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Offline Untidy Shop

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Fishing Dangers in Australia's Tropical Areas.
« on: March 25, 2019, 03:11 AM »
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Re: Fishing Dangers in Australia's Tropical Areas.
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 05:00 AM »
Thanks for sharing!!

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 08:55 AM »
Thanks Untidy...that's pretty wild.

It makes me not want to fish in Australia and to not live in Florida.  [smile]

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Re: Fishing Dangers in Australia's Tropical Areas.
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 08:20 PM »
@Cheese

It's OK for fishing in most of Australia, just the salt water crocs are across the top end tropical zone. Unfortunately this is also where the delicious wild Barramundi fish are. I say wild because Barramundi fish farms exist hear Broome.

I remember around 20 years ago talking to the car ferry operator on the Dantree River in northern coastal Queensland. He said he was altering his time for moring the ferry after midnight because the local Salti was stalking him.  [eek]
« Last Edit: March 25, 2019, 08:24 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline travisj

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Re: Fishing Dangers in Australia's Tropical Areas.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 09:32 AM »
Wow.  I’m an avid fisherman, and while I assume one would become accustomed to the possibility, I’m thankful I don’t have to deal with anything of the sort.


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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 11:39 AM »
You know what surprised me the most @Untidy Shop ?  How fast that crock was out of water.  [eek]  It appeared to be faster than the human.

Another question...is that water as brackish as it appears to be? Wouldn't that influence the flavor of the fish?

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 02:48 PM »
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Offline travisj

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Fishing Dangers in Australia's Tropical Areas.
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 04:25 PM »
You know what surprised me the most @Untidy Shop ?  How fast that crock was out of water.  [eek]  It appeared to be faster than the human.

Another question...is that water as brackish as it appears to be? Wouldn't that influence the flavor of the fish?

We were just in Florida for spring break and my daughters held a small 3 foot alligator (during a little presentation where we stayed).  When the handler was informing us about them, he stated alligators can run on land at 30mph for a short distance.  I have seen alligators in the wild several times on trips to the southern states, but I have never been nor want to be in a position to prove or disprove that information.  I would assume Crocodiles have similar abilities.

As to the brackish water, I am not sure if it would influence the flavor, but there are a lot of species that either prefer brackish or can survive in it.  Redfish, pike, and bass come to mind for edible species in the US.


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Re: Fishing Dangers in Australia's Tropical Areas.
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 05:39 PM »
You know what surprised me the most @Untidy Shop ?  How fast that crock was out of water.  [eek]  It appeared to be faster than the human.

Another question...is that water as brackish as it appears to be? Wouldn't that influence the flavor of the fish?

In Tropical Australia Salt Water Crocs and Barramundi swim in both the ocean and coastal rivers and estuaries. However saltwater crocs can and do swim far inland to areas almost with fresh water. They can be found up to  200km from the coast (See first reference below).

This video appears to me to be in a what we call a Billibong which is like a small lake that is periodically filled by a rising nearby river. The river rises either due to daily tidal influences or flooding. It is exactly the conditions shown in the video that make the very fleshy Barramundi so tasty.

As to the dangers of crocs, the much smaller inland freshwater crocs are relatively harmless but be cautious particularly if young crocs are about. I have walked amongst these along an inland riverbank in NW Western Australia with no problems. As for the larger saltwater crocs -

https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/plan/safety/

https://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/crocodile-attacks.html
« Last Edit: March 29, 2019, 06:06 AM by Untidy Shop »
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2019, 08:44 PM »
Escape the croc, just to have a drop bear get you.   [tongue]

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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 08:57 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2019, 05:23 AM »
Wow! To think when I’m fishing in the UK, I moan about mosquitos!  [scared]