Round 4 in Darwin Harbour has again demonstrated that the city backyard is in healthy condition. Despite the wind that turned up on the weekend there were 99 barra recorded over 50cm. The biggest fish came in at 81cm and was captured by Simon Bochow.

Numbers wise, there were 11 barra in the 70’s, 37 in the 60,s with the remainder in the 50cm bracket. The fish numbers over the past 3 years in the harbour have remained constant in the TEBS competition. We have not kept records of the sub 50cm fish that are captured but reports indicate there were plenty around again last week.

Flats fishing on the springs is certainly the preferred fishing method for barra. The best tides seem to be the dropping Springs. If you can keep out of the wind sight fishing is improved

To keep things interesting we usually have a few other species of fish that get nominated each Round. For the Darwin Harbour Round we had Queenfish and Mangrove Jack. The biggest Queenfish came in at 83cm to the fork. Jason Haack was the angler. Dustin Menke managed to bag the biggest Mangrove Jack at 44cm.

Another noteworthy catch was a big GT that Jon Russo picked up while trolling the flats near Catalina.

If trailer bearing maintenance was a prize our old mate Lumbo would have easily taken out the prize.

Congratulations to Jamie Cooper for taking out Round 4. Jamie and Peter Cooper had a blinder on the weekend and full credit to their commitment.

Below are links to the Round 4 results as well as the current leader board for 2017.

Bryn Montgomery is leading the charge at Round 4 in 2017 with Kai Argent and Ben Judd coming a tie for 2nd spot. Some of the competitors reckon we need to scrutinize Juddy’s boat for evidence of mullet scales and a cast net .

Round 4 Results

Overall 2017 at Round 4