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Leaders Creek Fishing Base

“Donkey Jew”

12th October, 2020

Mick said he travelled 30K’s past this bugger only to get him on the return leg. Apparently he had a half decent skipper… good on you Alan! Well done Fellas… sure is a beast!  (and thanks for sharing the photos).

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Million Dollar Fish - Season 6

1st October, 2020

It’s a great time to fish in the Top End. Season 6 of the Million Dollar Fish started today.

There’s 7 x red-tagged $1 Million Barra

5 x Double-Tagged -  $10,000 for you and $5,000 for a mate

20 x Charity Fish -  $2,500 for you and $2,500 for a local charity

100 x $10,000 Fish -  “spend however you bloody like”

What are you waiting for? 

So sorry for those of you in lockdown interstate… thinkin of yer :-/

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Mixed Bag

28th September, 2020

Yaz & Nathan took home a nice feed on the weekend…

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Gone Fishin!

27th September, 2020

With neap tides and the Howard Springs Tavern Fishing Club competition on, there’s been plenty of empty trailers out here this weekend…

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Million Dollar Fish

25th September, 2020

Don’t forget to register if you haven’t already!  Season 6 starts 1st October and there’s a new Double-tagged Barra…  that’s $10K for you and another $5K for your mate.

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Check the tides

21st September, 2020

Check the tides before you come out… there’s been a few fishos left waiting for enough water to launch with the low tides recently.

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Territory Tourism Voucher

25th July, 2020

You can use your Territory Voucher to stay a night or 2 at Leaders Creek Fishing Base and enjoy a couple of days out on the water. Book with Tourism Top End on 1300 138 886 or www.tourismtopend.com.au.

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Another Jewie!

22nd July, 2020

Antony shared this pic with us recently and said he loves a good day out from Leaders. What a Beauty!

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Jack and the Big Fish

21st July, 2020

Jack’s getting big but the fish are still bigger...

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Rooms open

10th June, 2020

We’re taking room bookings again, just not to full capacity… book ahead so you don’t miss out!

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In memory of John Leafe

May, 2020

A great bloke who loved fishing… John suddenly passed away while doing what he loved. John was a long-time regular who enjoyed fishing at Leaders Creek for many years.  We’ll remember him fondly and we offer our sincere condolences to wife Pauline and children.  Our deepest sympathy also to Gary, Debbie and the rest of the family.

RIP John… and happy fishing forever! From Brian, Ann, Kim and Debbie.

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Emma’s Jewie

21st April, 2020

Thanks Emma for sending in this lovely photo!

Emma did well to land this 101cm Jewie on a recent visit to Leaders Creek.

 

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Covid-19 Update

2nd April, 2020

Currently our secure parking facility is open however our rooms are closed.

We’ve taken steps to maintain social distancing and increase cleaning of common use areas.

We ask that you;
- adhere to the 1.5m social distancing rule

- fish alone, with family or household members only
- don’t gather with others
- pay by credit card if possible
- don’t come out if you’re under quarantine or if you’re unwell
- check for regular govt. updates:
https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au  https://www.health.gov.au/

We are mostly getting solo fishos at the moment.  Well done everyone, keep up the good work!

Best wishes to all… from Brian, Ann, Kim & Debbie

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Leaders Creek Tides

October 12th, 2019

For approximate tides at Leaders Creek boat ramp, NTG advise to add 1 hour and 30 minutes to the Darwin Harbour predictions.  Based on this, we suggest a minimum of 2.8m to safely launch and retrieve your boat. Allow more if you have a larger vessel. (We provide information in good faith and to the best of our knowledge and will not be held liable for any loss, damage or expense resulting from use of or reliance on any information we have provided.)

 

Here’s a few photos from the ramp on a very low tide... 

 

Looking left to the first Bend.                                              Looking right.

A closer look at the first bend.

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Nice Muddies

July 16th, 2019

There’s been plenty of nice Muddies coming out of the creek lately.

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Kimmie does it again

June 12th, 2019

Kimmie lands yet another Jewie on a recent visit to Leaders Creek.

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Jo’s Jewie

May 24th, 2019

Jo Visited recently from Melbourne and enjoyed a girls day out with Ann, Kim & Debbie.  She started small and worked her way up…. finishing with a 10kg/120cm Jewie.  A few nice Muddies topped off the trip and Jo is still smiling.   

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Muddies

May 10th, 2019

Thanks Buff, for Sharing this photo of your great day crabbing at Leaders Creek.

