Last cast in Kakadu did the trick
TROLLING is the choice method to land mackerel according to Matt from Bransfords Tackle. Wog Head lures with a rigged garfish are the most popular option. The Wog Heads are versatile and can be used to troll or bottom fishing. Shallow or deep diving lures are also a great option . Floaters are often used when chasing mackerel but make sure you check your zones as yellow zones restrict you to one hook and line per person. I COME from Gippsland. We’re staying with friends up here. One of them has a boat and we went out last night and will go again tomorrow night.
I’ve been fishing since I was about five. Most of what we catch is saltwater fish, in the estuaries.
My best fish was probably a barramundi. It was in the Northern Territory, in a river in Kakadu, about two years ago. Myself and dad were on a fishing charter.
We’d been fishing for about two hours and we were on the way back and no one had caught anything.
Then I flicked the last lure and I was reeling in and got to about halfway when the fish hit it. I thought I was pulling in a shark because I’d never caught anything that big before.
I wasn’t really that tired, because it was already halfway in. It probably took five minutes.
Dad was talking me through it -- just keep reeling, be gentle, and all that. I’d never done it before. I got it in. It was a good fish but it was too small. That’s alright.
My dad has taught me everything pretty much.
My other good one was a mangrove jack up Dickson Inlet. And I got a lot of mudcrabs last night.