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2015 XXX Gold Barra Classic EOIs closing soon!!!
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26 September, 2018

Expressions of interest for the 2015 XXXX Gold NT Barra Classic are closing on 17 July 2014.

2015 represents the 34th year of the tournament and will be held once again on the unspoilt Daly River in May 2015.

Teams interested in competing in Australia's Premier Barramundi fishing tournament are encouraged to download the below Expression of Interest form below and submit if for review/approval by the committee.

Expressions of interest should be lodged no later than 17 July 2014 to be accepted for consideration by the committee.

 

A copy of the EOI form is provided below

Nominations for the seventh annual Billfish Classic now open
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26 September, 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2014 NT XXX Gold Billfish Classic which will be held on 1 - 3 November this year!

There has been some incredible captures already this year, large numbers of small sails and a couple of really big Marlin. This tournament is set to be another “Classic” billfish tournament and
anticipation is high for some big numbers of billfish tagged and released.

Anglers will have the opportunity to compete in a 3 day, tag and release billfish tournament to win their share of over $10,000 in cash and prizes.

The tournament operates under strict rules for radio skeds and the submission of daily tagged fish, a copy of the rules is attached below for reference.

The nomination form can be downloaded below and should be completed and returned via either fax, mail or email to [email protected].

2014 Frenchy's Marine Junior Fun Day!
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26 September, 2018

Entries are now open for the 2014 Frenchy’s Marine Junior Fun Day which will be held on the majestic Daly River in the Northern Territory on 22 May 2014.

Junior anglers must be 8 – 16 years of age to compete.

The 2013 Junior Fun Day saw a record number of metery’s caught by our young anglers, putting most of the senior Barra Classic competitors to shame!

This year's event promises to be another well competed event and with the monsoon season looming, fingers crossed we'll get enough rain to fill the flood plains to make the 2014 competition a cracker.

A link to the 2014 Frenchy’s Marine Junior Fun Day entry form is provided below.

All paperwork and fees must be received by 06 April 2014, however spaces are limited and spots will be awarded as they are received with FULL payment.

A waitlist (in receipt order) will also be set up for those nominations that exceed the number of spots.

Paperwork can be returned via post to PO Box 41866 Casuarina NT 0811 or by email to [email protected]. Positions will not be confirmed until full payment is received.

 

 

 

 

2013 Billfish Classic presentation results
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26 September, 2018

The 2013 Billfish Classic presentation night was held at Skycity Casino on Friday 1 November. 

Congratulations to all those who entered and competed, yet again we had a great weekend.  This year we managed to tag 8 billfish during the comp consisting of 2 Black Marlin and 6 Sailfish.

Attached below is an overview of the winners and runners up for this year's tournament.  Check out the photos in the gallery to see some of the fish caught during this year's comp.  More photos will follow on the Billfish Classic page shortly.

At the presentaiton night a full day’s charter on the Dundee Explorer was auctioned off and $3000 was raised for the Darwin Game Fishing Club, which will be used to fund activities for our members during the year.

Our Billfish sponsors included Lion (XXXX Gold), Wilson Fishing Supplies, Dundee Explorer, Spot On Marine, Bigfish Graphics, Express Signs, Rapala,  Channel 9, Shimano and Skycity Darwin.

Hi DGFC members,

The DGFC 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Darwin Tralier Boat Club (Atkins Drive, Fannie Bay NT) at 7:00pm on Tuesday November 12 2013.

Business to be transacted at the AGM is as follows:

  • Acceptance of 2012-13 Financial Report
  • Change to constitution
  • Election of Office Bearers (2 year period)
    • Vice President
    • Treasurer
    • Committee members x 2

As you can see above, We have a number of positions vacant/open for the 2014 Committee. Any DGFC member wishing to nominate for any of the above positions are invited to download the nomination form below and submit by email to [email protected] or by post (PLEASE NOTE that postal entries must be received at the DGFC post box no later than 08 November 2013 to be considered).

For any further infomration, please contact Debbie on 0412 848 267

Dear Billfish Classic competitors,

Please be aware that there has been another slight amendment to the 2013 Billfish Classic rules.  Attached below is an updated version of the rules which you will need to familiarise yourself with prior to the competition and briefing night.

Additionally, there was an error in the previous post regarding the briefing night (my apologies).  The briefing night will be held at the DTBC on Thursday 24 October 2013, commencing at 6:00pm sharp.  Please ensure you are aware of this change.

Also attached below is a map outlining the Billfish classic fishing zones as well as an historical record of where billfish have been caught during the Billfish Classic.  Both of these are very valuable maps and you should download a copy for your reference.

Good luck!

Paul from DGFC

 

Memership application/renewals are now open for the 2013/2014 financial year.

Could all those continuing members out there contact the committee and oprganise payment ofyour membership fees

For all the new members out there, the link below will take you to the membership form which can be faxed to the number on the form or scanned and emailed to [email protected].

You can also print out the form and bring it to our next club meeting and submit it to one of the committee members.

2013 Major Raffle
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26 September, 2018

This year's major raffle first prize is an awesome 4.8m Bushranger Blue Fin boat proudly supplied and fitted out for your angling pleasure by Frenchy's Marine.

The total prize package is valued at $28,450 and includes the boat, a Dunbier trailer, canopy, canopy cover, inshore safety gear, a $1000 BLA voucher and is powered by a 70 HP Suzuki outboard motor.  Second prize is a $1000 voucher at Camping World Darwin.

Tickets are $10 each and are on-sale now.  Tickets can be purchased at various venues in and around Darwin (Mindil Beach markets, Coolalinga Shopping centre and BCF), at our monthly members meeting or one of our committee members and some of our club members.

The winners will be drawn on 01 September 2013 at the Darwin Boat Show.

 

Expressions of Interest for the 33rd NT Barra Classic now open!
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26 September, 2018

Expressions of interest for the 2014 XXXX Gold NT Barra Classic are now open.

2014 represents the 33rd year of the tournament and will be held once again on the unspoilt Daly River over 22 - 28 May 2014.

Teams interested in competing in Australia's Premier Barramundi fishing tournament are encouraged to download the below Expression of Interest form below and submit if for review/approval by the committee.

Expressions of interest should be lodged no later than 19 July 2013 to be accepted for consideration by the committee.

2014_XXXX_Gold_Barra_Classic_EOI.pdf

 

2013 NT XXXX Billfish Classic nominations now open!
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26 September, 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2013 NT XXX Gold Billfish Classic which will be held on 27 - 29 October this year!

Anglers will have the opportunity to compete in a 3 day, tag and release billfish tournament to win their share of over $10,000 in cash and prizes.

The tournament operates under strict rules for radio skeds and the submission of daily tagged fish, a copy of the rules is attached below for reference.

The nomination form can be downloaded below and should be completed and returned via either fax, mail or email to billfishclassic@darwingamefishingclub.com.au.

2013 Billfish classic rules.pdf

2013_NT_Billfish_Classic_nomination_form.pdf

 

 

 

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