Barra

Unique fishing experience in Northern Territory

northern territory fishing experience

The float on my live bait was following the colour change in the water and within 15 minutes, boof, I had hooked my first barra. Thanks to the grunt in the Samurai rod, I was literally able to lift the fish over a small tree to land it on the bank. The monkey or barra was off my back and …

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Using drones to your advantage when fishing

drones key for barramundi

So where do you go when the fish leave the basin after all that rain? This is where it gets interesting. After rain periods, bony bream breed, producing more food for the impoundment-dwelling monster barra. A good place to look for these extra baitfish are the rivers at the back of the impoundment around weedy edges and points. Having timber …

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Fishing creeks and rivers around Hinchinbrook Island

hinchinbrook creeks

I’ve also been exploring the upper Herbert River as a location from which to run a future charter where we will spend two days casting lures for sooty grunter, barramundi, mangrove jack and jungle perch. The plan is to put the boats in upriver, drift fish down to a little cabin on the banks of the river and pull up, …

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Lake Lenthall barra fishing thrills

lake lenthall barra

I worked my way back to camp just after dark using a topwater approach but failed to entice any further interest. The others didn’t have any luck in the afternoon session but we were all keen to chase them early the next morning. Everyone was up and on the water pre-dawn the next morning. We were keen to make the …

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Barramundi season reopens

barramundi die

QUEENSLAND anglers can get their rods and lines back out for the barramundi season which reopened at midday yesterday, February 1. The barramundi season closure had been in force in the Gulf of Carpentaria since October 7 last year and November 1 for the east coast. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said the closed seasons aimed …

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Hot impoundment barra bite

barra bite

Our biggest barra went 98cm and it was boated on a Lox Gen2 Baitcaster, 60lb braid and 80lb leader. We fished mainly in the early morning until about 11am, then we’d go back to camp to eat and sleep before getting back on the water at 5pm. It was hard work casting thousands of times into the one snag but …

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Hectic fishing on Hinchinbrook Island holiday

On the first cast another large coral trout ate my plastic and swam straight into a bommie. I have never felt so out-gunned when using such a high calibre of gear. After hits and misses, a few little reefies such as stripey seaperch, a spanish mackerel and various sweetlip, we left the area with a score of coral trout five; …

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Impoundment barra in full swing

The weeks after the event saw the fishing turn around and the impoundment barra come right on the chew. Young Damien Mills from Tamworth stayed for a week at Faust and was straight into the action with his first barra going 106cm after it inhaled a Zerek Flat Shad. With Damien was his good mate David Masters, who upgraded his …

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Twice-lucky Darwin man reels in another $10,000 prize barra

PROVING lightning can strike twice in the same place, one lucky Northern Territory resident has reeled in a $10,000 tagged prize barra in Tourism NT’s iconic five-month Million Dollar Fish campaign, season two. Kurt Baumann, the latest winner, also took home $10,000 last year during the inaugural campaign. Kurt, a local youth worker, caught the fourth $10,000 prize-tagged barramundi while out fishing solo …

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