Recreational fishing in Australia is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the north of Australia and the famous Australian Barramundi, or Lates Calcarifer, is one of the most sought after and well regarded sports fish in the world.
While this was quite a sad event to witness it did reinforce how quickly the crocodile sensed an opportunity and how quickly it responded.
On a recent fishing trip up the Adelaide River, about one hours drive from Darwin, our FishingCharterBase.com correspondent Andy Warton witnessed an unfortunate but spectacular incident on the water while chasing a Barramundi himself.
On a dry but hot afternoon on the pristine waters of Australia’s Top End, a large sea eagle with a wingspan of over a meter and a half swooped to steal the bait of a local recreational angler who was chasing an afternoon Barramundi. Unfortunately, in the process the eagle became entangled in the fishing line and was drawn down to the crocodile infested waters of the Adelaide River.
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