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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Thought I'd start taking some pics of the good, the bad and the ugly.

Started looking at spots I'd marked but never fished before and won't go near some again as they are delicate coral reefs that hold a lot of odd looking critters. I snagged and pulled up some of the most colourful corals I've ever seen.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Harbour is an amazing place, some of the corals quite unusual apparently, having to survive in alternately clear and turbid water.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Screen shot from yesterday's trip too.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

It is, from one angle.

The first time I've bothered to fish it but the tides were okay for a crack yesterday

A Cod and a Black Spot Tusky about 2.5kg each fed us for dinner.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Broke protocol by naming your spot, apologies. Post deleted :D

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:24 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Harbour might even be healthier these days now that Larrakeyah isn't pumping raw sewage 24/7

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

It's pretty healthy I reckon.

I've always been surprised that not too many fish that spot but trying to get anchor is fun. We dropped 30m past it and landed right on top after the anchor dragged slowly.

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Arrived at the first spot on the runout on Saturday with a few boofs and bust ups happening.

Perfect conditions so we anchored and within 10 minutes it all went strangely quiet then we saw why.

I was a bit slow getting the phone for pics as I was sort of mesmerised at what looked like a dolphin with a Sting ray in its mouth!

Turned out to be a Manta ray at least 6' wide herding bait fish. Small schools about 2' wide of 1" fish bubbling and skipping in between its cephalic fins before it inhaled them in less than a metre of water!

Awesome to witness but he wasn't there for the Barra like we were and everything disappeared.

A love hate relationship for sure. :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Nice photo's mate...good stuff.

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Dropped a 60 or 70 today then got this next cast :evil:


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15 inch Starry Puffer about 1.2kg caught last Saturday.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

It’s crazy what pops up ninja fish was around that area where you saw the manga rat couple months back found queenies everywhere was trolling in 2m of water stepdaughter hooks up and pulled up a grey Mack


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

NinjaFish wrote:
Arrived at the first spot on the runout on Saturday with a few boofs and bust ups happening.

Perfect conditions so we anchored and within 10 minutes it all went strangely quiet then we saw why.

I was a bit slow getting the phone for pics as I was sort of mesmerised at what looked like a dolphin with a Sting ray in its mouth!

Turned out to be a Manta ray at least 6' wide herding bait fish. Small schools about 2' wide of 1" fish bubbling and skipping in between its cephalic fins before it inhaled them in less than a metre of water!

Awesome to witness but he wasn't there for the Barra like we were and everything disappeared.

A love hate relationship for sure. :roll:


Was that near talc head, I had a manta go past me while flicking lures on woods side
, heaps of small prawns (assuming jelly?) and it was scooping them up.


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