitland, NSW out for a full day stint with Paul nabbing 4 Trevally, 3 Queenfish, 3 Golden Snapper, 2 Javelin and 2 Bream. Wes nabbed 2 Trevally, 1 Queenfish, 4 Bream, 1 Golden Snapper, 1 Barramundi and 4 Javelin while James nailed a Jewfish, 2 Trevally, 1 Mangrove Jack, 1 Bream, 2 Queenfish and 2 Golden Snapper.
Tuesday the 11th it was a session with Jeff Cooper from Newcastle, NSW along with Lindsay Rossi and Bryan Warry from Melbourne where Jeff caught a Barramundi, 1 Golden Snapper, a Bream and a Cod. Lindsay nabbed a Golden Trevally, 1 Barramundi, a Cod and a Catfish while Bryan caught 2 Flathead, 1 Catfish and a Javelin.
Wednesday July 12th I had Kabel and Fynnie Davis from Melbourne out with me seeing the boys nab 6 Golden Snapper for the stint.
Thursday July 13th it was a session with Roger and Daniel Puckridge from Hobart, TAS with Roger getting a Queenfish and a Trevally while Daniel nailed a Golden Trevally, Queenfish and 2 Silver Trevally.
Friday 14th of July I was out with Steve Harbor along with Mick and Jimmy O Reilly from Sydney where Steve caught a Barrmundi, 2 Trevally and a Javelin while Mick nabbed 2 Trevally and Jimmy caught 2 Trevally, 2 Javelin and a Golden Snapper.
Saturday the 15th of July I had a morning crew of Daniel Del Borrello from Perth, WA along with Shane and Jack Colbert from Horsham, VIC where Shane nabbed a Barramundi, 3 Golden Trevally and a Queenfish while Daniel nabbed a Batfish, 1 Golden Trevally, 1 Queenfish and a Bream. In the afternnon I was back out with Dave Kane, Julian Dangov and Jerome Fontana with Dave getting 3 Trevally, 1 Javelin and 4 Golden Snapper, Julian bagged 2 Bream while Jerome caught a Queenfish and a Golden Snapper.
Sunday the 16th it was a morning session with Bruno and Fiona Fabbi from Sydney where Bruno caught 4 Trevally, 1 Queenfish and a Moonfish and Fiona nabbed 6 Trevally, 1 Javelin, 1 Queefish and a Blue Threadfin Salmon. The afternoon had me back out with Joel and Greta Menzies from Sydney with Joel getting 7 Trevally while Greta nabbed 4 Trevally, 1 Mangrove jack and 4 Golden Snapper.
Monday the 17th and it was Ameile and Jonathan Shalev from Israel where Ameile caught a Blue Threadfin Salmon and a Trevally and Jonathan nabbed a Golden Trevally and a Queenfish.
Tuesday the 18th of July it was Lynne and Mike Baldwin from Inverell, NSW along with Peter Stokes from the UK with Lynne getting a Blue Threadfin Salmon and a Trevally, Mike nabbing a Blue Salmon and 3 Trevally and Peter getting 3 Queenfish, a Moonfish, Moses Perch and a Golden Snapper.
Wednesday the 19th I had Peter Stokes from the UK back out with me along with Trevor May from Gippsland, VIC where Peter caught 2 Javelin and 2 Bream and Trevor caught just the 1 Bream and 1 Javelin.
Tuesday the 20th of July it was Mike Commane, Jamie Brown and Leigh Stevens from Tasmania with Mike getting 2 Trevally, 2 Golden Snapper, 1 Queenfish and 1 Cod. Jamie nabbed 7 Trevally, 1 Queenfish and a Cod while Leigh nabbed a nice Golden Trevally, 1 Silver Trevally and a Cod.
Friday 21st of July I was out for a session with Karen and Michael from Yepoon with Karen getting a Flathead, Javelin and a Catfish and Michael bagging a Bream, 2 Trevally and a Javelin.