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Leaders Landy Party

This has been talked about for a while… finally it’s happening and we’re really looking forward to it! 

Rooms are limited, so call us ASAP if you’d like to book a room for the night.  Otherwise, just let us know you’re coming (and how many) on 8983 5009, or follow the link below to tell us on facebook;

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New Hire Boats

April, 16th, 2019

We've upgraded our hire boats and are pleased to offer 2 new 4.15m Tinnies with 30HP electric start and canopy. Licensed to carry 4 people - for use in Leaders Creek only.

They are currently available for the Easter Weekend, so if you haven't made plans yet.... think about a trip out here and give us a call on 8983 5009 to book.

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Facebook

April 14th, 2019

We have plenty of BIG FISH and BIG MUD CRABS out here, but we haven't been big on social media.

We're getting with the times and making it easier for you to see what's happening and share your photos.

We'd love you to click the link below and press "Like" on our Facebook page…  then post your happy snaps there after your next visit (or even ones from your earlier visits). 

We’ve uploaded photos from this site, so check it out and see if you can spot yourself :-)

A big THANKS to those who've already "liked" us, or given us a positive review.

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It’s a sign!

February 18th, 2019

The sealed road is looking good and there’s now a road sign pointing our way.

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Sparkling clean ramp

January 10th, 2019

The ramp is looking good with a clean and a lick of bright yellow paint.  

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Rain rain come again

December 21st , 2018

It was great to get some decent rain at last!   Looking forward to some more to fill up our tanks :-)

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Big Barra

October 20th, 2018

Gregg snapped this photo of Luisa holding a lovely silver Barramundi that measured in at 92cm.

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Thanks Kenny & Carol

October 5th, 2018

Brian’s Brother & his wife helped out on the base recently and enjoyed a spot of fishing while they were here.  Thanks heaps for you help Kenny & Carol! :-) 

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Brett’s Back

July 25th, 2018

Brett visited again and showed interstate family and friends some awesome Territory fishing.  They had a great time and were thrilled to land this lovely Jewie.  

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Happy Grandkids

July 10th, 2018

The Grandkids enjoyed a couple of days in the creek. Daniel and Dylan landed over 60 fish between them,  Nathan hooked onto the Salmon.. and Luke just didn’t stop fishing.

 

 

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Big fish for little Jack

June 20th, 2018

Another Father and Son outing…  here’s Yas and little Jack with their Jewie.  

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Up the Creek

May 8th, 2018

Rob and Debbie were not far from the boat ramp when they caught and released this Groper. It was about 110cm long.  

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Well Done Debbie!

April 18th, 2018

Gary and Debbie both caught Jewies.  It is my understanding that Gary’s weighed in at 11kg and Debbie’s was 13kg… Gary, I think you might be holding Debbie’s fish! :-). It was Debbie’s first Jewie and she did an awesome job to land it on a light rod and egg beater.

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Shark?

March 15th, 2018

Wayne and crew found this half eaten Barra in the creek (still alive).  Might have been a metery... but I don’t think it counts :-/

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Family Fishing

January 24th, 2018

We see many families enjoying quality fishing time at Leaders Creek.  Barry and his son enjoyed a trip in December and were happy with this nice Jewfish. 

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Just what the Doctor ordered

January 20th, 2018

Brendan landed this lovely 101cm Barra on an outing with Dr. Andrew recently. 

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Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2018

Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year!

May your 2018 be filled with good health, happiness and lots of  good fishing!

from Brian & Ann.

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A great end to 2017

December 29th, 2017

Letitia & Mitch sure know how to fish! They saw out 2017 with an awesome trip to Leaders Creek.

Looking forward to seeing you in the new year!

 

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More rooms available

November 10th, 2017

Brian and Ann take pride in continually improving the facilities available for visitors at Leaders Creek Fishing Base.  They have been busy over the past few months installing new rooms and shelter,  just in time before the rains set in.  A big THANK-YOU to Jack and the guys at Shed Boss for the new awning. Also, a  very big THANK-YOU to Tony Geranis for all your help!  

It’s already been put to good use, with several work functions and group bookings over the past few weeks.  We hope you have the opportunity to visit soon and enjoy the new set-up.

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Steve’s happy

November 6th, 2017

Steve enjoyed another great trip to Leaders Creek and left with this lovely Jewie.

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Roadwork in progress

October 5th, 2017

More roadwork as promised…… quite a few stretches being built up. 

