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...

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2017 End of Year Results

Congratulations to the following for their achievements throughout TEBS in 2017. Champion Angler 2017          Kai Argent Runner Up 2017                     James Park 3rd       ...

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Round 6 2017 Results – Adelaide River Estuary

Hi, below are the results of the final Round for 2017. Despite a few difficulties with some photos the team checking through the catch returns have done a stellar job. A big...

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TEBS SOCIAL CATCH UP AND PRESENTATION ROUNDS 1 & 2

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in 2019, Get Together

TEBS SOCIAL CATCH UP AND PRESENTATION ROUNDS 1 & 2

We have decided to wait until after the major competitions to hold our first Top End Barra Series social catch up and presentation. This event be held on Sunday, June the 9th between 4pm and 6pm. We will meet back at our usual spot at the end of Chapman Rd, where it intersects with Casuarina Drive. Please make an effort to get there, socialise and meet/greet new faces. A sausage sizzle will be arranged and as usual there will be a number of lucky door prizes up for grabs. Don’t forget to bring a chair or a mat to sit on.  Best of luck to all the TEBS sheilas and fellas fishing in either Girls Gone Fishing, The Barra Nationals and The Barra Classic.

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Chrome Stress

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in 2019, Round Report

Chrome Stress

In the Top End Barra Series, it’ a bit like the days in life, the rounds follow each other but don’t all look alike. The first round of 2019 was a chrome overload, the second one was more on the chrome stress side of things. Very low level of water on the mighty Daly River, made her a bit of a vixen to fish. The recent rains made the river incredibly dirty, which limited trolling and the drains were competitive, over fished pieces of real estate.  Although many found it hard, some stood up to the test and came back with well-deserved glory. As after all, to win without challenge, doesn’t warrant much praise.

Saturday was hot and slow for most. With boats passing each other and lamenting on the lack of fish. Or even worse, that they could see on the sounder as many as 30 big fish on a short troll run, but that pass after pass, none of them wanted to take a lure. By the end of the day, the murmurs on the river was that only a handful of fish had been boated, and a few of the TEBS participants, decided that a raft up was the only sane thing to do at this point in time.

During the night, boofing all around the boat woke many up .On three separate occasion, my skipper and I got up and flicked lures for long stretches of time sadly without any success. Fish were all around and feeding aggressively, but staying way clear of our lures. The mozzies on the other hand, found us without a problem, and were even more ferocious than the barramundi. Oh what a night!

By Sunday morning, many had decided to call it quits and the car park was steadily emptying. A few stayed on and had revenge. Over the weekend, only 71 barramundi reached point scoring length and this round will be remembered as one of the more challenging.

Usually fisherfolk who venture to the Daly, do so with the expectation of finding one or more, large silver Barra mamas… Well the biggest one of the round was an 86 cm specimen hooked by Darren Heaven. A beautiful fish, yet still so far from the magic meter mark. In relative terms, it was more valuable than a Shady meterie, given the overall appalling stats. But what was a much more common size to land was the dreaded 49cm fish. To the extent that a few boats joked between themselves about the 49s Club, and how many 49s each had amassed for their Facebook albums. As a comparison, the first round of the 2019 TEBS at Shady Camp had someone with a bag of five fish at 46th place on the scoreboard. In the second round, only the top four competitors got a full bag…

It seemed that small soft plastic lures where the go to catch fish this year. Was it due to the poor wet season and the small size of the bait in the river? Some have commented that most of the fish they caught were very lean and looked rather hungry. Talking techniques, Clayton Archbold and Sonia Barnes impressed the competition, using their Garmin 8410 SSV Panoptics Telescope (supplied by Frenchy’s Marine). The pair used the s

 

ounder, to find active fish in the upper reaches of the Daly, place vibes in the strike zone for however long it took to entice a bite. Incredible…

In the third place came Kevin Bochow, with a bag of 54, 55, 60, 72 and 74cm. He caught all his fish on the ever reliable Reidy’s vibe. In tied first place, we had Clayton Archbold whose fish were 55, 61, 66, 74 and 79. Also in first place, we find the ever consistent Peter Cooper, last year Grand Champion, who looks like he will not give back his crown without a fight. Peter’s bag got filled with barramundi at 63, 65, 68, 68 and 72. Peter caught all his fish on rubber during the daytime. He fished the lower part of the Daly and only found a small bite window at high tide each day. Congratulations…

Well done to everybody who caught a fish and those that persisted and refused to give up. If the fishing gods were not on your side on the weekend, remember, rounds follow each other but don’t all look the same.

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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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