Barra

Week-long fishing pilgrimage to catch Cape York barra

cape york barra

IN the previous edition of BNB I penned an article on preparations for our annual week-long fishing pilgrimage to chase Cape York barra in the upper reaches of one of my favourite top end river systems. This year’s trip was titled the ‘Cape York 2019- Beer and Barra Classic’. A lot of planning goes into these extended trips, as we …

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East coast waters closed for barramundi fishing

barramundi fishing 2019 frenchville barra bash comp

Barramundi fishing will be off-limits throughout Queensland’s east coast from 1 November 2019 to 31 January 2020. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Manager Glenn Shiels said fishers should be aware that the timing of the closed season had changed to make it consistent with other Queensland fisheries closures. “Most fisheries closures now operate from midnight to midnight and cover …

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2019 Frenchville Barra Bash wrap-up

barramundi fishing 2019 frenchville barra bash comp

BREAK out the winter woollies because it is now officially July. Before we get into all the good oil from the Frenchville Sports Club Fitzroy Barra Bash, we’ll take a sneak peek at what’s been happening locally and what we can expect to see. In the estuaries two species have ramped up. The first is blue salmon. These guys can …

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Wetting a line in Weipa

fishing Weipa

AFTER a particularly long wet season up here on western Cape York, it’s finally over and the Peninsula Development Road is officially open, signalling the start of tourist season. In coming months, adventurers, grey nomads and anglers alike will descend on Weipa from all over Australia with the intention of wetting a line in the waters around this little slice …

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Finding Faust barra

Faust

THERE is something addictive about broadening your fishing knowledge. Trying new techniques, chasing different species of fish and travelling to new areas allows you to become a better all-round angler. I’m lucky enough to call Lucinda in north Queensland my home and it offers an endless array of fishy options. Pretty much any tropical fish you can think of calls …

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Making the metre barra club

metre barra club

SCHOOL holidays are possibly not the best time to be out fishing, with increased traffic at boat ramps and on the waterways, however we made the best of this busy period by heading north to Lake Proserpine (Peter Faust Dam). The journey was timed beautifully on New Year’s Eve when we left our home on the southside of Brisbane at …

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Monduran barra fishing fantastic

Monduran barra

HI all, Lake Monduran has been fishing well, with loads of good Monduran barra put on the deck. Many of my clients have caught plenty of barra on their charters. I’m still using B52s, Happy Rock Softies, Maria and Saruna lures. Each lure needs to be worked in its own way as not all lures swim the same. The wind …

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Lucrative start to 2019 after Darwin fisho reels in $10,000 barra

10,000 barra nt

A DARWIN fisho is celebrating a bit of late festive cheer after reeling in a tagged $10,000 barra from the barrage at Shady Camp. Travis Stevens caught the highly sought-after barra while fishing with a mate during his week off from work. “This is an awesome start to the year,” Travis said. “It will definitely help cover any leftover Christmas …

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Big barra lurking in Lake Monduran

big barra monduran

HAPPY New Year to all anglers. I hope Santa was able to take care of your wish list this year. With the warmer days and nights, the big barra have been on the boil. The first new moon of the year should prove to be a great time for catching some of those bigger barramundi lurking in Lake Monduran. The …

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Zerek Barra Tour a true test

zerek barra tour 2018

I MANAGED a trip north late in 2018 to fish the Zerek ABT Barra Tour with mate Lachie Reed at Peter Faust, Teemburra and Kinchant dams. This year’s Barra Tour was certainly a tough event for us, with our pre-fishing hot and cold on all three dams. We spent the time sounding around finding structure, and the Lowrance HDS-9 Live …

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