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Wedding at Leaders Creek

On 22nd July Jarek & Leah got Married at Pussycat Island and celebrated afterwards at Leaders Creek Fishing Base.  It was an awesome day and we were thrilled to be a part of it. Leah was so relaxed and looked absolutely stunning.  Jarek has never looked better, and little Jack was just gorgeous.  Credit to you both and your lovely family and friends for such a well planned and successful day. A huge Congratulations from all of us and we wish you many years of happy fishing together. 

As you can see, Jarek is very happy with his catch :-)

 

The Bridal Boat at Pussycat  Island.

 

 

The Bridal Suite

 

The Gazebo, nicely decorated.

A huge thanks from Ann and Brian to Kim, Debbie, Daniel and Luke for all your help with preparations and the lovely flowers, they looked fantastic!

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Tony’s surprise

16th July, 2017

Tony got a nice surprise today while fishing with Jac and Johnny.  He thought he had a snag, then pulled up this beautiful painted cray.

I’m sure these 2 Leaders Creek resident Sea Eagles spotted Tony’s Cray today, they don’t seem to miss much action in the creek.

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Road Update

July 5th, 2017

The road has been graded and a lot of the bad sections of the road have been re-sheeted. More re-sheeting is to commence between July and September 2017. Tenders are out for commencement of those pending works to occur before the start of the next wet. A big thanks to the government for taking action on the matter.  This is good news for all road users.

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Easy camping

June 29h, 2017

The weather is fine and the fishing is good.  Leave your tent at home, just bring your swag and stay the night in one of our fabulous Eco Tents.

 

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Jewfish Everywhere

May 30th, 2017

Nifty, Brett, Jess and Gavin had a successful outing and took home a good feed of Jewfish and Mudcrab.

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A bit wet

February 13th, 2017

With plenty of rain lately, Freshwater creek is in full swing and the road is flooded near Salt Water Arm turn off.

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Road Update

January 19th, 2017

The road is being graded again.

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Eastern Rosella

December 29th,  2016

We’ve had an unusual visitor the last few months…. an Eastern Rosella. 

First spotted in August enjoying a stroll through the grass.

 

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Neap tides

November 21st,  2016

Got the day off work? …. some nice tides this week for a spot of fishing.

Tuesday: 7:45am 3.25m Low, 1:14pm 4.93m High, 7:39pm 3.09m Low

Wednesday: 9:09am 3:14m Low, 3:07pm 4.89m High, 9:01pm 3.42m Low

  Graph courtesy of Willy Weather.

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Extreme tides

November 19th,  2016

With the Supermoon this week there was an amazing amount of water shifting between tides. Here’s a couple of photos of the .12m low on Wednesday 16th which was followed by an 8.02m High.  

 

Bottom of the ramp Looking left to the rock bar

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Brian’s Beauty

November 10th, 2016

Brian is a regular out at Leaders creek and here’s an example of why he keeps coming back.  Brian landed this beauty at the mouth of Leaders Creek on his last visit.

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Tokyo Visitor

October 19th, 2016

Natsumi visited from Tokyo recently. She sent us this photo and said she had an AWESOME experience fishing Barra and is looking forward to visiting again. Love the photo Natsumi and glad you had an Awesome time!

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Road Update

August 26th,  2016

The road has been graded again.

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All smiles from Dylan

Dylan was happy with his catch on an outing at Leaders Creek in July. 

Fishing Darwin - Leaders Creek

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Road Update

July 27th,  2016

The road has been graded early this week.

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Road Update

June 10th,  2016

The Road has just been graded.

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On top of the world

June 10th, 2016

Sarah felt on top of the world at Leaders Creek.

Thanks for all you help Sarah! We hope to see you again soon.

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Sarah’s catch

May 27th, 2016

Sarah was very happy with her Jewfish and mud crabs on a recent outing in Leaders Creek.

 

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Danny’s back!

May 6th, 2016

Danny’s back in Darwin and enjoying the fishing and crabbing at Leaders Creek.. as well as helping us around the property.  Thanks Danny!

 

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Road Update

May 4th,  2016

The Road has been graded again.

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Road Update

March 10th,  2016

The Road has just been graded.

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3rd Time Lucky

March 8th,  2016

Jacko’s been bringing his Dad and a few mates out fishing the last few weeks.  His mate Brendon was very happy to catch his first Jewfish. In fact, everyone caught Jewies and/or Barra except Jacko.  He returned on the weekend and made up for it though by landing a few good size fish.

Brendon with his first Jewfish        Jacko with a couple of his fish.

