xin nian kuai le” Happy new year to all our Sponsors and competitor for the Top End Barra Series 2023.

This is year is looking like a cracker of a year if this rain keeps up hopefully producing great run-off and our best season yet.

With little over a month away now before our First round kicks of down at the Mighty Daly River on the 25th-26th February i would like to take this opportunity firstly to welcome our sponsors to this competition, without their support this competition wouldn’t happen.

Before we get into our sponsors i would like to announce a few changes this year with the competition.

The year sees the introduction of the standard measurement board this is so our measurement panel have a standard with regards to measurement of your catch.  Usage of  a non-approved measuring board for registering your catch will not be accepted. 

Due to the requirement to bulk order our hats this year extra hats will be available for purchase at a cost of $20 Dollars and can be purchased at our presentation nights.

last year saw the introduction of raising money for charity’s and this year we will be continuing the same our Charity working group will provide more details on this through out the year.

TEBS will be transitioning into the digital age this year with our presentation nights and will have a POS terminal available rather than people bringing their gold coins this will allow for purchase of hats, shirts and raffle tickets.

We are expecting to hand out our goodies bag at Palmerston Marlow Lagoon recreation area on the Tuesday 21st Feb 5:30pm – 7pm and the Park near Rapid Creek on Thursday 19th Feb from 5:30pm-7pm details will be published separately in the coming weeks.

Big-fish has been with us since the competition started way back in 2010 and Joshua’s quality products of shirts and Hats continue to go the distance and last, Big-fish is an Australian owned and operated company that sources Australian made products and we are very pleased to have Big-fish as one of our Major sponsors. If you get the chance pop in and see Josh’s display of quality gear or jump online the list is extraordinary and he has a shirt or hat for anyone’s needs or requirements.

NAFA – Alex Julius Fishing magazine is an iconic institution in the Top End Alex himself pioneered the way to catch Barramundi in the Top End producing televisions shows such as Fish North that Alex took globally putting the NT on the world stage. With Alex’s backing for this competition we are greatly appreciative from such a NT ICON.

Fishing and Outdoor world – Operating since 1972 is the longest established specialist fishing and tackle outlet in Darwin and it goes without saying their local knowledge, expertise is without reproach not only that the team out FOW know where the fish are biting what gear to use and spend the time understanding and meeting every anglers needs, the newly renovated shop is a anglers paradise we are very lucky to have such an experience team behind us this year in TEBS, so do yourself a favor before round 1 kicks off go and see the team at FOW and snare a great bargain.

Quality Marine – Does it get much better than the team at Quality Marine has been amazing for the TEBS competition, Not only do they provide excellent sales, and services on the top quality brands they also stock a wide range of parts and accessories to meet any Tebbsie requirement pop in and see Mark at Quality Marine and get your boat squared away ready for round 1

Garmin – Last year saw Garmin come on as a major sponsor and wow the end of year prize not to mention the other goodies in partnership with Quality Marine was just truly amazing, it goes without saying that the Garmin brand of Sounders and products are just amazing and the quality speak for them selves, being the pioneering brand to bring in Panoptix imaging this has played a major role last year for competitors and continues to be the go to product if you want results. This year is no exception with our end of year prize to be amazing.  Get into Quality Marine and see Mark  or Harry to get your sounders updated to the best gear on the market to help you secure that round 1 win for the year and possibly the series.

Great Northern – Has come onboard this year as our major sponsor and who doesn’t like a amber ale out fishing?.  Lincoln and his team will know doubt have some awesome goodies for us throughout the year not to mention the wide range of products on offer as they say “it is the beer for up here” and i look forward to our partnership this year with Great Northern.

Riedy’s Lures – Does it get any better than this having a world class lure manufacture right on our door stop and also sponsoring TEBS? Colin and his team have been manufacturing top class lures in the Top End for Years.  His lures and colors are an anglers must especially when fishing the top end with his lures accounting for a majority of the wins from the anglers,  Colin and his team have been amazing supporters of TEBS over the years and will appreciate his continued support.  With this years wet looking like being a good one you will need to get in quick before his stock goes prior to round 1 of TEBS

Northern Propeller Services NT – The only shop if its kind in the NT Marcus has been sponsoring the TEBS competition for years.  We have all been there hitting that snag or submerged obstacle under water whilst out chasing that elusive barra.  If you prop is looking worse for wear or you need some advise and sizing for your propeller to maximize fuel efficiency and to beat other competitors to the spot then get in and see Marcus today before the first round and get your boat into shape for what is set to be an amazing year on the water.

Bendigo Bank – Well when it comes to community service there is no other banking service quite like Bendigo Bank the name says it all “Community Bank” and this is no exception Jeff and his team at Bendigo bank Nightcliff branch has been servicing the NT community for years.  An avid fisherman himself his team of dedicated staff are there to assist with all your banking needs that has a personalized approach.  We are very appreciative of Jeff and his team and his support he brings to TEBS.

Insurance Risk Solutions – Dwight our Treasurer and fishing guru is sponsoring the TEBS insurance requirement for hosting this fantastic competition, Dwight and his team specialize in all boating insurance housing and commercial, having someone local in those fields is priceless the humanistic approach Dwight offers is fantastic so if you want a great deal on your boats and associated equipment insurance get in touch with Dwight who will look after you as he has the territory for many years.

Barefoot Fishing Academy – Glenn Watt the man the myth the legend has come onboard for the first time this year and what amazing products he is offering our winners in this years TEBS.  Glenn’s knowledge and his Barra academy have meant the difference to many anglers fishing the comp and this has been shown by the competitors consistent top 10 placings welcome aboard Gelnn and hope to see you out and about on the water.

Barra or Blue fishing Charters – We welcome another Territory Favorite in Lincoln Kirby who operates Barra or Blue Fishing Charters this year Lincoln has been serving the Top End for many years getting his customers onto prize worthy Barramundi and big jewfish.  Lincoln boats are hard to miss and very impressive and it you want a fun day out with the family then look no further but get in quick as with the impending run-off Lincoln and his teams spots are filling fast.

ARMED-FAB – Is another new sponsor to join the TEBS community this year, ARMED-FAB are your one stop shop for all modifications for your boat and your towing rig from exhausts to consoles Rob and his team has you covered but get in quick before the first round as Rob is a mad keen fisherman and no doubt will be hitting the rounds hard this year, thank you Rob and your team for joining our fantastic Fishing Comp.

NTC – Northern Territory Communications – Craig and his team has been servicing the Top End for over 20 years specializing in data cable installations covering all of the territory and the remote QLD/WA.  as our very own Club Secretary Craig like most members is an avid fisherman and never shy’s away for a yarn and ale and is always the first to provide help when needed

Cerbis Ceramics – I would like to Welcome Ari from Cerbis ceramics who has come onboard as a sponsor this Cerbis Ceramics have been operating in the Territory for over 35 years specializing in European tiles and the latest trends in tiles and design, you will find Cerbis ceramics conveniently  located in Winnellie and we all hope to see you out on the water this year Ari


on Behalf to the TEBS Committee and its competitors i would like say a big thank you to all our sponsors for making the Top End Barra Series such a fantastic competition