It wouldn’t be the Top End without a bit of barramundi fishing.
While a keen fisherman myself, in 1987 I covered the annual Barra Classic, on its return to Corroboree Billabong.
The Classic lasts the best part of a week, and accommodation is minimal. As a result we decided to hire a houseboat for the duration. This gave us accommodation, as well as a shooting platform for the camera operator during the day.
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Talent: Ron Calcutt, Editor, Fishing World
To air: ABC-TV News, 18 September 1987, duration: 01:10