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About Billmack

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  1. Low reception area, but club has installed two repeaters. Depending on where you camp you may have walk a tad for reception. Shorts n tee, all day.
  2. Yes Donna, KAB fishing club camp grounds. Gennie Flats is the place to be. Addictive. Neil, not sure what the restrictions are at the moment, but I qualified to cross both borders when I came.
  3. On the McArthur River, King Ash Bay, I did a fishing report about 12 months ago on the same trip. I believe you know the place. Wasn’t my intention to come here this year...covid changed the plans. No complaints though. 🙂
  4. I read on another thread some are longing for the NT. Just letting you know it’s all good up here. 😎😂
  5. Billmack

    15hp Yamaha

    I have a 15 yammy, 100:1 is correct. I’m sure Yamaha know their stuff. Last trip up north I used 3.5 l of oil, that’s 350 l of 91 fuel over 7 weeks. Motor is as strong as ever. I had a similar problem with the carby, after my second and more thorough clean, problem solved. I don’t need and choke for smooth running and don’t believe it should be necessary.
  6. BG, Do you have a link for the “passive exercise” approval, please ?
  7. Unless the authorities start regulating who shops at Bunnings, ( if your not a tradie, you shouldn’t be there), I’m doing a kayak session on Friday. Sorry Starlo.
  8. Yes, travelling solo atm, looking for someone who can reverse a trailer, tie a fg knot, fillet fish.... Kalbarri is a great area with a spooky bar crossing at times. Pic was taken in 2014. About a 5.5m aluminium boat is just to the right and partially in behind the large breaking waves, boat is just visible, I was surprised to see him come out the other side.
  9. Thanks for the replies guys. The lack of lure colour is interesting, it can only be the lure action that incites the strike, being timber these lures have no internal rattle. Jon D, yes, many a Barra are caught in the fresh water, near the camp grounds and further upstream.
  10. Great haul, you must be running out of cooking ideas, so I put up an easy recipe in The Kitchen. 👨‍🍳 BM
  11. This is a great easy recipe, I’ve used it with snapper, cod and barra, any firm white fish would work.
  12. Hi Guys n Gals, Im just back from another trip to KAB, they’re getting to be a winter habit. Here is a brief report, and a few pics. KAB is a destination on the MacArthur river about 50 ks from Borroloola, it is expertly run by the KAB Fishing Club. Its not a bay and no ash trees are to be seen🤔 It’s a 3500 k trip, I get there on the 5th day, towing a camper and tinnie on top of the Ute. Air temps are from 15’ overnight to 25’-35’daytime, bliss. The immense river and mangrove creek system of reportedly over 450ks is fed by the MacArthur and Carrington Rivers, and in the Arafura sea you have the Pellow Islands. I believe the system is unique in Australia. I fished with 20lb braid and 60lb leader, on a baitcaster out of a 370 quintrex traveller with a 15 HP yammy. Previous years I’ve stuck with Classic F 18 lures, but this year I tried and stayed with a couple of Snap Dog lures. Of course you have the live and dead bait fishing and plastics too. Live mullet and prawns the go to live baits. Crab are plentiful. This year believe it or not, I used 3.5 l of 2 stroke engine oil, at 100:1, you do the math 😳. The water temps varied from 19- 25’, as is normal for winter up there, it makes the fishing a challenge, but the place is more than just about fishing. The green lure in the picture was just as effective after most of its paint was gone. The two estuary cod are both 600mm in length, and for many are a preferred table fish, myself included. The fingermark (golden snapper)are 430mm, a good size for the creeks as they then migrate to deeper reefs. Some of the different species caught during my stay were, Barra, cod, fingermark, jack, grunter, flathead, pikey bream, queen fish, catfish, golden trevally. Hope you enjoy the pics and report. Cheers, BM
  13. If you travel the Arnhem Hwy after Jabiru, keep in mind Shady Camp for land base Barra.