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Derby

2.5/5 - (2 votes)
17°18'56.06" S, 123°38'41.8" E

Derby has Australia’s biggest tides, reaching up to 11m in tidal difference. This can make fishing tricky, as launching a boat is impossible on a low tide. There are not many fishing options for land based anglers, expect for Yeeda Creek and the Fitzroy River. There is plenty of Barramundi on offer in these creeks.

Land Based Fishing Derby

For the adventurous anglers, keen on driving over vast sand flats, there are several fishing spots in Derby. Make sure to talk to a local before attempting to drive to any fishing spot outside of Derby. Large spring tides can flood the mud flats make them boggy.

To the North, Point Torment is accessed via an unsealed road. It can not be accessed after rains and after 9m tides. On the way, approximately 60km north, there is a boat ramp, live baiting here can produce Barramundi. Point Torment has a small inlet that produces Threadin and Blue Salmon. Live baiting during neap tides is the best option when land based fishing around Derby.

Boat Based Fishing Derby

There are a few options for launching a small boat at Derby. Neap tides produce the best results on lures. Many boat anglers also choose to troll the creek mouths for Barramundi. Launching a boat should only be done from mid tide and up. Plan trips accordingly as it is easy to get stuck on a sand bar or up a mosquito infested creek for several hours.

To the north about 40km an unsealed road allow creek launching into a rocky creek that gives access to Stokes inlet and a huge choice of smaller creeks. The creeks here produce Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Golden Snapper, Mangrove Jacks and Jew fish in the deeper holes.

Derby and Doctors Creek

Derby has a boat ramp at the jetty, with ample parking. From here anglers can access lots of feeder creeks. There are plently of Threadfin Salmon, Barramundi and Mangrove Jack up the creeks. To the north of Derby Doctors Creek is known to produce Threadfin Salmon and Mangrove Jack.

Alligator Creek

Alligator Creek is to the south, small boats can be launched here although seek local knowledge first. The creek has Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon, try trolling the mouth of the creek with hard body lures.

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Tide Times Derby

Derby Port Boat Ramp (2.9km)
Tuesday 30 Nov 2021

Low - 3:18AM
4.35M
High - 9:31AM
8.46M
Low - 3:59PM
4.06M
High - 10:26PM
9.17M

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Barramundi Blue Salmon Mangrove Jack Queenfish Threadfin Salmon
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Current Rating Derby November, 2016
3.9/5 - (16 votes)
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Recommended Lures for Derby

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Laser Pro 120

$12.00
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Mangrove Jack

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

$12.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Mangrove Jack
The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow suspending lure has great constrast and is good for Barramundi

CRYSTAL MINNOW™ SUSPENDING

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon

Squidgies Pro Mongrel 115mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Threadfin Salmon

Skippy Surface Lure

$13.49
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Bream Prawn Vibe

$12.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Lobby

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

$8.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Zman 9” GrubZ Big Guibz

$10.49
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Cod

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