Floating weed off Darwin - is it seasonal?

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Floating weed off Darwin - is it seasonal?

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:51 pm

Floating weed can be a curse off Darwin when trying to troll. It quickly fouls the lures.

It has been mentioned a bit lately. I always assumed rough weather caused it, but perhaps it is seasonal.

Anyone noticed a trend?



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Re: Floating weed off Darwin - is it seasonal?

Post by fish4me123 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:08 pm

I am not sure about today but when the prawn trawlers worked the area, they stirred up heaps
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Re: Floating weed off Darwin - is it seasonal?

Post by cuddlescooper » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:35 pm

Weed is definately a seasonal thing. Aug sep is bad for it.

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Re: Floating weed off Darwin - is it seasonal?

Post by NinjaFish » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:27 pm

I've always noticed it more when the prawns are on and have seen it three foot high on the beaches in the Gulf of Carpentaria area when trawlers are in numbers.
http://www.afma.gov.au/fisheries/northe ... n-fishery/

Could be seasonal at times but net fishing could also have an effect.
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Re: Floating weed off Darwin - is it seasonal?

Post by fish4me123 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:10 am

I was thinking. I noticed that a little while ago we had westerly wind in the arvo. Does this also stir it up
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Re: Floating weed off Darwin - is it seasonal?

Post by NinjaFish » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:50 am

Interestingly a quick search online shows that some seaweed beds are deciduous!

But the trawlers are a definite contributor.


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