If you’re looking forward to great Build-up fishing in 2017, it’s impossible to ask for a better wet season.
Following steady Build-up rain right from September, the Top End’s first monsoon arrived the week prior to Christmas and lingered well into the week after New Year. Heavy rainfalls were reported around Darwin and the Daly district south west of Darwin. Arnhem Land copped a deluge as well. All the major Top End rivers were swollen with above average falls over January, March and April.
Serious monsoonal rainfall was widespread with great falls right through Arnhem Land where places like Maningrida received more than 100mm of rain in a day. The huge river catchments and floodplains that feed into the Barra Lodge’s big tidal rivers have been overflowing with life-giving fresh waters. It developed into an inland sea so amazing Runoff fishing was assured.
A terrific 108cm barra for Lodge regular, Peter Scott, who was over the moon with his first ever metrey. Peter fished with his dad Peter Scott senior, Trevor Scott & Reginald Watchman and reported that on their first day out at the Lodge they landed 140 barra in a hectic fishing session of double and triple hook-ups!
The 3rd season of Million Dollar Fish commenced on the 1st of October 2017
Don’t forget to register visit www.milliondollarfish.com.au
Million Dollar Fish Bonus
IF YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON TO CATCH A $10,000 TAGGED BARRA AT THE ARNHEM LAND BARRA LODGE DURING THE COMPETITION PERIOD FOR THE 3RD SEASON WE WILL MATCH THAT PRIZE WITH ANOTHER $10,000 TOWARDS YOUR NEXT LODGE TRIP.
That’s right. If you are the first person lucky enough to catch one of the Season 3, $10,000 tagged barra while at the Lodge, Outback Spirit Tours will match that value ($10,000.00) against your next Lodge booking. How good is that!
Of course, if you catch the $MILLION FISH itself, we won’t be matching that, but we’re sure you’ll be happy enough anyway with A MILLION DOLLARS JUST FOR CATCHING ONE BARRA!
At the end of Season 2 last March, a $10,000 red-tagged barra was recaptured in the Liverpool River. Yes, it was after the Million Dollar Fish Season 2 had ended, but just shows these fish can be caught in Lodge waters!
PS. We know that the tagging team has visited the Barra Lodge, so there is no better chance to snag a big one!