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Road Update

January 21st,  2016

The Road has been graded… it’s an easy drive at the moment.  Come out and enjoy a day on the water...

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Plenty of fish in the creek

January 15th, 2016

Wonder if one of these is the Million Dollar Fish :-)

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Road Update

September 24th,  2015

The Road has been graded again.

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Becky’s Jewfish

September 24th,  2015

Becky from South Australia landed this nice Jewfish when she visited Leaders Creek in August.

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Road Update

August 19th,  2015

The Road has just been graded :-)

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Road Update

July 30th,  2015

Gunn Point Rd was graded last week but its already pretty corrugated again :-(

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Keen young fisherman

July 24th, 2015

Thero enjoyed a visit with his family recently and caught a nice Salmon.

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Bondi Vet comes to Leaders Creek

July 20th, 2015

Some of you might have seen the Bondi Vet program on Saturday 11th July.  Dr Chris Brown and his team made a visit to Leaders Creek to have a look at our resident Sea Eagle that had been shot with an arrow. They were not able to catch her and remove the arrow but it was good to have some advise on her condition.  She seems to be managing ok and we are hopeful that this remains the case.  She is still spotted occasionally near the mouth of Leaders Creek. 

A very big thank-you to Dr Chris Brown and team!

Also many thanks to;

Peter Barnes (Territory Guided Fishing) for your work behind the scenes. Your time and the use of your boat was very much appreciated.

Tom Nichols and croc management team who were quick to capture a nuisance croc at the Leaders Creek boat ramp.

Mooka Dan (Brother) for your help, not only on the day, but during your entire stay.

    Brian, Peter and the very tall “Bondi Vet” Dr Chris Brown.          Dr Chris Brown & Tom Nichols removing the Croc.

If you’d like to watch the program you can visit http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/bondi-vet/season-7/episode-17

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Road Update

May 12th, 2015

Gunn Point Rd was graded late last week.  Should make for a good run for all those heading out this weekend.

See you soon!

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Father and Son

May 12th, 2015

Richard enjoyed a quick trip out to Leaders Creek on the weekend with his Dad. They went home with a nice Jewie and a Crayfish.

 

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Jewies all round

April 24th, 2015

Yass and friends had a successful visit late in March.

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Kerry’s Goldie

April 17th, 2015

Another nice catch by Kerry last weekend.  Better send us a pic of you next time Brian… it starting to look like Kerry’s catching all the fish :-)

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Road Update

March 21st, 2015

Gunn Point Rd has just been graded :-)

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New Showers and Toilets

March 14th, 2015

The new showers and toilets are coming along well and are very near completion.

 

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Jewfish

March 7th, 2015

Jewfish seem to be a popular catch at the moment.  Here’s two that were caught last weekend after the rain.

 

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A fun day fishing

February 28th, 2015

Regulars Yass and Leah always come back with a nice feed.  Here’s a haul from late last year.

Saw them again today for another fun day out.  Thanks for dinner and the papers :-)

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A nice shower

February 28th, 2015

We had 128mm of rain late yesterday. Not enough the stop the keen fishos coming out from about 6:30 this morning.  A few wet spots closer to our end of Gunn Point Road but it’s drained away pretty quick and is not a bad run.

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Mark & Ando

January 10th, 2015

Two nice Jewies landed by Mark and Ando on November 30th.

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Garry’s Barra

January 10th, 2015

Garry sent in this photos from a trip out to Leaders Creek late last year.

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Road Update

November 5th, 2014

A welcome site at the ramp….

The road has been graded :-)

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Jose’s Barra

October 15th, 2014

Jose and Mal enjoyed another visit to Leaders Creek. Jose landed a couple of Barra - caught while trolling with a lure.

 
 
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More GT action

September 29th, 2014

Brian & Kerry are regulars at Leaders Creek.  Here’s Kerry pictured with a GT she caught there recently. Look  forward to seeing you next time guys :-)

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Taylor’s GT

September 23rd, 2014

What a beauty Taylor! ...it’s nearly as big as you!

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Road Update

September 19th, 2014

The road was graded this week.

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Luxury Camping

September 19th, 2014

We are installing a private “Gazebo” for visitors that hire the Luxury en-suited eco tents.  It sits between the 2 Luxury eco tents and will offer a spa, BBQ and sheltered seating area.

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e aware of the Crocs!

September 1st, 2014

You must be mindful of crocodiles at any Top End waterway.  It’s easy to become complacent when you have been to the same spot many times without sighting a big croc.  Please always be aware that they are about.  This 4.1m Croc, weighing approx. 500kg was removed from Leaders Creek Boat Ramp on Sunday 31st August.  Thanks to Tom Nichols and his team, including Leaders Creek staff and campers. 

