Simon Foley claims that ” I’m not much of a fisherman” but whilst staying at Home Valley Station he went on a half day fishing charter with Tom and his opinion may have change. Simon had been on a 5 month trip across Northern Australia from May to October and this fishing afternoon turned out to be one of the biggest highlights for him. Simon tells us that it was an extraordinary day and at 5 pm in the last few remaining minutes before packing up the fish started biting! This big fish grabbed Simons popper lure and the battle was on. He went on to say ” The gear was pretty light not sure of the exact breaking strain but it took 20 minutes to land. What a magnificent fish.” We agree Simon and would like to welcome you to the One Metre Barra Club. Things got a little muddy for Simon as you can see and I’m sure wearing a white shirt fishing is something he will not recommend but hey if you catch fish like that why not? Congratulations Simon good job!
Many of you will be visiting here for the first time here to OMBC. This has been on the back burner for some months. We were hoping to launch this site during the busy start of the impoundment Barra season but of course the devastating floods put paid to that in Queensland.
With that in mind and still more rain in the SE of Queensland today we know many Barra simply have gone over the dam walls and into the river systems. This is the time we must come to terms with the fact that much hard work by stocking associations has been washed away. OMBC is committed to donate $3 to stocking groups from every membership. However between now and the end of February we will increase that to $6 for every person whom directly joins OMBC.
I will be visiting some of the dams in SEQ during the first weeks of February to see first hand what is going on and will report back here asap
We look forward to showing you many fine Barra catches here and of course hopefully raise some money to help those impoundment stocking associations and clubs a few dollars to help put some more barra’s back in the ponds!
G’day and welcome to www.onemetrebarraclub.com
This site has been gently finning in the snags for a little while now just waiting for the right conditions to power on and thrust forward with one engulfing BOOF! We hope that this becomes the place for anglers to show permanently your metre plus Barramundi laid momentarily on the deck before release. Good fishing and we wish you the best in measuring up Big Barra!