We would like to welcome our newest member Adrian Wayne to One Metre Barra Club with a fish of 122cm. Adrian was fishing with family and his son Nate at Conway Beach when this barramundi boofed his live mullet. Adrian tells us that tide was coming in when he hooked up. He landed it on a Shimano Shara Rod teamed with a 4000 Bait Runner loaded with 30 Lb Fins Braid. Adrian released this fish once he got a couple of pictures. Again welcome to OMBC. Adrian we hope you and Nate get to experience more fishing like this in the future!
Well do we have a story for you on this one! We would would like to welcome Dan Summerfield to One Metre Barra Club with this beautiful 126cm fish. Now to tell the tale of how this ripper was caught I’m going to throw it to Dan so you hear it straight from the horses mouth so to speak.
“I caught her with a live 75mm Poddy mullet float fished in 1m of water. The mullet got hit by a 20cm Tarpon the instant it hit the water and then in turn it got smashed by the monster Barra. 15 mins of mayhem followed as she shook her head, dived for the snags and tail walked.
As she began to tire I then had to find a way to land her as the river bank had a 3m sheer drop at low tide. The landing net was long enough but not big enough so I tied a rope to my tow ball hitch of my vehicle and kind of abseiled on down the bank with lip grips attached to another rope in my other hand. At this point I didn’t want to hang around with all the local Salties (crocodiles) alerted to a free meal but I reassured myself with the fact that there was a metre plus Barra between me and impending doom! I managed to haul her and myself to safety much to my delight!
A few photo’s later, a quick one on the brag mat and she was back in the water to spawn another day.. Joy!”
What a great fishing story Dan. Congratulations on your catch and effort and welcome to One Metre Barra Club!
Shimano 6000oc bait runner. Shimano Starlo Stix Squidgey Snapper spin.
40lb Braid. 60lb mono leader. 5/0 octopus circle. 75mm Poddy mullet.
We would like to welcome our new Chevi Fisher to One Metre Barra Club with this wonderful 123 cm fish. Chevi told us ” My boyfriend is spewing that I beat his 110cm fish he caught the night before”. And we bet he is a little sore on that one but look he has a girlfriend ready to mix it up with the mud and barra. Now that is a catch! Chevi caught this fish with 4-8 kg Uglystik using 20lb braid and live bait. Congratulations Chevi and again welcome to OMBC.
We would like to welcome Russell Keevers to the One Metre Barra Club with this beautiful 125 cm fish caught in the Little Coleman River, Far North Queensland. Russell caught his fish on GL 2 Loomis rod teamed with a Shimano Calcutta 250 spooled with 25 lb braid. He was using a 150mmm RMG lure. When landing fish Russell likes to take a few quick picks and pencil mark nose and tail on the front deck so he can get the fish back in the water quick. We love to see great catch and release practices for these big fish. As this fish is Russells entry into OMBC we would like to congratulate him and enter him in the over 120 cm category. Congratulations Russell on a grand entry and again welcome !
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!
We would like to welcome Keith Griffiths to the One Metre Barra Club with a fish that puts him in the over 120cm category. Keith was fishing at Karumba in the Gulf country of Queensland and just after sunrise he connected with this beauty. Keith said ” I was fishing on Anzac Day this year and just after sunrise I was casting a Rapala X-Rap 140 lure in a small creek amongst a heavily timbered section of the river. I had high hopes and anticipation of being ambushed by a nice Barra….and I was! He went on to say “The fight lasted about 5 minutes and once boat side my mate grabbed her. Quickly we snapped a few photos and recorded some video footage before releasing her unharmed.” Keith used a Shimano Calcutta 250 reel on a t-curve rod loaded with 30lb braid
Great entry to OMBC Keith with this beautiful 123 cm barramundi. Again welcome an congratulations!
For readers information the Norman River flows through the town of Karumba and barramundi fishing is part and parcel of this communities lifestyle. Check it out here http://karumba.qld.au