Round 6 Darwin Harbour 1st & 2nd October 2016

The final Round coincides with the 1st weekend of the Million Dollar Barra season. Will someone get lucky? Are you registered?

The outer Darwin Round boundary this year will be a line from Nightcliff Jetty to Charles Point but not including Tapa Bay.

You are able to fish all of the harbour, it’s tidal rivers and arms.

The Scorecard will be sent out Thursday night and will be available on the website in the blog section.

Please make sure your scoring fish photos are on a measure device / brag mat with the Round 6 Score Card. Fish mouths should be closed when measuring them.

Your catch returns / photos need to be uploaded to the TEBS website by 1pm on Monday 3rd October.   If you have any issues with the website please email me at with your returns.

I will review the returns and then get out an email with the provisional results as soon as possible after that.

There will be some mystery fish prizes so don’t forget to include your best non barra catches.  Photo’s and sizes required. Salmon & pelagic’s to be measured to the fork and demersal fish overall length. Email them to

It would be great to get some high resolution photo’s and any info about the Round so that we can compile a report for the NT News and include in the Christmas NAFA Edition. Any yarns and good quality photos may be sent to me at

Be aware of the shipping traffic in and around Darwin Harbour and observe any current restrictions and speed limits that may be in place.

Please keep VHF chat in accordance with the regulations. Darwin Port Authority provide 24 hour monitoring of VHF.

Below are the Darwin Port VHF channels and their primary use for your info.


VHF Channel Used for Primary use
06 Frances Bay Mooring Basin Lockmaster Communications with vessels entering or leaving Frances Bay Mooring Basin
08 Tipperary Waters Lockmaster Communications with vessels entering or leaving Tipperary Waters marina
09 Darwin LNG Wickham Point operations
10 All vessels Darwin Harbour Control working channel and primary port operations
11 Cullen Bay Lockmaster Communication with vessels entering and leaving Cullen Bay marine
12 and 13 Tugs Ship manoeuvring with the assistance of tugs
14 and 69 Naval vessels Navy port working frequency
16 All vessels [International] distress, safety and calling
17 Hudson Creek Ship-to-shore channel for vessels working in Hudson Creek
19 INPEX LNG Bladin Point operations
67 All vessels Darwin Harbour Control weather and notices to mariners information channel (0703 & 1903)
68 Bayview Marina Lockmaster Communications with vessels entering or leaving Bayview marina
72 All vessels Ship to Ship, Customs and Quarantine
73 Yachts Yacht racing and Regattas
74 Darwin Marine Supply Base Darwin Marine Supply Base operations