Author Archives: Matt Flynn

The NT’s Million Dollar Fish Season 5 – the tally so far

This post will be updated with consecutive captures of fish in the NT’s Million Dollar Fish Season 3, so that it displays an uninterrupted timeline of events.

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Heat versus gill nets

There has been much talk about poor catches on the Daly River this year, following a disastrous wet season. Before blaming gill nets, fishermen should first look at catch trends from the Barra Nationals and Barramundi Classic competitions (shown above). … Continue reading

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Adelaide River creeks fire up

Had a good session on the Adelaide River today. Fished all the way from “Black Jungle Creek” downstream up as far as Beatrice Creek. A lot of travelling. Black Jungle was pumping fresh but had no mullet. There were big … Continue reading

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Beatrice Creek, Adelaide River, NT

Fished Beatrice Creek this morning, the neap tides are really getting the creek pumping now. Small tides seem to move a lot of water on the upper Adelaide. There is bait gathering, including tarpon, gars, mullet and rainbows, and this … Continue reading

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Flying the FFF flag, bwahahaha

Took the the tin lids to East Point today, with a couple of rods and a packet of prawns. Aside from sand crabs, there wasn’t much happening. One rod took off for the water and my wife saved it, but … Continue reading

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Adelaide River run-off 2011

The Adelaide River is slowly improving after Cyclone Carlos, it’s almost crackalackin’ but not quite … just waiting for the yellow-tailed salties to move up the river now. Here’s a few pix. I hope to fish a lot more this … Continue reading

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Kimberley, Tassie, Brisbane and Hotham

I spent the past six weeks travelling to the Kimberley, Tasmania, Brisbane and Hotham. The Kimberley trip was a 12-day stint with Mal Miles of www.darwinbluewater.com.au as part of a prize for lucky NTMAG reader Jon ‘The Fisho’ Vogel. It … Continue reading

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Something different ….

I wrote this in 1995 before 9/11-style terrorism, when travel journalists were sometimes allowed to sit in the jump seat behind the pilot on commercial jet flights. Thought I’d post it for something different. ***** "May I visit the cockpit," … Continue reading

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Rubber ducky poppers ON SALE NOW

Just did a trip with BarraBeast to scare the fish on the Adelaide River. Before leaving, Beasty ripped a rubber ducky from his son’s grasp and said "that’s mine". We hit the mouth of the Adelaide and Beasty soon hooked … Continue reading

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Personal best snapper

Just found this one, my personal best snapper, caught it when I was 15 at Brighton Jetty, SA. Good snapper jetty was that one. Didn’t catch much else there though, apart from sharks and rays and occasionally a run of … Continue reading

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