 

DANGER! Another “larger” croc was sighted at the ramp on the same day.  All ramp users are urged to use extreme caution. Do not enter or stand near the water’s edge. The trap will stay in an attempt to trap the other croc.  It’s likely that this situation is a result of dumping of bait scraps & fish carcasses at the ramp by fisho’s who have no respect or consideration for others.    

 

 

For the safety and consideration of all ramp users, please do not deposit any bait scraps or fish carcasses near the ramp, or place crab pots in the vicinity of the ramp. Also, when planning a trip, keep in mind that it’s harder to get your boat back on your trailer when the tide is low. Always come in with enough water so that you don’t have to wade in the water to hook up your boat. 

 

There’s plenty of great fishing to be had. Respect the local wildlife and their habitat. Be responsible and take all due care.

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Dazza’s Jewie

August 25th, 2014

Dazza landed this nice Jewie last week at Leaders Creek.  It Measured 120cm and weight in at 16kg.

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Road Update

August 15th, 2014

The road has just been graded… making it an easy drive for a spot of weekend fishing :-)

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Construction works

August 15th, 2014

Good progress has been made with the entertainment shed.  The building is nearing completion but it’ll be a little while yet before its fitted out and ready to use.

 

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Sea Eagle Update

August 6th, 2014

 

These photos were taken by Brian of the White Breasted Sea Eagle swooping down to retrieve a fish. He, along with other fisho’s  regularly feed her to help her gain her confidence and keep her healthy and strong. Brian has observed that the arrow sometimes deflects in the water and at times hinders  her efforts to pick up a meal, but she is a persistent girl and he rarely returns to base without seeing her fly away with her family after a good feed. On a positive note... these photos show that the arrow is lodged in her leg, hence her survival. She has also been successful in rearing 2 young chicks, which are now fully fledged and can often be seen flying around with mum and dad, or perched alongside... on their favorite dining room tree. Brian was nearly successful in catching her 4 weeks ago with the assistance of Malcolm , Samantha and Kim.  He will continue his endeavor to see that she is captured and attended to. Thank-you to all the people who have offered their time to assist with the rescue.

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How could anybody do this?

June 6th, 2014

    

This beautiful White Breasted Sea Eagle has been observed for over a month at Leaders Creek with an arrow lodged in her body.  I’m disgusted that *somebody could do this, and I strongly encourage anybody with any information to contact Parks and Wildlife regarding the matter on  8995 5054.

I have assisted Wildlife rangers on one rescue mission in my boat to capture the big girl, but our attempt was unsuccessful. I have since made more attempts and intend to persevere until she is captured and attended to.  She seems to be coping well under the circumstances with her partner protecting her and helping her feed. 

This pair, (they usually pair for life-for 30 to 40 years) have been territorial to the Leaders Creek water ways for over 10 years, according to Parks and Wildlife. They are habitual feeders in this region and it is always entertaining to watch their aerobic flight displays. Many local fisho’s as tourists visiting from interstate and overseas have had the pleasure of seeing these beautiful birds in the creek and often capture the moments on camera and comment on their beauty and awesomeness.

It is concerning that the nesting season is approaching and, as you can imagine, it will be difficult for this bird to sit on her nest with the arrow protruding from her. I have sought and received some assistance from two business’s so far, in our quest to capture this magnificent bird and have her attended to as quickly as possible. Please contact me on 8983 5009 if you can offer any assistance by way of your time, equipment, or financial assistance relative to rescue cost’s.

Thanks to the following business for their assistance so far:

Craig’s Fishing Warehouse

NTAP PTY LTD

and thanks to Noel and Nathan for their time and help.

We’ll keep this blog updated with any progress on the rescue.

Thanks and regards,

Brian

*somebody  - word inserted in place of several other words not permitted on this web site.

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Entertainment Shed under construction

May 29th, 2014

We are endeavoring to improve the facilities for guests at Leaders Creek Fishing Base. Our aim is to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable... and more family friendly.  An entertainment shed proved a popular idea from visitors last year and we are pleased to announce that this is now going ahead. Shed Boss commenced installation this month and we look forward to making it available for use as soon as possible.  We’ll also be installing new toilets, showers and more eco tents later this year.

* This project is being co-funded by the Australian Government.

