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Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:30 pm
by baiter
Has anyone been fishing at bayview near the lock or nearby? If so what did you catch and were you using live bait or lures?

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:57 pm
by Matt Flynn
Always looked at that area with interest, but on my way to to other spots

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:29 pm
by b-radical
Seen other fishos in boats flicking lures and throwing the cast net, assuming chasing barra and live bait for barra but other species will make it up that way i.e. goldies and salmon
One of my old bosses used to be a regular at Yacht club, the yachties said barra would do a lot of boofing at night time at sadgroves

Midgies are awesome though

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:48 pm
by baiter
b-radical wrote:Seen other fishos in boats flicking lures and throwing the cast net, assuming chasing barra and live bait for barra but other species will make it up that way i.e. goldies and salmon
One of my old bosses used to be a regular at Yacht club, the yachties said barra would do a lot of boofing at night time at sadgroves

Midgies are awesome though

Thanks for the info. Ive been down there once and a big barra had a go at my lure right in front of me about 3 times and didnt get hooked properly once..

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:38 am
by NinjaFish
All the big girls were caught up there years ago especially at night.
Considering it's the first creek for the incoming from the harbour there's a pretty good chance the big girls will still travel up there.

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:26 am
by Flickin4em
Big jacks live there and decent barra used to sit near the lock and along the wall on the outer fringes of the lights reach ..... best fishing was on the outgoing at night. Never been there in the daytime. Parking nearby was a issue even many years back. :D

I just use lures these days. :mrgreen:

There was heaps of 40cm barra in sadgroves ck early last year hopefully a few will be legal fish now.

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:01 pm
by Eman
Went for a flick right in entrance of the lock on a low tide at night using a popper caught a good size Barra, take your bug spray I got slaughtered by midges.

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:05 pm
by Eman
Also it’s very slippery I took landing net which saved a lot hassle in landing the fish.

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:54 pm
by Kane
I'm only new to fishing in Darwin and have tried the rockwall at Bayview many times with no Barra luck. Besides losing all my lures I've managed to catch two flathead. I didn't know flathead were up here to be honest.

Re: Rocks outside the lock at Bayview

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:18 pm
by Matt Flynn
There are some very spiny looking "flathead" which people tend to call rock flathead. As well as the more normal looking bartail flathead.

All tasty, and all spiky.