Shady help

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Shady help

Post by blowski » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:13 am

Hey guys just got a new tinny and was wondering when the best time to go and troll the mouth of shady is to get the salmon and Barra keen to try get the mrs into a big one. Only been once with a friend so I’m not a guru at when it fires or what tides and when to launch/retrieve. How long of a trip is it from the ramp



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Re: Shady help

Post by trent » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:44 am

Neap tides are best. its about 35km to the mouth and you will have to launch and retreive on the high tide at the ramp this time of year

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Re: Shady help

Post by Flickin4em » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:23 am

Add approx 4.5 hrs to darwin tides at the barrage too...

As mentioned neaps are generally better more importantly the wind plays a major role in the capture numbers. As often you are trolling well out from the true mouth in the channel it leaves in the mudflats instead. It also limits the opportunity to get round the front to fish better systems than sampan itself (travel at 4-5m tide minimum recommended). Most of the river is free of obstacles but travel at a safe speed until you get a bit more of a idea about which bits to watch out for.
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Re: Shady help

Post by al57 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:00 am

i did that trip once ,and its a decent hike down the river ,beautiful country though ,from memory i used a high tide that was as early as possible to launch which made it a coming in tide when back at near dark .

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