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Road Update

May 28th, 2014

The road has been graded and some soil put at the top of the ramp...so it should be a nice smooth drive and launch for a little while.

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Cape Hotham Jewie

May 15th, 2014

Craig visited Cape Hotham via Leaders Creek recently and landed this beauty.

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Debbie’s first Jewie

May 15th, 2014

Gary and Debbie visited in April and Debbie was thrilled to catch her first Jewie  (weighing in at 13kg).  Gary did well too, landing an 11kg Jewie… I think he’s holding Debbie’s fish for the photo though—good try Gary :)

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Catch and release

April 25th, 2014

Dr Andrew with a 104cm Barra and Kurt with 95cm Barra… caught and released in Leaders Creek in  April.

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Road Update

March 25th, 2014

The road has been graded again.  

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John’s Jewie

March 25th, 2014

John Needham visited his family in Darwin this week and popped out to Leaders Creek with his son (Evan) and Grandson (Clancy).  Whilst soaking some crab pots they were kept occupied landing this 121cm Jewfish that bottomed  out the 30lb Boga grips.

 

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Road Update

March 5th, 2014

The road has been graded.  

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Dog friendly

February 20th, 2014

We’ve noticed a lot of people like to bring their dogs fishing.  We currently allow dogs on leads but understand this may not be comfortable for your dog’s entire stay. We can’t allow dogs to roam around freely out of respect and safety for other campers (and your dog), so we’ve come up with the idea of a holding pen that you can hire and erect at your campsite for $5 per day.  If you are interested, please call and book before your visit.  We hope this will make your stay (and your dogs) more enjoyable.

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112cm Jewie

February 18th, 2014

Leah enjoyed her fishing trip on the 9th February and had this to show for her efforts;

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Ramp operational again

January 30th, 2014

Thanks to the Lord of the Ramp, the ramp is operational again.

The road is (as usual) worse at the start. The rest is wet and pot holey but passable with due care.

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WARNING—Ramp currently out of action!

January 29th, 2014

We had a heavy downpour of rain last night (166mm) and a lot of dirt has been washed down the ramp and has piled up towards the bottom.  If you have a small dinghy and are keen to carry it over/around you might be able to launch but there’s definitely no trailer access right now.  We are trying to get the matter sorted as quickly as possible and will keep you posted here.

 

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Dylan’s biggest fish ever… so far

January 28th, 2014

A bit of rain couldn’t stop avid young fisherman Dylan last week.  He got a new rod and reel for his 8th Birthday from Tackle World Coolalinga and was keen to test it out.  It soon earned the name Hot Rod as he caught and released many small snapper, catfish and baby Jewie, before landing this 71cm Jewie and taking it home for dinner.

Tash (the family dog) approves of Dylan’s Jewie.

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Plenty of action for the kids

January 22nd, 2014

 

The road might be a bit bumpy but there’s still plenty of action at Leaders Creek.  Daniel and Luke enjoyed a days fishing and were kept busy pulling up a variety of fish.

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Kim’s first Barra

January 20th 2014

Kim was thrilled to catch her first Barra on 23rd December at Leaders Creek.  It measured in at 93cm and she said it made the best Christmas dinner... feeding her family and many guests. I think Kim’s still smiling.. and I don’t blame her.

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Eco Tent Update

November 15th, 2013

We have commenced installation of 2 Eco Tents and would like to thank visitors for their co-operation in launching/retrieving their own boats when Brian is busy.  Thanks to your understanding and co-operation Brian and Noel are making good progress with the tents.

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Catch and release!

November 15th ,2013

It’s fantastic that so many people respect these big fish and release them where possible….good on you!!!

Jim got a quick photo with this 115cm Barra before releasing.

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97cm Barra

November 14th, 2013

One of our regulars (Dr Andrew) caught and released this 97cm Barra Yesterday.

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Now that’s a serious fishing trip!

November 7th, 2013

Lord of the ramp (centre) is pictured here with 4 keen fishermen who drove all the way from South Australia for a  7 day fishing adventure at Leaders Creek.  Hope to see you again next year guys!

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Thumbs up for Leaders Creek!

November 6th, 2013

Leaders Creek got the thumbs up  from young Dylan when he visited last week.

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Road update

November 6th, 2013 

The road is being graded.

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Sunset at Leaders Creek

November 5th, 2013

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Snapper on the bite

November 2nd, 2013

Great to see Brian & Kerry visiting again.  They had an early run on snapper, then it was a team effort to land this Jewie after it went round the motor. Look forward to seeing you next time!

