Barra

Threadfin Salmon, Bream, Flathead and Barra around Bundaberg

Most of the action has been between the old ferry crossing and Burnett Heads.  Anglers casting vibe style lures around the schools of prawns have caught some big threadfin salmon last week.  Lots of threadies over the magic metre have been smashing through the large amounts of baitfish and prawns. As the weather cools down the bream fishing should only …

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Mangrove Jack, Mackerel, Flathead around Bundaberg

All in all it hasn’t been a bad week weather-wise around Bundaberg, and the weekend’s forecast is looking good to get out and wet a line. Sunday should be okay for anyone thinking of fishing the close inshore reefs along our coastline. Please check your local forecast before you head out though, as things can change. A few really nice …

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Gearing Up for Queensland Barra

 Although you might get a couple on shallow snags and drains, larger fish will more commonly be found in deep sections. I classify water of 5m and over as deep, and most of these locations will have a large amount of current around them. It can be hard to fish these places during the peak run of the tides and most …

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Barra and Bass Around Bundy

While we’re on the freshwater scene, Lake Gregory has been one of the best fishing options whilst all our river systems are dirty.  Good reports of lots of bass are coming in. I ventured out to this magic little impoundment early on Monday morning.  The water level is as high as I’ve ever seen, making launching the boat a breeze.  …

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Queensland barramundi season reopens February 1

QUEENSLAND anglers can get their rods and lines ready for the barramundi season, which reopens from midday, February 1. The barramundi closed seasons have 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 were aimed at ensuring …

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Pointers from Pilgrimage to Hinchinbrook

MY family and I recently made our annual trip to Hinchinbrook Island in north Queensland. The best barra of the trip (caught by yours truly) was landed off the bank at night. Good thing there weren’t any snapping handbags around because to land it I had to stand in the water. Yes I know the dangers of crocodiles but we didn’t have …

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Quick Trip to the Kimberley

The weather had already warmed and the days were into the mid to high thirties, and the barra, while not leaping onto the banks, were definitely getting their appetites back to the extent that they were enthusiastically taking dead mullet baits. Some of Sam’s family from Tassie caught their first-ever barramundi, which of course is one of life’s real thrills. The …

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Rocky Barra Bounty

Day two began very similarly to day one and we started in roughly the same area, hoping to catch an hour or two of the run-out tide and hopefully jag a barra. After two hours without a touch and just as the dirty water started to push back in from the mouth, we decided to pull the pin and head …

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Barra Closed Season: Queensland East Coast

THE annual barra closed season along Queensland’s east coast will be effective from midday on November 1, 2015 through to midday on February 1, 2016. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said officers will be stepping up surveillance during the three-month closure to protect this valued fish species during the summer wet season. “The barramundi closed season applies …

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