We would like to welcome Christopher Long to One Metre Barra Club with his 108cm from Gladstone. Chris has been living in Gladstone now for a couple of years and he has been working out the Barramundi fishing when he can at any opportunity. He caught this fish while trolling on a good school of fish. Chris said that he landed a few fish in the 80cm class during an hour session and went on to tell us it was “probably the best Barra bite period I’ve come across so far!” This is a nice fish to enter OMBC with and we are also giving Chris a big shout out for protecting his spot. Here is a tip to all out there living in populated locations if you can take a photo without landmarks or markers it will help protect your spot from others. Many of the Big Barra you will see on our site have had background or adjustments made in photoshop to protect specific spots. It is not so important in the Aussie wilderness locations but we are very aware of this when posting our pictures. Thanks again Chris and welcome to OMBC!
We would like to welcome Anthony Hutchison to One Metre Barra Club with his 102cm fish from the Mary River. He was fishing with guide Justin Turk of I’ll Take Ya Fishing Charters . Thanks to Sam Wagner for submitting Hutchy’s fish to OMBC. A Reidy’s lure was the undoing of this fish and you can see the tackle at the link above to the charter operator. To write it in Anthony’s words “Justin from I ‘ll take ya fishing charters was very professional. I was elated to catch the barra, looking forward to going out with Justin again.”. Good work Anthony and again welcome to One Metre Barra Club.
Well here it is Garry Gruber’s 114cm Barramundi that was caught and released 3 days after wife Leslea’s 105cm fish. We would like to welcome Garry to One Metre Barra Club with this wonderful fish from the Daly River. Garry we don’t normally want to get in the middle of husband and wife fishing business but although your fish is bigger than Leslea’s her entry to the club was first! Just saying….. Again congratulations to you both and welcome.
Abu Garcia 4-6kg rod
Abu Garcia 6000, Original
30lb Braid Fireline braid
Barra Classic 120 Lure Trolling Lure
Sometimes when we check the email box here at OMBC we get to see some happy angler with a smile on the dial. Last week when I opened emails of two applications I found a husband and wife team whom both caught and released metre Barramundi within a few days of each other. Letting the pictures speak for themselves you’d have to agree that this is a very happy couple! Leslea opened the account with a fish of 105 cm and was smiles all the way with this capture. You will have to read the next entry to see husband Garry’s fish but I’m sure he was fishing hard after watching this fish come over the side. We welcome Leslea to One Metre barra Club and wish you many more on future fishing trips with Garry
5-8Kg Katu rod
Abu Garcia 6000 classic
Barra Classic 120 Trolling Lure
We would like to welcome Noel Urane to OMBC. Noel was fishing the Mary River in the NT when he caught this 106 cm silver beauty. The fishing trip organized by Fish The Top End was just the ticket for Noel to catch this fish with Ben his guide. The only thing we know about the tackle was that he caught it with a Squidgie lure. Noel has been entered to One Metre Barra Club by his wife Lyndy as a surprise. He is lucky in life in more ways than one! Again we welcome Noel to OMBC and thank Lyndy for entering this deserving catch.
We would like to welcome Leonard Eichmann to One Metre Barra Club with this 115cm Barramundi from the Calliope River in Gladstone. Leonard caught this fish while he was in Gladstone for a week of work. Leonard told us he used a live mullet for bait and when she hooked up fought hard with plenty of tail walking whilst running him up and down the river. It took about ten or so minutes before she gave up and was landed. For the gear junkies he was using Shimano Mexican Fire Rod 5-10kg, Shimano Elf 5000 reel loaded with 22 pound braid and a 40lb fluro leader at the business end. Leonard proudly reports that this beautiful girl was released after the pictures were taken. Let me quote Leonard here “It was the best week away working I have ever had”. I think that speaks volumes. Congratulations mate and again welcome to OMBC.