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Abandoned trailers for sale

November 2nd, 2013

Be quick! Owners have gone fishing!

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Local Wildlife

October 30th, 2013

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Lost anchor but landed Jewie

October 18th, 2013

Ty, Cassandra and kids visited with Howard Springs Tavern FC last weekend.  After Ty hooked this Jewie it wrapped round their anchor rope and just kept going. The braid cut through the rope and left them with no anchor and chain. They were very happy though when the fish was landed…. and they kept it!

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Howard Springs Tavern FC Action Weekend

October 17th, 2013

There was lots of action all day and night when the Howard Springs Tavern Fishing Club visited last weekend…(wonder if anybody got any sleep).  There was plenty of fishing action with some good fish caught in the creek and out wide.  Lots of drinking by a well behaved crowd ensured they were wet from the inside too.  The BBQ was fired up and smelt great.  Needless to say.. when questioned who was the chef extraordinaire, most put their hand up.  It was a pleasure having the club visit Leaders Creek and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks guys and girls  — Brian & Ann

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Sean’s success at Leaders Creek

October 15th, 2013

Sean caught and released this 96cm Barra last week in Leaders Creek. What a beauty!

On another visit he landed a nice Jewie (pictured right)… Well done!

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Alicia’s Jewie

What a busy weekend out at Leaders Creek!

Here’s a photo of Alicia with a 96cm Jewie she landed at South Vernon on Saturday.. nice one Alicia!

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Email us your photos

August 24th, 2013

Don’t forget to email photos from your visit to Leaders Creek (gallery@leaderscreek.com)

We’d love to hear a bit about your experience too! 

 

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Territory Guided Fishing

August 24th 2013

Here are a few nice photos courtesy of Territory Guided Fishing from charters they’ve run to Leaders Creek and the Vernon Islands (via Leaders Creek).  They offer a great service to locals wanting a memorable fishing adventure, or visitors with no boat, vehicle and/or fishing experience.  They can arrange pickup and drop off for your convenience and their local fishing knowledge is 2nd to none. You can contact Peter on 08 8983 3928 to book a charter or click the link on our links page to visit their web site.

 

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Road Update

August  23rd, 2013

The road has just been graded again. It’s a nice smooth drive out to Leaders Creek right now.

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Darren’s Metrey

August 18th, 2013

Darren landed this 110cm Barra at Leaders Creek mouth yesterday.

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Road Update

July 31th, 2013

The road is being graded... YAY!

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“An Awesome Day!”

July 20th, 2013

Kimmie Mychas caught this 122cm Jewie at Leaders Creek mouth on Thursday. It weighed in at 33lb (14.9kg).  She landed it on a Barra rod after chasing it round the creek in an effort not to get spooled. Well done Kimmie and the Viking!!... They also landed a Salmon and plenty of nice Muddies.

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A great way to start the day

July 2013

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Grandkids visit

July 2013

The grandkids were happy with their catch today. Dylan’s Salmon went for a couple of good runs and took a lot of winding on his little reel.  He’ll have to upgrade his rig before visiting again if he’s going to catch serious fish like that! . Dan and Luke kept busy with plenty of bottom action.  Well done boys!

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Road Update

July  2013

The road is a bit corrugated in places but it’s still worth a visit with some nice muddies about.

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5 Stars!

June 2013

Here’s a little 5 Star Fisho.... well done mate!

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Good luck Brian and Sue

June 2013

Farewell to Brian and Sue Gullifer who have just moved to QLD after many years in the Territory. Brian started Leaders Creek Fishing Base in 1998.

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Road Update

April 20th, 2013

The road is being graded.  They have done the first part but haven’t got past the wet patch yet. There are dry tracks through and plenty of people coming through already this weekend.

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Eco Tents

April 2013

We are currently in the planning stage of installing 1 or 2 Eco Tents with ensuite. We are looking forward to being able to offer this kind of accommodation as an alternative for existing customers, as well better catering for interstate visitors. We’ll keep you updated on our progress with this.

Pictured above—Eco tent located at Eco Beach Resort in Broome WA

By Ecostructures Australia  (www.ecostructures.com.au)

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Well done Chris!

March 2013

Chris from West Lakes in South Australia landed this nice Barra in the Creek when he visited in March.

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Bring on the rain

March 2013

Our 260,000 litre water tank has been installed. Thanks to Rhino Thanks and to Noel and Dennis for all their help.

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Whopper GT

March 2013

Jared Dodds caught this beauty at the Vernons - measuring 130cm to the fork and weighing 31Kg... WOW!!

