ANNUAL RESULTS AND ROUND 3 RESULTS

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in 2019, Results

ANNUAL RESULTS AND ROUND 3 RESULTS

Attached are both the Round 3 results and the Annual Progressive Scores.

It is going to be incredibly hard for the rest of the competition to chase down Peter Cooper as he continues to stretch his lead.

Congratulations to the other competitors, who are also leading the competition.

2019 Round 3 – Progressive Scores 2019 Round 3 Scores

2019 Round 3 Scores

Results for Round_1 Round_2 Round_3 Total Points Annual Position
Peter Cooper 190 200 200 590 1
Evan Dixon 170 119 175 464 2
Jason Gerdes 77 150 162 389 3
Simon Bochow 175 190 365 4
Kevin Bochow 15 180 166 361 5
Kyle Chin 158 162 320 6
Wade Kelly 162 143 305 7
James Park 116 180 296 8
Dwight Shepherd 156 128 284 9
Brendan Harkness 101 170 271 10
Clayton Archbold 71 200 271 10
Michael Smith 107 158 265 12
Darren Heaven 104 158 262 13
Chris Armstrong 125 134 259 14
Sonia Barnes 89 170 259 14
Kel Shipp 150 104 254 16
Jeffrey Dawson 131 122 253 17
Mark Grosser 140 104 244 18
Craig Grose 134 95 229 19
Karl Boeck 51 166 217 20
Craig Latimore 200 200 21
Josh Scanlon 92 95 187 22
Darren Ball 107 77 184 23
Tim Bolch 180 180 24
Peter Bottrell 21 154 175 25
Wade Johnstone 175 175 25
Liam Mcdonnell 166 166 27
Marty Isaksen 19 143 162 28
Regis Martin 47 110 157 29
Ben Judd 154 154 30
Kai Argent 154 154 30
Robert Mcintosh 150 150 32
Jack Feeney 146 146 33
Mathew Coates 143 143 34
James  Mitchell 137 137 35
Nicholas Hall 137 137 35
Charli Syme 3 131 134 37
Bruce Dunn 128 128 38
James Ballantyne 128 128 38
Luke Tisdale 49 77 126 40
Sam Gray 122 122 41
Dave Freak 119 119 42
Anthony Dent 27 89 116 43
Luke Tibbits 116 116 43
Brenton Slade 113 113 45
Chris Rutishauser 110 110 46
Leon Syme 9 101 110 46
Matt Biddulph 98 98 48
Stephen Pennington 95 95 49
Smiley Baker 89 89 50
Brian Sellers 0 86 86 51
Dean Blackman 86 86 51
Garry Hogg 83 83 53
Ian Jong 83 83 53
Kel Payne 80 80 55
Aaron Rudduck 1 74 75 56
Aaron Neal 74 74 57
Sandie Dean 71 71 58
Peter Blundell 65 65 59
Doug Gorrie 62 62 60
Dan Hayes 59 59 61
Graeme Shaw 57 57 62
Chris Stewart 55 55 63
Helen Stuart 55 55 63
Scott Grosser 47 47 65
Laura Fletcher 41 41 66
Richard McElwee 39 39 67
Andrew Pollard 37 37 68
Mark Bailey 35 35 69
Crystal Neal 33 33 70
Hanna Morgan 31 31 71
George Larner 29 29 72
Jason Reynhout 25 25 73
John Langdon 23 23 74
Tim Morgan 19 19 75
Joe Martin 15 15 76
Dave Gray 13 13 77
Ken Henderson 9 9 78
Grayson McKinlay 5 5 79
Tania Sellers 2 2 80
Tom Grose 1 1 81
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Round 3, 2019 – Billabong Round

