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Last Updated: Jan 14th, 2012 - 07:37:08



AAFC NEWS
New Coral Sea Article
A excerpt from writer photographer Warren Steptoes article in Club Marine. Read the whole article here Coral Sea Dreamin'


As my luck would have it, also onboard at the time were globetrotting flyfishers, Randall Bryett (an Aussie expat resident in the US) and his American wife, Kate Van Gytenbeek. Flyfishing at Kenn Reef is cutting-edge stuff, as Randall showed when he boated a 22-kilo dogtooth, with the considerable help of crew member Scott Bannerot (himself a globetrotting expat American). Randall’s dogtooth is actually a capture of global significance because very few of the species have ever been caught on regulation fly tackle. Delightful company that they are, the couple didn’t limit themselves to doggies, also targeting bluefin trevally, an unbelievably brilliantly coloured inhabitant of reef lagoons and tidal flats, which we sight-fished on many occasions. This, too, was very special fishing.

To flyfishers, the Coral Sea Island Territories, and Kenn Reef in particular, offer truly unique opportunities. There are, indeed, few locations anywhere in the world where flyfishing for blue­water species such as dogtooth, wahoo and big yellowfin tuna is possible, let alone with the amenity of the Nomad Sportfishing Coral Sea set-up.

While it goes without saying that most people are going to come out for the pelagic action, especially the deep water jigging and GT fishing – and probably for the billfish, once Damon and crew get around to sorting them out – you’d be some kind of fool not to sample the light-tackle fishing on the reef itself. If nothing else, it at least gives you a break from the physically demanding action in deeper water out over the reef edge.

Sep 10, 2006, 16:39

AAFC NEWS
Steve Irwin 1962-2006
Steve 1999


I am deeply saddened by Steve Irwins death and as many of you have visited the reptile park with me this day is one of sorrow. I will write more soon.

Our condolences to all the Irwin family, friends and fans.

Randall & Kate

Mar 26, 2006, 18:02

AAFC NEWS
Spanish Fly
See episode outline and pictures by clicking the headline.

Jose get his Red Bass

Jose joins friends Randall Bryett and Scott Bannerot in Australia for some coral lagoon fishing off Ken Reef. Expect a little "skivie" action as sometimes fish head back into their coral homes........ they only way to get them out is by getting wet!!..... Airing Sunday at 9:30AM eastern on ESPN2!!!

Be sure to visit our website at www.SpanishflyTV.com for updated episode info, videos, and more!

Captain Jose Wejebe


Mar 5, 2006, 20:56

AAFC NEWS
"Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge" Prize Winner

Late last year the winner of the draw in the win a "Outback Fishing Trip" Greg Allora and his wife Linda went Downunder and enjoyed their stay Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge. Click read more to see Greg's comments and photos. Greg caught a variety of species on fly that will not be forgotten in a long time!

Greg Barramundi

Jan 1, 2006, 17:30

AAFC NEWS
Northern Territory Prize Winner
Many of you that visit here are aware of the entry competition that was conducted during both the ISE San Mateo Show and the "Fly Fishing Show" in Seattle last January, February. Well let me just say to one and all thank you for your entry and I hope that you all DO get downunder at some stage of your life! However on behalf of

Australia's Outback Northern Territory


Down Under Answers


Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge



and Kate and I here at Australia America Fishing Connections I would like to announce that the winner of the trip for two to ABNL is........



Jun 20, 2005, 22:18


 

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