Official selection of the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour
By Capt Jack Productions
Australia is world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, “the bush”, “the Outback” and the Barrier Reef. Slowly becoming a world wide “Bucket List” fly fisherman’s dream destination. Yet still there are so many untouched or unknown fly fishing adventures to be had around this amazing continent. Follow the Capt Jack Productions team as we explore the wild and untouched terrain of Australia.
South Africans and Australians also known as “Bastards” are longtime sports rivals, but have joined forces to tackle some of the most technical fish the catch on the planet. Set on the remote Northern Territories Island, The Wessels. They first have to get permission from the aboriginal landowner, Terry, and a quick crocodile brief from his wife, before setting sail with the Waterline crew.
On arrival they are treated to untouched waters and amazing fishing. Some of them being 2 different species of Permit, named the Anak and Blocchi. Then there is also the main target, The Blue Bastard. The blue bastard fish, long rumored to exist among Australian fisherman, was formally identified as a new species in 2015. Queensland Museum ichthyologist Jeff Johnson named the fish plectorhinchus caeruleonothus — the Latin translation of blue bastard. Native to the Northern Australian waters, they are truly a Aussie fish. They live up to their reputation and drive the anglers insane because of their tenacity.
The also find an array of deferent species and capitalize on every opportunity. The beautiful untouched backdrop of the Wessels with its insane fishing makes Glorious Bartards, one crazy ride.