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King Ash Bay Easter Fishing Classic 2017

Throughout the Northern Territory there are lots of big fishing competitions that pop up during the year.

A big up-and-comer climbing to new heights is the annual “King Ash Bay Easter Fishing Classic” held by the King Ash Bay Fishing Club every Easter long weekend. This year was a record in terms of the total prize pool, which totaled over $60,000 in cash and prizes.

King Ash Bay Fishing Club is located in a remote area of the Northern Territory on the South-Western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria. With only a handful of permanent residents during the wet season, King Ash Bay’s population swells in the dry season to several hundred at any one time. Long term campers come every year and stay for months on end. And a lot of short term tourists and fishermen come throughout the year too.

Easter is a great time for fishing in the Northern Territory. The bulk of the monsoonal rains have eased, but the weather is still warm. When the water is warm, the Barramundi are a bit more excited to feed.

However, the King Ash Bay Easter Fishing Classic isn’t only about Barramundi. There are in fact 14 different species of fish that can be weighed-in, with prizes in each category as well as overall champion anglers.

Loads of fish were weighed-in this year.

If you’re looking for a fishing adventure in the Northern Territory and have time off work over Easter, then I reckon you’d be mad not to check out the King Ash Bay Easter Fishing Classic.

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