Fishing & Thongs – The Perfect Pair
One of the things that we Territorians love about living in the Top End is our outdoors lifestyle unique to this terrific tropical Territory.
We have some of the most un-spoilt natural beauty spots in Australia, many of which are ocean and freshwater locations which provide some of the best fishing you could hope for.
And Slappa’s make great fishing footwear!
Slappa’s Thongs have been sponsors of the Darwin Flyrodders running two of Australia’s premier Fly fishing competitions the Freshwater Open and the Saltwater Challenge and this year will be no different – Slappa’s is on board 😊!
Sadly, I can’t say the same of one of the Darwin Flyrodders during a recent fishing expedition ☹. Thanks, Matty & BC, and sincere condolences to you BC, for sharing this tragic lost at sea story …
R.I.P. Green/Blue Size 12 Slappa
… a small story sent in by one of our guys that unfortunately lost a Slappa …
This I can do with one slapper.
Unfortunately, there was a major catastrophe with the other falling overboard somewhere around the Croker Islands, (Slapper Overboard, Missing In Action SOB MIA).
Searched all over the sea with a number of boats looking for a Green/Blue size 12 Slapper, little Slapper in a massive ocean, only after many hours of searching I had to admit the worst and call of the search. Burial at sea ):
As you can see, they’re a fun bunch, check out their Facebook page – some spectacular photos there like this one below of Corroboree.
The DFRs are hosting the 2017 Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open in the scenic Mary River System on the 29th & 30th April 2017.
There’s a great Early Bird special for bookings paid before 3rd April.
The nomination form is here.
Besides great fishing in a spectacular spot you get this with your entry fee:
- Fishing shirt
- Free camping at Corroboree
- Park Tavern
- Catered dinner Saturday night
- Finger food at Sunday
For anyone who’s lost a Slappa’s overboard, you can reorder here 😉 …