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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Round 2 Daly River 30-31 March 2019 Information

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in 2019, Round Info

Round 2 Daly River 30-31 March 2019 Information

Whilst it is not anticipated that the effects of Cyclone Trevor will impact greatly on the Daly River, we will look at the river conditions early next week to decide if there is a need to have a contingency plan for the round. Below is the Round 2 information as it stands.


Daly River Round 2 – 2019

Round 2 of the 2019 Top End Barra Series will be held at Daly River over the weekend of the 30th & 31st March 2019

The Round 2 Scorecard will be sent out on Thursday 28th in the afternoon by email to enable people travelling down earlier to have it on hand. The scorecard will also be available on the website for download on Thursday.

Please show respect to all other users on the water as there may be a lot of other anglers on the river during the weekend.

Best of luck to everyone during Round 2.

VHF 71


You can fish from Clear Creek to a point 10 klms upstream of the old Daly River Crossing (roughly 13.49.50 S & 130.44.07 E). The upstream of the crossing has been introduced as a trial in 2019 and as a result of requests from some competitors in 2018.

Cautions:  Please stay safe on the river, look out for stumps, sandbars and rockbars when travelling.


Fishing is from 6am Saturday until 6pm Sunday.  Results for Round 2 to be in by 5pm Monday 1st April unless a prior arrangement has been made with Ross.

Please use the upload results tab on the website.

If you do experience any difficulty with uploading your fish to the website, please contact Rossco at 

The results on the web will be provisional until they have been checked. The final Round 2 scores will be confirmed by Friday 5th April.

Lures: It would be great if you could put the effort into telling us what lures your fish were caught on when uploading your images in the comments sections as this would be helpful feedback to send back to our lure sponsors.

Photographing Fish.

When photographing your fish on your measure device ensure the mouth is closed and the round card is next to the fish. Clear photos make it easier for point score verification. Fish will be adjusted down by scorers accordingly if mouth is opened.

Photos and Comments:   

Any interesting comments coming out of the weekend are welcome. Photos of people catching fish, boats out on the water, action shots, wildlife and people holding fish are all important to us to provide to Alex Julius’ NT News column, end of year write  up, our web page and Facebook page. If you have taken a few good photos would you please email them with any comments to on Monday.  Photos taken in high resolution format are the best for media. The deadline for Alex is Tuesday night.

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Round 1 – Chrome Overload.

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in 2019, Round Report

Round 1 – Chrome Overload.

Last weekend was the first round of the 2019 Top End Barra Series. About 110 very keen anglers were waiting with growing impatience, just like small children long for Christmas. It finally happened last weekend with competitors converging on Shady Camp, like an annual pilgrimage.

Craig Grose 103

Once again, Shady didn’t disappoint, with a large number of big, Mama Barra falling to the lures of enthusiastic anglers. Participants in the TEBS were fishing far and wide, from Tommy Cutt all the way up to the Wildman. Anglers appreciated the opportunities to spread out throughout the lower Mary System. The range and quantity of data collected by TEBSies is a great way to assess the health of the system. Despite the lack of rain this year, there is no doubt that the system is still producing the goods.

Kell Shipp 104

Some had launched on the Friday to have the opportunity of a first raft up, or simply to pre-fish and find their honey hole. As a matter of fact, on one of these pre-fish escapades, Craig Latimore nailed a 116cm Barramundi. Not only is that a great fish which could have given an awesome fight on any given day… it was foul hooked, not very far from the end tail making it all the more challenging. Now, imagine trying to reel in a 116 cm Barramundi that you can’t turn around… Now from what I heard about raft ups, well what happens on a boat stays on a boat. But let me say that one well know Tebsie came all the way from NSW to be part of them and has since returned down south, hopefully not too impaired from the experience.

Craig Latimore 116 (Prefish)

Talking about the nights slumbering aboard cherished vessels, competitors need a quick reminder to be ‘crocwise’. Rossco had a lizard spending the night either removing barnacles from its back or hoping to tenderize its dinner. Tim Bloch also had bit of a shock when going to answer a call of nature, at night, only to find a crocodile resting his head on the back pontoon.

The fishing seemed to be better all across the board on the Saturday than on the Sunday, apart from a few exceptions. Most of the fish were caught on big lures, with the large Reidy’s and Classic models doing most of the damage. In place like the mouth of Sampan and Tommy Cutt, it was at times difficult to get passed the plagues of threadfin. While they are great fun to catch, they are not the sort after prize and are sensitive about mediocre methods of catch and release.

When it comes to the winners for this first round of the year, here is an interesting little fact which might make one place a hot spot next year… The top five anglers for the round were all fishing in the vicinity of the Wildman. They might still be debating if it was better to fast troll or slow troll, but they were all there. Of the first three, there was one fish registered under 90cm (89). To understand the quality of the fishing over the weekend, you have to realise that Wade Johnson, who caught two meteries and two solid kickers, only arrive in forth position… which is frankly ridiculous. Wade, we’d feel sorry for you but it is impossible to sympathise with someone who just put two dollars in the piggy bank. It was an incredible weekend, with possibly the largest collective score in the history of our competition.

Wade Johnston meterie No#2

Before we chat about final placing, we’d also like to share the fact the Chris Armstrong a newbie to our competition took out the biggest fish for the round at 109cm and significantly upgraded his PB. Fantastic effort mate! There were five meteries caught in total, well done to each of the skilled anglers: Kell Ship, Wade Johnston (2), Craig Grose & Chris Armstrong.  In third place for the round, we had Tim Bloch with a bag of 91, 91, 92, 92 and 93 cm. Now this is what I would call consistency. Coming second for the round was our reigning champion for 2018, Peter Cooper, with a bag of 90, 90, 91, 92 and 97 cm. It is worth noting that Peter was also fishing solo, which is a tremendous effort. The winner of the round was none other than the Shady Camp specialist himself, Craig Latimore, with a full bag of 89, 91, 93, 96 and 96cm… I don’t know about you, but for me that is definitively a weekend to be remembered. Congratulations Lats!

Chris Armstrong (Tebs Virgin/Biggest Barra) 109

All eyes now turn from one favourite haunt to another. Will the Daly surprise us and deliver the goods or will it be the usual test of endurance which knocks many off their pedestals?

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