Barra

Barra fishing expedition to Awoonga Dam

awoonga dam barra

NOW Wazza is doing a lot more of the Moreton Bay Charters work, I have a bit more free time, so I decided to sneak up to Lake Awoonga and try my hand at barra fishing. It was something of a last-minute trip because we were planning on heading up the inside of Fraser Island to do a bit of …

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2018 Rocky Barra Bounty wrap-up

2018 rocky barra bounty

BEFORE I get into the success of this year’s Rocky Barra Bounty, I would like to run through a quick local report. With the saltwater barra season closure, a lot of anglers have headed for the impoundments. Callide and Awoonga dams are only a short drive from Rockhampton and have been fishing very well. Anglers have reported fantastic double-figure sessions …

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Capricorn Coast offers up fishy goodies galore

capricorn coast threadfin

IT’S been a long wait but spring is finally here. You can start to box up the winter warmers and put away the heaters. Overall, I would call this winter a mild one. We didn’t see too many awful cold days in the low single digits. That probably means we are in for one hell of a hot summer. So …

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Lake Tinaroo Barra Bonaza

lake tinaroo barra

All the areas I fished last year with Luke were well and truly out of the water this time and our better fish came from casting the points, while trolling accounted for several smaller fish. This is an exceptionally large lake and if you only have a smaller vessel or don’t feel comfortable travelling too far afield, barramundi can be …

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Gracemere Rocky Barra Bounty a resounding success

2017 gracemere rocky barra bounty

Floodgates opened about a week before the comp was to commence. It was clean water, so competitors in the Gracemere Rocky Barra Bounty were still hopeful it wouldn’t chase the barra from the top half of the river. Only three days out, the water turned from clean to mud as the dirty water from the Dawson area arrived. I think …

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Queensland barra fishing road trip

queensland barra fishing

During the heavy rain just two weeks prior to the trip, immense amounts of water had gone over the dam wall. Even so, we were still keen to give it a crack. As we arrived at the dam, a massive storm rolled through and we had to wait it out before hitting the water. We launched the boat at about …

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Million Dollar Fish S3 tips and techniques

million dollar fish s3

While the fish vary in colour, there’s no mistaking their pointed head – complete with concave forehead – large jaw and, in these parts, a good-sized barramundi can weigh between 10kg and 20kg and reach lengths of around a metre. With a cool million bucks up for grabs in Tourism Northern Territory’s Million Dollar Fish promotion, locals are understandably a …

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Magical Lake Monduran barra

We hit this area hard because of the consistent water temperature. In this section you can find numerous small points with bushy trees in 1-3m of water and water lilies along the edges. These points were by far the standouts. Dad and I located four points holding barra thanks to our Humminbird Helix sounder with Mega Imaging. Once we found …

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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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