General Information

The second round of TEBS 2024 is on at the Daly River from the 20th – 21st April and looks like it’s going to be an awesome weekend.

With the current competitions on over that weekend as well the TEBS committee has decided to open both sides of the Daly River to include the mouth right up pass the crossing to Tipperary station.

This will allow for anglers to spread out and avoid congested areas and also the opportunity to try new areas.  Please note the upper Daly River is not for the faint-hearted, care and caution must be taken for numerous underwater rock bars and submerged logs exist throughout the waterways.  If you intend to fish the upper Daly region then please take extreme care and boat to the conditions.  It is the skipper’s responsibility to ensure their vessel is capable and seaworthy when competing in this competition iaw with AMSA safety laws.

Tidal Bore

Even in flood conditions there is potential for a tidal bore and likely rapid river rise on the tide change up to several meters.

The bore/rise will be greater the further you are down the river.

This occurs very quickly with little time to respond.

Careful consideration needs to be taken if anchored, particularly close to the bank and near overhanging branches etc, as the vessel can become quickly entangled and swamped.

Other Hazards

Beware that even though the river may be up it will still be tidal. The tide can run in hard and rise quickly. Take this into account when choosing your anchorage. The flats around Clear Creek are always a trap on a falling tide. Also beware that new snags may have appeared that are not marked by floats. Be particularly cautious in the area from Brown’s Creek all the way down until you are past the S-bends for gear box smashing obstructions.

Communication will be on VHF CH 72.

As with all rounds please be respectful of the surrounds and other boat users on the water slow down when passing vessels and take care when navigating.

Boundaries

The boundary is from the Tipperary station to the mouth shown on the map. For those familiar with navigating the Daly this opens up new options.

Scoring

Fishing is from 6am Saturday until 6pm Sunday.

Results for Round 2 to be in by 6pm on Monday unless a prior arrangement has been made with us.

Please use the upload results tab on the tebs.fish website.

If you do experience any difficulty with uploading your fish to the website please contact the Measurement Panel Co-coordinator, Morris Pizzutto, via Messenger.

Photographing Fish. Make sure mouth is closed or as close to closed as you can get. make sure you use the approved measurement board as failure to do so will see your fish entered disqualified.  We will have extra measurement boards available for purchase prior to the round.

When photographing your fish on the approved measure device ensure the mouth is closed and the round card is next to the fish. Clear photos make it easier for point score verification. Fish will be adjusted down by scorers accordingly if mouth is opened.

Fish will be sized down to the centimeter. For example, if the fish is between 58.00 to 58.9cm it will be scored at 58cm. If the fish is 57.9 or below it will be a 57cm.

The round card will be emailed out on Thursday 18th of April 2024

Social Media and TEBS Fellas

Photos of people catching fish, boats out on the water, action shots, landscapes, wildlife and people holding fish are all important for us to provide to Alex Julius’ NT News column, and to share on our social media.

One of the easiest ways to share stories of the weekend is to post your own Facebook article that our Social Media Co-coordinator Kieran Chin or Regis Martin can share to the TEBS Fellas page for all of us to enjoy.