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in 2019, Round Report

Round 3, 2019 – Billabong Round

It was a typical dry season weekend, sunny throughout the day with the temperature plummeting at night. Anglers were spread across the billabongs, with Corroboree being the most popular, as you’d expect. At Shady Fresh, there were large numbers of juvenile fish to keep anglers entertained. Scoring fish however were virtually impossible to come by. Hardies produced a fish for a couple of anglers but pickings were slim. Corroborree was where the bulk of the scoring fish were caught but don’t pack the boat and go just yet though… For every competitor who landed a fish, there’d be at least two dozen who didn’t. Here are some sobering statistics: only nine competitors caught the seventeen scoring fish, with the bulk of these fish landed by our series leader Peter Cooper. Well done also to James Park for capturing the biggest fish for the weekend, at 83cm, trolling at night.

Can we blame the poor wet for more mediocre fishing or are the fish simply lying dormant in the cool weather? No one really knows… Despite the lack of fish caught, competitors were generally positive about the weekend and just pleased to spend time exploring these unique habitats. A special mention must be made to ‘Banana Man’ who put on an eye-blinding laser show on Saturday evening for everyone to enjoy. If anyone works for customs however, you might want to catch up with this competitor as he seemed to have a boat filled with assorted types of contraband.

 

After round three, the series winner from 2018, Peter Cooper, is absolutely dominating the competition. From this point, he looks virtually unstoppable. ‘Cuddles’ is proving to be a very cunning competitor with vast amounts of TEBS experience. As Regis (TEBS Journalist) is away gallivanting the globe, the rest of the report will be made up of key information gathered from the top 5 round leaders who managed to raise a scale.

 

(1) Peter Cooper:

Peter fished Hardies Lagoon landing a few fish dropping plastics deep in the timber. He caught one fish trolling at night another at daylight trolling in the same spot. Peter found the fish by listening for boofing fish at night and returning during day light. Late on Sunday, Peter returned to Hardies to land a final scorer in the spot from the day before after the timber had the night to rest.

Stand out lures: Rapala X Rap and Zerek Flat Shads.

 

(2) Simon Bochow:

Simon and his dad caught several fish between them fishing Corroboree Billabong. Most of their fish were caught peppering snags with Fuze Baits. At night, Simon jagged a scoring fish on a Strada hard body.

 

(3) James Park:

James launched late on Saturday arvo at Corroboree. He fished most of the night with Kel before dropping him back at the ramp to catch a flight to the Gold Coast. James landed his two scorers at night trolling a large Bomber and a custom coloured Classic.

 

(4) Evan Dixon:

Evan fished Shady Fresh, Hardies and Corroboree on Saturday. He caught several undersized fish at Shady casting shallow, dead weed beds with a weedless plastic. Realising Shady was a bit of a nursery, the decision was made to move on to Hardies Lagoon. After casting for a number of hours to no avail, he and his decky decided to complete the full tour of billabongs and camp in Corroboree. On sun down, Evan caught his only scorer for the weekend. The 70cm fish was caught casting dead weed beds in the cutting after traffic had died down.

Stand out lures: Castaic Jerky J 5 inch (flasher rig) and a Z-Man 3 inch Minnow

 

(5) Brendan Harkness:

Brendan fished Hardies on Saturday. He managed a 67cm barra casting across weeds and lillies with a Z-Man Frog. He lost another two fish within the same hour.

 

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Annual Results and Round 2 Results

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in 2019, Results

Annual Results and Round 2 Results

Attached are both the Round 2 results and the Annual Progressive Scores.

It is going to be incredibly hard for the rest of the competition to chase down Peter Cooper as he already has a reasonable lead.

Congratulations to the other competitors, who are also leading the competition.