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HUGE water tank

March 2013

Our next step to improving the base is to add a 260,000 litre water tank. This will help cater for an increase in water consumption with larger visitor numbers, as well as allowing some gardens to be established.

A very big thank-you to Brett O’Bryan from Contour Australia for the fantastic job he did preparing the pad. A great job!... and just in the nick of time - getting that big truck out before the rain set in again.

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Tourism NT Accreditation

February 2013

Sorry it’s been so quite on the blog front....  we have been very busy over the past couple of months getting our forms and procedures in order and all relevant inspections up to date.  We are now very proud to announce that we have achieved accreditation with Tourism NT.

We can now use their ‘tick’ logo which is an assurance that we have proven commitment to the highest quality of service.  We have met specific criteria ensuring we are committed to exceeding your expectations with great customer service and the highest standards of business practice.

We’re looking forward to a great year and aim to continually improve Leaders Creek Fishing Base and the quality of your experience here. We welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have to help us best achieve this.  You can send us an email (brian@leaderscreek.com) or chat to Brian and Ann on site.

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Road Update

December 10th

The road has been graded again and what a great job! It’s like a superhighway (minus the bitumen).

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Road Update

October 14th

The road has been graded again

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More rain

October 7th

We got another good shower last night.  It’s starting to look green again.

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Rain

September 30th

Got our first rain today.

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Watch out for low tide.

September 2012

You CAN get stuck in Leaders Creek at low tide. These fellows left their launch just a little too late and only made it about 100m from the ramp.  Luckily they had plenty of refreshments to keep them going until the tide returned.

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Fire

September 11,  2012

It’s been a hot and smokey couple of days with a fire coming through and swooping around the base. It put the fire breaks to the test and kept Brian and Ann busy ensuring it didn’t come onto the property.

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Road update

July 14,  2012

It’s been a bit of a bumpy drive lately but we are pleased to post that the road has been graded.

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Merchandise

July 3,  2012

We are proud to have some of our very own Leaders Creek merchandise (available at our shop now).

T-shirts, caps, mugs, bumper stickers, notebooks etc.

Sorry, no stubby coolers yet...... maybe in a few months.

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Road update

May 15, 2012

YAY!!! The road is being graded.. Thanks guys!

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Delicious Mud crabs

May 12, 2012

Doesn’t get much better than this! Look how full the claw is!

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Road update

May 12, 2012

The road is very corrugated at the moment. Apparently it will be graded this week...we’ll keep you posted.

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New Logo

May 2, 2012

We have a new logo!!  Thanks to Ady at Norsign for your help with this. We think it looks GREAT!

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Beautiful Leaders Creek!

April 23, 2012

After a busy couple of months, the Lord of the ramp finally got a chance to enjoy going a little further than the ramp.

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Thank-you Sky & Ron

April 20, 2012

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday weekend.  We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again soon. And….THANY-YOU!.....the mud crab was DELICIOUS!!!! 

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Fantastic Easter Weekend

April 16, 2012

Wow, what a busy weekend! 

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Introducing “Launch Lady”

April 14, 2012

With some very busy weekends, Ann’s Daughter (Debbie) has been helping with launching and retrieving. She’s doing a great job and has been dubbed “Launch Lady”. Great Job Debbie! Thanks for all your help!

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Farewell BBQ Photos

February 27, 2012

A big thank-you to everyone who attended. What a great afternoon!!

(please email gallery@leaderscreek.com if you have any photos to share from the BBQ)

 Ann & Brian           Chris & Deneise

Official appointment of the New Lord           All Lords, past and present

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Farewell to Chris and Deneise

February 25, 2012

After 10 years as Lord of the Ramp at Leaders Creek, Chris Edwards is retiring and appointing a successor.  Brian Bulner will receive his official appointment as the new Lord of the Ramp Sunday 26th February 2012 at a farewell BBQ held at Leaders Creek Fishing Base.  Chris and Deneise have provided a great service over the past 10 years and will be missed by many.  After 10 years of going backwards (reversing down the ramp), Chris says it’s now time to go forwards. He has also made it clear that he won’t miss the early awakenings at 5 in the morning.

New owners, Brian and Ann,  would like to thank Chris and Deneise for their assistance in the transition process and wish them all the best for the future.  Brian and Ann extend a warm welcome to existing customers and are looking forward to settling in and meeting you on your upcoming visits.

All are welcome to farewell Chris and Deneise – 3pm Sunday 26th Feb.

 

 

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