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Top End Regional Finance

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Tackle and Equipment

Joker and TERF

Top End Regional Finance as you know isn’t a fishing brand nor is it a boat or tackle dealer. On the other hand the crew at TERF do make wishlists, dreams and pride and joys come to life. The brand is as it states a local company based in the Top End for everyone. Haydon and his family are locals and has been up here for many years and understands the top end way of life. He looks after locals with good rates and will go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable.  I know how daunting it is finding loans with big organisations as when I was buying my boat 2 years ago, wasn’t looking good for me as my wife new what she wanted and wouldn’t settle for anything less. I approached Haydon and his team and must admit that the only reason i have my boat today is because of this legend. 2 years on and his business has slowly expanded and offers a lot more to people.

 

So if you are looking for a competitive rate for Car, Boat or what ever you want talk this local lad. He will look after you even if your interstate. He’s ready to tackle what Australia has to offer if you need to finance it. He offers a great range of products to finance some outdoor fun. Enjoy a bit of skiing or fishing? For some of fishos this is called boating due to lack of fish. Need that quad, buggy or that caravan for your trip around Australia? We are here to help you achieve that dream.

Overnight at the Rig

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Fishing Trips

Overnight at the Rig

Went out overnight to the Rig with some great lads the other night and found us in a bit of hurt. Not long after the sun fell we were on our way out to the big blue. Was slow to start with but we sounded around and managed to find small bait schools. After a few passes found the larger fish working under them. Took a few drops of our jigs to get some action happening. A lot of Trevalley and Mack’s were around. They were well fed and gave some of our gear a work out. Our jig collection slowly minimising after every drop. Even the wire traces were getting smoked and cut off.

 

The Quantum Cabo 4000 reel for a little reel packs quite a punch. Turning some of them bigger Macks before they disappeared under the rig. Was that intense even when we had our cook up in the early hours and we couldn’t finish eating before hooking up again, fighting fish with half eaten sausages or lamb chops hanging out of our mouths why we tried to bring the fish to the boat. The poor decky couldn’t quite keep up and was hurting early, so passed out for a few hours (you can see in the photo below on cast deck). Great night and even watching the build up storms around us hitting the Tiwis, Darwin and surrounds as we fished on with stars above us most of the night.

 

 

Garmin Panoptix

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Tackle and Equipment

Garmin Panoptix

I have recently installed an Garmin Panoptix PS30 transducer to my 550 Formosa. Panoptix is what Garmin call this awesome technology advancement, you can actually see fish and bait swimming around under your boat — in real time even while stationary. You get 3 remarkable views: LiveVü Down, RealVü 3-D Down and RealVü 3-D Historical.  I went to a local Billabong to test out this transducer, I didnt end up with any good screen shots of the 3D down or historical but in the videos below i got some great footage of bait fish chasing my 20g 95mm Mad Keen vibe.

 

Now for any one not up in the loop with LiveVü settings I can explain a little more. This function provides real-time moving sonar images. You can see fish swimming under the boat. You can see small baitfish and large target fish swimming around, even your lure. Proven in the videos below. Very easy technology to use and in the coming weeks I hope to get out more on the blue water and use the RealVü 3-D Down and RealVü 3-D Historical and post some videos like the ones I have collected for LiveVü.

A quick explanation on the videos below. You will see the my lure drop down on the left hand side of the screen to the bottom. I jig it up and let it drop to the bottom again. You will see it attracts fish to the general area. You will see a pink stream after the fish that dart off quickly that have disrupted the water around them. Red dots moving around the screen also being fish (mullet, tarpon or sooty grunter). Unfortunately its was tested in shallow water and didn’t get to see any bigger fish in the time we were testing.