Round 2 TEBS 2019

Progressive Scores

Results for Year Round_1 Round_2 Total Points Annual Position
Peter Cooper 2019 190 200 390 1
Kyle Chin 2019 158 162 320 2
Wade Kelly 2019 162 143 305 3
Evan Dixon 2019 170 119 289 4
Dwight Shepherd 2019 156 128 284 5
Clayton Archbold 2019 71 200 271 6
Darren Heaven 2019 104 158 262 7
Chris Armstrong 2019 125 134 259 8
Sonia Barnes 2019 89 170 259 8
Kel Shipp 2019 150 104 254 10
Jeffrey Dawson 2019 131 122 253 11
Mark Grosser 2019 140 104 244 12
Craig Grose 2019 134 95 229 13
Jason Gerdes 2019 77 150 227 14
Karl Boeck 2019 51 166 217 15
Craig Latimore 2019 200 200 16
Kevin Bochow 2019 15 180 195 17
Josh Scanlon 2019 92 95 187 18
Darren Ball 2019 107 77 184 19
Tim Bolch 2019 180 180 20
Peter Bottrell 2019 21 154 175 21
Simon Bochow 2019 175 175 21
Wade Johnstone 2019 175 175 22
Liam Mcdonnell 2019 166 166 24
Marty Isaksen 2019 19 143 162 25
Regis Martin 2019 47 110 157 26
Ben Judd 2019 154 154 27
Robert Mcintosh 2019 150 150 28
Jack Feeney 2019 146 146 29
Mathew Coates 2019 143 143 30
James  Mitchell 2019 137 137 31
Nicholas Hall 2019 137 137 31
Charli Syme 2019 3 131 134 33
Bruce Dunn 2019 128 128 34
James Ballantyne 2019 128 128 34
Luke Tisdale 2019 49 77 126 36
Sam Gray 2019 122 122 37
Dave Freak 2019 119 119 38
Anthony Dent 2019 27 89 116 39
James Park 2019 116 116 39
Luke Tibbits 2019 116 116 40
Brenton Slade 2019 113 113 42
Chris Rutishauser 2019 110 110 43
Leon Syme 2019 9 101 110 43
Michael Smith 2019 107 107 45
Brendan Harkness 2019 101 101 46
Matt Biddulph 2019 98 98 47
Stephen Pennington 2019 95 95 48
Smiley Baker 2019 89 89 49
Brian Sellers 2019 0 86 86 50
Dean Blackman 2019 86 86 50
Garry Hogg 2019 83 83 52
Ian Jong 2019 83 83 52
Kel Payne 2019 80 80 54
Aaron Rudduck 2019 1 74 75 55
Aaron Neal 2019 74 74 56
Sandie Dean 2019 71 71 57
Peter Blundell 2019 65 65 58
Doug Gorrie 2019 62 62 59
Dan Hayes 2019 59 59 60
Graeme Shaw 2019 57 57 61
Chris Stewart 2019 55 55 62
Helen Stuart 2019 55 55 62
Scott Grosser 2019 47 47 64
Laura Fletcher 2019 41 41 65
Richard McElwee 2019 39 39 66
Andrew Pollard 2019 37 37 67
Mark Bailey 2019 35 35 68
Crystal Neal 2019 33 33 69
Hanna Morgan 2019 31 31 70
George Larner 2019 29 29 71
Jason Reynhout 2019 25 25 72
John Langdon 2019 23 23 73
Tim Morgan 2019 19 19 74
Joe Martin 2019 15 15 75
Dave Gray 2019 13 13 76
Ken Henderson 2019 9 9 77
Grayson McKinlay 2019 5 5 78
Tania Sellers 2019 2 2 79
Tom Grose 2019 1 1 80
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Round 5 Darwin Harbour 2018, Information and Score Card

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in 2018, Round Scorecard

Round 5 Darwin Harbour 2018, Information and Score Card

The Darwin Harbour Round boundary is a line from Nightcliff Jetty through to Mandorah Jetty. You may fish anywhere that you like inside of the boundary including the harbour arms.

Attached is the Round 5 Scorecard in both colour and black and white in Word and jpg formats. The choice is yours. The Scorecard is available on the website too. Please make sure your scoring fish photos are on a measuring device with the Round 5 Score Card visible.

