Darwin Harbour weird fish

Jewies, big reds, macks & more - tell us how you went. NT, FNQ and Norwest.
NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 571
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Darwin

Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by NinjaFish » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:12 am

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.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



User avatar
Matt Flynn
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 13968
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Location: Somewhat Southerly
Contact:

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:34 am

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

NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 571
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Darwin

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by NinjaFish » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Screen shot from yesterday's trip too.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 571
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Darwin

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by NinjaFish » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:26 pm

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.


User avatar
theodosius
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2691
Joined: Mon May 18, 2009 11:16 pm

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by theodosius » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:54 pm

It's a freak show


NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 571
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Darwin

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by NinjaFish » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:07 pm

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.

NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 571
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Darwin

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by NinjaFish » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:15 am

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:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Jeno
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 370
Joined: Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:41 pm
Location: Wulagi NT

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by Jeno » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:15 pm

Nice photo's mate...good stuff.
No matter where you go, there you are!

NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 571
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Darwin

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by NinjaFish » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Dropped a 60 or 70 today then got this next cast :evil:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 571
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am
Location: Darwin

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by NinjaFish » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:34 am

15 inch Starry Puffer about 1.2kg caught last Saturday.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Gibbsy
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 212
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:56 am

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by Gibbsy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:40 pm

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

al57
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 224
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:11 pm
Location: hervey bay qld

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by al57 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:26 pm

very weird spot that area

Yorkie
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 8:17 pm

Re: Darwin Harbour weird fish

Post by Yorkie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm

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.

Post Reply

Return to “Bluewater”