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Junior Angler Education Clinic

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Great Initiative For Junior Angler Education Clinic

Earlier in the year Fishing Team Joker helped at 2017 Kids Clinic put on by the Palmerston game fishing club. Kids have the chance to go Barramundi fishing. What a hit it is with not only the kids but the parents to. It was a full on day as you can tell by some of the footage in the short video below. This event is definitely with out a doubt some thing to pride your self on when your involved. 80% of these kid would not normally get to do this or have done this out side of this event. With catching fish they also learn how to respect the fish and the water ways of the top end. Along with that learn a few rules from the local water police, let off some flares and tie some knots.

 

So even tho the get to catch a mighty Barramundi, they get to experience what it feels like to hold the top end legend. They also gain knowledge, understanding and self achievement of what they have just done. These kids cast and fight the fish them selves. The only help parents and volunteers give is netting the fish.

Spending most of the day at Humpty Doo Barramundi farm its always good to go back to the Palmerston Game Fishing Club for a dinner. Its was a perfect opportunity to talk with the parents and kids together. To find out how they felt about the day and what they learnt.

Next years PGFC Junior Clinic will be looking for new and willing candidates. Its a great day out of the house, where you can have fun and enjoy what the top end known for. Before you go home you can have a drink and a feed at the PGFC club house to unwind before heading home.

Kids clinic video

Fishing Local billabong with my daughter

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Fishing Trips

Fishing Billabongs with my daughter

My daughter has been nagging me for weeks to go fishing. Even worse now as she is on school holidays. So tides were not really in our favor, with just me and her going fishing. We thought a local billabong as its easy to get boats in and out. Decided to go half day with a 5am start and as she was still sound asleep putting her into the car.

 

As we approached the boat ramp not long after the sun arose. I sussed out the water and height of the billabong. It looked somewhat shallower to previous years I fished it. Getting the boat off and on the trailer was hard as the water was level with the bottom of the ramp. Made it hard to launch with out going to deep with the car.

Once on the water I moved across to the electric ‘Minn Kota’ to stat our hunt for the Barramundi. Wasn’t long before K-wee hooked up to her first Barra for the day.

 

Stoked she was one up and already her taunting of me for not having a fish yet had started. K-wee was running a Mad Keen vibe ‘Red Devil’ color which looked pretty and slayed another 4 Barramundi before midday. Releasing barramundi highlighted in the video the safest way up here. I had a decent fish on but lost him at the back of the boat which was my own fault due to running light leader to gain more strikes from the fish hiding in the structure.

 

K-wee is starting to get he bug as she wants photos with majority of her fish. I have made a quick video of our day with a couple of fish that K-wee caught hope you enjoy as much as she did.