Capture returns need to be uploaded to the website no later than 5pm on Monday 1st of October.

The ‘other species’ for the round will be the largest queenfish and the biggest Mangrove Jack.

As usual Ross would appreciate some high-resolution photos of competitors holding fish as well as any other good shots for use in media. Please send them to Ross at ross@tebs.fish.

Round 5 Darwin Harbour BW

Round 5 Darwin Harbour Colour

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Third round for the 2018 Top End Barra Series

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Third round for the 2018 Top End Barra Series

The Corroboree Billabong round is often a difficult one in the Top End Barra Series. Yet it still is one of my favourites. The scenery is second to none, the water usually calm, and it is reasonably close from Darwin. This year it was all of that, and oh boy, it was also a cold one!

From the arrival early on Saturday, we could feel the fresh and crisp morning as a warning of the weekend that was going to be. Dwight Shepherd reported that the temperature at the boat ramp was then of 10 degrees Celsius. About every second TEBS participants that we saw in the morning’s first light, was wearing a beanie. A beanie, and yet we live in the tropics not in the desert! I even heard of a few anglers who had arrived at Shady fresh on Friday evening, but found the weather so cold that they decided to wait until Saturday to launch.

 

But there we were, to catch some fish, and we would try to do just that. All competitors had varying degrees of success, I might add. For us it was just a few hits here and there. But mostly only half-baked bites on the lure, by usually small fish who didn’t stay connected for longer than one or two seconds. Mark Grosser and I got a small window of opportunity at around 11:00am, with one fish each in two consecutive troll run, both fish caught in a ten meters radius. And that was it for the day in regards to point scorers. We later on found a pandanus that seemed to have a lots of fish hiding between its roots but they were nearly all very small barramundi, with a few tarpon, and a nice sleepy cod in the mix. We did see a biggish fish with would have been in the 70s cm but it just followed the lure, gave it a kiss and turned away. No real love there.

During the rest of the day, we moved all over the main billabong and came across many of the TEBS competitors. Some of them fishing hard, and some busier perfecting the art of the ‘raft up’. Which after all is a big part of what makes the TEBS what it is, a very friendly competition, full of laughs and good camaraderie.

With the evening approaching, we made the plan to have dinner, and use the cover of darkness to catch some unsuspecting fish who by then should have been looking for their own dinner… Well the first part, our dinner, was an absolute success. The second part of the plan? The one about catching fish at night? Well, it wasn’t exactly a success, it was more like a no show from the piscatorial adversary. Nothing, nada, zip… So time to sleep it was, with as much protection from the cold as possible. No need for air-conditioning.


As the first light of the day arrived, life seemed to make a comeback on the banks of the billabong. In the chilled morning, hopes of big and numerous fish was alive again. Even if some fisho started to troll, from the warm comfort of their sleeping bag. But for many it was a kind of Groundhog Day. Fresh in the morning and windy in the afternoon, without any expected fish fighting at the end of the line. So, the people who did catch some fish, how did they do it?

Mostly, it was a question of persistence, persistence and persistence… Kel Shipp who ended up third for the round, got his bag of five fish, as did the first two. But one of Kel’s barramundi was a tagged fish which should provide valuable information to Fisheries.

Ben Judd said that he had to do the kilometres and the hours to get his full bag. His efforts brought him the biggest barramundi for the round, at 86cm. He caught his biggest scorers at night and persisted through the cold until around 3am. A great effort that placed him second for the round.

From the little tidbits of information that I got, it seems that the largest proportion of the fish were caught on small soft plastics and vibes, then trolling hard body lures. The S- Bends seemed to be a stand out location. For some anglers apparently this section of the billabong came to life in the middle of the night for those that could fight the urge to sleep and hide from the tropical blizzard.


Now, will I be back on the billabong one day? You bet I will! And I might even pack a beanie, you know, just in case…

Regis Martin

 

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