|Dorothee Williams circa 1989 Goose Creek|
the Saratoga was not a target and most fishers gave it as much due respect as a catfish,I discovered during the 5 days (never again entered that competition) that you could catch them around lily pads and to me they were just amazing creatures.
|American Tarpon and Permit guide Capt Steve Huff|
One evening Alex Julius said to me that there was a place on Melville Island and a creek named Goose that flowed fresh and there were lots up in the top reaches,fortunately my adopted Tiwi mother Miena came from that country Alex Dotty and I flew there and caught a few with flyrods, in clear water they would follow 15 metres and smash you. I made an agreement with the Traditional Owners that we would protect, respect and market this species and Goose Creek as a fly only river.
|My first Saratoga in Goose Creek circa 1988|