Last cast in Kakadu did the trick

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Tom Gar­diner

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.

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