about us

A social group of dedicated fly fishers who are passionate about fly fishing in the tropical north of Australia and equally as passionate about the close camaraderie this sport brings. This passion and dedication led to the creation of the NT Flyfishers Social Mob blog site; an interactive and creative outlet where everyone can share our wonderful fly fishing adventures and link into the “after fishing” social events we enjoy in this incredible part of the world.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Cup weekend on Bynoe

Neapish tides, dropping winds and no fishing for a week time to give Bynoe a go.

My planned early morning launch was put on the back burner by a catch up drink with “I love Arnhem Land” Lenny (2 am finish, barmaids told me the next day, “fine form Jim!!!!!!!!!!”). A civilised launch at 7am saw me heading past Turtle Island to fish the protected bays/flats of that part of Bynoe. Barra everywhere in crystal clear water but very flighty with any false cast sending them to the gutters in a flash. Tally 4 in the boat, 3 in the 60’s one undersize. No photos, camera back at the camp, blame Lenny!!!

After a feed of curried sausages and in the swag before the sun went down it was back to normal for a 5.15am launch. Beware of the 2m croc that has been at the ramp for the last month, not afraid at all, did not want to give up his boat ramp! 4.5m boat v 2m croc, no contest!

Great to be alive

Smooth seas saw me heading to Turnbull Bay, ideal conditions but could not find any Barra on the flats but had fun with sight casting cruising Queenfish on the flats.

Great fun in shallow water!

With no Barra for the Esky it was to the drain that I know for a feed of Snapper to take home.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Whilst I’ve had better fishing it is just great to be out there on Bynoe, how lucky are we???

Remember; “You’ll never never know, if you never never go. Get out there and fish!”

Tight lines

Jim Churchley 

No comments:

Post a Comment